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  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    3D Sound Object: World Listening Day [panel] // ISSUE Project Room

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Post-concert panel moderator with the stellar participating artists (Stephan Moore, Suzanne Thorpe, and Scott Smallwood) along with Anne Guthrie (wearing her Arup hat) and Risha Lee (curator of Rubin Museum of Art's "The World Is Sound" exhibit.)

    3D Sound Object
    WORLD LISTENING DAY 2017: LISTENING TO THE GROUND WITH STEPHAN MOORE, SCOTT SMALLWOOD & SUZANNE THORPE


    "ISSUE Project Room and Harvestworks are pleased to present two performances featuring acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object, a speaker system capable of reproducing complex directional sound radiation. As part of a series of commissions and outreach activities that feature the operation of the 3D Sound Object, these performances highlight key techniques and listening strategies in approaching sound within unique acoustic spaces.

    Tuesday, July 18th sees Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe each presenting new work as a part of World Listening Day, which pays homage to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros. Together, these artists “sound out” the sonic qualities of ISSUE’s historic McKim, Mead and White Theater at 22 Boerum Place using Geluso’s invention. Developed by Geluso while in residence at Harvestworks, the Object has become a platform for new experimental compositions by contemporary composers, specifically exploring the model radiation of acoustic instruments, the spatialization of existing recorded sound, and the creation of synthesized sound in three dimensions. Described as “painting with sonar,” the Object catalyzes the collaborative construction of a 3D soundscape as well as the scanning and exploring of ISSUE’s unique sonic environment."

    From ISSUE Event Page

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Artists-In-Residence Alumni Collaborations // ISSUE Project Room

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    From ISSUE Project Room's Event Page

    "Drawing its participants from the first 10 years of ISSUE Project Room’s Artists-In-Residence Program, AIR Alumni Collaborations is a performance that brings together former ISSUE resident artists in striking new combinations. Eccentric, interdisciplinary, and deeply experimental, the new collaborations showcase the wide-range of approaches found within the ISSUE community, amplifying each artist’s personal aesthetics while drawing unexpected parallels between their work.

    Thursday, January 19th, ISSUE presents three first-ever collaborative performances by former ISSUE Artists-In-Residence focusing on highlighting their parallel and divergent performance strategies. Cellist, vocalist, and electronics producer Audrey Chen performs alongside two key members of the collaborative ensemble Ne(x)tworks: renowned vocalist Joan La Barbara and composer, improviser and electro-acoustician Miguel Frasconi. Berlin-based composer and synthesist Doron Sadja pairs his particular style of multi-channel spatialized sound, pristine electronics, dense noise, and immersive light projections with multimedia artist Rauel De Nieves’ encompassing narrative and multimedia performance style. MV Carbon performs a new collaboration with media artist Bradley Eros sharing the role of manipulating sound and image on a new project called The Mystery of Spiders -- a sound & projection performance conceptualizing scores based on spider webs.

    Curated by Lea Bertucci and Chris McIntyre

  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016  

    After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration // ISSUE Project Room

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016  



    Co-organized by Chris McIntyre & Lauren Rosati

    From IPR's Festival Page
    "From September 25th to October 1st, 2016 ISSUE Project Room presents After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, a dynamic series of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops to mark the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering (1966). This historic project, organized by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan, featured collaborations among avant-garde artists, dancers, and musicians and engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories. After 9 Evenings considers the event’s impact on contemporary performance and explores E.A.T. as an important prototype for integrating new technologies into current artistic practices."

  • 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, 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

  • 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

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm   map

    TILT Brass Trio / SUNY Maritime

    Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm   map

    Invited by music faculty member Harris Eisenstadt, TILT Brass Trio performs a wide range of historical works for the students and community at SUNY Maritime in The Bronx.

