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December 8, 2016 8:00 pm

Sprecher/Takeishi/Krauss

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8:00 PM Flash- a new work by Sandra Sprecher
Satoshi Takeishi: Percussion, Briggan Krauss: Guitar, Sandra Sprecher: Composition, Piano, Electronics, Video
The prerecorded images and sounds harken back to the past as whispers, secrets, glances, memories, flashbacks. The live music keeps us in the present.
Passsive, impatient, furious, helpless, implacable, resistant, horrified, birds, beauty, frenzy, strength, noise, serenity, viciousness, searching, being, despondent, capitulation, content

 


December 8, 2016 9:00 pm

Butler/Romero/Takeishi

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9:00 PM Ken Butler: Guitars and other things,  Adrian Romero: Guitar
and Satoshi Takeishi: Percussion

Adrian Romero is a classical guitarist, rock musician, composer, and electronic cut-up artist and audio masher (the latter under the Radiomen Roar moniker). He is also a songwriter and has composed soundtracks for films for Sundance/IFC. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he is a devotee of his hometown’s nylon string traditions of classical, mariachi, and flamenco guitar. Romero is equally regarded for his electric guitar and bass playing, and for yelling into a mic.

During his career he has moved around like an army brat, ricocheting between New Mexico and places as disparate as Pierre, South Dakota, La Paz, Bolivia, Denver, Colorado. He currently resides in New York City.

Romero was recently mentioned in Guitar Player Magazine for his forays into fretless classical and fretless electric guitar. He was also seen out playing the Bicycle Wheel with instrument inventor Ken Butler, and the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee, both on record and with the instrument’s inventor Leon Gruenbaum’s band Genes and Machines.

Ken Butler

Ken Butler is an artist and musician whose Hybrid musical instruments, performances and other works explore the interaction and transformation of common and uncommon objects, altered images, and sounds as function and form collide in the intersection of art and music.

He is internationally recognized as an innovator of experimental musical instruments created from diverse materials including tools, sports equipment, and household objects. The idea of bricolage, essentially using whatever is “at hand”, is at the center of his art, encompassing a wide range of practice that combines assemblage art, live music, instrument design, performance art, theater, sculpture, installation, photography, film/video, graphic design, drawing, and collage.

 


December 9, 2016 8:00 pm

An Evening of Short Solos

Dan Blake and Moppa Elliott co-curate their second evening of short solos, featuring Kyoko Kitamura: Voice, Ricardo Gallo: Piano, Terri Hron: Recorder/Electronics, Charlie Evans: Baritone Saxophone,  and others TBD

 


December 10, 2016 8:00 pm

Nouveau Classical Project

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Amanda Gregory, Soprano
Laura Cocks, Flute
Isabel Kim, Clarinet
Mara Mayer, Clarinet
Marina Kifferstein, Violin
Jillian Blythe, Cello
Sugar Vendil, Pianist

 

http://www.nouveauclassical.org

“Leading this unlikely intersection of classical music and fashion” - The New York Times

“…bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre” - VICE

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble. Our mission is to engage new audiences by integrating music with other arts disciplines and to show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.

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December 11, 2016 8:00 pm

Love Every Note- Jillian Blythe: Cello and Daniel Epstein: Piano

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This December, the Love Every Note series sets a tone for winter with a cozy chamber music concert at The Firehouse Space located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The program will feature pianist Dan Epstein, a soulful and world renowned soloist and chamber musician as well as cellist and composer Jillian Blythe.

