October 29, 2016 8:00 pm
7pm Smomid – smomid/pyramidi & Donald Sturge Anthony McKenzie II – drums
8pm Bonnie Kane - sax/flute/electronics
9pm Stephen Gauci - tenor sax & Kevin Patton – laptop/electronics
10pm Jonathan Goldberger – electronics & Josh Sinton – baritone sax/bass clarinet
AND improvised video projection by Josh Ott throughout the evening.
October 30, 2016 7:00 pm
The Trump Card is one man (Matty Tuzynski) grappling, in a titanic struggle, against the monolithic King of Chaos that has in one year either charmed, baffled, or offended every living American: Donald Trump. What makes this person tick? How have we allowed him to come so close to The White House? Matty T. takes the audience on a sweeping journey through the American political experience and Trump’s past with the hope of understanding how power is sustained, myths are created, and what has become of The American Dream.
Matty Tuzynski is a solo performer living in New York City. He is impulsive and self-destructive which makes him good at his job. He has directed the The Vagina Monologues and performed in many shows at The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford including The Seagull, an adaption of Chekhov’s play written by Tuzynski.
Mike Daisey has created and performed critically acclaimed monologues for twenty years. Such works include The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, American Utopias, and The Trump Card which he is currently performing all over the US.
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November 5, 2016 8:00 pm
American guitarist/composer, Trevor Babb, is a versatile and adventurous musician based in New Haven, CT. He has devoted the majority of his professional energy to contemporary music and performs on classical guitar, electric guitar, and other plucked instruments.
Mr. Babb has received several awards and recognitions including a Fulbright Award, the Yale School of Music’s Eliot Fisk Prize, and top prize in the 2016 Denver Classical Guitar Competition. He has performed throughout the US and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra, Caution Tape Sound Collective, New England Chamber Players, New Haven Guitar Quartet, Aeon Ensemble, and the Yale Band.
As a passionate advocate of new music, Trevor actively composes and performs his own music, and has given countless premieres by established and emerging composers. His forthcoming debut recording features original music for multiple electric guitar along with several premiere recordings by emerging composers. Many contemporary music festivals have hosted him as a fellow including the Nief-Norf Summer Festival, Bang on a Can Summer Festival, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival New Music Workshop.
Mr. Babb holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music. He also studied for a year at the Haute École de Musique de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland and is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Yale School of Music. His principal teachers have been Nicholas Goluses, Benjamin Verdery and Dusan Bogdanovic.
November 6, 2016 7:30 pm
Join Yngvil Vatn Guttu (trumpet), Allen Fogelsanger (piano) and Tim O’Hara (bass) as they return to eastern standard time and prepare for the excitement of election day. The Pretzel Club improvises sound art and music, reflecting and directing the mood of the moment, and invites everyone to come relax in their warm and raucous energy and atmosphere
November 10, 2016 8:00 pm
Zach Layton (guitar)
Ian Riggs (bass)
Bradford Reed (drums)
Minerals was started by Zach Layton (guitar) and Bradford Reed (drums) in 2009. The project is an ongoing exploration of their mutual obsessions with metric phasing, modular improvisation, resonant states of consciousness, alternate tuning systems and rhythmic hypnosis. Erdem Helvacioglu (laptop) modulates and remixes the group through real-time signal processing, using live input from the percussion and guitar.
November 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Downtown music fixtures Dave Soldier and Jonathan Kane celebrate their dual 60th birthdays with performances by their duo Soldier Kane, maximalist blues drone with Jonathan Kane’s February and a screening of Dave Soldier’s Thai Elephant Orchestra documentary.
“Any self-respecting fan of downtown music could tell you that a project involving drummer Jonathan Kane and multi-instrumentalist David Soldier is bound to be both intensely eclectic and a whole lot of fun.”
Time Out New York
November 12, 2016 8:00 pm
Players from the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Master’s program are teaming up with Columbia University composers to put together an evening of eclectic new music for mixed ensemble. This second-ever concert of its kind will showcase the talents of up-and-coming performers and composers from two of New York City’s most respected musical institutions, located a few blocks from one another in Morningside Heights.
Vicente Atria – Speology
Katherine Balch – Thread, Unfurled
Jeremy Corren – moments taped together
Sky Macklay – Glossolalia
Emily Praetorius – Turn
John Rot – Local Time
November 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Quartetto Tomassini takes the listener on an unforgettable journey with a unique sound that combines classical harmonization with a strong Latin beat and improvised sections. The group never plays a piece the same way twice and produces the smooth tube radio sound that enveloped the music of the Forties.
This dynamic lineup proves that it is possible to have it all with just four strings, delivering a solid base line, backgrounds with exquisite rhythm patterns and soaring melodies. Focusing on music not previously arranged for strings, the quartet creates music for all audiences spanning Latin, jazz, American standards and classical styles. Whether playing a concert hall, auditorium or smaller venue, Quartetto Tomassini’s distinctive sound has the power to transport the listener to places undiscovered.