    Chris McIntyre - trombone, Director
    Sam Nester - trumpet
    Nathan Koci - horn

    PROGRAM
    Hoquetus David (ca. 1360) - Guillaume de Machaut
    See myne owne sweet jewell (1593) - Sir Thomas Morley
    From Canzonets or Little Short Songs to three voyces
    Fugue II (1722) - J. S. Bach (arr. C. McIntyre)
    From Well Tempered Clavier (Book 1)
    Sinfonia I (1723) - J. S. Bach (arr. C. McIntyre)
    From Inventions and Sinfonias (BWV 772–801)
    Allegro & Menuetto from Divertimento II K.229 No.2 (1803) - W. A. Mozart
    Sonata (1924) - Francis Poulenc
    I. Allegro moderato
    II. Andante
    III. Rondeau
    Elite Syncopations (1902) - Scott Joplin (arr. B. Holcombe)
    Selections from Bela Bartok Set for brass trio - arr. C. McIntyre
    From Mikrokosmos (1940) except where noted
    In Three Parts
    Tale
    VI [from 14 Bagatelles (1908)]
    Bulgarian Rhythm 2
    Bulgarian Rhythm 1
    Freedom Jazz Dance (1965) - Eddie Harris (arr. C. McIntyre)
    Guest - Harris Eisenstadt, percussion

  • 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)

  • Saturday, May 3, 2014  

  • Monday, March 10, 2014 - 12:00pm  

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

  • 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

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    TILT 10 Festival Page

  • Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Plays Vierk at Dither's Invisible Dog Extravaganza 2012

    Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    Dither's Invisible Dog Extravaganza 2012

    Saturday, November 17, 5 - 10 pm
    The Invisible Dog Art Center
    51 Bergen Street
    Brooklyn, NY, 11201
    $8 admission

    TILT Brass is part of a fantastic line-up (see below) of New Yorkers gathered for Dither's annual bash at Invisibile Dog in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. TILT's performance is solely focused on Lois V. Vierk's epic 1990 work for brass sextet Jagged Mesa. ID's vast industrial interior is perfectly suited to present Vierk's work antiphonally as intended. Not an event to be missed!

    PROGRAM
    Lois V. Vierk - Jagged Mesa (1990) for brass sextet


    PERSONNEL
    Tim Leopold, Tom Bergeron - trumpet
    Jen Baker, Chris McIntyre - trombone
    Will Lang, James Rogers - bass trombone

    Performances by:
    Dither
    Anthony Coleman & Ashley Paul
    Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone
    Victoire
    Peter Evans
    Preshish Moments
    TILT Brass
    Object Collection

    Details at  theinvisibledog.org/dither-extravaganza and ditherquartet.com/news.html

  • Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:30pm - 11:00pm   map

    CJM plays Cage with Ensemble L'Arsenale - Treviso, Italy

    Friday, November 9, 2012 - 8:30pm - 11:00pm   map

    On 9 November, CJM makes his Italian debut performing during an all-Cage program in Treviso with local ensemble L'Arsenale. The event includes McIntyre's realization of Variations IV (1963), as well as selections from Freeman Etudes (1977-90) by internationally renowned violinist Marco Fusi, various works for percussion by Simone Beneventi, and selections from Sonatas and Interludes (1948) by Roberto Durante. The concert, along with a lecture by Italian composer and musicologist Marco Lenzi and multi-channel sound presentation by Giorgio Klauer, is being co-presented (with l’Ordine degli Architetti) throughout the Ex Palazzo della Provincia di Treviso, an unused, architecturally beautiful 1960's local government building near the center of "the little Venice." 

    From L'arsenale Facebook Event page:
    "Una grande festa dedicata a John Cage presso lo spazio sorprendente dell’ex-palazzo della Provincia dove L’arsenale rianimerà le stanze vuote con lavori scritti dal compositore americano o da artisti che a lui si sono ispirati. Installazioni, concerti, elettronica, funghi..."

    PERSONNEL
    Christopher McIntyre - trombone, Marco Fusi - violino, Roberto Durante - pianoforte, Simone Beneventi - percussioni, Giorgio Klauer - elettronica

    All part of the month-long Festival L'arsenale 2012 in Treviso, Italia

  • 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, October 4, 2012 - 8:30pm   map

    Ne(x)tworks: Cage's "Variations IV", Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 8:30pm   map

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8:30pm
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    David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

    To celebrate iconoclastic American composer John Cage's centenary, local creative music ensemble Ne(x)tworks (with special guest R. Luke DuBois on video) presents the evening-length work "Variations IV" (1963). Fourth in a series of classic indeterminate works from the 1960's, "Variations IV" is a seminal exploration of simultaneity and site-specificity, and is Cage's composerly representation of the Hindu/Buddhist concept samsara or "the turmoil of everyday life."

