Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Extraterrestrial music concert to be held in NYC July 8

This Tuesday July 8,2008 at 7:00PM the Brazilian composer Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta will perform SETI - a new concert at the celebrated Bjorn Ressle Contemporary Art Gallery in New York City.

Emanuel Pimenta, who lives in Switzerland, composed SETI in 2002 exclusively using extraterrestrial sounds. The music score was totally created inside virtual environments. The performance will include the projection of a film by Pimenta based on images captured by NASA from the frontiers of the known Universe.

SETI's world premiere happened in 2003, in Lausanne, Switzerland at the local Experimental Art and Film Festival. The film at Bjorn Ressle's Art Gallery will be a world premiere. Mark Wiener and Marcia Grostein, both recognized artists living in New York will be responsible for the environment design.

This concert is part of a five-year project by Emanuel Pimenta at Bjorn Ressle's Contemporary Art Gallery. With several cds and books published in diverse countries, Pimenta collaborated with John Cage between 1986 and 1992 and remains a commissioned composer for Merce Cunningham since 1986.

Admittance will be free, more information is available at the link below:

Bjorn Ressle Gallery
16 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Between Madison and Fifth Avenue Second floor
Phone: (212) 744-2266

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