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Thu 12/12/19 8:00PLindsay Packer: Call And Response: Echolocation With Fa...ISSUE Project Room (New York City)
Thu 12/12/19 4:00PWild Up | darkness sounding | Desert MoonPrivate Home: The Creo... (Los Angeles)
Fri 12/13/19 8:00PWILD UP | DARKNESS SOUNDING | VALITUTTO PLAYS HENNIES |Cal Perc (Los Angeles)
Fri 12/13/19 7:00PDance of the Spacepants FairiesTHROOP Hall (Los Angeles)
Fri 12/13/19 7:00PO Antiphons (Night One)Church of the Blessed ... (New York City)
Sat 12/14/19 8:00PJandekISSUE Project Room (New York City)
Sat 12/14/19 8:00PTAK premieres Lopez + Younge | IMPOSSIBLE TASKSSt. Mary's Episcopal C... (New York City)
Sat 12/14/19 7:00PO AntiphonsThe Shrine Church of S... (New York City)
Sun 12/15/19 7:00P[FREE] Wild Up | darkness sounding | Satsang 1 - Nini | Voice Craft in America Cente... (Los Angeles)
Thu 12/19/19 7:30PMcGill/McHale Trio92Y (New York City)
Fri 12/20/19 8:00P[FREE] Jiji | you (流) | flow | music for electric guitarHuman Resources Los An... (Los Angeles)
Fri 12/20/19 4:00PNEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OF “A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT” ...TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHUR... (New York City)
Wed 12/25/19 7:30PFOCUS FESTIVAL 2019: ON THE AIR!The Julliard School (New York City)
Sat 01/18/20 7:00PMoritz Von Oswald: Akklamation / Antenes / Britton PoweISSUE Project Room (New York City)
Thu 02/06/20 8:00PComposer Portraits: Caroline ShawMiller Theatre at Colu... (New York City)
Thu 02/20/20 8:00PComposer Portraits: Oscar BettisonMiller Theatre at Colu... (New York City)
Thu 03/05/20 8:00PComposer Portraits: Dai FujikuraMiller Theatre at Colu... (New York City)
Sat 04/25/20 8:00P[FREE] MUSIC OF ALICE SHIELDS AND MORETENRI CULTURAL INSTITU... (New York City)


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Thursday, December 12, 2019


Lindsay Packer: Call And Response: Echolocation With Fan Letters

Lindsay Packer, Fan Letters

8:00 PM @ ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

Ticket Price: Free/Suggested donationa

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Lindsay Packer premieres ECHOLOCATION, her third commissioned work as a 2019 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence. Throughout the year, Packer creates new improvisational work in support of a research and performance project entitled Call and Response. Each program in Call and Response involves a new collaborator and builds a new conversation between elements of color, light, ephemeral form, movement, sound and site.







Thursday, December 12, 2019


Wild Up | darkness sounding | Desert Moon

Wild Up, Matt Barbier, Archie Carey, Booker Stardrum, and Odeya Nini

4:00 PM @ Private Home: The Creosote House

n/a

Ticket Price: $25

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Out in the desert land as the sun sets and the full moon rises. Text scores and improvisations inspired by space. We gather to observe existence and to feel the rotation of the earth, as we see the sun and moon come and go as the stars appear one by one.

Performances by Matt Barbier, Archie Carey, Booker Stardrum, and Odeya Nini.

Audience space extremely limited. Private residence address in Joshua Tree will be sent out to ticket holders on Wednesday 12/11.








Friday, December 13, 2019


WILD UP | DARKNESS SOUNDING | VALITUTTO PLAYS HENNIES | SOVT

Wild Up, Richard Valitutto, Sarah Hennies

8:00 PM @ Cal Perc

1965 Blake Ave

Ticket Price: $25

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The West Coast premiere of Sarah Hennies’s hour-long prepared-piano solo SOVT (2017), performed by Richard Valitutto.

