Friday, February 4, 2011
On Friday, February 4, 2011, the music and multi-media performing arts organization BASILICA will present GLACIER LAYER II, an evening of music and multi-media performances at the Murphy Arts Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Solo performances will be given at 7:00 and 8:00 P.M., and full ensemble performances will be given at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 P.M. Doors will open at 6:00 P.M.
BASILICA guitarist Derek Johnson will be giving solo performances at 7:00 and 8:00 P.M. These performances will include music that Derek will be performing at the International Gaudeamus Interpreters Competition in Amsterdam this April. Derek's program includes works by Dutch composers Louis Andriessen and Jacob Ter Veldhuis, Italian composer Fausto Romitelli, and American composers Elliott Carter, Michael Fiday, and Scott Johnson.
BASILICA's full ensemble of musicians will be giving performances at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 P.M. The program for each of these performances will include Joe Molinaro's "Grind Piece" and Charlie Olvera's "Modifiers No. 1," both compositions which were written exclusively for BASILICA. The program will conclude with Louis Andriessen's "Workers Union."
All of the evening's performances will be given in conjunction with video art by IUPUI music and arts technology faculty member Jordan Munson. Jordan will present new interactive video projection that transforms the music and other sounds of the performance environment directly into a real-time video representation of the sounds.
BASILICA will be serving baked goods and coffee throughout the event. The premiere of Brooke Merry's official GLACIER cupcake will be featured.
Admission to this event is free. Donations at the door will be encouraged and appreciated.
GLACIER LAYER II will be held in Studio 204 B at the Murphy Arts Center, which is located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event will coincide with the IDADA's monthly First Friday Art Tour, so be sure to come and check out all of the other art and performance events that will be going on here in the Fountain Square area and all across Indianapolis that night.
Friday, December 3, 2010
On Friday, December 3, 2010, the music and multi-media performing arts organization BASILICA will present "THUNDER PERFECT MIND II: Reverberations and Realizations," a music and multi-media performance-installation at the Murphy Arts Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Doors will open at 6:00 P.M., and three renditions of the evening's performance program will be given at 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00 P.M.
This event celebrates the one-year anniversary of BASILICA's first music and multi-media production at the Murphy Arts Center, which was entitled "THUNDER PERFECT MIND: An Exploration of Light, Sound, and Consciousness." The sequel that will be presented on this December 3 draws and expands upon the themes and content of last year's event.
THUNDER PERFECT MIND II will further explore the written and spoken word in a new audio-video presentation of the ancient epic poem "Thunder Perfect Mind." BASILICA director Ben S. Jacob has prepared this new interpretation of the text, which will be realized at this event by a spoken recitation as well as video animation of the text by New York City-based BASILICA video artist Rob Dietz.
This event will also feature further celebration of the written and spoken word through the world premiere of a composition by Joe Molinaro entitled "Breakdowns of the Bicameral Mind," a work that draws inspiration from the controversial work of historical psychology "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind" by Julian Jaynes. This new arrangement will feature a vocal performance by the composer himself in a style of extreme vocalization reminiscent of the musical traditions that have been an influence on BASILICA's instrumental music hitherto.
BASILICA will complete the evening's performance program with the thunderous reverberations of Workers Union, an epic 20-minute work by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
THUNDER PERFECT MIND II will also feature the world premiere of the new work of neo-abstract expressionist painting by BASILICA artist Christian Fillippo entitled "The Falling Forest of Iron and Dreams." Other works by Christian Fillippo will be on display as well.
Finally, BASILICA will be presenting another array of vegan and non-vegan baked delights by Brooke Merry as well as coffee to keep you going through all of the First Friday events. Brooke's menu this month will feature the premiere of her vegan tiramisu cupcakes as well as seasonal baked goods.
THUNDER PERFECT MIND II will be held in Studio 204 B at the Murphy Arts Center, which is located at 1043 Virginia Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event will coincide with the IDADA's monthly First Friday Art Tour, so be sure to come and check out all of the other art and performance events that will be going on here in the Fountain Square area and all across Indianapolis that night.
