April 24, 2014 8:00 pm
8:00 1st set: Leonid Galaganov (Percussion), Billy Drewes (Reeds), Zach Clarke (Piano)
9:30 2nd set – Scapula Hoes: Briggan Krauss (Alto Saxophone, Guitar) Jonathan Goldberger (Guitar) and Devin Gray (Drums)
The Drewes/Clarke/Galaganov Trio members have been meeting regularly with other musicians striving to make music of the moment and explore together in a free and open environment. The focus of this trio not only considers melodic, rhythmic and harmonic concepts, and a strong foundation in music tradition but looks to delve into the subjects that arise including emotion, humor, irony, humility, and the physical nature of sound. (more…)
April 25, 2014 8:00 pm
1st set 8:00 PM John Voirol, Solo Sax
2nd set 9:30 PM Lerner/Filiano/Grassi
John Voirol has made himself indispensable in the Swiss Jazz-Scene for a long time. This diehard musician, born in 1958, is, characteristically, simultaneously active in three to four first class bands as clarinetist, saxophonist and composer. His busy concert agenda permitting, John teaches at the Musikhochschule Luzern (Lucerne School of Music) or joins fellow musicians in the recording studio to experiment with the creation of the next CD.
John Voirol likes changes of rhythm – within tunes as well as within his musical career. He performed with the Vince Benedetti Big Band, with Catherina Valente, with Mr. Defunkt Joseph Bowie and explored the stages in Vienna, New York and Leverkusen. It goes without saying that he has also left a mark on countless musicals, including such endearing projects (more…)
April 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Pianist and Composer Paul Morin and Violinist and Composer Patrisa Tomassini will be performing Beethoven’s Spring Sonata and Piazzolla’s Spring from the Four Seasons. The program will also consist of original compositions by both Patrisa Tomassini and Paul Morin.
Paul Morin is a classically trained pianist, contemporary composer, and artist. He was a prizewinner at the Music Club of Douglaston Piano Competition. For two consecutive years, Paul was awarded The Suffolk County Piano Forum Prize. His recent public piano performances include UTEQ University in South America, Steinway Hall NYC, The United Nations, Spectrum NYC, Faust Harrison Hall, Blackbox Theater, Saint Peters NYC, and The Staller Center. Paul has performed with The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra and The New York University Symphony Orchestra. He is professionally associated with the College Music Society and The American Composers Forum (more…)
April 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Radical 2 presents an evening of theatrically driven percussion music. The program will include two premiers by Radical 2′s own Dennis Sullivan: Skycycle Variations (for solo vibraphone, Thai gongs, voice, and electronics) and Apocalypse Ready (for speaking/singing percussion quartet).
Also on the bill will be the Mobius Percussion Quartet. They will be giving a full performance of Kate Neal’s what hath II among other exciting pieces for percussion quartet (more…)
May 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Jorge Roeder Solo & Cabin Trio
New York’s contemporary music scene is singularly vast in scope, perhaps impossible to cover with a single series. With this residency at The Firehouse Space, Dan Blake brings together a range of collaborations that at least begins to represent the diversity of experiences and musical styles he has witnessed while living in New York.
For the fourth concert of the series, Jorge Roeder will play a rare solo set. Originally from Lima, Peru, Jorge is among the most sought after bassists in New York. His work with artists such as Gary Burton, Kenny Werner, Shai Maestro, and Julian Lage goes beyond that of a “sideman,” helping to define the sound of every musical situation he takes part in. He will perform a set of solo music expressing the wide range of influences that inform his style, including contemporary jazz, Peruvian folkloric music, electronic processing (more…)
May 2, 2014 8:00 pm
The violin/viola duo, andPlay, continues to push the boundaries of the traditional string duo with this eclectic program of music from up and coming composers. Collaborations with New York-based composers Kevin Baldwin, Ian Ng, and John Rot, have led to three new premieres that vary in their exploration of textural, rhythmic, and timbral possibilities. Also on the program are works by Matt Frey and Stefano Gervasoni that further enhance the playful and creative approach to sound that andPlay brings to every performance (more…)
May 3, 2014 8:00 pm
On behalf of the members of Iktus Percussion, we are pleased to announce the 2014 installment of The Firehouse New Music Series. One of the featured highlights of our concert season, Ikus will host some of New York City’s most cutting edge, diverse, and electrifying experimental new music ensembles and performers. We are looking forward to performances from Mariel Roberts, Jessica Meyer, Angelica Negron, Quiet City, David Smooke, Karl Larson, Aaron Siegel, Richard Kamerman, Uptown Girls, TIGUE, What Where, and The [kāj] Ensemble (more…)
May 4, 2014 8:00 pm
The May 4th concert at The Firehouse Space celebrates and caps off the NYU residency of Fjóla Evans and Alex Weiser who have been students of Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe for the past two years. The concert will include recent works commissioned by the grizzly up-and-coming ensemble, Bearthoven, comprised of inimitable mainstays of the New York new music scene: Matt Evans, Karl Larson, and Pat Swoboda. Charlotte Mundy, whose performances have been praised as “preternaturally focused” and “mesmerizing” by the New York Times, will join Karl Larson to perform Weiser’s recent pensive song cycle Marks. Prolific commissioners of new music Maya Bennardo and Hannah Levinson of violin and viola duo andPlay, will join the bill to premiere a piece recently written for them by Fjóla Evans (more…)
May 7, 2014 8:00 pm
The Cellar and Point — Fundraiser Show for Fall 2014 Tour
The Cellar and Point is a garage-chamber septet whose musical universe comprises the detail of modern concert music, the improvisational sensibilities of downtown jazz, and the emotional directness of alt-rock. Formed in 2010 by drummer/composer Joseph Branciforte and guitarist/composer Christopher Botta, the ensemble features an impressive cross-section of young talent from NYC’s classical, jazz, and new music scenes. Members of the group also currently perform with JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Signal, and Mantra Percussion. Time Out NY’s Steve Smith has described the ensemble’s sound as “ethereal chamber-prog” and lauded their live performance as “brainy, yet highly engaging.” (more…)
May 8, 2014 8:00 pm
Punk rock, indie pop and a chamber concerto. That’s what teenage new-music sensations, Face the Music, bring to The Firehouse Space, in the first of two performances this season. Performing Huang Ruo’s “The Lost Garden: Chamber Concerto no. 2”, covers of the raucous punk-jazz quartet Gutbucket, and “Kepler62f”, an indie-pop suite composed by Face the Music’s own Howard Lin. This program will offer you a glimpse into the digital minds of this generation’s talented teenagers – and next generation’s musical leaders. (more…)