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  • Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Anthony Coleman 60th Birthday Concert // Roulette

    Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass Sextet reprises the recently premiered A Fistful of Footfalls during this evening-length celebration of Anthony Coleman's 60th Birthday. 

    Roulette event page
    Facebook event page

  • Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm   map

    Music fo Daniel Goode // The Cell

    Friday, February 12, 2016 - 7:30pm   map

    Daniel Goode Birthday Concert
    Friday, February 12, at 7:30 pm

    the cell theatre
    338 West 23rd St
    NY, NY

    The premiere of Daniel Goode's Clarinet Quintet is by the distinguished Momenta Quartet, founded by violist Stephanie Griffin, with virtuoso clarinetist Moran Katz as soloist. They've just issued their first CD. The quartet will also be part of the fifteen-instrument Flexible Orchestra, a large ensemble founded by Mr. Goode in 2004, here conducted by David Gilbert, formerly the Manhattan Opera Orchestra conductor, and professor at that conservatory. Mr. Gilbert conducted the premiere of the revival of Mr. Goode's groundbreaking, "minimalist symphony" Tunnel Funnel in 1988. That work is recorded on Tzadik Records, a company started by composer-performer, John Zorn. Then music critic of the Village Voice, Kyle Gann, called Tunnel Funnel 'tune of the decade.' "

    Program:
    Tunnel Funnel for 15 instruments performed by the Flexible Orchestra conducted by David Gilbert.

    Clarinet Quintet, world premiere for the Momenta Quartet and Moran Katz, clarinetist.

    [from Composers Now event page]
    http://danielgoode.com/

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Dither and TILT play open scores by Cardew, others // The Stone

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 10:00pm   map

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:30pm   map

    Darmstadt Essential Rep: Terry Riley's "In C" // (le) Poisson Rouge

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 - 7:30pm   map

  • 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 - 8:30pm   map

    Improv at James Ilgenfritz's apartment (W. 105th & Columbus Ave)

    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 8:30pm   map

    An intimate improvised session at bassist James Ilgenfritz's UWS apartment (post TILT Brass show at Miller Theater) featuring our host, Cleveland-based percussionist Ryan Jewell, Robbie Lee (baroque flutes/recorders), and Lester St Louis (cello), and CJM on trombone.

    Email for exact address info: chrisatcmcintyre [dot] com

  • 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

    Facebook Event Page

    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

  • Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass Sextet: Music of Zeena Parkings // The Stone

    Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8:00pm   map


    FRIDAY, NOV. 20TH
    8PM, $10


    Friend and colleague Zeena Parkins has new pieces for TILT Brass Sextet and collaborators for premiere at The Stone during her week-long residency in November 2015.

    "New works written for TILT + Foley artists: Dylan Neely/Erin Cornell/Eleanor Hullihan + LACE PIECE with special guests GREEN DOME: Ryan Sawyer (drums) Ryan Ross Smith (Keyboards, electronics) Zeena (acoustic harp)"

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

    FB Page for Zeena's Stone Residency

    thestonenyc.com
    Corner of Ave C & E. 2nd St, Manhattan

  • 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

  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Keeril Makan/Jay Schieb - Persona (Opera) at National Sawdust

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 8:00pm   map


    PERSONA

    Music by Keeril Makan
    Libretto adapted by Jay Scheib from the Ingmar Bergman screenplay
    Direction by Jay Scheib
    Music Direction by Evan Ziporyn
    Music performed by Either/Or Ensemble
    Co-commissioned by National Sawdust and Beth Morrison Projects

    Beth Morrison Projects (National Sawdust group-in-residence) is the producer of this new work, which it co-commissioned with the venue. Composed by Rome Prize-winner Keeril Makan, with music direction by Evan Ziporyn and a libretto and direction by Jay Scheib, one of American Theater’s “Top 25 Directors Likely to Shape American Performance Over the Next 25 Years,” Persona is a provocative, highly cerebral, and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty, and identity.

    National Sawdust event page

  • Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Keeril Makan/Jay Schieb - Persona (Opera) at National Sawdust

    Friday, October 23, 2015 - 8:00pm   map


    PERSONA

    Music by Keeril Makan
    Libretto adapted by Jay Scheib from the Ingmar Bergman screenplay
    Direction by Jay Scheib
    Music Direction by Evan Ziporyn
    Music performed by Either/Or Ensemble
    Co-commissioned by National Sawdust and Beth Morrison Projects

    Beth Morrison Projects (National Sawdust group-in-residence) is the producer of this new work, which it co-commissioned with the venue. Composed by Rome Prize-winner Keeril Makan, with music direction by Evan Ziporyn and a libretto and direction by Jay Scheib, one of American Theater’s “Top 25 Directors Likely to Shape American Performance Over the Next 25 Years,” Persona is a provocative, highly cerebral, and artistically complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty, and identity.

