April 24, 2015

The metaphysical Store’s continuation with dress rehearsal, virginity, manners (sous les Dominos verts)

Concert with Marina Rosenfeld and Stefan Tcherepnin (New York)


Josef Strau invited the New York-based composers and performers Marina Rosenfeld and Stefan Tcherepnin to join him in Vienna for this concert evening. The longstanding exchange of ideas between the three is reflected in the elements and motifs of Strau’s exhibition at the Secession as well: the main text in the artist’s books Turtle Dreaming published in conjunction with the show is intended as a rapid “recording” and written account of the challenging new demands following Marina Rosenfeld’s invitation to Strau to pen an essay on her recent music for orchestra.

During their concert at the Secession, the three will perform compositions by Marina Rosenfeld and Stefan Tcherepnin, musical statements that respond to the space of the exhibition. The published essay and the exhibition display were deliberately left unfinished and fragmentary; the two composers’ music, by contrast, may be read as the proverbial finishing touch, bringing the act of production to a conclusion: the exhibition is completed in the audience’s listening experience.

Marina Rosenfeld
is a composer and artist based in New York. Her works combine performance, sound, and sculptural elements; she writes chamber music as well as compositions for large ensembles and pioneers new ways to unite music and visual art. Marina Rosenfeld performs as a pianist and, since the 1990s, as an experimental turntablist, working with collaborators ranging from Christian Marclay to Warrior Queen and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Rosenfeld’s work has been presented at numerous biennials and festivals and in museums including the Museum of Modern Art, the Stedelijk Museum, the Tate Modern, and Wien Modern. She also contributed work to the exhibition Art is: New Art: Reflections on Schönberg at the Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, in 2013.

Stefan Tcherepnin
was born in Boston in 1977 and lives and works in New York. Recent solo exhibitions include Hypocrisy Ladders, Real Fine Arts, New York (2014); Hello People, Freedman Fitzpatrick, Los Angeles (2014); POMOSHCH medelst dig hjälp mig?, New Jersey, Basel (2012).

An event of the Friends of the Secession