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  • Saturday, December 10, 2016   map

    New Collaboration with Lea Bertucci (also feat. Id M Theft Able) // ISSUE Project Room

    Saturday, December 10, 2016   map

    Lea Bertucci and I join forces to perform new collaborative works we've created for ISSUE's Year End Party. My piece is called Boerum moraine for bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, synthesizer, and fixed media. The evening also features a rare set by the stellar Maine-based artist Id M Theft Able.

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    Bertucci-Mcintyre collab December 10th @issueprojectroom @cjm_bklyn #trombones #cassette

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  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016   map

    Yoshiko Chuma & School of Hard Knocks // Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BKSD)

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016   map



    π=3.14… continues “Dead End, Falling”

    by Yoshiko Chuma/School of Hard Knocks

    From Yoshiko
    "Dead End , Don’t Let Me fall is the latest in a series of multimedia performance π=3.14… which was started in 2007 as a work perpetually in progress. It is a set structure under the concept “the invisible rehearsal". The series has been concerned with borders, displacement and violence. Endless peripheral border makes the notice ”We are not so different from one other."

    BKSD website
    BKSD Event Pages for 19th / 20th

  • Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016   map

    Yoshiko Chuma's "π=3.14.. Dead End - Endless Peripheral Border Syria" // Roulette

    Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - Thursday, June 16, 2016   map

    Roulette Facebook Event Page


    Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks at La Mama, June 2015

  • Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 9:00pm   map

    CJM Solo, WORK 05 w. Ikue Mori, Ed Bear, David Watson // The Sump

    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 9:00pm   map

  • Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:20pm   map

    TILT Brass: Premiere "Runnegackonck Presencing" // Naval Cemetery Landscape at Brooklyn Navy Yards

    Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:20pm   map

    TILT Brass - Naval Cemetery LandscapeTILT Brass Sextet participates in the opening ceremony of a new public space at the eastern edge of Brooklyn Navy Yard. A project of Brooklyn Greenway InitiativeNaval Cemetery Landscape is a "publicly-accessible green space which will revitalize the native plant and pollinator populations in the region and its design includes a raised walkway to allow visitors to enter the space without disturbing the hallowed ground (of the former Brooklyn Naval Hospital Cemetery.)"

    The Sextet will premiere a new site-specific work by Director Chris McIntyre. The new work, Runnegackonck Presencing, is named after the ancestral creek that meandered around the Hospital and Cemetery grounds on its way to the former Wallabout Bay. 

    More info: brooklyngreenway.org/naval-cemetery-landscap



  • Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 7:00pm   map

    Yoshiko Chuma - Pi = 3.14... THREAT // Howl Gallery

    Sunday, December 13, 2015 - 7:00pm   map

    Yoshiko Chuma and the School of Hard Knocks
    present:

    π = 3.14…THREAT
    Concept: Dry Tech and Direction by Yoshiko Chuma

    Featuring: Heather Litteer and Miriam Parker ( Actresses), Yukio Suzuki and Yoshiko Chuma (Dancer), and Christopher McIntyre (Musician, trombone)

    The School of Hard Knocks Under the artistic direction of Yoshiko Chuma, The School of Hard Knocks is a New York-based collective of choreographers, dancers, actors, singers, musicians, designers, and visual artists. Since premiering at the 1980 Venice Biennale, this award-winning company has created and performed over 60 original works in the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The School of Hard Knocks takes its name from the American idiom meaning to learn things the hard way on the proverbial "street," and was first used as the title of a performance at the 1980 Venice Biennale. Over the course of the company's history, more than 2,000 people have performed to wide critical acclaim under Chuma's direction in theatrical dance concerts, street performances, grand parades, large-scale spectacles and
    intimate living rooms.

    Yoshiko Chuma, Conceptual Artist/Choreographer/Artistic Director of The School of Hard Knocks, has been a firebrand of New York's downtown dance scene since arriving in 1976. She has created more than 60 full-length company works, commissions and site-specific events for venues in 35 countries, constantly challenging the notion of performance for both audience and participant. Her work has been presented in such diverse venues as Pyramid Club, Danceteria, Joyce Theater, the Eiffel Tower, Newcastle Swing Bridge, City Center, Lincoln Center, the former National Theater of Sarajevo, the perimeter of the Hong Kong harbor, World Financial Center, and an ancient ruin in Macedonia, among many others.

    Heather Litteer is an actress, performance artist and chanteuse originally from Georgia but now calls NYC her home. She is a member of Caden Manson’s Big Art Group touring internationally and in the states.
    She is the recipient of the 2014 Fox Fellowship with The William and Eva Fox Foundation and TCG. La Mama will be her resident company throughout this process and will be presenting her one woman show "Lemonade" at La MaMa 2016.
    Her daring film choices include working with directors Mary Harron, Jane Campion and Darren Aronofsky. Most recently playing the sexual revolutionary Queen Bee in John Reed’s Film “ReVo” and Vicky, a killer for hire in “Dumbo” with Brazilian director Gustavo Von Ah’. She is a Member of the legendary Jackie Factory.

