Two Live Performances of Tonecycle Base 30 Hz in the MELA Dream House

September 13 and 20, 2014 at 9 PM

MELA Foundation Dream House

275 Church Street, New York

In the transcendent setting of Jung Hee Choi’s exhibition Ahata Anahata, Manifest Unmanifest
, MELA Foundation is presenting two live concert performances of her composition, Tonecycle Base 30 Hz, 2:3:7 Vocal Version with 3:4 and 6:7. La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Jung Hee Choi, voices, perform with 77 sine wave frequencies on Saturday evenings, September 13 and 20 at 9 PM in the MELA Dream House. The three vocalists improvise over the implied tonic that changes imperceptibly throughout the performance of the composition. The relationship of their improvisations to the drone continuously elaborates the musical meaning of the pitch, creating a compelling, harmonious construct that draws the listener into a profoundly contemplative world.

The artists’ complete notes on the performance series are available here, in PDF form.

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