Rarities is a series of once-only performance installations that focus on performance-based music that cannot be recreated. The series is curated by A. P. Vague in partnership with Harvester Arts.
Rarities 1 – Sun Songs: Solstice Vespers
Solstice Vespers was a temporary installation and performance at Harvester Arts on June 20th, 2017 that lasted from sunset to the end of civil twilight in honor of the summer solstice. All sounds were derived from samples recorded in June 2007.
Performers on sampled recordings:
Andrew Bales, Katherine Fugit, Zach Pavey, Katie Savastano, Alana Vague
Rarities 2 – Syzygy: Penumbral (threshold) studies – audio spectrum; occultation/transit composition for periapsis [the second in a series of “rarities”] frequency environment for live bassoon improvisation and pseudo-AI software manipulation//presented in octophonic 8-channel surround sound
Syzygy was an improvised performance by Gabi Vanek and A. P. Vague, created in honor of the solar eclipse. The performance took place at 08:21:07 UTC-6 in Wichita, KS and lasted 36 minutes 11 seconds.
Rarities 3 – Nox: Movement
Cheyla Clawson Chandler
Dance performance by:
Aviance Maria, Cainan Spellman-Sak, Kenzie Gannaway, Hunter Jones, and Max Mayerle
Video and photography by:
Sound and live electronics by:
A. P. Vague
Limited to one performance.
20th of April, 2018 at Harvester Arts
Beginning exactly at sundown:
8:09 pm CST
Audio from this piece was transmitted via radio in the immediate area at 81.1 FM.