January 19, 2017 8:00 pm
January 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Face the Music is a unique youth orchestra: An ensemble and collective music-making program where young and committed musicians use the music of today as a vehicle to explore collaborative decision-making and develop leadership skills. With two orchestras, a jazz big band, an experimental-improvisation collective, string quartets, a composer program, and many chamber music ensembles, Face the Music encourages and empowers young musicians to contribute to the vibrant texture of today’s contemporary music scene.
January 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, and improviser whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects. Sean’s performance background includes featured performances as an artist-in-residence with Leeds Improvised Music and Experimentation (LIME) in the United Kingdom, at the Anxious Sound Series in New Orleans and at Art in Odd Places Orlando, and upcoming at the 2017 SEAMUS National Conference. It also includes the commission and world premiere of Stuart Saunders Smith’s evening-length vibraphone solo Queen Anne’s Lace, and featured lectures and guest artist recitals on improvisation and composition at universities including the University of Leeds, California State University Long Beach, Tulane University, and the University of Tennessee Knoxville. His playing can be heard on his recent solo album LOCI, on several releases with the McCormick Percussion Group, and on two releases with his electroacoustic duo Mechanical Bull. Sean is a regular collaborator with visual artists, dancers, choreographers, and musicians, having previously worked with artists including Tatsuya Nakatani, New Orleans Airlift, Lindsey Kelley Dance, Rogue Dance, Death Posture (New Orleans), and Eli Blasko. Additionally, Sean was one of four selected performers at the Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Choreographers and Composers Lab in Leeds, UK. His original compositions include works for solo instruments, chamber groups, electroacoustic mediums, and fixed media that have been performed in both the United States and Europe.
January 21, 2017 9:15 pm
January 26, 2017 8:00 pm
January 27, 2017 7:00 pm
Ras Moshe Burnett + The New Language Collaborative+ Edith Lettner
January 27, 2017 9:00 pm
1. Sandy Gordon and Derek Baron
With a patchwork of small percussion, field recordings, electronics, and found objects, Sandy Gordon and Derek Baron activate a sonic world at once musical and amorphous; one that muses on the interior and exterior via explorations of memory, listening, and everyday ambience.
2. Nicholas Jozwiak and Muyassar Kurdi
3. John Welsh and Sam Yulsman
John Welsh and Sam Yulsman’s new set of original music moves between virtuosic fugal counterpoint, weird lyricisms, and dystopic drone. They have been collaborating closely for over two years.
January 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Program Includes: Earle Brown
Three Pieces for Solo Piano
Excerpts from Indices adapted for Solo Piano
Twenty-Five played by prerecorded tracks and 2 live performers
Forgotten Piece for Solo Piano
Two Pieces for Two Pianos
Noveletta interpreted by 3 Pianos
Matteo Ramon Arevalos
Selections from LA FOLIA, variation on a Theme of La Follia of Spain
January 29, 2017 7:00 pm
A 9/11 hero firefighter struggling with survival guilt is blackmailed into a journey of redemption by a photographer he crossed paths with on that tragic day.
Gus Johnson (James A. Lee) is a New York City firefighter who panicked and escaped the World Trade Center in 9/11. He barely survived the collapse and instantly became a hero. However, survivor’s guilt haunted Gus turning him into a self loathing alcoholic, which drew away his wife and son (Sebastián Zurita). Years later, Samuel Lyons (Carl Ford), a photographer who crossed paths with Gus on 9/11, confronts Gus with a photo that proves Gus was not a hero that morning and blackmails him into telling the truth to his family, which forces Gus into a journey of self discovery and acceptance.
Director’s Statement (more…)
February 4, 2017 4:00 pm
HERE is the link to sign up for a playing slot. http://doodle.com/poll/
PLUS Please RSVP here https://www.facebook.com/events/1174207979341771/ on FB if you are coming.
Come and play, or just come and hang. We are having a goodbye-party to the firehouse and a hello-party to the new space in sunset park. Please sign up to play it will go on from 4:00 – 12:00 and on. Jonathan Kane’s fabulous band February will close out the night starting around 11. We’ll have a 50/50 cash raffle and some other cool things plus my friend Sarah Ross – super chef will be cooking. And we’ll have the usual beer and wine available. Sign up for a 10 minute slot – solos, duos or anything simple to set up.
$15 donation at the door if you are not playing.