Rootless trio is Mike Stingone on drums, Mark Sposato on upright bass and Jeremy Hurewitz on guitar and sampler. Mike and Mark had played together on and off for years as a rhythm section in Stem Trio. Jeremy, back from a long stint overseas, had been playing experimental ambient/psych folk in Monastics and in solo projects. A desire to bring that feel into a jazz aesthetic brought him together with Mike and Mark at their studio along the Williamsburg waterfront in April, 2013. Together they have created a unique sound and approach, which combines a variety of styles into music far greater than the sum of its parts. (more…)
October 24, 2014 8:00 pm
October 25, 2014 7:00 pm
Tonight’s performance promises to be a truly eclectic family-friendly evening featuring the electro-acoustsic group Electric Diamond, The Music Opportunity Project, and special guests.
Electric Diamond is one of the longest-lived, electric music groups – originally founded in 1976. Consisting of Stuart Diamond and Don Slepian, the pioneering ensemble performs a rich tapestry of classical and improvisatory music – from the Baroque to Contemporary – all on their electronic instruments. Don is arguably the father of Ambient Music, with his ground-breaking “Sea of Bliss” that helped to establish the genre. His music became the ethereal theme for the radio program “Hearts of Space.
Opportunity Music Project (OMP) provides an instrument (violin, cello or viola), one hour a week of instruction, and mentoring to children and teens from low-economic backgrounds from all five boroughs in New York City. The participants are selected based on their passion and dedication, parental involvement, and demonstrated financial need. (more…)
October 26, 2014 7:00 pm
Music Made of Air is comprised of a singer with an angelic voice, a grooving bassist and a soulful guitarist playing music that roots in jazz and East European folk music.
The Delegation is a jazz and new music ensemble based in Brooklyn. Founded in 2013 by pianist and composer Gabriel Zucker, the group features a roster of accomplished performers, composers, and improvisers from jazz, classical, and indie rock backgrounds. (more…)
November 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Kate Mohanty, a saxophonist of 18 years, is a solo artist residing in Brooklyn. This performance is a series of improvisations. Although her training in both classical and jazz forms has influenced these improvisations, Kate feels that her musical spontaneity comes from a place other than formal study. Her strong feeling that music be felt as a form of art, and not as a separate category removed from “art”, must not be contained.
November 1, 2014 9:30 pm
Headless Monkey Attack is an electronic (and sometimes also acoustic) music project founded by composer Ryan Carter. At its core, Headless Monkey Attack performs live electronic music that is synthesized in real time from code that responds to input from a video game controller. This controller (the “Gametrak”) features two retractable tethers that can be pulled in any direction. By connecting the controller to my computer (this is Ryan speaking), I can manipulate whatever aspects of the sound I’ve coded to be interactive during the performance. The code also incorporates some randomized elements, so my performance is partially in response to events that I can’t entirely predict. (more…)
November 2, 2014 7:30 pm
Wind down your Halloween high with The Pretzel Club at The Firehouse Space. This Brooklyn-based acoustic quartet creates spontaneously, bringing together art music and contemporary improvisation in a rich and relaxing ratatouille of notes and noise. Drop in to hear music that can be contemplative, playful, cacophonous and chaotic, or esoteric and inquisitive. (more…)
November 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Mary Halverson: Guitar
Sam Pluta: Electronics
Dan Blake: Sax
November 6, 2014 8:00 pm
November 6, 2014 9:30 pm
Robert Dick: Flutes
Andrew Drury: Percussion
Josh Ott: Live Video Projections
November 7, 2014 7:30 pm
Face the Music starts its four concert series at The Firehouse Space with a program featuring two talented string quartets. These quartets, Pannonia Quartet and Quartet:This SideUP are coached by Kronos Quartet, through Face the Music’s “Kronos at Kaufman” program, a residency that is now in its second year. Quartet:This SideUP will perform a program by three Face the Music student composer-performers: “String Quartet no. 2” by Paris Lavidis; “Playing Cards” by Amelia Krinke written for string quartet and percussion; and “240 for String Quintet” by Zachary Detrick written for string quartet and piano. Pannonia Quartet will perform its namesake: “Pannonia Boundless” by Aleksandra Vrebalov. Also on this concert are special guest performers from Kaufman Music Center’s Special Music School High School, performing “Narayana’s Cow’s” by Tom Johnson.
Photo Credit: Haley Shaw