Morton Subotnick re-mixes original materials of his prophetic and unprecedented late ’60s electronic music classic “Silver Apples of the Moon” with kinetic imagery by video artist Lillevan tonight (April 7) at the Rubenstein atrium of Lincoln Center – as detailed in my column in City Arts – New York. It’s free as part of the 11-day Unsound Festival, an extraordinary schedule of new and unusual multi-media works presented by the Fundcja Tone of Krakow with the Polish Cultural Institute in New York and the Goethe-Institute New York. Subotnick performs again tomorrow (April 8) at Greenwich House Music School (also NYC), 6 pm.
“Silver Apples” was originally the soundtrack for the celebrity-dotted opening of NYC’s media-overload nightclub the Electric Circus (a view inside below). Could such an encounter of pop-culture glamour and the avant-garde come again?
Here’s a video of Subotnick, Lillevan and pianist SooJin Anjou. Experience it better live.