    Miriam Parker is a New York City born and bred dancer/performance artist and arts organizer. She feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with the School of hard knocks for the past 4 years. In recent years she has been building her reputation in collaborative performance art, working with the artist Jo Wood Brown on a interdisciplinary project “InnerCity Projects”

    Yukio Suzuki is a dancer and choreographer. In 1997 he began studying Butoh dance and later performed in works by Ko Murobushi and so on. In the year 2000 he founded his own company, "YUKIO SUZUKI Projects". The basic principal of his interpretation is not the technique, but the character of the dance language, for which he has been acclaimed even outside of his native Japan. He has been touring in over 40 cities worldwide, enthralling audiences with his pliant, delicate, and tenacious movements.

    Christopher McIntyre leads a varied career as performer, composer, and curator/producer. He interprets and improvises on trombone and synthesizer and composes for TILT Brass, UllU duo, and Ne(x)tworks. He has recorded for Tzadik, New World, POTTR, and Mode. Curatorial work includes projects at The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, and The Stone, and Artistic Director of the MATA Festival (2007-10). 

  • Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:00pm   map

    TILT Brass Sextet: Miller Theater Pop-Up Concert // Miller Theater

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:00pm   map

    miller_logo TILT Brass Sextet
    TILT Brass Sextet
    l to r: Tim Leopold, Mike Gurfield, Will Lang, Jen Baker, Gareth Flowers, Chris McIntyre

    POP-UP CONCERTS
    Wild Ones - TILT BRASS
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015, 6pm
    Miller Theatre at Columbia University
    FREE

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    From Miller Theater's Event Page:
    "Brooklyn’s “always fun and forward-looking” (The New Yorker) TILT Brass ensemble takes the stage for the final Pop-Up of the fall. TILT presents new works by contemporary composers Anthony Coleman, TILT co-founder Chris McIntyre, and Catherine Lamb, whose “vivid, evocative orchestral colours” (Guardian) have begun to earn her international acclaim. TILT will also provide their interpretations of existing works, such as an all-brass version of James Tenney’s Swell Piece and Australian composer Liza Lim’s Wild Winged One—an aria for trumpet and (aptly-named) wacky whistle.

    All concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m."

    PERSONNEL
    TILT Brass Sextet
    trumpet – Gareth Flowers, Mike Gurfield, Tim Leopold
    trombone – Jen Baker, Will Lang, Chris McIntyre

    PROGRAM
    James Tenney Swell Piece for Alison Knowles (1967)
    Sextet
    Liza Lim Wild Winged One (2007)
    Gareth Flowers, solo trumpet
    Anthony Coleman A Fistful of Footfalls (2015) World Premiere
    Sextet
    Catherine Lamb overlay/smear (2015) World Premiere
    Sextet
    Chris McIntyre Dedifferentiation for Brass No. 3 (2015) World Premiere
    Sextet and sound score
     

  • Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:00pm   map

    UllU: Zeena Parkins and UllU // The Stone

    Friday, November 20, 2015 - 10:00pm   map



    thestonenyc.com

    Corner of Ave C & E. 2nd St, Manhattan
    8PM, $10

    Zeena Parkins and UllU (CJM and David Shively) join forces at The Stone in a first-time collaboration during Zeena's residency week.

    Zeena Parkins - electric, acoustic harps, synth, things
    UllU duo:
       Chris McIntyre - trombone, synths, tapes
       Dave Shively - feedback drums, metals, tapes

    FB Page for Zeena's Stone Residency

  • Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    PRACTICE: Chris McIntyre (solo) at Trans-Pecos

    Monday, November 2, 2015 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm   map



    Dedicated experimental musician Chris McIntyre (TILT Brass, Either/Or, UllU, Ne(x)tworks) performs a rare solo set using trombone, voice, live-electronics, and tapes. Far West Queens audiences will hear an evolving strata of sounds broken into pieces. Interrupted concentricities; the sound of alterania nervina.

    Curated by Charles Waters
    Facebook Event

    "LOW/SOLO"
    3 sets of solo exploration for low instruments

    8pm Sara Schoenbeck - Solo Bassoon
    9pm Chris McIntyre - Solo Trombone, electronics
    10pm Jonah Parzen- Johnson- Solo Baritone Saxophone

    thetranspecos.com

  • Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - To TILT 2015 // University Settlement

    Friday, June 12, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass by Steven Schreiber
    TILT Brass, 2014 Look & Listen Festival, Invisible Dog Arts Ctr

    TILT Brass presents the 2015 installment of To TILT, its on-going series of concerts and recordings that feature work created for the organization's specific forces and skills. The program at University Settlement includes newly commissioned works written for TILT Brass Sextet by Lithuanian composer Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, and trombonist/composer and long-time TILT performer Jacob Garchik.

