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This week: concerts in New York (March 25 – March 31, 2013)

Vital Vox Festival | Vox Electronics: Philip Hamilton / Loom Trio / Sarah Bernstein

VITAL VOX: A VOCAL FESTIVAL explores the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres. It celebrates composer-performers in the vocal arts who stretch and expand the voice in new and original ways, continuing a strong contemporary tradition developed in the United States. Over the course of two diverse evenings VITAL VOX explores “Vox Electronics.”  Performances draw from wide-ranging international influences and genres including jazz, experimental, contemporary, free improvisation, world music, interactive electro-acoustic and audio sampling. Read I Care If You Listen’s 5 questions to Sabrina Lastman and Sasha Bogdanowitsch about Vital Vox 2012 here.
Monday, March 25 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, Students/Seniors/Members $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Iktus Percussion, Concert Black and ensemble, et al.

Concert Black, Iktus Percussion, Ensemble, et al.

Concert Black, Iktus Percussion, Ensemble, et al.

Galapagos Art Space will present an evening of new music featuring three ensembles, each offering their own distinct take on contemporary percussion-based music: Concert Black — a trio of flute, double bass, and percussion — performing all original work for their unique instrumentation; the percussion quartet ensemble, et al. will display their unique blend of new-music aesthetic with a “garage-band” spirit, performing original compositions and arrangements by the group’s members; and Iktus Percussion will close out the evening with a powerful, virtuosic set of contemporary percussion repertoire, with music by Julia Wolfe, Philippe Hurel , Iannis Xenakis, and more.

Tuesday, March 26 at 8 PM
​Tickets $15 in advance | $20 at the door
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn
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The String Quartets of John Adams | Attacca Quartet

The Attacca Quartet

The Attacca Quartet

The Attacca Quartet performs the string quartets of John Adams, with the composer in attendance.
Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Vital Vox Festival | “Vox Electronics: Lisa Karrer / Sasha Bogdanowitsch / Pamela Z

Pamela Z

Pamela Z

Day two of the Vital Vox Festival, featuring works by Lisa Karrer, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, and Pamela Z.
Tuesday, March 26 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, Students/Seniors/Members $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Valgeir Sigurðsson w/ Nadia Sirota

Composer, musician, engineer,  and producerValgeir Sigurðsson will be paired with Nadia Sirota, whose album Baroque, is out on New Amsterdam.
Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Tickets advance $15/ $17 at the door
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., New York, NY
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Susanna Mälkki conducts AXIOM and musicians from the Sibelius Academy

AXIOM presents a program in collaboration with the Sibelius Academy, which will be showcased at the Helsinki Festival next summer. The program includes works by Sean Shepherd, Veti-Matti Puumala, Elliott Carter, Jukka Tiensuu, and Anthony Cheung.
Thursday, March 28 at 8 PM
FREE
The Juilliard School, 155 West 65th Street, New York, NY
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Kevin James’s Vanishing Languages series | Ethel, Speak Percussion, and The [kāj] Ensemble

Ethel - Photo by James Ewing

Ethel – Photo by James Ewing

The string quartet ETHEL, the Australian ensemble, Speak Percussion, and The [kāj] Ensemble premiere three multi-media works in contemporary composer Kevin James’s Vanishing Languages series. Each work features live musicians with surround sound audio content drawn from field recordings of the last speakers of nearly extinct languages.
Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29 at 8 PM
Tickets $15 general, $10 students/members/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn
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Noise Non-ference

Non-ference-posterQubit—a new contemporary music and performance art initiative founded in 2010—presents a two-day festival celebrating noise in a variety of media, featuring visual, sonic and written artwork from around the world. Featured artists include: Ranjit Bhatnagar, Natacha Diels, Richard Eigner, Jeffrey Treviño, Elizabeth Hoffman, Genoël von Lilienstern, etc.
Friday, March 29 at 7:30 PM at Dixon Place
Saturday, March 30 at 3:30 and 7:30 PM at Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural And Educational Center (Flamboyán Theater)

For more info, visit: http://qubitmusic.com/2012-13season

Music of NYU Composers | Momenta Quartet

Momenta performs the works of NYU composers, featuring world premieres by Gordon Beeferman, Jue Wang, Friedrich Heinrich Kern, Moon Young Ha, and Adele Fournet; with guest choreographer Stephanie Sleeper and electric guitarist Felipe Wurst.
Saturday, March 30 at 6 PM
FREE
NYU Silver Center Room 220, 31 Washington Place, New York, NY
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Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, David Arner and FILTER

This electroacoustic improvising quartet features three humans (piano, accordion synthesizer, greis/electronics) and one machine (electronics) which reacts to its partners, transforming their sound in a musical dialogue. This set will feature each of the three possible human-machine duos, followed by the full quartet.
Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, members/students/seniors $10
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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Reinventing the Grid

Bunita Marcus presents new works from composers Masami Tomihisa, Michael Vincent Waller, Georgia Bell, Ellen O’Meara, Lisa Cay Miller, and Albert Goncalves.
Sunday, March 31 at 2 PM
Suggested donation $10/$5
Piano Magic 78 Reade St. Apt 5E, buzzer 9 NY, NY 10007
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Sam Reising

Sam Reising | Twitter @samreising

Sam Reising is studying music composition at New York University.
http://www.samreising.com

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