The Early Works, 1993-1995
Live Shows and Fluxus Performances (1994-97)
Gab Binocular Howler Monkey (op. 1, 1995)
New Works by Cozzolino/Holland (1997)
Selected Performance History
Institute for Sonic Ponderance (Cozzolino/Holland) and associated ensembles:
Dr. Santinis Hour of Mystery November 20, 2000 radio theater performance piece WORT 89.9 FM Madison, WI .
ISP Reunion Tour August 7, 1998 Hokin Center, Columbia College, Chicago [Cozzolino, Holland, Van Ort]
Maximalist Performance May 30, 1998 performance of the Ponderance Dub Ensemble at The Arts Club of Chicago, Artforum party.
Dinner Party Maximalist June 8, 1997 Ponderance Dub Ensemble performs at dinner party and nearly clears entire room.
Maximalist Performance May 31, 1997 performance of the Ponderance Dub Ensemble at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Artforum party.
The End: Final Live Show May 17, 1997 at Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago
The Chuck King Lucite Buttercup May 17, 1997 at Around the Coyote Gallery, Chicago [featuring Mark Booth, Robert Cozzolino, Richard Holland, Charles King]
Performance Anxiety April 18, 1997 Performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in conjunction with the exhibition, "Performance Anxiety." Performed in Rikrit Traviata's Untitled, 1996-97 (Studio).
Richard Holland and Robert Cozzolino: New Works April 5, 1997 at ISP World Headquarters
Experimental Sound Studios, Chicago: New Music Seminar Series April-July, 1996 organized by ISP member, Richard Holland.
The Institute for Sonic Ponderance CD Release Performance March, 1996, at ISP World Headquarters.
Richard Holland and Robert Cozzolino: New Works October, 1995 Lounge Ax, Chicago.
Myopic Book Store: Experimental Music Workshop No. 47 June, 1995 performance by ISP member of "parallel constructions" for percussion.
Project for WZRD (88.3) FM performed ten pieces - two minutes in length on the air in studio of this radio station. The pieces were composed and conceived with themes in mind on four separate hand held tape recorders and released to minor reactive accompaniment live between interviews. April 6, 1995.
Floatation Tank Accompaniment performed on site randomly May-July, 1995.
Come On Down... an opera in three acts. Libretto - transcription of The Price is Right, music improvised and partly scored. Debuted on April 1, 1995 at Bedrock's, Chicago.
Nevermind - a requiem mass for Kurt Cobain performed March 2, 1995 at Highway Roadhouse, Chicago.
Institute For Sonic Ponderance at the Children's Museum of Manhattan at Citicorp Center impromptu performance by three ISP members with accompaniment by children. New York City, January 8, 1995.
Myopic Book Store: Experimental Music Workshop No. 35 first performance contribution of ISP members to this acclaimed Chicago series. The participants played percussion items and autoharp. January 2, 1995.
The Dinner Party Show performed three improvised pieces at a happening/dinner party. Concentrated on the sensual. This was the first in a series of scheduled and recorded projects for culinary auralism. Chicago, Illinois. December 17, 1994.
The Car Wash Show performed improvised pieces at the opening of the newly inaugurated International Artist's Center Workshop, Chicago, Illinois. December 16, 1994
Institute for Sonic Ponderance Orchestra A performance of 18 musicians to benefit The Coalition for Positive Sexuality. Three improvised pieces were presented. October 15, 1994. Bedrock's, Chicago, Illinois.
String Quartet No. 1 written between July and October, 1994. Three movements, each written by a different composer.
Tribal Drum Performance Drumming accompanied an African Ball dance. August 20, 1994. Chicago, Illinois.
Live Radio Performance and Interview on WZRD (88.3) FM Performed live from our studio transmitted via teleconferencing unit, 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. August 18, 1994. Chicago, Illinois.
Degenerate and Outsider Art 2, July-August 1994, Fine Arts Gallery U.W. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Contributed an interactive sound sculpture to the exhibition.
Composed and performed two commissioned pieces of music to accompany Blanca Magallon in her Senior Dance Concert for Columbia College in Chicago, May 1994. The works have been performed twice in Chicago, and were scheduled to travel to Mexico in 1995.
The Institute for Sonic Ponderance Founded , January 1994. Experimental sound collective, and recording studio. Chicago, Illinois. This is the first functional branch of ISP since the 1960's.
Relevant Pre-1994 ISP Events:
Discovery of Spam, laboratory c.1936.
Birth of Babs Santini, laboratory, 1871.
NOTE: For more details on the history of our organization before the present composition, please refer to the bibliography which immediately follows.
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