SOVT (semi-occluded vocal tract) refers to a vocal relaxation technique wherein one speaks with one’s mouth partially closed, usually closed around a straw. The simple backpressure of the straw allows the vocal folds to vibrate more easily and with reduced physical exertion. The technique helps rejuvenate tired voices, and warms up the human instrument. Unbeknownst to Sarah when she chose the title, SOVT is also a military abbreviation for System Operability Verification Test. For the duration, the piano is muted with reusable adhesive blu tac across almost all the strings. This softens the instrument’s timbre and increases the presence of sympathetic vibrations as each string is more connected to those adjacent to it.








Friday, December 13, 2019


Dance of the Spacepants Fairies

Spacepants

7:00 PM @ THROOP Hall

300 S Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Ticket Price: $20

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Wish you could relive the dystopian fantasy that is high school prom? Now you can! One night only, musician's collective Synchromy is teaming up with Viola-Vocal-Tube ensemble Spacepants once again to present Dance of the Spacepants Fairies, a fundraiser prom that will rival your blurry adolescent memories, mainly because at this one you won't have to hide your booze. Spacepants will be setting the mood with witty banter and intermittent performances, DJs will provide dancing all night long, and there will be photobooths, food and drinks, fortune tellers, henna, raffles prizes, and much much more. Bring your fake ID, and get your date now before they ask your best friend.







Friday, December 13, 2019


O Antiphons (Night One)

KHORIKOS

7:00 PM @ Church of the Blessed Sacrament

152 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023

Ticket Price: Suggested $20 donation

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KHORIKOS is pleased to present a new work by Norway-based composer Andrew Smith, a set of O Antiphons written for KHORIKOS. KHORIKOS performed Andrew Smith’s first piece in the set, “Veni O Oriens,” as part of the 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition in 2017, in which it was a winning composition. This program centers variations on themes, written by other composers new and old, including Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke. Also featured is J.S. Bach's funeral motet, "Komm, Jesu, Komm," with David Karp on synth continuo.

This program is a part of KHORIKOS’ Old New, Uptown Downtown series, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which aims to bring KHORIKOS’ unique blend of Early and New music to the communities of both uptown and downtown Manhattan, and to forge connections between these neighborhoods and cultural contexts through music. If you can't make this one, join us on night two on Saturday, December 14th, downtown at The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua.

Tickets will be available at the door. Tickets are $20 suggested donation.








Saturday, December 14, 2019


Jandek

Jandek

8:00 PM @ ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

Ticket Price: $25-10

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Saturday, December 14th, ISSUE is pleased to welcome back the enigmatic Jandek, the musical project of Corwood Industries, to Brooklyn.







Saturday, December 14, 2019


TAK premieres Lopez + Younge | IMPOSSIBLE TASKS

TAK ensemble

8:00 PM @ St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Harlem

521 W. 126th St., New York NY

Ticket Price: Pay What You Can

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TAK ensemble | Impossible Tasks
2019-2020 Commissions: I + II
December, 14th, 8pm - Saint Mary’s Harlem (521 W. 126th St., New York, NY 10027)

TAK premieres new works by Brandon Lopez and Bethany Younge as part of their 2019-2020 commissioning project.
Lopez’s epic fifty-minute Empty Church of Plenty, featuring Lopez on bass, plays with improvisation, processes, group physicality, and dissent.
Younge’s at midnight I walked into the middle of the desert deals in physical precognition and unworldly memory through fantastical textures and texts written in collaboration with the composer and ensemble.