    The Sextet will also premiere an expanded version of TILT Director Chris McIntyre's multi-movement work Fabrics (2014-15) and his transcriptions from Arthur Russell's Tower of Meaning, composed in the early 1980's.

    This event takes place during a set of concerts co-organized by TILT and our stellar colleagues at Either/Or (performing on June 10th and 13th.) Located on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the excellent acoustics of University Settlement's Speyer Hall is a perfect venue for these not-to-be-missed concerts during NYC's busy Summer season.

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    Either/Or at Miller Theater

  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015   map

    Yoshiko Chuma's School of Hard Knocks - π = 3.14.... Dry Tech // La Mama's Ellen Stewart Theater

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015   map

    Next iteration of revered director and multimedia artist Yoshiko Chuma's multi-year project π = 3.14. CJM performs live on trombone, synths, and software.


     Hiroyuki Ito for The New York Times
     

  • Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - Graphic & Strategic Scores by Braxton, Barrett, and Cardew // JACK

    Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:00pm   map



    TILT Brass kicks off its Spring 2015 season at JACKan intimate neighborhood multi-arts venue located in Clinton Hill. The program revisits TILT's creative music origins with work highlighting the improvisational skill and experience of its players. The program features a wide range of recent and classic graphic and strategic scores. Composers include Berlin-based English composer and electronic musician Richard Barrett, an early composition by legendary composer and multi-instrumentalist Anthony Braxton, and selections from Cornelius Cardew's touchstone graphic score Treatise.

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    [$12.50 advance, $15 door]

    Detail from Braxton's "Comp. 18" (1971)

    Detail from Braxton's "Comp. 18" (1971) 

    PERSONNEL
    Chris McIntyre - Music Director, trombone
    trumpet Timothy Leopold, Andrew Kozar, Tom Verchot
    trombone Jen Baker, Jacob Garchik, Will Lang, James Rogers (bass)
    Nathan Koci - horn, accordion

    PROGRAM
    Anthony Braxton 8KN-(J-6) [aka Comp. 18] (1971)
                                           1
                                           R10
    Cornelius Cardew Selections from Treatise (1963-67)
    Richard Barrett Codex XII (2013)
    Other works TBA

  • Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm   map

    McIntyre's "Presencing Piece No.1" | SummerStreets/Federal Plaza

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm   map

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    Presencing Piece No. 1 (Fed Plaza) (2014)

    by Chris McIntyre
    In collaboration with TILT Brass, Ed Bear, and David Shively

    A site-specific performance and installation at Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza

    Chris McIntyre - Composer and Creative Director
    Ed Bear - Technical Director
    David Shively - feed-back drums

    TILT Brass
    Trumpet
    Garth Flowers, Mike Gurfield, Rich Johnson, Tim Leopold, Stephanie Richards
    Trombone
    Jen BakerJacob GarchikSam KulikWill Lang, Matt MeloreJames RogersPeter Zummo

    Contextual information available on the project Tumblr site

    Conceived by composer and trombonist Chris McIntyre for SummerStreets, Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza) is a collaborative, site-specific sonic experience designed for the Jacob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza. Unfolding over a 2-hour period, Presencing Piece... features a 12-piece compliment of Brooklyn-based experimental music group TILT Brass, Either/Or percussionist David Shively, and a state-of-the-art implementation of multiple PA speakers. McIntyre locates the live musicians and the arrayed speakers around the plaza to amplify physical and intangible properties of the site. The PA system and other small devices broadcast sound via infrared transmitters with which the audience is able to interact. The goal for McIntyre and his collaborators (including tech director Ed Bear) is to transform the audience’s sense of aural dimensionality and scale as they are immersed in the simultaneity of sound and spectacle. The piece also aims to create a dialogue between the present and past of the site. One piece of this is the presentation of text-based sounds that tell abstract histories specific to the site and surrounding area. Content ranging from local geologic data, facts about Manhattan’s pre-colonial population, and fragments of other social and political narratives is projected from the on-site speakers while also accessed in earphones from “hidden” online sources (directed via QR-code posters). To many contemporary New Yorkers, “Fed Plaza” is tied to Richard Serra’s site-specific sculpture Tilted Arc (1981), an extremely controversial work that was commissioned for and eventually removed from the site. March 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of its deinstallation. McIntyre and Company’s impressions of the dialogic relationship between Serra’s work and the plaza are found at the core of Presencing Piece No.1 (Fed Plaza).

