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This week: concerts in New York (May 20 – May 26, 2013)

Conrad Tao

Pianist Conrad Tao performs the music of Ravel, Rachmaninoff, Meredith Monk, and himself at (le) poisson rouge.
Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Mivos Quartet

Mivos Quartet - Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

Mivos Quartet – Photo by Ralf Puder/Nana Fran

Mivos joins a stellar cast of musicians in this 10-day exhibit of Elliott Sharp’s Foliage. Tuesday night they offer their own interpretation of Sharp’s epic graphic score piece, with video by Janene Higgins.
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 PM
Tickets $10
REVERSE 21 Frost St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn NY
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Iktus Percussion: The Interactive Ideal | Ear Heart Music

Iktus Percussion, with guest artists Denise Filion and Julia Den Boer, explore the interaction of both electronic, acoustic, and instrumental theater of the Darmstadt era via a constellation of works for piano, percussion, and electronics. In his 1960 Kontakte, Karlheinz Stockhausen takes the analog electronic world as his primary palette, spreading colors on an acoustic canvas of piano and percussion sound. Luigi Nono’s 1976 Sofferte Onde Serene for piano and electronics turns inward, focusing less on exploration of sound and more on cultivation of dialogue. Nono involves us in an intimate, and at times beguiling, conversation between piano and the pre-recorded improvisations of Maurizio Pollini. Finally, Mauricio Kagel challenges conventional western musical tradition in his 1977 work, Dressur. Scored for over 50 wooden instruments and non-instruments, Kagel combines the visual and auditory to draw his audience into a whirlwind of absurdist and unorthodox musical theater. This piece may (or may not) contain partial nudity.
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 PM
Tickets $15, $10 members/students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY
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INTAR Evening of Experimental Guitar

As one of four concerts in INTAR Theater’s Spring Music Series, INTAR EXPERIMENTAL GUITAR NIGHT features some of NYC’s leading avant-guitarists in various musical settings. Brandon Seabrook brings his Seabrook Power Plant band and his hard-edged guitar/banjo attack to the INTAR stage. NYC Alternative Guitar Festival founder/guitarist/composer Joel Harrison (Nels Cline, Norah Jones, Uri Caine, Dewey Redman), guitarist/composer Cristian Amigo (Elliot Sharp, Eve Beglarian, Wadada Leo Smith), and drummer/composer Andrew Drury (Jason Kao Hwang, Steve Swell Trio) team up for their first improvised collaboration in a bass-less trio that is sure to reimagine world/roots music. Guitarist Tor Snyder (Bob Moses, Kenwood Denard, John Medeski) brings his singular, from-another-planet sound that he channels through a Moog guitar. It will be a night of far-searching music and energy as the musicians look to both epitomize and transcend the nature of the guitar.
Tuesday, May 21 at 8 PM
$10 suggested donation
INTAR Theater, 500 W. 52nd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY
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Earth to Ear Presents Insect Music

The evening will kick off with a presentation by Dan Mozgai, one of the foremost experts on cicada sounds and behavior. It will be followed by the world premiere of Richard Robinson’s Song of the Cicada, a 30-minute experimental documentary inspired by Rothenberg’s Bug Music and drawing parallels between the cicada’s life underground and the ordeal of former political prisoner Tim Blunk. Robert Krulwich, the founder of RadioLab, will then lead a panel discussion featuring Richard Robinson, Tim Blunk, David Rothenberg, and Umru Rothenberg to discuss the movie and ask questions. The evening will culminate with a music performance, Bug Music, featuring Pauline Oliveros (accordion), David Rothenberg (clarinets and laptop) Timothy Hill (overtone singing) and Garth Stevenson (double bass), playing off the sounds of cicadas and other insects.
Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 PM
$15 suggested donation
Judson Church, located at 55 Washington Square South, New York, NY
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Crossings: New York – Pittsburgh | Random Access Music and Alia Musica

Kate Dillingham

Kate Dillingham

RAM (Random Access Music) composers’ collective unites with the Pittsburgh-based collective Alia Musica to present cellist Kate Dillingham and pianist Amir Khosrowpour in a program that includes six new works and five world premieres.
Friday, May 24 at 8 PM
Tickets $20
Benzaquen Hall, DiMenna Center, 450 W. 37th Street, New York, NY
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Morphing Me | MADArt Creative

The Flamboyán Theater, CSV Cultural Center will be transformed into an interactive environment, centered with a fluorescent water installation ‐ Glow. Based on the installation, resident choreographer Lauren Camp creates a dance piece with 6 dancers with music performed by the modern trombone collective Guidonian Hand and composed by Jeremy Howard Beck. Colombian artist Leo Castaneda will exhibit his illusionistic abstract paintings, and work with Artistic Director Santino Lo to design the moving environment. The performance will conclude with an after-party featuring Paris-based post- modern jazz trio The Kandinsky Effect.
Saturday, May 25 at 7 PM
Tickets $15 Advance Tickets & $20 Day of Event
Flamboyán Theater, CSV Cultural Center, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY
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Instruments Unbound: Soloists with Electronics, Found Sounds, and Video

Hanging out with Florent Ghys | Hang #5

Four indie-classical composer/performers show the expanded capabilities of the contemporary soloist, using live processing of their instruments, electronics, found sounds and video art/projections. Sets by Florent Ghys, Lesley Flanigan, Angelica Negron, and Jennifer Stock.
Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM
Tickets: $10 advance / $12 day of show
92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street
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New York and Denmark | TRANSIT’s DoubleBill Festival

TRANSIT’s DoubleBill series highlights emerging composers from New York as well as another city. This format allows our audiences to hear the latest offerings from composers in a cultural hotspot. This concert features music by Ryan Carter, Sean Friar, Ryan Brown, Carsten Bo Eriksen, Ejnar Kanding, and Rasmus Zwicki.
Saturday, May 25 at 8 PM
Tickets $12, $10 for students. Cash only at the door.
Actors Fund Art Center, 160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY
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New York and Australia | TRANSIT’s DoubleBill Festival

TRANSIT’s DoubleBill series highlights emerging composers from New York as well as another city. This format allows our audiences to hear the latest offerings from composers in a cultural hotspot. This concert features music by Pat Muchmore, Matthew Welch, Angélica Negrón, Tim Hansen, William Gardiner, and Julian Day.
Sunday, May 26 at 8 PM
Tickets $12, $10 for students. Cash only at the door.
The DiMenna Center 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Sam Reising

Sam Reising | Twitter @samreising

Sam Reising is a composer living in New York City.
http://www.samreising.com



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