The annual Phoenix Experimental Arts Festival, a.k.a. X-FEST, performs
seminal works by German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen. Stockhausen is
best known for his electronic music works, musical theatrics, and a
once-performed helicopter quartet. With performances by Crossing 32nd
Street Music Ensemble, CONDER/dance, and art exhibition “Momentum:
Women/Art/Technology” presenting sculpture, digital video, and
interactive media by ASU’s own visual artists/faculty Muriel Magenta,
Mary Neubauer, and Adriene Jenik.
About the event (or, what is it anyway?):
Friday evening features “Musik Im Bauch” – a work dedicated to his
young daughter’s growling belly. Mystical ritual that surrounds a
hanging bird statue, performed by mechanical percussionist-workers,
closing to the illustrious sound of German-made atonal music boxes
inspired by the signs of Sagittarius, Cancer, and Virgo.
Saturday features a cast of actors, street musicians, painters,
sound artists, live chickens, a poet, and other authentic characters
in a Fluxus-type play about the chaos before the chaos that ensues
before a performed play.
Not for the faint-of-heart.
Where: Center for the Performing Arts, Paradise Valley Community College Campus
18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, Arizona 85032
When: Friday, February 8 / Saturday February 9 – 7:30pm both nights
Tickets: $10 adults; $8 seniors/staff; $6 students/$6 children. Two
night ticket package saves you 25% off of the combined ticket price.
Tickets can be purchased at the box office, over the phone at
602.787.7738, or online at: http://www.paradisevalley.edu/cpa
*Ticket Prices are $2 more when purchased at the door