Recent and Upcoming Performances, Appearances, etc.
Online interview in 11 parts, conducted by Noémie Behr at the symposium Sonification (what, where, how and why), a symposium sponsored by Locus Sonus, LAMES, CRISAP (LCC UAL) & Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence, March 4 & 5, 2010.
Interviewed by Victoria Vesna for Art|Sci Center (UCLA) at the Sonification Symposium, Aix-en-Provence. 3 clips: http://vimeo.com/10002550; http://vimeo.com/10003006; http://vimeo.com/10003942.
Passages (2007), a permanent, interactive installation by Steve Waldeck with music by Peter Gena is running in the Technology Building at the College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL (dedication date: August 16, 2007).
The Music of Peter Gena, featured on radiOM, music selected from the archives of the Other Minds Festival (Charles Amirkanian, artistic director), and the KPFA Radio Music Department collection transferred to Other Minds in 2000.
New Atlantis (see below), was presented virtually in four different cities as part of the 2017 Game Happens Festival, in the Villa Bombrini, Genoa (Italy), June 23, 2017.
Visiting Artist Presentation, Northwestern University, School of Speech, April 10, 2017.
Visiting Artist Presentation, UC Santa Barbara, School of Music, March 2, 2017.
Review of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, by David Grubbs. In caa.reviews, January 4, 2017.
New Atlantis (see below), was presented virtually in four different cities—the Chicago iteration is part of the Ear Taxi New Music Festival, at the LeRoy Neiman Center, SAIC, October 10, 2016.
Visiting Artist Presentation/Workshop, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, October 3 - 7, 2016.
Visiting Artist Presentation/Panel: Making the Novel Novel: The Xenotext, The Art of Genes, A life of Extremes, DePaul Univeristy Humanities Center, Chicago, April 21, 2016.
New Atlantis Multiplex Performance (VR), simultaneously from 4 different citites and venues: Le Cube and ENSCI (Paris), ESAA (Aix), RPI (Troy) and SAIC (Chicago). Hosted by Le Cube (Paris), January 5 2016. Hosted by the Palais de Tokyo (Paris), April 16, 2016. Hosted at the 12th International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research (CMMR), São Paulo (Brazil), July 6 and 8, 2016.
Visiting Artist/Workshop, École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle Paris, September 14 to 18, 2015.
Keynote Speaker at the 21st Annual GSU Student Research Conference, Governor's State University, April 28, 2015.
Visiting Artist/Workshop, École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, January 5 to 9, 2015, Aix en Provence, France.
Genesis (by Eduardo Kac, with DNA manipulation by Dr. Charles Strom and music by Peter Gena),ran during the exhibit Et facta est lux, at the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Fenosa/Gasnatural, A Coruña, Spain (November 20, 2014 - January 18, 2015).
Numbers - Sounds - Images: Sonification in Art, a lecture given at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle Paris, October 23, 2013.
For Morton Feldman, was performed by noted Swiss pianist Iris Gerber for It's Going on: John Cage's Nachfolge, Konzert 1, at Forum Alternberg, Bern, January 19, 2013.
An excerpt from “H.C.E. (Here Comes Everybody): Morton Feldman in Conversation with Peter Gena” is reprinted in the book accompanying the exhibit, Dancing around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg and Duchamp,at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (October 30, 2012–January 21, 2013), and the Barbicon Art Centre, London (February 14–June 9).
Consultant, collection contributor, commentator (interview transcript), and photos for MCA DNA: John Cage, an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago, September 5, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
Being There: Time and Memory in the Geoglyphs of Andrew Rogers, is an essay on the land art in Cappadocia by Australian artist Andrew Rogers. In Time and space: Cappadocia, Turkey: 2007-2011. Victoria (Ausralia), South Yarra: 2013.
Video interview for the exhibition, Sound & Silence: John Cage Composing Himself, at Northwestern University, September 5 to December 21, 2012.
