Armory Announces Additional Performances of OKTOPHONIE, 3/20-27
Due to overwhelming initial demand stemming from the 2013 artistic season announcement, Park Avenue Armory announced today the addition of two performances of the New York premiere of Karlheinz Stockhausen's OKTOPHONIE.
Part of Stockhausen's magnum opus "Licht" (or "Light") OKTOPHONIE is a trailblazing electronic music experience where the audience is surrounded by eight groups of loudspeakers, enveloping them in a sonic environment.
OKTOPHONIE, which will be performed by one of his original collaborators Kathinka Pasveer, exemplifies Stockhausen's work as a compositional pioneer who grappled with spatial music as he bent the rules and redefined the listening experience. Staging the work as the composer originally intended-in outer space-Rirkrit Tiravanija has been commissioned by the Armory to create a ritualized lunar experience, a floating seating installation within the Armory's soaring drill hall that heightens the listeners' octophonic experience and transports them to another realm. The audience will Don White cloaks for the journey, carried along by the all-encompassing score, itself a meditation on the transformation from plunging darkness into blinding light.
Wednesday, March 20 at 8pm
Friday, March 22 at 8pm
Saturday, March 23 at 4pm* and 8pm
Sunday, March 24 at 8pm
Monday, March 25 at 8pm*
Tuesday, March 26 at 8pm
Wednesday, March 27 at 8pm