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March 6, 2014

DSE  performed live at the event DEFERRED ACTION at Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY.

The DEFERRED ACTION poster is in an edition of 100 off-set litho prints.

Other performers were Richard Garet, Private Language, & Nathan Cearley.

http://www.silentbarn.org

DEFERRED ACTION FINAL

Studio 10
Brooklyn, NY
December 2, 2013

David Schafer performed the third in a trilogy of electronically processed Schoenberg compositions. This performance references Arnold Schoenberg’s “Verklarte Nachte” from 1899. Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4, is a string sextet in one movement; a composition inspired by Richard Dehmel’s poem of the same name along with Schoenberg’s strong feelings upon meeting his future wife Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky). Dehmel’s poem describes a man and a woman walking through a dark forest on a moonlit night, wherein she reveals to her new lover that she bears the child of another man. The stages of the poem are mirrored throughout the composition, beginning with the sadness of the woman’s confession, a neutral interlude wherein he reflects upon the confession, and a finale, in which he forgives her and accepts the child as his own.

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FOUR LETTERS TO MAHLER
Studio10 Gallery
November 15 – December 8, 2013

Four Letters to Mahler is a solo exhibition at Studio10 gallery in Brooklyn. The aluminum sculpture supports an eight channel sound work referencing the letters that Arnold Schoenberg wrote to Gustav Mahler in 1909 and 1910.

Four Letters to Mahler has been reviewed by wordsinspace.net.

Photo credit Kevin Noble, installation view at Studio 10 Gallery

“MUSICIRCUS”

06-24-2012

DSE performed as part of MUSICIRCUS at Roulette, Brooklyn, NY.

http://roulette.org

Live performance track available on DSE June album available for purchase on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and CDBaby.

Roulette presents a carnival of all things experimental, the Roulette MUSICIRCUS returns for a second annual celebration of chaos and the harmonies of simultaneity. MUSICIRCUS will unfold over the course of six hours with the audience invited to wander freely and choose their own sonic and visual relationships. First performed in 1967, John Cage’s MUSICIRCUS is simply an invitation for perfomers to assemble and play together.

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