press release



The End Becomes a Beginning; A Performance Installation


Brian Chase – drums, electronics

Kato Hideki – bass, electronics

Shelley Hirsch – voice

Ursula Scherrer – live video

Michael J. Schumacher – synthesizer


Monday, December 28 6 - 9 pm

(the audience is invited to come and go and linger)

Suggested donation: $ 10
56 Bogart St, Brooklyn, NY 11206


Studio10 is pleased to present The End Becomes the Beginning, a performance installation in which projections will envelope the walls, corners and ceiling. Music will fill the room with sounds, rhythms and stillness - creating a space to listen and watch, be and to dream, to come and go and linger.


Brian Chase is a drummer and composer living in Brooklyn. His diverse range of work/play includes that with rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the community of the New York improvised/experimental music scene and Drums & Drones, an electro-acoustic project focusing on the application of just intonation to drums and percussion. Brian credits his primary teachers as Susie Ibarra (NYC), Greg Bandy and Michael Rosen (Oberlin Conservatory), and John Miceli (Long Island).


Shelley Hirsch is a vocalist, composer and storyteller whose primarily solo compositions, staged multimedia works, improvisations, radio plays and surround sound pieces have been presented internationally in various venues, including concert halls, clubs, radio, film and television. She has received grants from Creative Capital, NYFA, NYSCA, Mary Flagler Carey Trust, NEA and AIRS from the DAAD, Yaddo and Montalvo Arts Center.


Hirsch performed versions of her storytelling composition  "My Father Piece" at the festival of Solos in St Petersburg, Russia and at Poppers Locarno in Brooklyn. She has performed improvisations with Alexei Plouisnine and Baba Sissoka from Mali in St Petersburg. She has performed with Christian Marclay in Zoom Zoom, Hirsch at the Aargauer Kunsthaus in Switzerland, with turntable player Joke Lanz in Berlin Germany and at Cafe Oto in London. She has also performed in NYC with Ron Anderson, at The Stone w/ Sarah Bernstein, Anthony Coleman, Michael Evans and Ches Smith and at Eyebeam with Jacques Demierre, Urs Leimgruber, Paul Lytton and Nate Wooley. She has also performed voice/electronics with MV Carbon and Ursula Scherrer for Scherrer’s piece “beyond” at Roulette. She has given artist talks in Bern, Zurich, London and NYC.


Kato Hideki is a musician, composer, sound artist & producer based in Brooklyn, NY. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, he was a seminal member of the Tokyo noise-music scene of the early 90s. Arriving in New York in 1992, he became an integral part of the downtown music scene. He has performed in major festivals around the world and received commissions from The Kitchen, the Swiss Institute, La Mama TAKE Dance and the Irondale Ensemble. Kato has released 13 albums, including three CDs on Tzadik Records with his trio Death Ambient with Fred Frith and Ikue Mori, and his other projects Tremolo of Joy, Green Zone and OMNI; as well as the solo CDs Turbulent Zone and Hope & Despair. 


In addition to his own projects, Kato has been an active collaborator with other sound, visual artists and dance companies. Collaborators include Brian Chase, Nicolas Collins, James Fei, Eyvind Kang, John King, Karen Mantler, Christian Marclay, Zeena Parkins, Yoshihide Otomo, Robert Poss, Michael Schumacher and Ursula Scherrer. He has composed and performed music for TAKE Dance’s THERE and HERE. He has also performed with Alexsandra Beller/Dances, Liz Gerring Dance Canpany and The New York City Ballet. He also co-produced the music for the 2011 Bessie Award-winning THEM (a production for dance, poetry and music by Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dennis Copper & Chris Cochrane).


Ursula Scherrer is a Swiss artist living in New York City. Her aesthetic training began with dance, transitioned to choreography and expanded to photography, video, text, mixed media and performance art. Her work has been shown at REDCAT, Los Angeles, Ideas City Festival of the New Museum, New York, The Clocktower Gallery, New York, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, Brooklyn Museum, Seoul Square/Gana Art Gallery, Korea, Organhaus, Chongqing, China, LACE, Los Angeles, City Center, New York, artMuse, Gdansk and Bocholt, ZKM, Karlsruhe, LAB, San Francisco, Würtemburgischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich, Switzerland, Raum in Bologna, Italy, Kunstraum Krems, Austria, O’artoteca, Milan, Italy, Gasometer, Liechtenstein, Espai Ubu, Barcelona, Centre d’Art La Panera, Lleida, Spain, among others.


Michael J. Schumacher is a composer, performer and installation artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He is the music director of the Liz Gerring Dance Company, with whom he has worked since 1984. His sound installations have been presented in North America, Europe and Asia. His set of five sound installations, was published by XI Records and is playable on up to eight speakers and can be installed on a computer to create generative sound environments in a listener’s home.


Schumacher’s composition “Grid” (a computer-generated score that unfolds in real time) has been exhibited in New York, Barcelona and Houston. He has created several large-scale sound installations, among them “Living Room Pieces”, a sound installation that ran continuously for over one year in an apartment at the Chelsea Hotel. In 2010 he created a building-wide installation at EMPAC in Troy, NY.  His “Room Pieces Berlin 2012” was presented on the 8000 speaker “Wavefield Synthesis” system at Berlin’s Technical University.



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Brooklyn, NY 11206

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