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Upcoming Events

October 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Music Made of Air and The Delegation

Oct 26

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: Saxophone

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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

 

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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

The Pretzel Club

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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

Dan Blake Trio with Mary Halvorson and Sam Pluta

Mary Halverson: Guitar
Sam Pluta: Electronics
Dan Blake: Sax


November 6, 2014 8:00 pm

Grassi / Fortuna / Goldsbury / Schuller

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Maciej Fortuna: Trumpet
Mack Goldsbury: Sax
Ed Schuller: Bass
Lou Grassi: Drums

Photo Credit: Julia Ruminiecka


November 6, 2014 9:30 pm

Robert Dick Trio

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Robert Dick: Flutes
Andrew Drury: Percussion
Josh Ott: Live Video Projections


November 7, 2014 7:30 pm

Face the Music

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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


November 8, 2014 8:00 pm

Quartet Dalí

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Formed in 2013, Quartet Dalí – Asher Kurtz (Guitar) Kenji Herbert (Guitar) Zack Nestel-Patt (Bass) Charlie Van Kirk (Percussion) – began by presenting improvised live scores to a series of classic and contemporary silent films from classic directors such as Chaplin, Dalí, Duchamp, Méliès and others. The group has since branched out to collaborate with other creative mediums including dance and theater. The freedom of improvisation allows the group to flow freely between different musical influences including classical, jazz, indie rock, avant-garde, and everything in between. Rooted in the surrealism of Salvador Dalí and leaning towards avant-garde, Quartet Dalí creates a performance that blends musical genre and works with other mediums such as film to allow both the music and the film to be viewed anew and re-imagined. (more…)


November 13, 2014 8:00 pm

The Tin Throat Project and Diego Obregón’s Grupo Chonta

Nov 13

Originally from Guapi, a small town in the forgotten Pacific region of Colomba, Diego Obregón comes from a centuries-old tradition of marimba music, whose roots trace back to West Africa. A true virtuoso in his instrument, Obregón has made some groundbreaking contributions to his tradition by being the first to build marimbas with standard tuning, and by blending the traditional currulao rhythms with modern styles such as afro-cuban music. His first album, Pequeña Historia, is a masterpiece filled with love for his musical heritage, his ancestry and the beckoning of a far away homeland.

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