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass / Trombone Chamber Music Show at South Oxford Space

    Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass' Chamber Music Show feat. TILT Brass Trombones
    Performers include: Chris McIntyre, Jacob Garchik, Dave Nelson, Will Lang, Jen Baker, James Rogers

    Tentative Program:
    Jacob Druckman - Animus 1 (for solo trombone and tape) (1966)
    Giacinto Scelsi - Three Pieces (for trombone) (1957)
    Peter Zummo - work from 1980's
    Iannis Xenakis - Keren (for solo trombone) (1986)
    Chris McIntyre - premiere of new septet piece 
    Phill Niblock - A Third Trombone (1979) (live septet version)

  • Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014  

    Yoshiko Chuma & School of Hard Knocks / La Mama Moves Festival

    Thursday, May 15, 2014 - Sunday, May 18, 2014  

    Creating sound score for Yoshiko-san's current project

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014  

  • Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014  

    Ne(x)tworks Residency - Cornell University Dept. of Music

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014  

    Ne(x)tworks Residency at Cornell University
    Ne(x)tworks visits Cornell in Ithaca, NY for a 3-day residency including graphic score investigations, ensemble and local composer works, and a performance of its signature realization of John Cage's Song Books (1970)

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:30am - 5:00pm  

  • Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    UllU & TILT Brass + Release of UllU's debut recording "August" / Experimental Intermedia

    Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    Experimental Intermedia
    224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor
    New York, NY 10013

    > Facebook Event Page



    UllU:
    Chris McIntyre - trombone, synth, drums, composition
    David Shively - feedback-drumkit, combo organ, tapes

    TILT Brass:
    Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold – trumpet
    Jen Baker, Will Lang, Chris McIntyre – trombone
    James Rogers – contrabass trombone



    Composer/performer Chris McIntyre brings together two current ensemble projects, UllU and TILT Brass, for a special collaborative evening of ecstatic noise and orchestral bliss at composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock’s venerated Experimental Intermedia loft (celebrating its 40th year of concert presentations).

    The first half features an improvised set by UllU ("owl" in Hindi), the duo project of McIntyre and renowned percussionist David Shively (Either/Or). A 6-piece compliment of the adventurous Brooklyn-based brass group TILT Brass joins for the second half including trumpeters Gareth Flowers (ICE) and Tim Leopold (Meridian Arts Ens.), Jen Baker (Asphalt Orchestra) and Will Lang (loadbang) on trombone, and James Rogers (Guidonian Hand) on the rare contrabass trombone.

    TILT and UllU will reprise an expanded iteration of "Dedifferentiation with Brass" (2013), the collaborative work initially presented at Roulette in June. The work is conceptualized and composed by McIntyre in close collaboration with Shively (featuring the latter's innovative use of drums and metals as feedback instruments) and uses a seamless combination of conventionally notated and instructional improvising material. The transitive sonic language of "Dedifferentiation" is inspired by artist Robert Smithson’s description of a hotel in the Mexican city of Palenque. Smithson details the rich complexities inherent to the constellation of structures on the hotel grounds which are variously under construction and demolition, investigating the similarity between these states (and also to the Mayan ruins nearby).

    The 15 Dec. event is also the official release of UllU’s debut recording "August" on Non-Site Records. The release's three tracks contain material recorded live and edited at Shively's Williamsburg studio. "August" captures the duo in full experimental mode, probing its potential collaborative language from within the sonic syntax emanating from Shively's idiosyncratic feedback instrumentarium and McIntyre's fleshy trombone sound and virtual-analog synth convolutions. Signed CD's will be available at the venue and pre-ordering is available via group's website (www.ullumusic.com).

    WEB RESOURCES
    Chris McIntyre: www.cmcintyre.com
    Dave Shively: www.resonantobjects.com
    UllU: www.ullumusic.com
    TILT Brass: www.tiltbrass.org
    XI: www.experimentalintermedia.org
    Non-Site Records: www.nonsiterecords.com

    BIOGRAPHIES
    UllU (Hindi for “owl”) is Chris McIntyre (trombone, synth, drums) and Dave Shively (drums, feedback, tapes). Sharing both an interest in the ecstatic potential of the drone and a pathological inability to completely disengage from modernism, UllU perform works of extended duration in which practical mechanics of sound production collide with formal concerns. Shows at Incubator Arts Project, The Stone, Experimental Intermedia, and collaborations with TILT Brass. In South Asian tradition, the owl is in fact considered a very foolish bird.

    Led by trombonist and composer Chris McIntyre, TILT Brass is a Brooklyn-based organization dedicated to creating new content and contexts for contemporary brass music by producing inventive concert programs, recording projects, and commissioning initiatives. It boldly positions itself as the vanguard presenter, educator, and advocate for new brass music in New York City. Founded 10 years ago by McIntyre and Greg Evans, TILT primarily presents the work of living composers, having premiered nearly 40 compositions thus far. Its personnel includes many of the brightest stars from the local brass community in ensemble configurations ranging from solo and chamber groupings to experimental brass orchestra. TILT’s work is heard on releases by Tzadik, Non-Site, and POTTR.