Program:
Children’s Corner for Solo piano by C. Debussy
Sonata No. 4 Op. 102 in C Major for Piano and Cello by L.V. Beethoven
Sonata Op. 19 in G min for Cello and Piano by S. Rachmoninoff
 Daniel Epstein:  Piano Jillian Blythe: Cello
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Tickets:  (15 general/10 students)

December 15, 2016 8:00 pm

Composer’s Voice

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The Composer’s Voice Concert Series is an opportunity for contemporary composers to express their aesthetic and personal voice. Founded in 2001 by Robert Voisey, Composer’s Voice has presented hundreds of concerts in New York City. The series has premiered thousands of works from living composers from around the world. Works are chosen from a wide range of contemporary composers of different styles, aesthetics, and genre. The works are performed by dedicated musicians devoted to new music. Performances are recorded and archived to further promote new music, performers, and composers. Audio, video, scores, and programs can be found on the Composer’s Voice website. www.ComposersVoice.com

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December 16, 2016 8:00 pm

Face The Music

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December 17, 2016 7:30 pm

Sounding Forward: Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio & Levine/Sanchez/Curtis/ Pleninger

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Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio
Aakash Mittal – Saxophone, Travis Reuter – Guitar, and Alex Ritz – Drums

9:00 PM
Alex Levine – Guitar
Marta Sanchez – Piano
Caleb Curtis – Alto Saxophone
Peyton Pleninger – Tenor Saxophone

Sounding Forward explores the threshold between universal and cultural music through improvisation and composition. Aakash Mittal’s Awaz Trio will perform Nocturne, a series of pieces that deconstruct five Hindustani night ragas to create a unique expression of the night. Guitarist Alex Levine will lead a quartet whose music “refers not only to physical movement, but also the merging of individual minds into a group consciousness.” Both artists employ experiences that include performing within American jazz communities, traversing the dense streets of Kolkata, and studying with mentors Henry Grimes and Milford Graves to sculpt a sonic landscape of colorful dissonances and angular rhythms. Within the intimate setting of The Firehouse Space, both ensembles will navigate the sonic architecture of contemporary composition in order to discover the moment when the line between musical distinctiveness and universal creativity evaporates.

 

Aakash Mittal: www.aakashmittal.com

Awaz Trio live @ The Shastra Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGjXZq3mVpo&index=1&list=FLvqggYcv9wWUnAvH9VNNu2Q

Alex Levine: http://alexlevinemusic.com/

Alex Levine Quartet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkulIFIOhpU
 


December 18, 2016 8:00 pm

Sound Traffic

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Firehouse Space event curated by Hitomi Honda and Howie Kenty.

Works by:

* Cory Bracken (http://www.corybracken.com)

with Susan Davita Mandel, cello

* Jesse Elder (http://www.jesseeldermusic.com)

* Howie Kenty (http://hwarg.com)

with Hitomi Honda, piano

* Akio Mokuno (http://www.akiomokuno.com)

with Hitomi Honda, piano

and Taeko Ota, soprano

* Tomek Regulski (www.tomekregulski.com)

with Mara Mayer, bass clarinet

and Lisa Maree Dowling, bass

* Hannah Selin (https://hannahselin.net)

with Erin Rogers, alto saxophone

 


December 19, 2016 8:00 pm

Percussive Trips

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An evening of marimba and percussion music; newest acoustic and electroacoustic works as well as arrangements of Bach and improvisation. Double recital by Polish percussionists Tomek Arnold and Jakub Frączek joined by distinguished cellist Magdalena Cymer.

Jakub Frączek is a young classical percussionist born in Cracow. Jakub made frequent appearances as a solo musician as well as won prizes at various competitions all over the world (Poland, Germany, Italy, Grece, Bulgaria, USA). Most recently he won 1st prize at the American Protege International Concerto Competition 2016, Carnegie Hall, New York, USA, which resulted in his recent debut at Carnegie Hall.

Tomek Arnold is a Krakow-born composer and percussionist currently working and living in US. As a composer-performer Tomek is seeking to find a language of understanding between his performative and compositional sides. He made appearances as a percussionist in various places around the world (Poland, Germany, Lithuania, Bulgaria, France, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, USA and China). Holds music degrees from Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music and is currently a grad student at Wesleyan University.

 

jakubfraczek.com

tomaszarnold.com


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