A bit of late-breaking news here: Conrad Schnitzler, the influential, prolific German electronic-music pioneer who was an early member of Tangerine Dream and a founder of Kluster, and who passed away in August 2011, is the subject of CON-Mythology, an ambitious week-long tribute that starts today in New York City. Included among the festival's events is a 60-hour continuous, no-repeats playback of Schnitzler's music outside of Audio Visual Arts (AVA), located at 34 East 1st Street in Manhattan, running from Friday at 6pm EST until Monday at 6am and also streaming on the web.
In addition, Harvestworks (596 Broadway, sixth floor, just south of Houston Street) will host three of Schnitzler's Cassette CONcerts, based on a boxed set of tapes Schnitzler designed to allow for performances of his music that didn't require his presence. The CONcerts will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 7pm EST; Friday's event features the live participation of Gen Ken Montgomery, the New York sound artist behind much of this festival. Here's an excerpt from one such concert:
For complete details, including further events involving Anthology Film Archives, the Clocktower and WFMU, check out the CON-Mythology site.