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May 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Solo Sets

may 23Solo Sets By:
Moppa Elliott: Bass, Charles Evans: Baritone Sax, Dan Blake: Soprano Sax, Matt Nelson: Sax, Sam Kulik: Trombone, Ron Stabinsky: Piano

May 24, 2015 4:00 pm

Composers Collective – Urban Animals and Collab X

May 24April 4

Composers Collective Urban Animals and Collab X with performers - Ruth Wenger: Cello and Warp Trio -  Mikael Darmanie: Piano, Josh Henderson: Violin, J.Y.Lee:  Cello

This concert combines the many talents of the New York based composers collective Urban Animals, and the Arizona based group Collab X. Urban Animals is made up of composers from all different backgrounds and styles to create concerts which do not descriminate musicians stylistically. Collab X is a multifacited arts group, which is made up of artists and musicians from around the Phoenix Arizona area.

May 28, 2015 8:00 pm

Cadence Night, World Premiere Theme and Variations Part II by David Haney Performed by Primitive Arkestra

may 28
Primitive Arkestra premieres the second part, the improvised section of Theme and Variations by David Haney with Steve Swell: Trombone, Adam Lane: Bass, Jack de Salvo: Cello, Avram Fefer: Tenor Sax, Blaise Siwula: Bass Clarinet, Jeremy Shaskus, Bass Clarinet, David Haney: Piano, others TBA.
“Mr. Haney is a pianist drawn to experimental settings, and he creates a promising one here.”  The New York Times 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: cadencemagazine@gmail.com

Video Links to prior festivals

2014 Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Shapeshifter Lab, Brooklyn, NY

2013 Ivories, Portland, OR

DAVID HANEY studied composition for six years with Czech composer, Tomas Svoboda. After several years of working with the Society of Oregon Composers, Haney began applying his skills as a working jazz artist, often paired up with some of the greatest minds in jazz improvisation, such featured artists as Andrew Cyrille, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Bud Shank, Bernard Purdie, Buell Neidlinger, Julian Priester, Han Bennink, Obo Addy, Wilbert de Joode, Gerry Hemingway, Wolter Weirbos, Perry Robinson, and Johannes Bauer. Haney has recorded 14 albums in ten years for C.I.M.P. Records and Cadence Jazz Records. David has also collaborated on 14 albums on other labels worldwide. He has received grants and commissions for his creative work from the U.S. State Department; Alberta Film Works; and the Oregon Ballet Theatre. Haney was awarded a travel grant from the U.S. State Department to present the music of composer Herbie Nichols in concerts throughout Argentina and Chile. David’s current release “Solo” received top ten honors in 2014 (Cadence Magazine). The Penguin Guide toJazz has a half page entry on several David Haney albums.

May 29, 2015 7:00 pm

Ayman Fanous Residency

May 29
May 29
7:00 Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Susan Alcorn: Pedal Steel Guitar, Tatsuya Nakatani: Percussion/Gongs
8:00 Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Denman Maroney: Hyperpiano, Tatsuya Nakatani: Percussion/Gongs
9:30 Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Ned Rothenberg: Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Shakuhachi, Tatsuya Nakatani: Percussion/Gongs
May 30
7:00 Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Tomas Ulrich: Cello, Mark Feldman: Violin
8:00: Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Joe McPhee: Reeds,  plus guests
9:30: Ayman Fanous: Guitar, Jason Hwang: Violin/Viola, James Ilgenfritz: Bass, Tatsuya Nakatani: Percussion/Gongs

June 4, 2015 8:00 pm

First Thursdays Dan Blake curates

June 5, 2015 7:00 pm

New Morse Code featuring Patrick van Deurzen

NMC Van DeurzenNew Morse Code featuring Patrick van Deurzen

Innovative duo New Morse Code (Hannah Collins, cello and Michael Compitello, percussion) team up with Dutch composer Patrick van Deurzen for an evening of “Text, Acts, and Sounds.”  The program will feature a continuous set of words and music featuring works by Aperghis, Van Deurzen, Shakespeare, and more!