    Christopher McIntyre leads a multi-faceted career as performer, composer, and curator/producer. He interprets and improvises on trombone and synthesizer in projects including TILT Brass, UllU duo (w/ David Shively), Either/Or, Ne(x)tworks, and 7X7 Trombone Band. His playing is heard on recordings released by the Tzadik, New World, Mode, POTTR, and Non-Site labels. He has contributed compositions to TILT, Ne(x)tworks, 7X7 (for choreographer Yoshiko Chuma), Flexible Orchestra, and B3+ brass trio. McIntyre is also active as a curator and producer with independent projects at The Kitchen, Guggenheim Museum, Issue Project Room, The Stone (June 2007), and as Artistic Director of the MATA Festival (07-10). cmcintyre.com

    David Shively performs concert and installation works in media ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to analog electronics and feedback systems. Solo appearances at Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa 09, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds 13, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik, Münchener Biennale. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he has been co-artistic director of the experimental music ensemble Either/Or since 2004, curating its programming and festivals in New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. Recordings for Starkland, New World, Tzadik, Mode, Quecksilber, and other labels in addition to works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast. resonantobjects.com 

  • Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013   map

    Yoshiko Chuma's PI = 3.14… : Ramallah-Fukushima-Bogota / LaMama Galleria

    Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013   map

    π = 3.14…Ramallah-Fukushima-Bogota
    Endless Peripheral Border
    Concept, Design, & Choreography by Yoshiko Chuma

    Performance Installation
    July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2013
    Thu-Sat, 7:30pm; Sun 5pm (Seating starts at 6pm/Thu-Sat; 4pm/Sun)
    Admission: $15
    July 11 Opening Night with Salsa Dance Party: $20

    Exhibition
    July 11, 12, 13, & 14, 2013
    Gallery Hours: Thu-Sat, 1-7pm; Sun, 1-5pm (free admission)

    Photo by Takashi AraiFeaturing Rebecca Medina, Coque Salcedo, Mina Nishimura, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Felipe Gomez Ossa, Yoshiko Chuma with special guest Aska Kaneko (violin)

    Cutting-edge choreographer/ director/ performer Yoshiko Chuma continues a lifetime obsession with the mythology of danger. In π =3.14…Ramallah-Fukushima-Bogota, she intentionally confuses documentation with history, recreating steep segments from her own documented events in Ramallah, Fukushima, and Bogota. Chuma assembles a mosaic of dancers, images, filmed interviews and musical selections whose content has the effect of framing theater with barbed wire.

    Daguerreotype - Takashi Arai
    Video Installation - Kit Fitzgerald
    Sound Composition - Christopher McIntyre
    Costumes - Gabriel Berry

    π =3.14 was originally presented at La MaMa Club in 2002 based on a mountain of correspondence and miscommunications between Hiroshima, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Kabul, and The School of Hard Knocks.

    Exhibition
    Takashi Arai, Robert Flynt, Dona Ann McAdams, Hugh Burckhardt, Gabriel Berry

    Production Director Kaya Nakamura
    Production International Liaison, GOH Productions: Bonnie Stein

  • Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: TILT 10: An Anniversary Celebration / Roulette

    Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

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    Entitled TILT Brass presents TILT 10: An Anniversary Celebration, our 27 June Roulette event is TILT 10 Festival's flagship concert. In addition to works from TILT's repertoire, this program includes the world premiere of 4 commissioned works by local and international composers. This extraordinary evening of new brass music is being performed by 3 different instrumental combinations: TILT Brass Sextet, the founding 10-piece ensemble TILT Creative Brass Band, and a new group, TILT Zug Septet.

    Roulette June 27 Artist Info: Composers | Players

    PROGRAM
    Lainie Fefferman Big Breath (2013)* - Sextet
    Enno Poppe (DE) Zug (2008)** - Zug Septet
    Filippo Perocco (IT) new work* - Creative Brass Band
    Anthony Coleman Acute Corzya (2009) - Sextet
    [Intermission]
    Chris McIntyre Dedifferentiation No. 1 (2013)* - Sextet & UllU
    Mario Diaz de Leon Bellum (2013)* - Zug Septet
    Andrew Hamilton (IR) Love and Goodness (2013)* - Creative Brass Band
    Jon Gibson Multiples (1972) - TILT Brass tutti
    * = world premiere
    ** = US premiere

    PERSONNEL Conductor: Ted Hearne Trumpet: Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold, Chris DiMeglio Trombone: Jen Baker, Jacob Garchik, Chris McIntyre, Will Lang Horn: David Byrd-Marrow, Jason Sugata Tuba: Joe Exley, Dan Peck Percussion: Chris Nappi, David Shively UllU: Chris McIntyre & David Shively

    Roulette Event Page

    Facebook Event Page
    TILT 10 Festival Page

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    UllU plus Cimbalom music with Dave Shively at The Stone

    Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    More details soon!

  • Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:15pm   map

    "Meta Trombone" at Theater Dakota - Den Haag, The Netherlands

    Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 8:15pm   map

    Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 20:15
    Theater Dakota
    Zuidlarenstraat 57 
    2545 VP Den Haag
    Tel kassa: 070 326 55 09

    ‘Handmade Homegrown’ Theater Dakota Studio Concert Series

    3 November: Decade
    "New Yorker trombonist Chris McIntyre double bill with Kate Moore and RPM Electro. The evening’s event will feature the launch of Kate’s brand new band RPM Electro featuring a grand set-up of e.harp, e.cello, e.guitar, voice/ organs and percussion with some of the hottest performers from the city. The concert will feature 10 pieces by Kate to celebrate 10 years in NL. Trombonist/ composer Chris McIntyre from New York will make a debut appearance in The Hague performing a set of semi improvised and composed works for solo trombone."

    About ‘Handmade Homegrown’
    ‘Handmade Homegrown’ Theater Dakota Studio Concert Series is a monthly concert series featuring a quirky collection of individuals and groups who are unique in their field, genuine and continue to defy expectation who make 100% homegrown original stuff that’s like nothing anywhere else on the planet.

    Concentrating on composers and creators who work with sound who make and perform their own work, this concert series is a platform for a generation of independent artists who are out there doing it for themselves in a scene that is raw, earthy, energetic and filled with life and colour.

    The series aims to bring international, national and local groups together once a month to perform their latest creations to an audience curious about the voices of today. The series is about personality, originality, honesty and passion.

    Handmade Homegrown Concert Series is curated by composer Kate Moore who will be artist in residence at Theater Dakota 2012/13. Being Kate’s tenth season in The Netherlands she wishes to celebrate this by programming a collection of ten portrait concerts featuring people and groups that have been prominent and inspiring characters passing through The Hague during this time. Her band RPM Electro will be resident ensemble: www.rpmelectro.com

  • Saturday, October 27, 2012   map

    TILT Brass: Debut of CJM's "Meta Trombone" solo project at Greenwich House

    Saturday, October 27, 2012   map

    Saturday, October 27, 2012 8pm
    Greenwich House Music School
    $15 ($12)

    TILT Brass presents the debut of Director Chris McIntyre’s new solo trombone program, Meta Trombone. World premiere performances of works by Anthony Coleman and McIntyre, as well as UK/Berlin composer Richard Barrett’s Basalt (1991) and McIntyre’s realization of Cage’s Variations IV (1963) involving multiple radios.

    PROGRAM
    John Cage Variations IV (1963, realization by McIntyre ’12)
    Richard Barrett Basalt (1991)**
    Anthony Coleman The Thingliness of the Thing (2012)*
    Chris McIntyre Phono-Marker from Smithson Project (2012)*
    *  World Premiere
    ** US Premiere

    Trombonist, composer, and TILT Brass Director Christopher McIntyre presents Meta Trombone, a program of works for solo trombone (unaccompanied and with electronics) that presents a number of radically differing contemporary musical languages, each maintaining focus on the idiomatic sound and mechanisms of the instrument itself. Works include the ecstatically virtuosic Basalt by British “New Complexity” composer Richard Barrett, seminal indeterminate work by American music icon John Cage, and 2 world premiere performances of works by McIntyre himself (a solo live-electronic addition to his burgeoning series of works taking inspiration from American Earth artist Robert Smithson) and legendary “Downtown” New York pianist and composer Anthony Coleman.

  • Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    Debut of McIntyre's UllU, with D. Shively, J. Fei, E. Keszler, and T. Levine at Incubator Arts Project

    Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    On Thursday, June 14th, at Incubator Arts Project, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris McIntyre presents the debut performance of his new band project, UllU. This "preview" of the group is a collaborative duo iteration with the extraordinary percussionist David Shively (Either/Or). Also featured for part of the performance is special guests James Fei on sopranino saxophone, Taylor Levine, guitar, and Eli Keszler on percussion.

    The music of UllU is a percussive, "harmonic", and textural mix of ideas; a dialectical investigation of pure and damaged symmetry, unified and polyvalent sonic images. Strategic and notated compositional material is used to create audible yet illusive formal structures. Rhythmic and linear content moves in and out of entrainment kaleidoscopically. The use controlled feedback and on-stage multi-channel amplification (outputting instrumental sound and electronics) modulates the shifting dimensionality of UllU's ensemble sound.

