December 13th: Janene Higgins and Ikue Mori will perform a live duet of video and music. JANENE HIGGINS'
videos and digital media have been presented internationally at numerous festivals and galleries throughout the world. She has developed a unique style for live video performance, utilizing video mixers and Powerbook as performance instruments. This brought collaborations with such artists as Alan Licht, Prema Murthy, Elliott Sharp, and Zeena Parkins. She has performed in many music festivals in Europe and North America, including Music Unlimited in Wels, Austria; the City of Women festival, Slovenia; Vasistas Festival of Multimedia, Montreal; Roulette Festival of Mixology, NYC; and at Documenta X. IKUE MORI
, one of New York's most exciting improvisers and composers, has played with musicians such as Fred Frith, John Zorn, Zeena Parkins and Jim Staley. Ikue Mori has developed a personal and innovative technique of playing samplers triggered by adapted drum machines and incorporated laptop computer programming to broaden her scope of musical expression. Her most recent albums are Labyrinth
, solo computer (Tzadik 2001), One Hundred Aspects of the Moon
(Tzadik 2000), Painted Desert
(Avant) with guitarists Marc Ribot and Robert Quine, Death Praxis (Nonsequitor) with vocalist Tenko, and Vibraslaps
(Rec Rec) with singer Catherine Jauniaux. Other recent projects include the collaboration Mephista
(Tzadik, 2002) with Sylvie Courvoisier and Susie Ibarra. She has also recorded as a member of the groups Fukuko
, Tohban Djan
, and The Worlds Of Love
(with David Garland and Cinnie Cole). Mori was a member of the legendary late '70s "No Wave" group DNA
(with Arto Lindsay) who can be heard on albums on Avant and American Clave, and on the Brian Eno-produced No New York compilation on Antilles.
Ikue has given workshops at the International Percussion Festival in Berlin, and performed at NY Symphony Space and Derek Baily's Company Week in London. In 1999 she won the Distinctive Award for Prix Ars Electonics in the Digital Music category.