Program:
Empty and/or Church of Plenty (50') - Brandon Lopez
featuring Brandon Lopez, bass soloist

at midnight i walked into the middle of the desert (15') - Bethany Younge

Tickets are pay what you can and can be reserved at takensemble.com/store/tasks








Saturday, December 14, 2019


O Antiphons

KHORIKOS

7:00 PM @ The Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua

155 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Ticket Price: Suggested $20 Donation

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KHORIKOS is pleased to present a new work by Norway-based composer Andrew Smith, a set of O Antiphons written for KHORIKOS. KHORIKOS performed Andrew Smith’s first piece in the set, “Veni O Oriens,” as part of the 3rd ORTUS International New Music Competition in 2017, in which it was a winning composition. This program centers variations on themes, written by other composers new and old, including Arvo Pärt and Alfred Schnittke. Also featured is J.S. Bach's funeral motet, "Komm, Jesu, Komm," with David Karp on synth continuo.

This program is a part of KHORIKOS’ Old New, Uptown Downtown series, sponsored by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, which aims to bring KHORIKOS’ unique blend of Early and New music to the communities of both uptown and downtown Manhattan, and to forge connections between these neighborhoods and cultural contexts through music. If you can't make this one, join us on night one instead on Saturday, December 13th, uptown at Church of the Blessed Sacrament.

Tickets are available online at www.khorikos.org, or will be available at the door. Tickets are $20 suggested donation.








Sunday, December 15, 2019


Wild Up | darkness sounding | Satsang 1 - Nini | Voice Bath

Wild Up, Odeya Nini and Christopher Rountree

7:00 PM @ Craft in America Center

8415 W 3rd St

Ticket Price: Free

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Four Satsangs (spiritual discourses) spread on different weeks, span the duration of darkness sounding, in which singer / composer Odeya Nini and artistic director Christopher Rountree lead discussions, group sings, sound baths, and readings around the topics of community, endeavoring, history, darkness, and ritual.

This first Satsang, a soundbath led by Odeya Nini is a total sound immersion in the healing power of the human voice. Open your body, heart and mind as you lay down and journey in meditation to the healing sound waves of changing vibration, dynamic tone, melody, emotion and the powerful resonance of the voice. The voice will be accompanied by the celestial drones of Himalayan singing bowls, crystal bowls, gong and chime.








Thursday, December 19, 2019


McGill/McHale Trio

https://www.92y.org/event/mcgill-mchale-trio

7:30 PM @ 92Y

1395 Lexington Ave

Ticket Price: Tickets from $35

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This remarkable program from the McGill/McHale Trio, comprising Anthony McGill, clarinet; Demarre McGill, flute, and pianist Michael McHale, explores dances of all sorts: from the Hungarian Furiant and the American Charleston, to those associated with the pulsating rhythms of techno music.

Additionally, we hear Francis Poulenc’s masterful Flute Sonata and Clarinet Sonata, and the world premiere of For Anton Vishio, a 92Y-commissioned work written especially for this trio by MacArthur “Genius,” the “preternaturally talented” (The New York Times) composer Tyshawn Sorey, whose luminescent, genre-defying works have won praise from critics around the world.








Friday, December 20, 2019


Jiji | you (流) | flow | music for electric guitar

Jiji/Wild Up

8:00 PM @ Human Resources Los Angeles

410 Cottage Home Street

Ticket Price: Free

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Wild Up’s guitarist Jiji tells two stories: spinning Gulli Bjornsson’s story of capsizing and falling into the ocean, being tossed around in the waves as night approaches, and waves of sound consume the listener. Bjornsson’s dimmar oldur risa is inspired by an ancient Icelandic poem by Jónas Hallgrímsson. And her own piece Kintsukuo after the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. She wrote the piece in 2016 a heartbreaking year for her. “I had massive anxiety that I was going to be kicked out of the country because of some orange guy. It also felt like the world was going to end. I lost a few friendships- things were changing and I felt broken. I wrote this piece in order to pick myself up---to heal and repair.”