    More info: www.incubatorarts.org/music.html


    David Shively - www.resonantobjects.com

    Special Guests:

    James Fei - www.jamesfei.com
     



     






    Eli Keszler - www.elikeszler.com





















    Taylor Levine

  • Friday, May 11, 2012 - Sunday, June 17, 2012   map

    "Walk-Through", Redmond Entwistle film installation w/ orig. score by CJM at CUBITT, London

    Friday, May 11, 2012 - Sunday, June 17, 2012   map

    Redmond Entwistle Walk-Through
    [original score by Chris McIntyre]
    Fri 11 May to Sun 17 June, 2012
    Open: Wednesday-Sunday 12-6pm

    CUBITT
    Gallery and Studios
    8 Angel Mews
    London N1 9HH

    Cubitt Gallery presents Walk-Through, a new film by British artist Redmond Entwistle set in the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. The film explores the site, design and philosophy of CalArts as a starting point for posing wider questions about contemporary pedagogical models and their symbiotic relationship to new forms of social, political and economic exchange that have emerged since the 1970s.

    Walk-Through is devised as a tour of the CalArts campus, which moves back and forth through the institution’s history, analysing the location, design and function of the building, as well as its life in media reproductions and art history. The studied voiceover articulates the rhetoric of CalArt’s founding mission which, when read through the current moment, pinpoints an early form of cultural capital embedded within the pedagogical institution.

    Slowly the tour starts to shift as we see students gather in a classroom to attend a fictional recreation of influential artist and teacher Michael Asher’s ‘Post-Studio’ class. Taking the form of critical group discussions around students’ work, the Post-Studio class pushed CalArt’s mission to ‘haul the teacher from the podium’ and activate the student in the learning process, an approach, which has subsequently become one of the primary models of teaching in art schools today, and emphasises ‘speech’ as an artistic skill.

    The forensic-like atmosphere of the staged classroom discussion, which mirrors the intensity of Asher's classes that often extended late into the night, shifts the film into a space of science fiction and allegory. Some students can speak while others can’t, as whispered lines are fed to the principal actors from those at the back of the class. These first person recollections, taken from former students, are increasingly interrupted by the reading out of bureaucratic information, detailing the literal financial and infrastructural underpinning of the institution as if the students have become the mouthpiece for the institution’s memory, also hinting at the institutional critique in Asher’s own work. As the discussion progresses we begin to understand that what is being staged is an exercise in assessing the parameters of the institution’s legitimacy and the legitimacy of the class as a space within which to speak, as well as individual speech itself as a principal tool of democracy.

    Borrowing formal and atmospheric motifs from 1970s giallo films by directors such as Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Walk-Through re-imagines CalArts as a site of potential intrigue, subtly calling into the question the artistic and democratic tenets embedded in the school's founding ideology, which were regularly challenged by the critical practices of faculty members such as Asher. Through a style and form that shifts from didacticism to fiction the film expresses some of the complexity of the changing status of the body, memory and language in current educational and political formations, especially at a time when government cuts threaten the viability of arts education, and the marketisation of higher education is taking place worldwide. 

    Walk-Through is co-commissioned by Tramway for Glasgow International Festival 2012, International Project Space, Birmingham and Cubitt Gallery, London

    More information on Walk-Through at CUBITT

  • Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:00am - Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:00pm   map

    Premiere of "Walk-Through", Redmond Entwistle film installation w/ orig. score by CJM

    Friday, April 20, 2012 - 11:00am - Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 6:00pm   map

    Redmond Entwistle Walk-Through
    [original score by Chris McIntyre]
    Fri 20th Apr 12 — Mon 7th May 12

    TRAMWAY
    25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE
    Monday - Saturday, 11am - 6pm. Sunday 12 -6pm

    Walk-Through is a new film installation by British artist Redmond Entwistle set at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles where he studied in the late 1990s. Beginning as a tour of the building, an examination of Calarts’ historical and contemporary image soon drifts into a fictional reenactment of a ‘Post-Studio’ class developed by influential artist and teacher Michael Asher, whose extended group discussions have become a primary model for teaching in art schools today.

    In this fictional group critique, actors and former students of Asher’s engage in a protracted war through language: lines are fed or denied, personal and institutional voices collide, silent groups conspire and speakers rebel against themselves, as the usual correspondence of individual and speech and their connection to democracy becomes far from clear. Walk-Through examines Calarts as the one of the primary sites of the shift towards an increasing emphasis on language in art education and its relationship to the emergence of an information-based economy.

