Peni Candra Rini & Jessika Kenney

Two Singers and CAGE: Peni Candra Rini from Indonesia and Jessika Kenney from the United States joined the Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble to explore different lines between the traditional and experimental, the composed and improvised. The event took place at the Johnson Museum of Art in conjunction with the opening of their multi-gallery exhibition Lines of Control.

The performance spanned three separate spaces over an our and a half, beginning as a full ensemble in the main Bartel gallery space, moving as individuals and in duos and dynamically forming trios to the passage hallway between the original and new wings, and ending with gamelan instruments in front of the museum’s beautiful Japanese garden.

Special thanks to Hannah Ryan and Cathy Klimaszewski at the Johnson Museum for their openness and support for this wonderful project.

Kevin Ernste

Kevin Ernste is a composer, performer, and teacher of composition and electronic music at Cornell University where he is Director of the Cornell Electroacoustic Music Center. He did graduate work in Music Composition at the Eastman School of Music (MA, PhD). In 2005, he was the Acting Director and lecturer at the Eastman Computer Music Center and Co-director of the ImageMovementSound festival.