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January 26, 2017 8:00 pm

Elijah Shiffer’s THE OTHER MAN

Elijah Shiffer’s composition THE OTHER MAN is a 45-minute suite in 16 movements for a jazz septet. It is inspired by a poem cycle of the same title, collaboratively written in 1973 by the English poets Roland Clare and Tony Golding. The poems will be recited between movements of the suite.
Elijah Shiffer – alto sax
Xavier Del Castillo – tenor sax
Nolan Tsang – trumpet
Andrew Karboski – trombone
Roberto Lee – piano
Mat Muntz – acoustic and electric bass
Matt Honor – drums
Michael Mayo – narrator

January 21, 2017 9:15 pm

Hitahita: Kokichi Yanagisawa / Raphael Malfliet / Satoshi Takeishi



Kokichi Yanagisawa – guitar

Raphael Malfliet – bass

Satoshi Takeishi – percussion

January 21, 2017 8:00 pm

Sean Hamilton – Solo Drum Set and Electronics



Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects. Sean’s performance background includes featured performances as an artist-in-residence with Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation (LIME) in the United Kingdom, at the Anxious Sound Series in New Orleans and at Art in Odd Places Orlando, and upcoming at the 2017 SEAMUS National Conference. It also includes the commission and world premiere of Stuart Saunders Smith’s evening-length vibraphone solo Queen Anne’s Lace, and featured lectures and guest artist recitals on improvisation and composition at universities including the University of Leeds, California State University Long Beach, Tulane University, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. His playing can be heard on his recent solo album LOCI, on several releases with the McCormick Percussion Group, and on two releases with his electroacoustic duo Mechanical Bull. Sean is a regular collaborator with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians, having previously worked with artists including Tatsuya Nakatani, New Orleans Airlift, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Rogue Dance, Death Posture (New Orleans), and Eli Blasko. Additionally, Sean was one of four selected performers at the Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Choreographers and Composers Lab in Leeds, UK. His original compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber groups, electroacoustic mediums, and fixed media that have been performed in both the United States and Europe.






January 19, 2017 8:00 pm

Dan Blake/Marcelo Toledo and Friends

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January 15, 2017 7:00 pm

McAuliffe*Aaron*Gould Trio



Free improvisation based on various melody and abstract constructions.

Elements of traditional jazz and beyond into odd textural landscapes.

A finicky, free-form journey into uncharted directions.

Composer/arranger/pianist, Marie McAuliffe, Canadian reedman/producer, David Aaron (Dee Pop’s Private World, Improv At The Khyber) on various types of saxophones, as well as Dave Gould (Evan Gallagher, Andy Haas, Steve Swell) on drums and random toys.


January 14, 2017 7:30 pm



ELECTRIC DIAMOND premieres the full-length multi-media version of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

Integrating the written music with improvisation and video, Electric Diamond reimagines Mussorgsky’s masterpiece.  A sneak peak (with orchestral accompaniment can be viewed below.)


ELECTRIC DIAMOND is the pioneering live electronic music ensemble that first performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, Symphony Space, the Guggenheim Museum and other venues in the New York 1970s new music scene. In the mid 1980’s electronic wind player and founder Stuart Diamond joined forces with the eclectic, electric keyboard innovator Don Slepian, whose credits and talents are legendary – from artist-engineer-in-residence at Bell Laboratories to the original ambient sound painter for “Music from the Hearts of Space”.

Together they present programs that integrated classical music with free-flowing improvisations – from Bach to Mussorgsky, from medieval dances to Native American soundscapes. They have performed throughout America and Asia, performing for the erudite audiences at Steinway Hall to the mass audiences at the Macy’s 4th of July Celebration in downtown Manhattan.


January 13, 2017 8:00 pm

CANCELED! Two Cities presents: Owen Songs by Gregory Spears



Two Cities is a Baltimore and New York City based vocal duo, comprised of soprano Melissa Wimbish and mezzo-soprano Elspeth Davis. Two Cities was created to take a new look at early and traditional music, as well as expand the repertoire of contemporary music written for two female voices.


By collaborating with the most compelling and established combination of composers and musicians, Two Cities blends both traditional and contemporary performances into a new and invigorating audience experience.





January 12, 2017 8:00 pm

Yoni Kretzmer invites Herb Robertson/Carlo Costa Group

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Yoni, Flin and Brandon team up with trumpet master Herb Robertson for an evening of joy, sorrow laughter.

Herb Robertson – trumpet
Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax
Brandon Lopez – double bass
Flin Van Hemmen – drums


9:30 PM

Carlo Costa Group

January 7, 2017 8:00 pm

Anthony Coleman, Brian Chase, Chris Cochrane Trio





Improvised music trio





January 7, 2017 1:00 pm



SIREN Baroque is thrilled to present a program of rare music from the convents of 17th-century Europe. These stellar  and compelling works of music, composed by talented nuns for the ears of their Sisters and God only, have almost never been heard outside the cloisters of 300 years ago. The women of SIREN Baroque are honored to unearth this intriguing and delightful music and bring it to life today.

SIREN Baroque is New York City’s only all-female early music ensemble, dedicated to luring audiences to the irresistible music of the Baroque. Critics laud SIREN Baroque’s “unusual freshness” (Seen and Heard International) and “secure and stylish” playing (The New York Times). Out IN Jersey hails the “effervescent and committed ensemble” and praises their “rapt attention to detail…never stinting on drama or virtuosity.” The passionate musicians of SIREN are especially committed to shedding light on rarely heard music by women composers, celebrating and perpetuating their art through distinctive performances that compel and delight. SIREN concerts pack a powerful punch, enthralling audiences in the States and abroad with a unique blend of historically informed music-making and lively narrative histories of the composers who inspire it. SIREN Baroque aims to support the voices of women artists, past and present, collaborating with leading artists and historical musicologists to bring little-known gems, sometimes all the way from a dusty archive to a glittering concert hall, to the public. As Gotham Early Music Scene writes, “Like Odysseus, you should lash yourself to the mast before listening to…SIREN Baroque; it is irresistible.”


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