The DNA pieces, Elastin, and excerpts from Testosterone/Progesterone and Music from Genesis from the Collective Jukebox 4.04 are included in the Archive of the Collective JukeBox project (1996-2004), an audio project gathering recordings of sound and music works by more than 500 artists and composers. L'Institut des Archives Sauvages (The Primitive Archiving & Archivology Institute) at the Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson in Nice (France), from 17 Feb to 28 May 2012.
Numbers - Sounds - Images, a lecture given at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art Bourges, January 23, 2012.
Genesis (by Eduardo Kac, with DNA manipulation by Dr. Charles Strom and music by Peter Gena), is running at the Graham Gund Gallery, Gambier, Ohio, "Seeing/Knowing" (October 27th to March 4th, 2012). See and hear it streaming live here.
Le Temps de l'Ecoute (Listening Time) at the Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson in Nice, France is the most recent Collage Jukebox 4.04. The DNA pieces, Elastin, and excerpts from Testosterone/Progesterone and Music from Genesis are in the massive collection, from June 24 to October 30, 2011.
Apropos Sonification: A Broad View of Data as Music and Sound. AI & Society. Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Communication. Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag GmbH, Vol. 27/2:197-205. (2012). Online version can be found here.
Prometheus Redux (2010), a light and sound installation by Steve Waldeck and Peter Gena premiered at Hearth: lart au cur du territoire, The 21st Congress of ELIA European League of the Institutes of the Arts, at the Ecole nationale supérieure darchitecture de Nantes from October 18 to November 4, 2010.
EGERYA (1972) and Prolation Collagen (2005), were performed at Seconde Nature, during Sonification (what, where, how and why), a symposium sponsored by Locus Sonus, LAMES, CRISAP (LCC UAL) & Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence, March 4 & 5, 2010.
Apropos Sonification, a presentation given at Sonification (what, where, how and why), at the Maison Méditerranéen des Sciences de l'Homme, Aix-en-Provence, March 4, 2010. Publication pending in AI and Society (Srpinger), October 2011.
Immunoglobuline (French version), was installed in a dedicated room for Les Nuits Numériques #7Nanomonde at Le centre culturel Saint-Exupéry in Reims, France, Oct. 23 & 24, 2009.
Immunoglobulin (2005/06), was installed at ACADIA 09: reForm(), the annual conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, in the Griffin Court of the Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago, October 22, 2009.
Genesis (by Eduardo Kac, with DNA manipulation by Dr. Charles Strom and music by Peter Gena), was on exhibit at Rurart, Rouillé (near Poitiers), France, Oct 1 to Dec 20, 2009. It was also installed at Espace Sextius / Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence, France, "Dessine-moi un mutant", June 5 to July 25, 2009)
École Regionale des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France, March 25, 2009.
Presentation at Séminaire Franco-Américain sur les Coopérations Universitaires et Scientifiques, Rectorat de Paris - Sorbonne, March 23, 2009
École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris, March 20, 2009.
Passages (NYC version, see above) ran at the Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, February 2-29, 2008
Genesis (see below), was on exhibit at the Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern (November 3, 2007 to February 17, 2008). It was also installed at the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Canada, September 20 to December 2, 2007, and the Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno (IVAM), Valencia, Spain (September 25 to November 11, 2007).
Visiting Artist at the Art Students League of New York, NYC, October 20, 2007.
Joe Hill Fantasy (1993, rev. 2007), was presented as part of the Avant-garde Music Series at the Cultural Center of Chicago, October 17, 2007. The performance featured Thomas Buckner, baritone; "Blue" Gene Tyranny, piano; Douglas Ewart, winds; and Gena, computer.
Passages (see above) ran in the show Out There, at the Art Students League of New York, NYC, October 4-31, 2007.
A live audio feed of the 17-year Cicada Brood XIII from my yard in Glenview, IL was streaming on the Locus Sonus Audio Streaming Project site, ca. 7AM to 7PM CDT from June 1 until July 7, 2007. The activity will not to return to the Chicago area until 2024!
Read the feature article in the Arts & Entertainment section of the Chicago Tribune, Sunday, June 10, 2007 here.
The feature segment from Chicago Public Radio's Eight-Forty-Eight morning show (July 6, 2007) can be heard by clicking here.
