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Upcoming Events

June 2, 2016 8:00 pm

Meraki Chamber Players present: Kandinsky’s Compositions

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Natasha Loomis, flute; Alexander Knox, clarinet; Terrence Thornhill, cello

with new works by Ben Brody, Chris Opperman, Kevin Zi-Xiao He, Anqi Liu, Joe Young, Christopher A. Kaminski, and Garrett Gillingham. 

Abstract painter Wassily Kandinsky famously saw colors and shapes when he listened to music and sought to capture this experience in his paintings. He once wrote, “Colour is the keyboard, the eyesh are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.” This project embraces this intersection between visual art and music that was so pivotal to Kandinsky, with seven new works by seven emerging young composers based on his Compositions IV-X. 

Meraki Chamber Players is a newly formed chamber ensemble committed to finding creative ways to make “classical” music accessible to new audiences. We believe that the face and place of classical music is ever changing and evolving, but no less important than it ever was. Through our work with young and vibrant new composers, unique and flexible instrumentation, creative programming, and nonconventional performance spaces, we strive to bring creativity and vitality to our art and to connect with audiences new and old. Founding members Natasha Loomis (flute), Alexander Knox (clarinet), and Terrence Thornhill (cello) are all classically trained musicians who enjoy varied careers as performers and educators throughout the NY metropolitan area.

www.merakichamberplayers.com


June 3, 2016 8:00 pm

Omar Tamez and Friends

Nov 7
A mix on contemporary new music, original compositions and open improvisations.

Guillermo Gregorio, clarinet
Ratzo B. Harris, bass
Omar Tamez, guitar


June 4, 2016 8:00 pm

Iktus Percussion Presents: The Firehouse New Music Series

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Iktus Percussion
Julia Den Boer-piano

American Composers Alliance

Works by:
Lewis Nielson
Alice Shields
Scott Miller
Robert Carl
Chris Shultis
Richard McCandless
Daniel Tacke


June 5, 2016 5:00 pm

Fuse Ensemble presents SKETCH

Musical Explorations of Identity and The Art of Becoming
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Fuse Ensemble is a concept-based new music/new media performing ensemble based in the Washington, DC area. Each season a concept is presented, giving voice to new music composers and creating musical happenings with visual elements of live, interactive video and/or kinetic installations. The musicians of Fuse perform on an eclectic mix of flute, clarinet, electric violin, electric guitar, cello, piano, electronic playback, percussion, and invented instruments. Linked by the insane possibilities of software such as MaxMSP/Jitter and Processing, using sensors on the musicians and live interactive cameras on stage, the artists create an experience that fuses sound, video and humans into a liquefied state and gives each concept a setting — a visual and kinetic environment to experience it in that furthers communication and unifies the concept.

Fuse Ensemble is: Gina Biver, composer, director, electric guitar, electronics/laptop; Pam Clem, cello; Ethan Foote, contrabass; Martha Haines, electronics; Greg Hiser, violin; Jenny Lapple, flute; Ina Mirtcheva, piano, Angela Murakami, clarinet, and guest percussionist Scott Deal.

This season, Fuse Ensemble presents SKETCH, The Art of Becoming: Musical Explorations of Identity with performances of works by Steve Antosca, Eve Beglarian, Linda Dusman, and the premiere of Gina Biver’s We Meet Ourselves for marimba and triggered audio by guest percussionist Scott Deal.

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June 9, 2016 8:30 pm

Bass Holograms

Bass Holograms

 

Floy Krouchi: Bass and Electronics

Mark Bingham: Guitar, Spatialisation

Emilie Lesbros : Voice

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Inspired by Indian music and its most ancient instrument, the Rudra Veena, Floy Krouchi has developed an augmented bass which uses electronics and real-time transformation.

Within the bare bones of bass frequencies, within the torpor of oscillations, a relationship to silence unfolds, one which takes us to the very edge of sound, “inside time”, into the swirls of an “electronic raga”.

 

Rhythm, mass, fabric – from noise based pulsation to amplified silence – each solo is a unique piece, recorded at a precise moment in time, numbered and dated like a painting or an artifact.

 

During her New York residency in NYC in May 2016, supported by FACE COUNCIL,  Floy Krouchi will develop a new piece and invite musicians for a series of performances . As she is continuing her research around raga and low frequencies she will work as a main collaborator with Mark Bingham, guitarist and producer, who produced her last record “Below sea Level” in New Orleans, with Emilie Lesbros /Voice and with invited guests.