    Transparencies with dots and circles are dropped on a map of the David Rubenstein Atrium, the results or which are then used to locate individual "sound sources" within the space. The material heard from these sources is not specified. Ne(x)tworks' realization of "Variations IV" identifies the individual live musicians as the sound sources, asking each player to present a unique repertoire of exclusively Cage compositions from their chance-determined position in space.

    A handful of the works being performed include "Music for…" (1984-87), various "Solo"'s from "Concert for Piano and Orchestra" (1958), "Four6" (1992), "Aria" (1958) (performed by close Cage associate, vocalist Joan La Barbara), "Variations II" (1961), "Experiences II" (1948), "Atlas Eclipticalis" (1961), among many others. The Atrium's theatrical lighting and DuBois' video projections will also occur based on chance operations. Audience is welcome to sit and enjoy the performances or move about the room to experience the music from varying vantage points.

    Ne(x)tworks
    Joan La Barbara – voice
    Shelley Burgon - harp & laptop
    Yves Dharamraj – cello
    Miguel Frasconi - glass & laptop
    Stephen Gosling – piano
    Ariana Kim – violin
    Christopher McIntyre - trombone, radios

    Special Guests
    R. Luke DuBois - video projection
    David Shively - percussion

    Variations IV on johncage.org
    http://johncage.org/pp/John-Cage-Work-Detail.cfm?work_ID=236 

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:30pm   map

    Composing With Patterns: Music at Mid-Century - CJM & Friends at Guggenheim Museum

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012 - 7:30pm   map



    "Listen to experimental 1950s music by composers such as Earle Brown, John Cage, Giacinto Scelsi, and Karlheinz Stockhausen in the museum’s rotunda while viewing works by Louise Bourgeois, Alexander Calder, Jackson Pollock, Antoni Tàpies, and more in Art of Another Kind: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim, 1949–1960. Christopher McIntyre directs an all-star ensemble featuring musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble, Ne(x)tworks, and Either/Or, among others. A talk by composer R. Luke DuBois precedes the performance."

    Event page on guggenheim.org/patterns

    PERSONNEL:
    conductor - Ted Hearne
    violin - Cornelius Dufallo
    violin - Miranda Cuckson
    viola - Anne Lanzilotti
    cello - John Popham
    clarinet - Josh Rubin
    bass clarinet - Christa Van Alstine
    English horn - Emily DiAngelo
    trumpet - Gareth Flowers
    horn - Rachel Drehmann
    trombone - Chris McIntyre
    percussion - David Shively
    electronics (Cage) - R. Luke Dubois

    PROGRAM:
    Pierre Schaeffer - Cinq études de bruits (5 studies of noise) (1948)
    Pre-concert sound work

    Edgard Varése - untitled graphic score (ca. 1957)
    Hearne, Rubin, Flowers, McIntyre, Cuckson, Dufallo, Lanzilotti, Popham, Shively

    Toru Takemitsu - Landscape (1960)
    Cuckson, Dufallo, Lanzilotti, Popham

    Earle Brown - November '52 ("Synergy") from Folio and Four Systems (1953)
    McIntyre, Shively

    Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstüke XI (1956)
    Gosling

    Morton Feldman - Projection 4 (1951)
    Dufallo, Gosling

    Giacinto Scelsi - Kya (movements 2 & 3) (1958)
    Hearne, Rubin (solo), Van Alstine, Farah, Flowers, Drehmann, McIntyre, Lanzilotti, Popham

    John Cage - Concert for piano, violins 1 & 2, clarinet, trumpet, and sliding trombone (1958)
    & Fontana Mix [realized by R.L. Dubois] (1958/2012)
    Gosling, Cuckson, Dufallo, Rubin, Flowers, Drehmann, McIntyre, Dubois

  • Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:00pm - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - Garden II: House at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, NM

    Friday, June 29, 2012 - 8:00pm - Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass plays Garden II: House in Santa Fe

    A second round of performances of Garden II: House by Chris Jonas, the TILT commissioned intermedia work featuring the composer/media artist on soprano saxophone, Chris Dimeglio on trumpet, and Jen Baker & Chris McIntyre on trombone. Much more detail soon!

    Video excerpt from the premiere performances in NYC, Fall 2011:

  • 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

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:30pm   map

    TILT Brass Chamber Music Show at Greenwich House Music School

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 7:30pm   map

    Wednesday, May 30th, 7:30pm
    Greenwich House Music School
    46 Barrow Street NY, NY  [map]
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    TILT Brass presents its annual Chamber Music Show at Greenwich House Music School. TILT’s all-star lineup perform works by American and European composers, including a US premiere from Downtown veteran John King, Fredric Rzewski's Minimalist solo trombone work Last Judgment, “classic” brass repertoire from Ingram Marshall and Iannis Xenakis, and stylishly idiomatic solo works from Matthias Pintscher and local iconoclast Kitty Brazelton.

