[Image courtesy of Audio Visual Arts]
To commemorate the life and work of kraut rock and electronic music pioneer Conrad Schnitzler, who passed away from stomach cancer last year, a collective of friends and collaborators led by Gen Ken Montomery has announced a multi-venue mini-fest in NYC this week.
Starting at 6pm on Friday, East Village gallery Audio Visual Arts will broadcast 60 continuous hours of the late composer and Tangerine Dream member's work into the immediate environs of its 1st street location as the entire program streams on the CON Mythology website. Just around the corner, on Saturday and Sunday, Anthology Film Archives will screen some of his films and animations.
Finally, Harvest Works will be home to an octophonic (read: eight-speaker) installation showcasing several of his multi-channel compositions throughout the weekend, beginning with a "live Cassette CONcert" by Gen Ken Montgomery on Friday. We're not sure exactly what that entails, but apparently Schnitzler recorded cassette box sets of his music designed to be played in a performance setting in lieu of Schnitzler himself.
Visit Con Mythology for more information.