 


June 10, 2016 7:00 pm

Infrequent Seams Spring Festival June 10 – 12

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New York’s Infrequent Seams record label presents three nights of experimental music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn at the Firehouse Space.

Friday June 10, 7pm: Devin Maxwell CD Release

7:15 Lucie Vitkova (Brno, CZ) / James Ilgenfritz
8:45 Red Desert Ensemble (Devin Maxwell / Katie Porter)
9:30 Jen Baker’s Polyverse Ensemble with Ingrid Laubrock & Anais Maviel
8:00 Providence Research Ensemble (Providence, RI)

Saturday June 11, 7pm

7:15 Seth Parker Woods: Works by Louis Andriessen, Jürg Frey, Klaus Lang, Matthias Pintscher
8:00 Philip White: Solo Electronics
8:45 Hate Speech: Charlie Looker / Jeremiah Cymerman
9:30 Anagram Ensemble: Works by James Ilgenfritz, Natacha Diels, Elliott Sharp

Sunday June 12, 7pm
Anagram Ensemble: Works by James Ilgenfritz, Pauline Oliveros, Jürg Frey, Devin Maxwell, Jonah Rosenberg, Lucie Vitkova, Charles Waters


June 16, 2016 7:30 pm

Composer’s Voice

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Composer’s Voice presents “Wooden’t It Be Nice?”, an evening of wildly eclectic new music for strings and woodwinds on Thursday, June 16 at 7:30 pm at The Firehouse Space.

Curated by Masatora Goya featuring performances by Rachel Arky, Molly Aronson, Melanie Chirignan, Kenji Haba, Rachel Hauser, Hidejiro Honjo, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, Elliot Lee, Michelle Painter and music by Spencer Snyder, Felipe Salles, Dina Pruzhansky, Ronald Pearl, Masatora Goya, Yuji Takahashi, Michio Kitazume, and Osvaldo Golijov.

 

 


June 17, 2016 7:00 pm

DIY Label Fest June 17 – 19

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7:00 Doors open
June 17
Joe Moffett solo trumpet
Yolt / Hero of Warchester (Weston Minissali – synthesizer, David Grollman – sanre drum, Nathaniel Morgan – alto sax, Anna Weber – tenor sax)
Gordon Beeferman Trio (Gordon Beeferman – piano, Michael Evans – drums and Brandon Lopez – bass)
Michael Evans – percussion /Susan Hefner – dance
 
June 18
Brian Osborne solo
Flin Van Hemmen trio (Flin van Hemmen – piano, drums,  Eivind Opsvik – bass , Christopher Hoffman – cello)
Dustin Carlson – guitar/Juan Pablo Carletti – drums
Blood of the Stars (Dan Peck – tuba, Erica Dicker – violin)
 
June 19
Sean Conly solo bass
Booker Stardrum solo drums
Carlo Costa Quartet (Jonathan Moritz – teonor and soprano sax, Sean Ali – bass, Steve Swell – trombone, Carlo Costa – percussion)
Kretzmer/Ajemian/Shea (Yoni Kretzmer – tenor sax, Jason Ajemian – bass, Kevin Shea – drums)

June 23, 2016 8:00 pm

TRANSIT New Music ~ DoubleBill series

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TRANSIT is thrilled to announce that our DoubleBill series will be continuing on Thursday, June 23rd at 8pm.

TRANSIT has teamed up with award-winning Lithuanian composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, who has co-curated the program. The Lithuanian half of the program will showcase works by Albertas NavickasLukrecjia Petkutè, and Ramūnas Motiekaitis, along with the world premiere of a trio by Martinaitytė. The New York half of the program will feature works by Leaha Maria VillarealBrooks Frederickson, and Loren Loiacono, along with a world premiere of a percussion solo by Daniel Wohl.

 

About TRANSIT

Taking their cues from the diversity of the city around them, the artists of TRANSIT seek to create bridges between and among the various schools and styles of music being written and performed today, while embracing innovative projects that are relevant to contemporary culture. (more…)

June 24, 2016 8:00 pm

The Dynamic Duo

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1st set: Stephen Gauci (tenor sax)/ Philip White (synthesizer)

2nd set: Briggan Krauss (alto sax)/ Alvaro Domene (guitar/electronics)

3rd set: Nick Demopoulos (String Modeling Midi Device)/ Jeremy Carlstedt (drums)


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