Friday, December 20, 2019


NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE OF “A CERTAIN SLANT OF LIGHT” – BY DOUGLAS HEDWIG

Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, with organ soloist Matthew Daley, under the direction of WSO conductor Leif Bjaland

4:00 PM @ TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

36 MAIN STREET NEWTOWN, CT 06470

Ticket Price: $25—35

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Members of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, with organ soloist Matthew Daley, under the direction of WSO conductor Leif Bjaland, will perform the New England premiere of composer Douglas Hedwig’s “A Certain Slant of Light,” for brass, organ and percussion. This majestic five-movement work is inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson. “A Certain Slant of Light” was recently awarded 3rd Prize, nationally, in the 2018 American Prize in Chamber Music Composition.







Wednesday, December 25, 2019


FOCUS FESTIVAL 2019: ON THE AIR!

The Julliard School

7:30 PM @ The Julliard School

155 W. 65TH ST, PETER JAY SHARP THEATER NEW YORK, NY 10023

Ticket Price: FREE

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A Salute to 75 Years of International Radio Commissioning







Saturday, January 18, 2020


Moritz Von Oswald: Akklamation / Antenes / Britton Powell

Moritz Von Oswald, Antenes, Britton Powell

7:00 PM @ ISSUE Project Room

22 Boerum Place

Ticket Price: 25

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ISSUE opens its 2020 season with legendary electronic music innovator Moritz von Oswald, 2017 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Antenes (Lori Napoleon), & American composer Britton Powell. At ISSUE, von Oswald presents Akklamation, a piece that sets out to unify the expansive musical paths of the electronics visionary.







Thursday, February 6, 2020


Composer Portraits: Caroline Shaw

Attacca Quartet, Sō Percussion

8:00 PM @ Miller Theatre at Columbia University

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Ticket Price: starting at $20

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Composer, violinist, and singer Caroline Shaw became the youngest recipient ever of the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 2013, and she’s since taken both the pop and classical music worlds by storm. A “breakout star of New York’s contemporary classical scene” (The Guardian), Shaw is a unique creative voice whose music paints luscious soundscapes with moments of discord and unexpected resolutions. The Attacca Quartet and Sō Percussion, both close collaborators of the composer, perform a program of her works from the last decade.







Thursday, February 20, 2020


Composer Portraits: Oscar Bettison

Courtney Orlando (violin), Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson (conductor)

8:00 PM @ Miller Theatre at Columbia University

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Ticket Price: starting at $20

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With an affinity for inventing instruments from found material and for reimagining the roles of existing instruments, Oscar Bettison’s music explores the boundaries of pitch and noise, classical and rock, convention and invention. His work has been described as possessing “an unconventional lyricism and a menacing beauty” (WNYC). Two chamber concertos comprise this Portrait, which features the exciting return of Alarm Will Sound to the Miller stage.







Thursday, March 5, 2020


Composer Portraits: Dai Fujikura

Alice Teyssier (soprano), Daniel Lippel (guitar), International Contemporary Ensemble, Daniela Candillari (conductor)

8:00 PM @ Miller Theatre at Columbia University

2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027

Ticket Price: starting at $20

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The works of Dai Fujikura are performed with regularity by conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel and by some of the most acclaimed orchestras and ensembles in the world. As one of the leading voices of his generation, his signature “high octane instrumental writing” (The Guardian) will be exhibited in this Portrait featuring International Contemporary Ensemble, longtime champions of Fujikura. A selection of recent chamber works provide a glimpse into his unique soundworld, including Minina—inspired by the birth of his daughter—and abandoned time written for electric guitar and ensemble.







Saturday, April 25, 2020


MUSIC OF ALICE SHIELDS AND MORE

EURASIA CONSORT, AND LAURA FALZON WITH SUSAN JOLLES

8:00 PM @ TENRI CULTURAL INSTITUTE

43A WEST 13TH STREET

Ticket Price: Free



Eurasia Consort will perform a newly commissioned work by Alice Shields for Soprano, Alto recorder, Alto flute, Renaissance Harp, Oud, Theorbo, Crotales, Glockenspiel and Vibraphone. The second half of the concert will feature chamber music for flute and harp with Laura Falzon and Susan Jolles with special guest artists TBD.






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