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August 11, 12pm - 4pm - FREE

Maurizio Tozzi curates an afternoon showing of multimedia works.

 Angelica Bergamini, video,  Untitled

Angelica Bergamini, video, Untitled

The works of Alessandro Amaducci, Angelica Bergamini, Manuel Diaz, Eleonora Manca, Isabel Pérez De Pulgar and Lino Strangis invite us into a dreamlike journey in order to face the intellectual challenges of this age while trying to re-establish its balance, accepting the necessity to reinvent the world. Something profound seems to be happening in the weakness and darkness of the human condition... sometimes a small breath can change things.

In a world full of solitude, violence, and unbalanced economics, the artists call on their audience to search inside themselves for a new consciousness and equilibrium and to overcome the thresholds of perception and space-time dimensions. These works encourage us to use meditation to negotiate our contemporary spiritual ambivalence: because we live everyday between existing and non-existing, between living and non-living, between being seen and being invisible.

  1. Angelica Bergamini, Will you fight or will you dance, 2012

  2. Angelica Bergamini, Meditation, 2016

  3. Angelica Bergamini, Untitled, 2016

  4. Lino Strangis, Running in sub-atomic meditation, 2017

  5. Alessandro Amaducci, Post Rebis, 2016

  6. Isabel Pérez Del Pulgar, Acciones Nómadas, 2016

  7. Eleonora Manca, Vedersi visti (da qui, sottrai), 2018

  8. Eleonora Manca, Data in luce, 2018

  9. Manuel Diaz, I Am (The ship goes), 2016



1k presents:

August 11th at 7pm (early show), doors at 6:30pm

tickets online: $20

We have an epic sonic guitar feast for your ears with Berlin touch guitarist/composer MARKUS REUTER, London guitar giant MARK WINGFIELD, Philly guitar texturalist/improviser TIM MOTZER, and drummer DOUG HIRLINGER. This concert joins together 3 of the most forward thinking improvising guitarists in the world today along with a rhythmatist & max-msp scientist for what will surely be an incredible atmospheric evening of interstellar music. 

Another 1k presents at Arete BK evening, not to be missed!


MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar U8, electronics
MARK WINGFIELD - guitar, electronics
TIM MOTZER - electro-acoustic guitar/synth, electronics
DOUG HIRLINGER - drums, electronics

1K PRESENTS, a monthly happening at Arete Venue & Gallery on the waterfront in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn NY, brings together artists from different musical landscapes to improvise new work together, to explore new terrains reaching new elevations while performing live in front of an intimate up-close audience. 1k presents is curated by Tim Motzer

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August 11 9-11 pm


Ikue Mori, Peter Evans' "Being & Becoming", vocalists/noise artists Andrea Pensado / Charmaine Lee, and percussionist Chris Strunk.



Legendary electronic/noise and No Wave pioneer Ikue Mori performs solo, trumpet virtuoso Peter Evans’ new ensemble “Being & Becoming”, vocalists/noise artists Andrea Pensado (on tour) / Charmaine Lee, and percussionist Chris Strunk (on tour). Experimental electronic, voice, and instrumental music by some of the best musicians from the Downtown scene and beyond.


9:00 pm
Chris Strunk, percussion

9:30 pm
Ikue Mori, electronics

10:00 pm
Andrea Pensado, voice/electronics
Charmaine Lee, voice

10:30 pm
Peter Evans' Being & Becoming

Peter Evans, trumpet
Joel Ross, vibraphone
Nick Jozwiak, bass
Savannah Grace Harris, drums

5049 at Areté #4 : Ben Goldberg

Wednesday, August 15 at 8 PM - 10 PM

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The fourth event of a new monthly concert series in Brooklyn, curated and hosted by Jeremiah Cymerman, 5049 at ARETÉ showcases cutting-edge artists in performance (45 minutes) and discussion (45 minutes), taped for air on the 5049 Podcast.

Beginning in 1992, when his group New Klezmer Trio “kicked open the door for radical experiments with Ashkenazi roots music” (SF Chronicle), clarinetist Ben Goldberg has established himself as “one of the most vibrant, flexible, and inventive clarinetists in jazz and improvised music” (Downbeat), “an artist who seems to find beautiful melodies at the end of every path.” (NPR). Through his many bands and compositional projects The New York Times has noted Ben’s music for “a feeling of joyous research into the basics of polyphony and collective improvising,” and he was named #1 Rising Star Clarinetist in the Downbeat Critics Poll in both 2011 and 2013. In 2015 Ben released Orphic Machine, a song-cycle with lyrics from the “speculative poetics” of Allen Grossman, performed by a nine piece ensemble including Nels Cline, Ron Miles, Myra Melford, and Ches Smith, and sung by violinist Carla Kihlstedt. The LA Times called Orphic Machine “knotted and occasionally spooky composition marked by dazzling interplay.”

