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EL MUNDO - A CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT

EL MUNDO, FORMER EAGLE THEATER, SPANISH HARLEM, NYC

 

VIDEO : See a 7 min excerpt (original 55 min)

a small REVIEW

press: New York Times - as jpg

press: purple diary

press: haffingtonpost

press: out of order

 

text WRITTEN BY RG

photographs - 20 editon 1 / 6

75 X 100 CM / 29.5 X 39.3 inches

EL MUNDO - A CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT AT EL MUNDO, FORMER EAGLE THEATER, SPANISH HARLEM, NYC

the actual concert held in January 23, 2013, the coldest day of the year so far with the support of Matthew Higgs from White Columns, New York and Haunted Houses Projects, Spanish Harlem, New York.

Thanks the everybody who came and the current and former Juilliard muscians, Rachel Koblyakov, Siyi, jeff, Ok-Cha Lim, and Ken Okiiishi. Thanks also to El Mundo . All Brands, a discount retailer to be evicted the following week of the concert. Their lease went up by several times.

(Siji and Jeff don't want to appear in internet search machines)

 

TWO SCREEN PUBJECTION, VIDEO 55 MIN

first presentation: Villa Merkel, Essllingen /Stuttgart,  Triennale, Group show by Andreas Baur. His support made the publication possible.

second presentaton: Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (Cabinet der Angst - Group show by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Catherine Hug

camera: RG, Gerhard Frommel,  and others.

See a 7 min excerpt (original 55 min)

 

A PUBLICATION  - MOUSSE Publishing, MILAN

with the total support of Andreas Baur, Villa Merkel and some financial engagement by Kunsthalle Wien as well as White Columns and Haunted Houses Projects, New York.

design: RG and Dominik Krauß

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

two sets of photographs taken by me and others including Nick Mauss, Friedhelm Brill, Anna Oberle-Brill and others.

20 images of the place without the audience - see here

individual images taken with the audience - see a selection below 

photographs - 20 editon 1 / 6

 

AN EXHIBITION IN NEW YORK AT KAI MATSUMIYA, 2014

 

THE PUBLICATION:

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VIDEO :  four 1 minute excerpts :

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Projection --- Villa Merkel, 2013

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VIDEO :  four 1 minute excerpts :

 

 

thanks to everybody involved: in particlar all the musicians ( Ok-Ja Lim, Siyi Fang, Rachel Koblyakov,, Jay Dref, and Ken Okiishi )- Rachel Koblyakov, for the program, el mundo, white columns, Matthew Higgs, Ari Taub (16mm camera), Gerhard Frommel (video Camera 1), Marshal Garbus (sound)  - additional photographic help by Nick Mauss and Friedhlem Brlll.

 

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the musicians are arriving... seeing the former theater the first time  - jay,  siyin, rachel, ken

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Thanks to all the wonderful muscians, to El Mundo - All brand name, and Matthew Higgs, and White Columns.

music files will be coming soon.

 

 

Partial history of the place:

 

1914
In 1914 the structure was modified for MOTION PICTURE SHOWS, meaning it must have been also already some structure for performances before 1914, since they spoke about

1926 / 1927
It was listed first in the FILM DAILY YEAR BOOK of 1926 as the EAGLE THEATER - the eagle is still hanging in there. (600 places)
in 1927 it became the NEW EAGLE THEATER wiht 1800 seats. - since then it is listed as built in 1926.

before that I was already some kind of theater - may be a so- calle storefront theater or a nickel odeon (entry one nickle, 5 cent)

1981
in 1981 it became a meat market

1992
in 1992 I found a building code violation of the building from the funny company with the name:
HUNGRY JADRO WAREHOUSE

1997
Since 1997 and it was what it always was: a massed up discout store I bought toilet paper, cleaning material and many practical items of cheap value.

current owner is there for over 10 years. the next club owner (I made an interview with the curernt owner) is paying 25 000 dollar rent a month. I cannot understand how they wanna make that money - this is teh amount he told me on video.

more about the place -

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The buildling, when it was still the EAGLE THEATER early 1980s - as found in NYC tax files - there it is listed as built in 1926.

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from the new york times:

Another Cosmopolitan Colony Has Planted Itself in Eastern Harlem ...
This new east side lies in the region east of Third Avenue and between Eightieth .... ]during the season the theatre, seating 3100, Imest as many as the A{ Opera ...
October 9, 1904 - FIRST MAGAZINE SECTION - Article - Print Headline: "Another Cosmopolitan Colony Has Planted Itself in Eastern Harlem Within the Last Few Years -- Its Population Already Is 250,000 Foreigners -- A New Field of Usefulness for Social Workers."

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THERE WAS A HIGH RISE TRAIN THROUGHOUT ALL THIRD AVENUE (THE WAY IT EXISTS STILL IN QUEESN AND BROOKLYN)

CALLED THE "EL".. FINITO IN 1955

http://thehistorybox.com/ny_city/italian_harlem_cruisin_50s_no_2_nycity.htm

 

 

---  el mundo is gone

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VIDEO : See a 7 min excerpt (original 55 min)

a small REVIEW

text WRITTEN BY RG