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Event 17: I Met (Berg)

I Met (Berg)
13–15, 20–22 August 2010
Alban Berg Festival
Bard College
(after On Kawara)

Cole Heinowitz
Pierre Joris
Nicole Peyrefitte
Robert Kelly
Andrew [t/k]
Ann Lauterbach
David Buuck
Stephen Cope
Catherine Taylor
Robin Tremblay-McGaw

From Drew Daniel’s “pretheoretical” account of Throbbing Gristle’s 20 Jazz Funk Greats:

By replacing the swing and feel of live instruments with the rigidity of sequencers, TG ensured that their stab at funk would feel mechanical, deliberately inhuman, lacking in interplay. By replacing tight riffs and thoughtful, carefully sculpted solos with murky cornet groans and detuned modular synth squiggles, TG ensured that their take on jazz would feel alien, impoverished, the musical equivalent of milk that’s gone slightly but noticeably “off.” The song feels like a setup and induces a kind of creeping self-consciousness on the part of the listener it is ostensibly designed to relax and seduce. [45]