Posts Tagged ‘Timo Andres’
Atmospheric Shift: Music of the Elements/The Water: FLOOD
Zentripetal Duo – Photo by Josh Pashman
TSS teams up with new music duo Zentripetal for part two in their series of musical perspectives on the climate extremes experienced globally and seen locally in Brooklyn, as heard through element-inspired chamber music of living composers. On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, The Water: FLOOD looks at the ways that water affects our everyday lives in this borough through the lens of the losses suffered from that catastrophic event.
Monday, October 21 at 7 PM
Tickets $12 at the door, $10 in advance
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
Bonjour is not quite your average chamber music ensemble. With a rather uncharacteristic instrumentation, this group has altered rules of the game. Formed around the music of composer and bassist, Florent Ghys, they made their official debut at NYC’s Flea Theater in the spring of 2012. The music they play freely crosses the boundaries between pop, minimalist and contemporary. Their most recent project is inspired by the North Indian classical tradition, each of the compositions being associated with a specific moment of the week.
Monday, October 21 at 8 PM
Tickets $10 advance, $15 at the door
Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY
NYU Interactive Arts Series
NYU Steinhardt’s Music Technology and Composition Program presents the Interactive Arts Series featuring compositions by electro-acoustic music pioneer Morton Subotnick. The 2013 Fall IAS is a special event where we celebrate Morton Subotnick’s 80th birthday! Pianist Kathleen Supové and trombonist Ben Herrington will performing works for piano, trombone, and electronics.
Monday, October 21 at 8 PM
Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street, New York, NY
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Anxiety of Influence | Timo Andres, Leo Carey, and Peter Mendelsund
Timothy Andres – Photo by Jonathan Waiter
This is a discussion with pianist/composer Timo Andres, artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund, and The New Yorker’s Leo Carey. Andres, whose most recent album, Home Stretch, explores and recreates pieces by Mozart and Brian Eno, is a huge admirer of Peter Mendelsund, who has designed book jackets for iconic authors such as Joyce, Kafka, Cortázar, and Foucault. Together with the help of critic Carey, they will talk about their respective “anxiety of influences” and the ways in which they hope to remain faithful to a tradition while making it their own. Copies of Home Stretch, which releases that day, will be on sale.
Tuesday, July 30 at 7 PM
Housing Works, Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby Street New York, NY
James Carson & Lyndon Rochelle
Pianist James Carson & drummer Lyndon Rochelle perform together at Rockwood Music Hall.
Tuesday, July 30 at 11:15 PM
Free (donations welcome)
Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2 196 Allen Street, New York, NY
Jherek Bischoff with Jen Goma, Greg Saunier, and Contemporaneous
Jherek Bischoff – Photo by Thomas Deneuville
Following an opening set of folk-inspired music by Shawn Jaeger and Donnacha Dennehy, Contemporaneous will play with “pop polymath” Jherek Bischoff in a full set of his fresh, energetic music, including world premiere works and arrangements.
Wednesday, July 31 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $13 advance, $15 day of show
(le) poisson rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe (Workshop V) | American Composers Orchestra
coLABoratory: Playing It UNsafe is the first and only professional research and development lab to support the creation of cutting-edge new American orchestral music through no-holds-barred experimentation, encouraging composers to do anything but play it safe.The composers participating in coLABoratory this season are Du Yun, Troy Herion, Raymond J. Lustig, Judith Sainte Croix, and Dan Visconti, selected from a national search for their willingness to experiment and stretch their own musical sensibilities, and their ability to test the limits of the orchestra. This season, coLABoratory will include a unique incubation process of workshops, public readings, collaborative feedback, and laboratory performances of music, open to the public, taking place from November 2012 through April 2013. Each composer’s work is developed with the orchestra over the course of the season in a process that includes ACO’s Music Director George Manahan, ACO’s artistic leadership Robert Beaser and Derek Bermel, mentor composer Morton Subotnick, plus ACO advisors and members of the orchestra.
Tuesday, April 2 at 2 PM
The DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St., New York, NY
Premiere of Violin Sonata No. 2 | Robert Sirota
Robert Sirota – Photo by Brian Hatton
Violinist Laurie Carney and pianist David Friend will give the world premiere of Robert Sirota’s Violin Sonata No. 2. Sirota wrote the sonata for Carney, a founding member of the American String Quartet (ASQ), and dedicated it to their mothers who both passed away recently. The concert will also include Brahms’ Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major; Messiaen’s Theme and Variations; and Faure’s Piano Quartet in C Minor with violist Daniel Avshalomov (also of the ASQ) and cellist William Grubb (Carney’s husband).
Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 PM
Manhattan School of Music’s Greenfield Hall, 120 Claremont Ave., New York, NY
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Chicago is a hot burning bonfire of contemporary music, bursting with talented composers, expert players/ensembles, and a growing, appreciative audience. Some weeks there are more performances than it is physically possible to attend, a phenomenon we have hash-tagged #ChicagoNewMusicPlethora. We faced the latest of these dilemmas on the weekend of March 8-10, 2013 when we attended concerts by Third Coast Percussion, Fifth House Ensemble, and Spektral Quartet. Three outstanding concerts in three days . . . and we had to skip at least four others in the process.
Third Coast Percussion Ensemble with guest pianists Timo Andres and David Kaplan (photo credit: Larry Dunn)
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Igor Stravinsky once said that “A good composer does not imitate; he steals.” In Histories, a new piece by Brooklyn-based composer collective Sleeping Giant and commissioned by the Deviant Septet ensemble, they do just that, stealing from the bad boy of music himself in what becomes a revisionist and exhilarating look at history, artistic influence, remix culture, and the process of creation.
On May 24, Deviant Septet and Sleeping Giant joined to present Histories at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room. Deviant Septet is an ensemble of musicians that came together to fulfill Stravinsky’s unique vision of instruments needed for his L’histoire du Soldat ensemble. L’histoire du soldat, or The Soldier’s Tale, was a theatrical work based on a Russian folk tale composed by Stravinsky and initially performed in 1918. Scored for a septet of double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet or trumpet, trombone and percussion, Stravinsky had imagined that this combination of instruments would grow in influence and scope. Deviant Septet’s mission is to not only realize Stravinsky’s unfulfilled dream, but to extend his vision, commissioning avant-garde and unique works to add a spark of the unusual to modern chamber music. Sleeping Giant consists of six emerging composers (all Yale School of Music Graduates: Timo Andres, Ted Hearne, Jacob Cooper, Christopher Cerrone, Andrew Norman, and Robert Honstein) who, similarly to Deviant Septet, are unafraid to shake things up a bit in the contemporary classical world, and are drawn to one another based upon mutual respect of their unique compositional voices.
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