    Walk-Through is co-commissioned by Tramway for Glasgow International Festival 2012, International Project Space, Birmingham and Cubitt Gallery, London

    More information on Walk-Through

  • Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Zeena Parkins, Ne(x)tworks & JACK Quartet @ The Kitchen

    Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Personnel
    Ne(x)tworks: Joan La Barbara (voice), Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics), Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics), Stephen Gosling (piano), Chris McIntyre (trombone)

    JACK Quartet: Chris Otto, Ari Streisfeld (violin), John Pickford Richards (viola), Kevin McFarland (cello)

    Zeena Parkins - composer, live electronics
    Preshish Moments (Michael Carter) - creative technical director, live electronics
    Cynthia Madansky - visual artist

    Members of the "new music all-stars" (Time Out NY) ensemble Ne(x)tworks join forces with the "thrillingly vital" (Wash. Post) JACK Quartet to present the world premiere of composer and "renowned player and stretcher of boundaries" (Dusted) Zeena Parkins' Spellbeamed. Commissioned by Ne(x)tworks, Spellbeamed takes inspiration from literary critic Walter Benjamin’s vast Archive. Each musician collects their own archive of quotidian materials then utilized in an animated score developed in collaboration with visual artist collaborator Cynthia Madansky. The resultant sound is further enhanced with live-processing by Preshish Moments and the composer, creating an ecology of inter-relationships developed between improvisers and readers, sound and score, objects and instruments.

    Both evenings begin with the premiere of three additional works by Ne(x)tworks composers Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi, and Chris McIntyre. La Barbara's Persistence of Memory explodes with "hammering rhythms, angular jolts, and jagged slashes of percussive attacks", all within an expansive, haunted electronic "atmosphere." Frasconi's Sitting & Standing: A Memoir employs "a physical activity we do without much thought… as the compositional DNA that allows each performer to construct a soundscape unique to their instrument and their own body." Smithson Project: Sites & Nonsites by McIntyre is a set of works ranging in style from ambient/concreté states to brutal, irregular structures. Each segment is a meditation on artist Robert Smithson's "nonsite" concept and the dialectical relationship to the origin "site."

  • Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    Zeena Parkins, Ne(x)tworks & JACK Quartet @ The Kitchen

    Friday, December 16, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    Personnel
    Ne(x)tworks: Joan La Barbara (voice), Shelley Burgon (harp, electronics), Miguel Frasconi (glass, electronics), Stephen Gosling (piano), Chris McIntyre (trombone)

    JACK Quartet: Chris Otto, Ari Streisfeld (violin), John Pickford Richards (viola), Kevin McFarland (cello)

    Zeena Parkins - composer, live electronics
    Preshish Moments (Michael Carter) - creative technical director, live electronics
    Cynthia Madansky - visual artist


    Members of the "new music all-stars" (Time Out NY) ensemble Ne(x)tworks join forces with the "thrillingly vital" (Wash. Post) JACK Quartet to present the world premiere of composer and "renowned player and stretcher of boundaries" (Dusted) Zeena Parkins' Spellbeamed. Commissioned by Ne(x)tworks, Spellbeamed takes inspiration from literary critic Walter Benjamin’s vast Archive. Each musician collects their own archive of quotidian materials then utilized in an animated score developed in collaboration with visual artist collaborator Cynthia Madansky. The resultant sound is further enhanced with live-processing by Preshish Moments and the composer, creating an ecology of inter-relationships developed between improvisers and readers, sound and score, objects and instruments.

    Both evenings begin with the premiere of three additional works by Ne(x)tworks composers Joan La Barbara, Miguel Frasconi, and Chris McIntyre. La Barbara's Persistence of Memory explodes with "hammering rhythms, angular jolts, and jagged slashes of percussive attacks", all within an expansive, haunted electronic "atmosphere." Frasconi's Sitting & Standing: A Memoir employs "a physical activity we do without much thought… as the compositional DNA that allows each performer to construct a soundscape unique to their instrument and their own body." Smithson Project: Sites & Nonsites by McIntyre is a set of works ranging in style from ambient/concreté states to brutal, irregular structures. Each segment is a meditation on artist Robert Smithson's "nonsite" concept and the dialectical relationship to the origin "site."

  • Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass plays Goebbels, Barrett, Zummo, and McIntyre at ISSUE Project Room

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Members of TILT Brass projects gather to perform a wide range of rarely heard chamber works for brass, percussion and electronics by European and NYC-based composers, including the New York premiere of Herakles 2 by acclaimed German composer Heiner Goebbels.

    PROGRAM
    Heiner GoebbelsHerakles 2 (1992)
    brass quintet, percussion, sampler
    Richard BarrettEARTH (1987-88)
    trombone and perc.
    Peter ZummoInstruments (1980)
    trumpet, trombone, cello, marimba
    Chris McIntyre quartet music (2010)
    trumpet, horn, bass trombone, synth/perc.

    PERSONNEL
    Chris McIntyre – trombone, music director
    Dave Shively – percussion; Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold – trumpets; Nathan Koci – French horn, synth; Matt Marks - French horn, sampler; Ben Stapp – tuba; Alex Waterman – cello