February 7, 2016 7:00 pm
A performance by Heroes Are Gang Leaders
After the poet Amiri Baraka died, poet and Guggenheim fellow Thomas Sayers Ellis and his frequent collaborator James Brandon Lewis (saxophonist and SONY/Okeh recording artist) formed Heroes Are Gang Leaders, a group of poets and musicians. They recorded The Amiri Baraka Sessions, an unreleased two CD project, then “The Avant-Age Garde I AMs of the Gal Luxury” and the recently released “Highest Engines Near / Near Higher Engineers.” Their membership includes notable poets and musicians including current Sun Ra Arkestra member Ryan Frazier (trumpet), Luke Stewart (bass), Margaret Morris (vocals) Janice Lowe (piano), Randall Horton (words), Devin Brahja Waldman (synthesizer), Ailish Hopper (words), Joey De Jesus (words), Larkin Grimm (harp) and Warren “Trae” Crudup (drums). HAGL has been described as a version of Funkadelic playing the Archie Shepp sound book and their latex released has been called “an Underground Classic” by Downtown Music Gallery. CDs will be on Sale!
February 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Karl Larson: Piano, Hitomi Honda: Piano, Robby Bowen: Precession, Cory Bracken: Precession/Composition
for two pianos, eight hands, and live electronics
The Heart Is No Place For War (2016)
for two pianos and two vibraphones
We Will Sell One Thousand Spiders (2016)
for two pianos and two vibraphones
February 13, 2016 8:00 pm
A real life
Alice in Wonderland, pianist Mary Prescott, delves into a world of experimental art music – a hyper-sensory dimension of fantasy, curiosity, and unpredictability. Examining Lewis Carrol’s surreal Victorian novel through improvisation, Prescott tries and tests the concepts of time, identity, reality and rules, no
ting that traditions behave strangely in Wonderland. A classically trained adventurer who thrives in an unlikely playground, Prescott unbuttons a naive yet profound identity, eliciting cavernous, expressive sounds of harmonious discord. Prescott invites listeners to explore their own whims and curiosities from behind the curtains of this bravely evocative music.
February 14, 2016 4:00 pm
#LOVESHINES: GIVE IT, LIVE IT
A Valentine’s Day Charity Event for Children
Hosted by Julie Spencer
Proceeds raised will benefit children with medical needs from low income families through The Institute for Family Health (www.institute.org
). The goal of the event is to raise $2000, which will go directly to The Institute for Family Health.
February 14, 2016 at 4PM at The Firehouse Space
(246 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY 11211: take L Train to Graham Ave.)
Suggested $10 Donation Per Person
Performances by an Eclectic Mix of Musicians and Artists:
Andy Barbera, guitar
Francesco Beccaro, bass
Loire Cotler, rhythm vocalist
Abby Fisher, percussion
Darrel Holnes, author
Brandon Ilaw, marimba
Lisa Jubilee, voice
Bob Quaranta, piano
Julie Spencer, marimba
Glen Velez, frame drums
Mesia Austin, percussion
Musicians, authors, and artists from diverse backgrounds in the New York City area are coming together to create a meaningful evening of eclectic music and presentations. The name of the event is the mission statement – letting love shine through our work and lives, giving something back that transcends feelings and makes a practical difference in children’s lives. Each artist who is donating their time and talent for #LOVESHINES: GIVE IT, LIVE IT believes deeply in using their creative work for social change. And what better day to show love than on Valentine’s Day.
February 18, 2016 8:00 pm
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Radio City Station, P.O. Box 1607
New York, NY 10101
COMPOSER’S VOICE’S NEW BEGINNINGS AT THE FIREHOUSE SPACE
Composer’s Voice is presenting a unique showcase of contemporary composers at The Firehouse Space on Thursday February 18th at 7:30 PM. This is the beginning of a series of concerts that will happen on the third Thursday of the month at Brooklyn’s Firehouse Space.
The performance will feature the works of contemporary composers: Greg Bartholomew, Fabian Beltran, Douglas Townsend, and Robert Voisey. Also presented on this concert is Composer’s Voice staple Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Beth Griffith including 15 one-minute works by Dennis Bathory-Kitsz, Christopher Danforth, David Drexler, Abraham Fabella, Daniel Goode, Paolo Longo, Pamela Madsen, Pamela J. Marshall, Luis Menacho, Koka Nikoladze, Brandon J Rolle, Justin Rubin, Naftali Schindler, William Vollinger, and Andrew Walters. (more…)
February 19, 2016 7:30 pm
Based in New York City, Phoenix Quartet’s performances center around Olivier Messiaen’s masterwork Quartet for the End of Time. For the 2015-16 season, Phoenix launches The End of Time Deconstructed, a large-scale commissioning project. They have assembled a cadre of internationally-acclaimed composers to contribute reinterpretations of Messiaen’s masterpiece; since Quartet consists of eight relatively short and somewhat disjointed movements, the composers’ new pieces will be played together as a brand new unit and used to supplement the original work. On February 19th, come hear Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time refreshed with remixes by a diverse group of composers, including Rebecca Erin Smith (Australia), Emily Praetorius (NY), Tyler Kline (FL), and Scott Rubin (CA).
February 20, 2016 8:00 pm
Founded in 2014, the Stadler-Landman saxophone duo was formed to have a unique voice among the growing field of sax duos. Consisting of two dedicated interpreters of new music, Basel-based Patrick Stadler and NYC-based Geoffrey Landman met while in school at the Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel. They have premiered works by Paul Clift and Matias Far, and have performed at the 17th World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg. Their recording of Isang Yun’s “Inventionen” will be released Spring 2016.
Dieter Ammann - d’accord(s) for two saxophone (2004)
Nadir Vassena - Animae for soprano saxophone (1995)
Mauro Hertig - Saxophon-Duo for alto and baritone saxophone (2016)
Matias Far - El poeta/en 7 letras, una de ellas releida for two alto saxophones (2012-2013)
Gary Berger - Link for alto saxophone and live-electronics (1998)
Paul Clift - Duet/Anagram (2015) written for saxophone duo Landman/Stadler
February 21, 2016 8:00 pm
“Advanced Soundpainting Session-Beginners Welcome.” We cover new concepts around this live-composing sign language, and share new ideas. Beginners can ‘swim’ and ask questions, and a short overview of gestures can also be done before diving in with the rest of the group. Hosted each month by two Soundpainter hosts, these sessions will cover a variety of live-composition topics and will concentrate on different disciplines such as: acting, dancing/movement, lighting design, visual art, music, electronic music.
February 26, 2016 8:00 pm
Elliot Hubberto Kavee, Tony Malaby, Stomu Takeishi
“Facets” by Elliot Humberto Kavee. Premiere of work for Tenor Saxophone (Tony Malaby), Acoustic Bass Guitar (Stomu Takeishi) and Drums/Percussion (Kavee). Elliot Humberto Kavee is the drummer for Henry Threadgill Zooid (15 years); performances of Kavee’s compositions include works for Club Foot Orchestra (at Lincoln Center, and on CBS Television), Fieldwork (with Vijay Iyer, Steve Lehman and Aaron Stewart), Asian Improv aRts (with Francis Wong), and a Dramalogue Award winning score for the San Francisco Mime Troupe (3 national tours). Composition studies: CalArts, W.A Mathieu