Ben leads or co-leads The Out Louds, Invisible Guy, Unfold Ordinary Mind; Go Home, “a searching ensemble that welcomes lyrical improvisation while embracing the groove” (The New Yorker); Ben Goldberg School; and Ben Goldberg Trio with Greg Cohen and Kenny Wollesen. He is a member of the avant-chamber jazz ensemble Tin Hat; and performs in a duo with pianist Myra Melford called DIALOGUE. Other affiliations include plays monk; Myra Melford’s Be Bread; Kris Davis’ Infrasound; Nels Cline’s New Monastery; Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors; Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom; and Clarinet Thing. The 11- piece Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild performs Ben’s on-the-spot compositions.


Will Lang presents: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts

August 21st, 7 & 9 pm, $15 at the door

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7 pm - Kate Amrine, solo trumpet and electronics

This is My Letter to the World: new socially and politically inspired music for Trumpet and Electronics - featuring music by JacobTV, Gemma Peacocke, Kevin Joest, Ruby Fulton, Kate Amrine and more. With Kate Barmotina

9 pm - Anna Webber, solo sax set + possible guests

Anna Webber is a flutist, saxophonist, and composer whose interests and work live the overlap between avant-garde jazz and new classical music. She will be presenting a solo set of improvised music on the saxophone.


The Blak Blondz

August 24, 9pm

$15 at the door

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The Blak Blondz will play a 40~ min set of acid techno melts, incorporating projections.

THE BLACK BLONDZ comes out of New York City combining acid techno and punk rock into a sickeningly aural concoction that at times leaves the listener undecided as to whether dance, mosh, or just sit in a corner and watch the walls melt.



Of The Essence

presented by Unbridled

September 6th, 7:00 PM

$15 at the door


Members of Unbridled, the NYC based chamber ensemble, present a concert of works with electronics, a world premiere commission by composer Emily Praetorius, and improvisation with the underlying theme: "in and out of time".


Stephanie Lamprea, voice

Charlotte Munn-Wood, violin

Chris Irvine, cello

Rose Hegel, voice

Knox Trio: Footprints

September 8th, 7:30-9:30 pm

$15/$10 students

KnoxTrio presents "Footprints," an immersive, interdisciplinary concert program exploring sonic representations of the natural world from 1971 to the present. From George Crumb’s seminal trio Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale) to Matthew Burtner’s atmospheric Snowprints (2001) to two 2018 world premieres (Victoria Romano, Ernest Ling), Footprints examines changing conceptions of humans’ precarious place within the environment, and the role of music in shaping these perspectives. About 70 minutes in length, the concert will feature five musical works interspersed with thoughtfully-curated video clips, sound clips, and theatrical elements designed to heighten a sense of “narrative synesthesia”. With Footprints, KnoxTrio aims to highlight paradoxes between the often lush, sublime beauty of environmental music and the harsh realities of environmental abuse and impending climate change.

About the artists: 
KnoxTrio is an emerging flute, cello, and piano trio dedicated to experimental music. Comprised of Boston-based cellist Brianna Tagliaferro, Manhattan-based flutist Joshua Weinberg, and Brooklyn-based pianist Daniel Schreiner, KnoxTrio aims to increase the visibility of emerging femme+, trans, POC, and queer composers. Additionally, KnoxTrio seeks to re-imagine the contemporary music canon by re-framing seminal 20th-century works by incorporating visual, theatrical, and narrative elements. Brianna, Joshua, and Daniel met at the nief-norf Summer Festival in June 2017, where their interest of experimental and interdisciplinary work converged into the creation of a new chamber ensemble. Footprints will be the debut performance of KnoxTrio’s inaugural season. 

Will Lang presents: Tuesday Night Mega Power Concerts

September 18th, 7-10 pm

Quadrivium Album Release Concert

September 22nd, 7-9 pm, $15

Hosted by Aerocade Music

Elizabeth Baker Quadrivium

Elizabeth's first solo album on Aerocade Music drops worldwide on May 18th and a celebration in New York rings in this momentous occasion for friends, family, fans, and press in the Northeast. A concert featuring live performances of selections from the two-hour album Quadrivium and a collaborative work with digital media artist Bahareh Khoshooee round out a joyous evening celebrating Elizabeth's first release on Aerocade Music! A limited supply of physical copies of the album will be available for purchase at the event.

Eschewing the collection of traditional titles that describe single elements of her body of work, Elizabeth refers to herself as a “New Renaissance Artist” that embraces a constant stream of change and rebirth in practice, which expands into a variety of media, chiefly an exploration of how sonic and spatial worlds can be manipulated to personify a variety of philosophies and principles both tangible as well as intangible.

Quadrivium is Elizabeth A. Baker's debut album on Aerocade. It is a double disc sized digital release of minimalist solo piano compositions, avant garde prepared piano improvisations, meditative new-age tracks, spoken word, and electronics.

Quadrivium will be released on May 18th through iTunes, Spotify, and every digital retailer plus Bandcamp. The Bandcamp release of the album comes with a companion zine full of poetry and artwork by the artist. 

The limited edition double CD wallet package comes with a copy of the full-color, 5.5"x8.5" zine designed by the artist.