December 4, 2014 8:00 pm
December 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Harris Eisenstadt: Drums
Ken Filiano: Bass
Pascal Niggenkemper: Bass
Larry Ochs: Tenor and Sopranino Saxophones
Nate Wooley: Trumpet
Wildly imaginative stories and studies in sound, by a quintet of veteran improvising musicians… In September 2013, Larry Ochs was in residence at The Stone. On Tuesday and Wednesday of that week, he presented this quintet for the first time ever, to enthusiastic acclaim. But most importantly, all five musicians were really excited by what happened at The Stone. The music was on fire, the compositions sparked their imaginations and left plenty of room for continued exploration. December 5, 2014 marks the first appearance by this quintet since that time, primarily because Ochs lives in San Francisco Bay Area, and busy schedules made it difficult to connect. At The Firehouse Space the band will perform updated versions of the pieces done at The Stone plus other new work to prepare for a studio recording a few days following this concert. Bring your imaginations and be ready for anything, and you won’t be disappointed. (more…)
December 6, 2014 7:30 pm
String Sextet augments the Jacob Garchik Trio with the Caravel String Trio. This exciting new composition by Jacob Garchik is presented through the generosity of Chamber Music America.
Jacob Garchik, Dan Weiss and Jacob Sacks met in 1995 as teenage students at the Manhattan School of Music. They quickly discovered a mutual passion for experimentation and spontaneity. They’ve since performed at venues such as Tonic, Cornelia St Cafe, at the University of Michigan, and at the AMR in Geneva, Switzerland. Two CDs have been critically acclaimed by the New York Times and Time Out. (more…)
December 7, 2014 6:00 pm
DIG: A group exhibition featuring 17 emerging artists from around the world showing work that makes reference to the subconscious mind.
Like an excavation site, the mind is a territory that is rich and deep. If one dives into the realms of awareness and looks within the looking, the underlying traces of one’s self will be found. These traces lie between the state of consciousness and unconsciousness.
December 12, 2014 7:30 pm
Michael Lytle: Bass and Contra-bass Clarinets
Nick Didkovsky: Guitar
Gerry Hemingway: Drums
Ingrid Laubrock: Saxophones
Lukas Ligeti: Drums
Harvey Valdes: Guitar
Andrea Parkins: Electronics
2 sets 7:30 and 9:30
This performance will feature an expansion of Swim This, normally a trio of guitar, drums, bass clarinet, and electronics. Tonight we present Double Swim This. Swim This (AswimA) is a trio that spontaneously generates a world of intensely focused and evocative improvised music. The group creates a visceral and deep listening experience where no moment is lost, and each sound is projected with maximum momentum and razor sharp clarity.
December 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Zimmer 718 aims to bridge the divide between the blown and bowed (sometimes plucked) communities by together exploring well known and obscure music composed for wind and string septet and octet.
In this performance, we offer Beethoven’s Septet, Op. 20, one of his best loved compositions during his life time (he came to hate it for its popularity) and the inspiration for numerous imitations throughout the 19th Century, from the sublime Schubert (Octet) to obscure and forgotten composers like Adolphe Blanc (a surprisingly charming Grand Septet). (more…)
December 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Violinist-composer Dana Lyn inhabits a musical world somewhere in the Venn diagram of 70′s art rock, classical, traditional Irish and improvised music. In 2013, her quintet, Mother Octopus, released “Aqualude”, dubbed by Lucid Culture as “the subtlest eco-disaster album ever written” and “an inspired and inspiring work hitting that rare cerebral and visceral middle ground (Critical Jazz).” Lyn will be joined by Clara Kennedy (cello), Mike McGinnis (clarinet), Jonathan Goldberger (guitar) and Vinnie Sperrazza (drums).
December 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Flutist Roberta Michel performs works for flute and electronics that she has commissioned over the past two years. Michel will premiere Nissim Schaul’s Two Birds, as yet Unheard. Those two birds are the Marteau pêcheur and the Martin piqueur, which in English would be, roughly, Kinghammer and Jackfisher. The piece began with Nissim’s inability to keep the French words for jackhammer and kingfisher straight despite his expat status, and has become a flutistic exploration of cladistics. (more…)