    PROGRAM
    Iannis Xenakis - A la Mémoire de Witold Lutoslawski (1994) for 2 trumpets and horns
    Kitty Brazelton - Sonar Como Una Tromba Larga (1998) solo trombone & soundtrack [feat. Baker]
    Fredric Rzewski - Last Judgment (1969) for solo trombone [feat. McIntyre]
    Matthias Pintscher - Shining Forth (2008) for solo trumpet [feat. Flowers]
    John King - Hammerbone (2005)* for trombone duo and live electronics  
    Ingram Marshall - Fog Tropes (1981) for brass sextet and tape

    * US Premiere

    PERSONNEL

    Chris McIntyre
    trombone, music director
    Tim LeopoldAndy Kozar, Gareth Flowers trumpet
    Kate Sheeran
    Matt Marks horn
    Jen Baker trombone; Mike Lormand bass trombone 

  • Friday, April 20, 2012 - 2:00pm   map

    2012 MATA Festival: CJM leading Composer/Performers Workshop at BMI

    Friday, April 20, 2012 - 2:00pm   map



    A free and open-to-the-public workshop led by composer/performer and former MATA Artistic Director Christopher McIntyre. This inclusive and open discussion will revolve around individual experiences as composing performers within concert music and beyond, isolating and addressing basic nuts and bolts concerns for this expanding field of artists.

    With composer/performers from the 2012 MATA Festival and special guest violinist and composer Todd Reynolds.

    You must RSVP at infoatmatafestival [dot] org if you wish to attend.

    BMI
    7 World Trade Center
    250 Greenwich Street
    New York, NY 10007-0030

    More info on matafestival.org

  • Sunday, March 11, 2012   map

    TILT Brass: New Music Bake Sale at Roulette

    Sunday, March 11, 2012   map

    TILT Brass at 2012 New Music Bake Sale
    TILT Brass at 2012 New Music Bake Sale

    On Sunday, March 11th at 10pm, TILT Brass joined the fray as a performing ensemble during the 3rd Annual New Music Bake Sale at Roulette new Brooklyn home. Works on the 20 minute program included Selections from Mauricio Kagel's Ten Marches (to miss the victory) [1978/9] (listen to an excerpt of No.4 here!) and local NYC hero Jon Gibson's Multiples [1972].

    Bake Sale Personnel:
    Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold - trumpet
    Chris McIntyre, James Rogers - trombone
    Matt Marks - French horn
    Ben Stapp - tuba
    Dave Shively - percussion

    New Music Bake Sale Website

  • Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012   map

    Ne(x)tworks: Music Without Dance Festival at Greenwich House Music School

    Saturday, February 25, 2012 - Sunday, February 26, 2012   map

    On February 25 & 26, 2012, Greenwich House Music School (GHMS) and North River Music present Ne(x)tworks in Music Without Dance, a festival focusing on recent and historical musical works originally created for performance with choreographed movement. Programed and performed by Ne(x)tworks (GHMS’s Ensemble-In-Residence), Music Without Dance’s two concert programs include music by several ensemble member composers as well as guests such as John King, Jon Gibson, Annea Lockwood, and David Behrman. On the afternoon of the 26th, Ne(x)tworks and North River Music host a panel event with several featured composers and a number of local choreographers including Yoshiko Chuma, among others. Topics for discussion include the evolving dialectic between contemporary dance and music communities, working processes and collaborative models, and how music functions in the context of dance or theater versus the effect of music in concert format.

  • 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."

  • Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass premeire's Chris Jonas' "Garden 2: House" at University Settlement

    Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    University Settlement
    184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

    Purchase Tickets ($10) at tiltbrass.org/tickets

    At University Settlement on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2011, TILT Brass presents the World Premiere of GARDEN II: House, a newly commissioned intermedia work (music and video) by Santa Fe-based composer, performer, media artist and United States Artists Simon Fellow Chris Jonas. In addition to the integral video and installation production work by Santa Fe-based Littleglobe, GARDEN II: House features local heroes of creative music Herb Robertson on trumpet and Joe Fiedler on trombone, along with the composer on soprano saxophone and TILT Brass Director Chris McIntyre also on trombone. House is staged within the unusual set-up of a cube of transparent video screens that envelop the performing quartet. This innovative blend of acoustic musical interactivity with three dimensional video projection garnered the project a prestigious Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA award in 2010.