Friday, November 5, 2010
BASILICA Café and Bake Sale Fundraiser
On Friday, November 5, BASILICA will be holding a bake sale fundraiser at the Murphy Arts Center. Coffee and both vegan and non-vegan baked goods will be served. The event will also feature a video art gallery that includes new video art by BASILICA member Joe Molinaro.
If you have enjoyed BASILICA's music and multi-media productions and would like to support our future work, please make sure to come by and purchase some coffee... and baked goods or simply make a donation as you enjoy the new work that we'll have on display!
This event will be presented in conjunction with the first annual Murphy's Seasonal Bazaar, an arts, crafts, and gifts shopping extravaganza featuring handmade gifts for the winter holiday season. More information about Murphy's Seasonal Bazaar can be found here:
This event will also coincide with the monthly First Friday gallery walk, so be sure to come and check out all of the other art and performance events that will be going on here in the Fountain Square area and all across Indianapolis on Friday night!
Friday, September 3, 2010
On Friday, September 3, guitarist and composer Derek Johnson will be performing works for electric guitar at the BASILICA Studio in the Murphy Art Center in Indianapolis. The program will include music by American composer Steve Reich, Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen Holmgreen, and Michael Fiday. Doors open at 6:00 P.M., and the program will be performed at 8:00 P.M. and then again in its entirety at 9:00 P.M. Audio and video art improvisations will also be performed throughout the evening. Admission to this event is free, and all ages are welcome!
Friday, February 5, 2010
On Friday, February 5, 2010, music and multi-media performing arts group BASILICA will present GLACIER LAYER, an evening of experimental and interactive music and art in Suite 2 of the Murphy Art Center. This event will feature paintings and other installed art by Christian Fillippo; Professor Derek Johnson and the Ball State University Electric Guitar Quartet performing minimalist and post-minimalist music by Louis Andriessen, David Lang, and Kyle Gann; dronescapes and interactive video displays using infra-red motion detection technology by Professor Andrew Bucksbarg and Robert Lyon from Indiana University Bloomington; music, sound, and light improvisations by the Goodhands Team; layers of sound spun by DJ Spikes; and visual and acoustic space treatments installed by Nicole Wolfersberger. The refined version of the optical theremin choir featured at Thunder Perfect Mind will also be on display, and optical theremins will be available for purchase at the event.
GLACIER LAYER will be held from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. on Friday, February 5 at the Murphy Art Center at 1043 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. This event is kindly sponsored by a grant from Midwest Emerging Artists and is part of the IDADA First Friday Art Tour which is held in downtown Indianapolis every month. Admission is free of charge, and all ages are welcome to attend. Audience participation will be welcomed and encouraged!
Friday, December 4, 2009
BASILICA will present a three-hour multi-media production entitled "Thunder Perfect Mind: An Exploration of Sound, Light, and Consciousness" at the December First Friday at the Murphy Art Center in the Fountain Square area of Indianapolis, located at 1043 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203. Admission is free of charge and open to all ages.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Performance at the ORANJE 2009 ORANJE 2009 Contemporary Art and Music Exhibition 2323 North Illinois St. Indianapolis, Indiana. $20 admission. Ages 21 and over.
BASILICA will present a six-hour multi-media production entitled "Total Immersion: An Interactive Experience of Sound, Light, and Motion" at the ORANJE 2009 Contemporary Art and Music Exhibition in Indianapolis, Indiana! Total Immersion will be by far the most amazing production that BASILICA has ever created and will include over 40 musicians, artists, and dancers, so we hope to see you there for this one-night-only event!
For more information about Total Immersion, check out the BASILICA feature in the NUVO arts publication at:
And for more information about the ORANJE 2009 Contemporary Art and Music Exhibition, check out the feature article at:
And the ORANJE website at:
See you at the show!
Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 7:30 P.M.
Performance at the IUPUI Telematic Ensemble Concert at the Informatics and Communications Technology Complex, 535 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, Indiana. Free admission, all ages welcome.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Performance at the Cinemat, 123 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, Indiana. BASILICA will be premiering its new program for 2009. Also featuring performances by Capillary Action from Philadelphia and the legendary Racebannon plus an acoustic performance by Push-Pull. All ages welcome!
Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:25 P.M.
Performance at the Indiana State Museum IMAX Theater, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, Indiana. BASILICA will be performing immediately following the IMAX Theater premiere of Ghost Stories 2: Unmasking the Dead, a documentary film about paranormal activity and including music by BASILICA member Ben S. Jacob. Film begins at 7:25 P.M. and BASILICA performs immediately following the screening. All ages welcome!
Friday, October 10, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at the 2008 SCI National Student Conference in Sursa Hall at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Free admission, all ages welcome!
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Performance at the ORANJE 2008 experimental art and music exposition in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Performance of Workers Union at Big Car Art Gallery, 1043 Virginia Ave., Suite 215, Indianapolis, Indiana as part of the Art Hospital Masterpiece in a Day Transport Exhibition. Free admission, all ages welcome.
Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 7:00 P.M.
Performance at the SCA New Music Concert Series at the School of Fine Arts (SoFA) Gallery at the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, 1201 E. Seventh St., Room 123 in Bloomington, Indiana. This concert will also feature the premieres of new works by composers from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Free admission!
Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at the 38th Annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Friday, February 8, 2008 at 8:00 P.M.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 at 10:00 P.M.
Performance at Uncle Fester's, located at 430 E. Kirkwood Ave. (Corner of Kirkwood and Dunn) in Bloomington, Indiana. With Gutbucket, Mouthbreather , Goodhands Team, and Stringzz jazz string quartet! $5 admission. Ages 21+
Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at ORANJE 2007 multi-media arts exposition, including 25 musical performances and the works of 50 visual artists! This event will be held at 2323 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana. $20 admission. Ages 21+
Friday, August 24, 2007 at 8:00 P.M.
Saturday, April 28, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
Friday, April 27, 2007 at 8:00 P.M. sharp!
Monday, April 9, 2007 at 10:00 P.M.
Friday, March 23, 2007 at 8:00 P.M.
Sunday, March 18, 2007 at 7:00 P.M.
Performance at the historic Melody Inn, 3826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Indiana. With the Record Low. Ages 21+
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Performance at Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. With Ennui, Monopoli, and the Takeover UK. Ages 21+
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 8:00 P.M.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York.
Monday, March 12, 2007 at 9:00 P.M.
Performance at Warehouse Next Door, 1021 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C. With Anthony Pirog and Sansyou. All ages!
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Performance at the New French Bar in Asheville, North Carolina. With Ahleuchatistas!
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007 at 9:00 P.M.
Friday, February 23, 2007
Performance at the Art Hospital, 1021 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, Indiana. With the Cassettes, Ad Astra Per Aspera, and more. All ages!
Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 9:30 P.M.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 9:30 P.M.
Performance at Second Story Nightclub, located at the corner of 4th Street and College Ave. in Bloomington, Indiana. $4 admission. Ages 21+. With Mouthbreather, Terrestrian, Bizzart, and New Orleans...
Monday, July 10, 2006 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at the Living and Dying Room, 602 W. 8th St., Bloomington, Indiana with Fire Don't Care, 24-Hour Police Autopsy Live, and possibly more TBA.
Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 8:00 P.M.
Performance at the monthly Videacy audio-video collaboration in the Firebay of the John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, Indiana. This event will also feature performances by DJ WhiteLight WhiteHeath and Mifune. Admission is free.
Friday, April 28, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006 at 8:00 P.M. 602 W 8th St. (a house near 8th and Rogers, by the Farmer's Market), Bloomington, Indiana. A seamlessly-organized and dramatic independent statement of artists including: An aleatoric modified circuit-bent electronic instrument exhibit, 1925 Gehenna Ruin electro-acoustic soundpoet, Lion Cancer trumpet duet, BASILICA instrumental tech-grind ensemble, THE GOODHANDS TEAM veteran freely experimental post-rock collective, and the non-euclidean paintings of Jerel W. Hall. Free of charge and non-smoking.
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