Friday-Sunday, April 24-26, 2020 | 6 PM
Live streamed from www.thingny.com
Co-presented by thingNY and MATA, SubtracTTTTTTTTT is an innovative new digital project developed in isolation, crafted for a quarantine culture. Hailed as “disturbingly timely,” (Phindie.com) “stunningly effective,” (I Care If You Listen) and “all-consuming” (New Music Box), thingNY is renowned for its genre-bending programming, blurring the lines between concert music, opera-theatre, performance art, and social commentary. SubtracTTTTTTTTT is a live-streamed series of isolation etudes, songs, scenes, and scenarios reflecting on how a process of subtraction is redefining our mundane. Born out of thingNY’s earlier operatic experiment and debut album ADDDDDDDDD, experiencing its 10th anniversary in spring 2020, this new audio-visual work was designed to explore the strengths of live streaming as a distinct art medium, toying with the abilities, shortfalls, and comical inconsistencies of bandwidth broadcast.
SubtracTTTTTTTTT is a collaboration of thingNY: Gelsey Bell, Isabel Castellvi, Dave Ruder, Jeffrey Young, and MATA alumni Paul Pinto and Erin Rogers.
Saturday-Sunday, August 24-25th, 2019 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Saturday-Monday, August 31-September 2nd, 2019 | 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
Building 10A | Nolan Park | Governors Island
On weekends from August 24 through September 2, MATA, in partnership with electronic-arts incubator Harvestworks, presented Natacha Diels and Sam Scranton’s I Love Myself Fully and Unconditionally, a site-specific installation/tour in a home on Governor’s Island. I Love Myself Fully and Unconditionally combines sound, light, video projections, and interactive elements to create a dream narrative intended “to make us feel a little better about the world.” Natacha Diels and Sam Scranton transform a Governor’s Island house into a series of surreal spaces, where a living room may become a butterfly conservatory, and a foyer may become a private divination booth. Guides use the language of healing, sugary pop lyrics, and fantasy to craft an alternate reality, allowing participants to have a brief escape from the world around them.
Monday, December 17th, 2018 | 8:00 pm
ShapeShifter Lab | 18 Whitwell Place | Brooklyn
An evening-length portrait of concert will feature the work of Finnish composer Ilari Kaila, whose Kellojen Kumarrus was featured on the 2014 MATA Festival. Through the artistry of the M-Prize winning Aizuri Quartet, alongside special guests flutist Isabel Gleicher and pianist Adrienne Kim, Kellojen Kumarrus will receive a second MATA performance on a program that will showcase the breadth of Kaila’s compositional voice.
Kellojen Kumarrus (The Bells Bow Down)
Names of Snow
Hum and Drum