Qualia: A Personal Iconography of Introspective Findings, a solo exhibition of new oil paintings by Lisa Taliano. This work examines the content and quality of consciousness, translating and recording subjective experience into symbols, shapes, form and color.
Opening Reception and Performance: Saturday February 6 from 6-9pm
7:00 – 7:45 Performance – Frank J. Oteri and Tonally Perplexed – View YouTube video on NME
Tonally Perplexed is a trio devoted to exploring improvisation using microtonal scales with intervals as small as just noticeable differences. Frank J. Oteri performs on a specially designed keyboard instrument called the Tonal Plexus which is tuned to 205-tone equal temperament, a scale derived from the accumulation of just noticeable differences. Ratzo B. Harris performs as most acoustic bassists do on an instrument without frets which means that any interval is possible, but to further extend his possibilities his bass has extra strings. Jeffrey Herman, on the other hand, liberates the standardly tuned fretboard of his electric guitar by bending and frequently retuning strings as well as using a variety of processors. Frank is also a composer of a variety of microtonal and non-microtonal chamber and vocal works and the editor of the American Music Center’s web magazine, NewMusicBox.org. Ratzo has been a prominent bandleader, sideman and composer for several decades and regularly performs with musicians ranging from jazz legend Mose Allison to innovator Bruce Arnold. In addition to making music, Jeff is a widely published photographer.
*chashama’s programs are made possible by the generous support of: the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Council, Carnegie Corporation, Dramatist Guild Fund, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Tides Foundation and through private donations from individuals.