Chora(s)san Time Court Mirage
August 31 | 7 – 8PM | 18/F
September 1 | 6:30 – 9PM | 19/F
September 2 | 4 – 6PM | 19/F
“In every media, the work of Christer Hennix shows extraordinary mastery of the interrelationship between Eastern and Western thought.” — La Monte Young
Empty Gallery is pleased to announce a series of public events commemorating the closing of our current exhibition, Catherine Christer Hennix: Thresholds of Perception.
On Friday, curators Alexander Lau (Empty Gallery) and Lawrence Kumpf (Blank Forms) together with New York based critic and writer Andy Battaglia (ARTnews) will hold a casual discussion examining Hennix’s artistic practice and its place in art history.
Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon, Empty will host two exceedingly rare performances from Catherine Christer Hennix’s current musical ensemble, the Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage. Composed of Catherine Christer Hennix, Chiyoko Szlavnics, voice; Amir Elsaffar, Hilary Jeffrey, Paul Schwingenschlögl, brass; and Andre Bartetzki, electronics; Time-Court Mirage plays long-duration drone music which extends and builds on the Minimalist tradition pioneered by Hennix herself, alongside more well-known contemporaries such as Charlemagne Palestine, La Monte Young, and Terry Riley. Combining an eclectic range of influences ranging from the Hindustani music of Pandit Pran Nath to the modal jazz of John Coltrane, Time-Court Mirage represents one of the foremost manifestations of drone music available to the modern listener.
As each performance by the Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage requires a lengthy period of group rehearsal and tuning within the performance space, their live appearances have become both legendary and elusive within the experimental music world. Please join us at the gallery this weekend for an elevated experience.