Listen from a selection of recorded excerpts of the 17-year Cicada Brood XIII from Glenview, IL by clicking here.
Immunoglobulin (2005/06), was installed at BIOS 4 (Arte biotecnológico y ambiental), a group exhibition and conference on biotechnological and environmental art at Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla, Spain, May 3 until September 9, 2007.
Genesis (see below), was on exhibit at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht, Holland, April 14 to August 12, 2007. It also ran at the School of Fine Arts Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, "Human Nature: Future World", February 9-March 9, 2007
Immunoglobuline - Aix (2005/06), ran at the ESAA, March 21, 2007, Aix en Provence, France.
Visiting artist at the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, March 19 to 25, 2007, Aix en Provence, France.
Immunoglobulin (2005/06), was installed at Computing Music IV, Fünfzig Jahre Computermusik, in the Alte Feuerwache Köln, Cologne, 3-5 November 2006.
École Nationale Supérieure d'Art, Villa Arson, Nice, October 30 - Nov. 2, 2006.
For Morton Feldman (1988), for solo piano performed by Rei Hotoda at the Sound Field 2006 Festival in Chicago, at Pianoforte Chicago, October 14, 2006.
Decorated by the French government at the rank of Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques (2006)
DNA Music Installation (Bellagio version, 2005), at Pandemic Night, an electronic arts and music festival during La Notte Bianca 2006, Mediateca di Santa Teresa, Milano, June 24. Artist statement: Peter Gena 24 giugno!
Genesis (see below), was on exhibit at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, March 27 to June 2, 2006.
Visiting artist at the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, March 29 to April 3, 2006, Aix en Provence, France.
DNA-PNO (2005), a computer installation for DNA sequences and disklavier, was on exhibit at the Betty Rymer Gallery, Chicago, December 7, 2005 to February 24, 2006.
Visiting artist at the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, November 1 to 7, 2005, Aix en Provence, France.
US premieres of La Peste per pianofortela mano destra, Botox á 5, Chopin's Catarrh (cf2), and Collagen for disklavier, took place at Musicircus, September 25, 2005 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Lecture/presentation: DNA Music, Recent Work, on April 28, 2005 at the Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy.
Stabiles (1976) and Valse (1977), were performed by Swiss pianist Iris Gerber during ThrouGh Spaces, das andere amerika entdeckt (3) Das Notenarchiv AMERICAN von Grete Sultan, der Pianistin John Cages, on April 12, 2005 at the Alte Schmiede Kunstverein in Vienna.
In residence at the Villa Serbelloni: Rockefeller Study and Conference Center, April 5 to May 3, 2005, Bellagio, Italy.
Visiting artist at the École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence, March 1 to 9, 2005, Aix en Provence.
La Peste per pianofortela mano destra, was premiered on solo disklavier during a concert, Compatible/Downloadable at the Festival d'Automne (Des oeuvres dans la ville II / Works into the town II), on December 6, 2004 in the Maurice Fleuret Theatre, CNSMD (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris), Paris.
Genesis (by Eduardo Kac, with DNA manipulation by Dr. Charles Strom and music by Peter Gena), was on exhibit at the Pinacoteca do Estado, São Paulo, November 25, 2004 to February 28, 2005. It also ran at the Block Museum of Art, Evanston, Illinois, September 10 to November 28, 2004; the Museo de Arte y Fundación Telefónica, Lima, Peru, July 20 to October 20, 2004; the Fundación Telefónica, Santiago de Chile, March 9, 2004 to June 6, 2004; the Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minneapolis, Jan 25 to May 23, 2004; the Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia, February 26 to April 3, 2004; Kulturforum, Berlin, Germany, February 13 to April. 4, 2004; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, December 13, 2003 to February 22, 2004; the YYZ Artists' Outlet, Toronto, January to February, 2004; the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 25, 2003 to January 25, 2004; the Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, California, August 26 December 14, 2003; and the Contemporary Art Museum, Monterrey, Mexico, July 03 to October 03, 2003. Click here for Genesis exhibition history.