We met with 50% of So Percussion—Adam Sliwinski and Eric Beach—to talk about their upcoming Carnegie Hall concert, American Patterns, on November 23, 2013 (8 PM pre-concert talk with David Lang/So Percussion + 9 PM gig). It was also the perfect opportunity to look back on So Percussion’s career and have a sneak peek at their brand new studio in Brooklyn.
So Percussion is: Eric Beach | Josh Quillen | Adam Sliwinski | Jason Treuting
The program for their Nov. 23 concert is:
BRYCE DESSNER Music for Wood and Strings (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
MATMOS so-called remix (World Premiere)
SO PERCUSSION/MATMOS Carnegie Double Music (World Premiere)
On Sunday, June 16, 2013, the Bang on a Can Marathon was presented at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, as part of the River To River Festival 2013.
Even though it felt weird not to be at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden (the Schimmel Center was almost too intimate), the audience surely appreciated the comfort and the acoustics. Here is a video recap of the marathon in 12 minutes:
Bang on a Can Marathon 2013
00:19 – Derek Bermel: Canzonas Americanas, Mvt 1: “El Dude” | Alarm Will Sound 00:49 – Jeffrey Brooks: After the Treewatcher | Alarm Will Sound 01:19 – Peter Evans (trumpet): solo 01:51 – Charlie Piper: zoetrope | Alarm Will Sound 02:23 – Caleb Burhans: oh ye of little faith… (do you know where your children are?) | Alarm Will Sound 02:54 – Lukas Ligeti: lakoni in kazonnde* | David Cossin & Ben Reimer, drums 03:23 – Cabaret Contemporain
03:54 – Shara Worden: Before the Words | Brooklyn Youth Chorus 04:26 – Nico Muhly: Short Prayers in Respect of a Storm | Brooklyn Youth Chorus with Aleeza Meir piano and string quartet 04:57 – Kendall Williams: Conception* | NYU Contemporary Music Ensemble / NYUSTEEL, Jonathan Haas, Director/Conductor 05:27 – Yungchen Llamo & Anton Batagov: Medicine Buddha, White Palace 05:57 – John King: Astral Epitaphs | Brooklyn Youth Chorus, TILT, & John King, live electronics 06:27 – Talk Normal: XO, Shot This Time, Dedicate This Song 06:58 – Tom Zé (arr. Stephanie Richards) Mā | Asphalt Orchestra
07:41 – Julia Wolfe With a blue dress on** | Monica Germino, violin 08:11 – Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee (Ten canons for nine instruments) | Talea Ensemble 08:42 – Angélica Negrón: Drawings for Meyoko | Hotel Elefant 09:12 – Cabaret Contemporain 09:42 – David Lang: death speaks | Bang on a Can All-Stars & Shara Worden, voice 10:12 – Tamar Muskal: Mar de Leche | Maya Beiser, cello with the Provenance Project Band 10:59 – Annea Lockwood: Vortex | Bang on a Can All-Stars 11:29 – Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare | Bang on a Can All-Stars 12:15 – Tatsuya Yoshida: Zwimbarrac Khafzavrapp | Asphalt Orchestra
* World Premiere ** US Premiere
If you’re not into moving images, we also took some photos:
The video for Corpus was created by Satan’s Pearl Horses – a New York / Tokyo based collective that includes Jimmy Sakai, Nikolai Antonie, and Kohta Asakura. Each of the tracks off the album is accompanied by visuals during the live show. The videos each deal with a part of the body in a very abstract way – limbs, lungs, heart – so that the final one is kind of a reveal in which you get the entire picture.
[EAR HEART MUSIC] Daniel Wohl & Transit New Music – “Corps Exquis”
Tuesday, June 4, at 8:00 PM General Admission: $15 Members/Students/Seniors: $10 ..:: Website
Few would deny that the latest internet sensation is goats—screaming goats—and it didn’t take long for video mashups to come out on YouTube (one of the most popular being I Knew You Were A Goat When You Walked In by Taylor Swift). The classical vocal repertoire needed some and here are 5 videos of goats screaming classical music that we find particularly effective:
1. Schoenberg’s “Moonstruck” from Pierrot Lunaire Op. 21 (Patricia Rideout)
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