Tuesday April 16 2013 Doors 21:00 Concert 21:30


hinterzimmer cd /dvd release tour

Performing in full the new double cd/dvd release on hinterzimmer records

–the pocket orchestra:

1. no business as usual (2010) 18 min.
2. arrival of the crows (1998) 11 min.
3. detroit per se (2012) 15 min.

–the intermedia work:

five ideas about the relation of sight and sound (2008-2011) 35 min.

a live intermedia performance, synthesizing synesthesia in three scenes and two interludes

vicky chow, piano
ian ding, vibraphone, drums
will robbins, bass
martin lorenz, percussion, drums
virgil moorefield, drums, piano
jürg wickihalder, bari sax
arad evans, electric guitar

will stanton, technical director
daniel wharton, key grip

Virgil Moorefield is a composer, intermedia artist, author, and drummer. CDs of his composer-led ensembles include “Things You Must Do to Get to Heaven” (Innova, 2007), “The Temperature in Hell is Over 3,000 Degrees” (Tzadik, 1997), and “Distractions On the Way To the King’s Party” (Cuneiform, 1994). The Virgil Moorefield Ensemble has performed in Europe and the U.S., including the Inventing America Festival at London’s Barbican Hall, and the Bang on a Can Marathon at Lincoln Center. Moorefield’s concert-length intermedia work, “Five Ideas About the Relation of Sight and Sound” (2008), has been presented at festivals in the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Chile. A collaborative intermedia work, “Chicago Union Station” (2004), has been shown around the world. His work has received support from the Rockefeller Foundation, Commissioning Music USA, and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. Moorefield’s commissions include the Bang On A Can All-Stars and New Music Detroit. His orchestral work “Blanqui” was performed by the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble in Brooklyn.

His book, “The Producer As Composer” (2005; paperback, 2010), is published by MIT Press. As a drummer, Moorefield has worked with numerous rock and avantgarde artists, including Glenn Branca, Swans, Bill Laswell, Elliott Sharp, and Damage.

Moorefield received an M.F.A. and a Ph.D. in composition from Princeton University. He also holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Columbia University, and studied at the Juilliard School. He was formerly an Assistant Professor of Music at Northwestern University and an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Moorefield lives and works near Zürich, Switzerland