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This week: concerts in New York (February 15 – February 21, 2016)

loadbang | Pop-Up Concerts

This Pop-Up includes the folk-inspired soundworld of Taylor Brook’s Ouaricon Songs: Volume 2 and David Lang’s Waiting for the Man, a reimagining of a similarly named Velvet Underground song. The program also features the Kyrie from a 14th century mass juxtaposed with its contemporary counterpoint, composed by loadbang’s own Andy Kozar.
Tuesday, February 16 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY
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Fragments Duo and Tristan Kasten-Krause

Fragements Duo and Tristan Kasten-Krause perform at Scholes Street Studio.
Tuesday, February 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $10
Scholes Street Studio, 275 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Yo La Tengo & Alvin Lucier | Ecstatic Music Festival

Alvin Lucier

Alvin Lucier

Yo La Tengo presents an evening centered around their relationship with the work of seminal composer Alvin Lucier. The band will perform a number of Lucier’s classic and recent compositions, along with a premiere written by Lucier explicitly for them, and a number of songs from their extensive catalog that speak to Lucier’s music directly.
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25, $15 students
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY
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Eleonor Sandresky: Piano Études of the 21st Century

Eleonor Sandresky performs piano etudes by herself and Philip Glass.
Wednesday, February 17 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Lowell Liebermann & Students | NYFOS Next

An evening of new music hosted and curated by Lowell Liebermann, with songs by Liebermann’s students at Mannes School of Music including Nathan Fletcher, Rona Park, and Carlos Perez Tabares.
Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
OPERA America’s National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, New York, NY
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Gity Razaz

On each of these two evenings, Razaz will present two works. The first is Songs from the Book of Nightmares, a dramatic cycle, illuminating the mystical, otherworldly and mysterious union of man and woman in the context of a distorted love poem. The second is Legend of Sigh, a world premiere featuring cellist Inbal Segev, which explores the themes of birth, transformation and death through re-telling an old Azerbaijani folk tale about a mysterious being, who appears every time someone lets out a heartfelt sigh, unknowingly calling him to the rescue.
Friday, February 19 & 22 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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TIGUE + Adrian Knight | Avant Music Festival

Tigue

Avant Music Festival 2016 opens with Day Trip, a ten-hour performance/installation by Swedish composer Adrian Knight and the percussion trio TIGUE. Day Trip is a series of extended-duration musical pieces – five (plus an installation) by Knight and three by TIGUE – stitched together into a continuous production. The works include live performances, pre-recorded compositions and sine-tone installations.
Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 PM
Free early entry, Tickets $8-$12 after
Wild Project, 195 East 3rd Street, New York, NY
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Automatic Music Hackathon

Composer/Bassist Florent Ghys performs at the Lyrics & Language Hackathon, January 2016.

Composer/Bassist Florent Ghys performs at the Lyrics & Language Hackathon, January 2016.

Monthly Music Hackathon NYC is open to everyone, all skill sets and all skill levels. Start the day with inspiring talks by composers, musicians, and techies who have made algorithmic music projects. Then gather together for a big (optional) brainstorming session to share ideas, form teams, and get starting making stuff. Come with ideas and bring your instruments and computers. Perform or demo what you made at 8pm.
Saturday, February 20 at 12:00 PM
Free
Spotify, 45 West 18th Street, New York, NY
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Percussion Music Marathon

NS Curators and percussionists Ian Rosenbaum and Andy Akiho curate a five-hour percussion festival, featuring percussive sounds from contemporary classical to improvisation to jazz by musicians who are furthering the percussion field.
Saturday, February 20 at 5:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Dalit Warshaw and Jessica Meyer: Intimate Voices | Composers Now Festival

Using a unique combination of sounds that include viola, piano, countertenor, and theremin, Brahms’s Two Songs and Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis will be re-imagined alongside Steven Burke’s Cradle Song, Jessica Meyer’s Seasons of Basho, and the world premiere of Dalit Hadass Warshaw’s Ballade.
Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Teodora Stepančič

Pianist Teodora Stepančič performs music by Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Michael Finnissy, and Assaf Gidron.
Saturday, February 20 at 8:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Ramin Arjomand: Reinterpretations

Ramin Arjomand

Ramin Arjomand

Ramin Arjomand’s Reinterpretations series continues at Spectrum.
Sunday, February 21 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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Passepartout Duo

Passepartout Duo performs music by Hannah Lash, John Luther Adams, Georges Aperghis, and Wally Gunn.
Sunday, February 21 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY
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