June 5, 2015 8:00 pm

Tagle/Manzo Duo + German Gonzalez Trio

June 5

jan 31jpegDanica Borisavljevic: Piano, Emily Manzo: Piano
Germán González: Guitar, Eddy Khaimovich: Double  Bass,  Jon Di Fiore: Drums

This unique double bill concert – presenting both contemporary classical music and contemporary jazz  – explores different musical languages and how they influence each other in compositional practices as well as on the stage during free improvisation sessions. The audience will have the opportunity to hear New York City’s younger generation of performers take on contemporary music, both jazz and classical. (more…)

June 6, 2015 8:00 pm

New Music Series curated by Iktus Percussion

e pompwet inkThe final part of the Iktus series presents: Ensemble Pomplemousse and Wet Ink Ensemble

June 7, 2015 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra

brooklyn infinity


Performers include: Michael Attias (baritone saxophone), Jen Baker (trombone), Michael Bates (contrabass), David Bindman (saxophones), Andrew Drury (percussion), Sean Sonderegger (clarinets), Lester St. Louis (cello), and guest artists Fung Chern-hwei (violin) and Joe Moffett (trumpet).

The Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra, New York City’s newest collective of composer/performers, are well-known in jazz, new music, classical, and free improvisation circles in New York and internationally. The performances feature works that explore a broad array of approaches, drawing from the diverse musical backgrounds and experiences of BIO members. David Bindman’s Awakening of Consciousness is a multi-part suite that combines rhythmic concepts from West Africa, India, jazz, funk, and minimalism with harmonies akin to those of Mingus, Machito, and Stravinsky. Stefan Bauer’s Priere sifts and re-sifts a simple, prayer-like melody through a kaleidoscope of orchestral permutations interspersed with contrasting group improvisations. Jen Baker’s Mini-Mikros is a space- sound piece that explores improvised harmonies and ensemble connection. Additional pieces by Michael Bates and Sean Sonderegger will be performed. Origins of The Brooklyn Infinity Orchestra Rekindling a musical friendship that began at Wesleyan University in the 1980s, David Bindman and Andrew Drury founded BIO to provide a forum for the composition, rehearsal, performance, and recording of original large ensemble music. The ensemble would need to embrace 21st century aesthetic possibilities while addressing the dire 21st century economic realities that confront musicians and people from all walks of life. Their search for a solution to this dilemma involves an egalitarian work model and the creation of a tight-knit collective of like-minded colleagues from far-flung areas of the USA, Canada, and Germany who have gravitated into the present-day uniquely and extraordinarily vibrant orbit of Brooklyn.

June 11, 2015 8:00 pm

Soundpainting 3 Night Festival and Workshop


For three days and nights, Williamsburg’s Firehouse will host NYC’s Annual Soundpainting Festival. The festival will feature performances by the country’s leading Soundpainting ensembles and intensive workshops with Soundpainting’s inventor, Walter Thompson. Soundpainting is the multi-disciplinary live-composing sign language for musicians, actors, dancers, and visual artists. The language comprises over 1500 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter indicating the type of material desired of the performers. Walter Thompson headlines the festival, leading his New York-based Walter Thompson Orchestra all three nights. The festival will feature six different ensembles, led by six different Soundpainters. Each ensemble will showcase its unique application of the Soundpainting language.

The performances by the Walter Thompson Orchestra are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Thursday, June 11: Opening Night 

7:30pm – doors open

8:00pm – ZAHA (Evan Mazunik, Soundpainter)

9:00pm – Brooklyn Soundpainting Company

10:00pm – Walter Thompson Orchestra (Walter Thompson, Soundpainter)

Friday June 12, 

7:30pm – doors open

8:00pm – Brooklyn SoundpaintingEnsemble

9:00pm – Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (Leese Walker, Soundpainter)

10:00pm – Walter Thompson Orchestra

Saturday  June 13

11:00 – 4:00  Workshop with Walter Thompson

7:30pm – doors open for concert

8:00pm – Festival Blow-out! 20 – minute live compositions from Brooklyn Soundpainting Percussion Ensemble , Cinesthesia, New York Soundpainting Orchestra, Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble, Walter Thompson Orchestra and Special Guests

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