    TILT House Quartet:
    Chris Jonas (soprano sax), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Joe Fiedler and Chris McIntyre (trombone).

    Complete Press Release for GARDEN II: House
    GARDEN page at Littleglobe.org
    Soundcloud playlist of GARDEN, others Jonas work

    Video still from GARDEN II: House
  • Friday, September 30, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass premeire's Chris Jonas' "Garden 2: House" at University Settlement

    Friday, September 30, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    University Settlement
    184 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002

    Purchase Tickets ($10) at tiltbrass.org/tickets

    At University Settlement on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1, 2011, TILT Brass presents the World Premiere of GARDEN II: House, a newly commissioned intermedia work (music and video) by Santa Fe-based composer, performer, media artist and United States Artists Simon Fellow Chris Jonas. In addition to the integral video and installation production work by Santa Fe-based Littleglobe, GARDEN II: House features local heroes of creative music Herb Robertson on trumpet and Joe Fiedler on trombone, along with the composer on soprano saxophone and TILT Brass Director Chris McIntyre also on trombone. House is staged within the unusual set-up of a cube of transparent video screens that envelop the performing quartet. This innovative blend of acoustic musical interactivity with three dimensional video projection garnered the project a prestigious Meet the Composer Commissioning Music/USA award in 2010.

    TILT House Quartet:
    Chris Jonas (soprano sax), Herb Robertson (trumpet), Joe Fiedler and Chris McIntyre (trombone).

    Complete Press Release for GARDEN II: House
    GARDEN page at Littleglobe.org
    Soundcloud playlist of GARDEN, others Jonas work

    Installation view of GARDEN II: House
  • 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

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2011   map

    MATA & TILT Brass present SWELTER at Central Park Lake

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011   map



    On June 21st, MATA presents TILT Brass performing SWELTER, a large-scale musical event in Central Park as part of Make Music New York. The performance brings together 50+ brass players positioned around Central Park Lake to play a new ambient music-scape by three Australian sound artists Julian Day, Luke Jaaniste and Janet McKay which the audience will experience from row boats on the water.

    SWELTER is part of Day, Jaaniste & McKay's ongoing project Super Critical Mass (supercriticalmass.com) which has appeared in various spaces since 2008. In each event they bring together large numbers of the same kind of instrument (eg 30 clarinets, 80 flutes) and use simple instructions to create complex and beautiful site-specific works. The instructions respond to different skill levels so that a wide range of players can participate, from young performers through to world-class professionals.
     

    TILT Brass is a Brooklyn-based experimental music organization dedicated to expanding the world of contemporary brass performance by producing innovative concert programs and recording projects, and by commissioning new works for its two ensembles, TILT Creative Brass Band (CBB) and TILT SIXtet. Since forming in 2003, TILT Brass has presented the work of over 50 composers, including group members and local colleagues, as well as established masters. TILT’s repertoire engages its audience with musical experiences ranging from sonorous soundscapes to the raucous strains of a street band, from freely improvised explorations to the precision and clarity of fully notated chamber music (often combining the latter two within a single work).

    SUPER CRITICAL MASS (SCM) is a large-scale performance/installation project that explores spatialised masses of musicians playing identical instruments within public places. There is no conductor, scores or music stands -- instead performers execute simple ‘algorithms’ for sounds and often movement that build up complex, evolving textures. The simplicity of means allows for performers of various backgrounds and ages to participate whilst creating complex interactions. The results are immersive and often meditative performance-installations, articulating both instrument and architecture, within which audiences freely move about or simply sit back and take it in. SCM is thus a unique take on the traditional orchestra, community arts, sound installation and public arts projects.

    MATA (matafestival.org) is a non-profit organization that has, for the past fourteen years, been dedicated to commissioning and presenting works by young composers from around the world. MATA’s directors are motivated by a desire to create community among young musicians, especially those whose work defies definition and doesn’t fit into existing institutions. By providing young composers with a professional performance of their work, access to first-rate performers and valuable connections to colleagues, MATA nurtures their entry into American musical life.