Sounds of Prehistory and Antiquity Conference in NYC this week+Sunview Luncheonette Show with Che Chen/Amirtha Kidambi/Robbie Lee


I haven’t been back in the United States in a really long time, but I am going to be in New York this coming week for a conference about sound in Prehistory.  There will be a short concert afterwards including performances by Stef Connor, Leah Stuttard, and I.  At the conference I will be discussing the cup-and-ring marks on Rombalds Moor and contemporary art and sound art, among other things.  There is also a small concert on

Thursday May 25 at 7 PM 

at Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn

(full details of both events below)


The study of music from the earliest past draws upon iconography and archaeology, and any attempt tounderstand the earliest acoustic ecologies requires some level of approximation based on material artefacts.Participants are invited to offer embodied, experiential, phenomenological, creative, practice-based andpractice-led research that explores the sonic contexts of prehistory and antiquity

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 24/05/2017

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Martin E. Segal Theatre, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (New York, NY, USA)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Zdravko Blazekovic (Research Center for Music Iconography, Graduate Center of the City University of New York) ; Rupert Till (University of Huddersfield)




10:00-10:30 Stef Conner (The University of Huddersfield), Deciphering the World’s Oldest Musical Notation: A Performer’s Perspective
10:30-11:00 Heidi Köpp-Junk (Universität Trier), The Earliest Music in Ancient Egypt (Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period and the Beginning of the Old Kingdom)
11:30-12:00 Fang Xueyang (The University of Huddersfield), A Study on Research Methodologies Relating to Lithophones
12:00-12:30 Günay Kochan-Flower (Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi), A Brief Look at the Role of Sound in State and Local Cult Festivals in Hittite Anatolia
Lunch break
2:30-3:00 Leah Stuttard (The University of Huddersfield), The 15th-Century Harp: Approaches to Documents, Scores and Instrument
3:00-3:30 Daniel Sánchez-Muñoz (Universidad de Granada), The Sound of Mesopotamian Aerophones through the Sumerian Texts
4:00-4:30 Jorge Boehringer (The University of Huddersfield), The Cup and Ring Marks on Rombalds Moor as Conceptual Point of Intersection
4:30-5:00 Rupert Till (The University of Huddersfield), The Acoustic Ecology of Sculptor’s Cave: Musical Responses to Pictish Iconography in Scotland

I am also playing a new piece at the small after-conference concert.  It is called Two Bowls and is a relative of some of my other recent percussion/electronics stuff.



Che Chen/Amirtha Kidambi/Robbie Lee


Core of the Coalman

Thursday May 25 at 7 PM 

at Sunview Luncheonette
221 Nassau Ave, Brooklyn

Food at 7, Music at 8 / a hat will be pa$$ed

Amirtha Kidambi/Robbie Lee/Che Chen Trio

An improvised set of voice, reeds, winds and guitar (also mystery instruments of the ancient and modern)…featuring Che Chen (75 Dollar Bill), Amirtha Kidambi (Elder Ones, Mary Halvorson, Seaven Teares) and Robbie Lee (Creature Automatic, Seaven Teares, Heresy of the Free Spirit).

Core of the Coalman (Jorge Boehringer – UK)
Jorge Boehringer is an composer, artist, and researcher exploring layered processes from the microscape to the landscape, and how they interact with perceptual experience. Utilizing a protean platform for experimentation and presentation, Boehringer creates performances, recordings, music, installations, texts, three-dimensional objects, and visual phenomena. Boehringer’s work offers an experience of reality presented as a textural field. “Multiple systems of events, appearing and disappearing, and evolving at their own rates…

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