    National Sawdust event page

  • Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:05pm   map

    Stuart Dempster / Music for Contemplation // Church of the Annunciation

    Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 8:05pm   map

    Music for Contemplation presents:
    STUART DEMPSTER
    SONIC BREATHING AND CIRCULAR MEDITATIONS

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    8:05pm 10:05pm
    Church of the Annunciation
    259 N 5th St at Havemeyer and Metropolitan Brooklyn, NY 11211

    Works by Stuart Dempster for solo trombone, didjeridoo and large trombone ensemble. The trombones resonate throughout the space, embracing listeners in their tones. Featuring Jen Baker and Monique Buzzarté.

    $15 suggested donation at the door.
     

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Harris Eisenstadt's "Aberikula" feat. TILT Slide Quartet // The Stone

    Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 10:00pm   map

    Harris Eisenstadt's Aberikula at The Stone
    featuring TILT Slide Quartet

    Tim Leopold - slide trumpet; Mark Broschinksy - alto trombone; Chris McIntyre - tenor trombone; James Rogers - bass trombone

    TILT's new Slide Quartet joins composer/percussionist Harris Eisenstadt to perform a collection of work inspired by the secular form of Cuban batá drumming music called aberikula.

    www.harriseisenstadt.com
    www.thestonenyc.com
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  • Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    UllU & Barrett - Richard Barrett Festival // Spectrum

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    More details soon!


  • Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Ekmeles + Brass - Music by Rihm, Spahlinger, Fisher-Lochhead

    Monday, June 29, 2015 - 8:00pm   map


    Final concert of 2015 5ive Boroughs Music Festival

    Monday, June 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    Pre-concert discussion at 6:30 PM
    DiMenna Center for Classical Music
    450 W 37th St, MANHATTAN

    5BMF’s 2014-2015 season concludes in June with the exciting vocal talents of EKMELES! These master interpreters of avant garde vocal music, led by director and baritone Jeffrey Gavett, will join with musicians from TILT Brass and the loadbang ensemble in a thrilling program of works for brass and voice.

    Featuring two US Premieres by contemporary European masters and a World Premiere by a young American talent, this new program showcases the flexibility and expressive possibilities inherent in voice and brass. Join us before the concert for a special discussion about creating works for these forces led by Ekmeles director Jeffrey Gavett, composer Christopher Fisher-Lochhead, and trombonist Will Lang (soloist in prosodia daseia).

    Program
    MATTHIAS SPAHLINGER: über den frühen tod fräuleins anna augusta marggräfen zu baden (US Premiere)
    WOLFGANG RIHM: SKOTEINÓS (US Premiere)
    CHRISTOPHER FISHER-LOCHHEAD: prosodia daseia (World Premiere)

    Performers
    Ekmeles: Charlotte Mundy, Mary Mackenzie, Kirsten Sollek, Tomás Cruz, Brian Giebler, Jeffrey Gavett, Kelvin Chan, and Steven Hrycelak, vocalists
    Instrumentalists: Andy Kozar, trumpet; Will Lang, Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker and Matt Melore, trombones; Michelle Farah, oboe; Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet

    Tickets: $25 General Admission

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - Richard Barrett Festival // Spectrum

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    More details soon!


  • 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, May 19, 2015 - 7:30pm  

    Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat" // Princeton University

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:30pm  

  • Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - Tectonics Fest: Nate Wooley’s “Seven Storey Mtn. V” + Dougherty trombone 5tet // Abrons Art Center [IPR]

    Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

  • Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Tectonics Fest: N. Young (Wolf Eyes) & Diaz de Leon // Unitarian Cong. Soc. [IPR]

    Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Nate Young of Wolf Eyes Mario Diaz de Leon

    CJM joins and all-star group (James Rogers, Yarn/Wire, Ilan Volkov) to perform ensemble realizations of work by Wolf Eyes' Nate Young. Opening night of Tectonics Festival New York 2015.

    Facebook Event Page
    ISSUE Project Room's Tectonics Page
     

    NOTE: ISSUE Project Room is hosting this event off-site
     

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass - Music of John King // The Stone

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015   map

    Music of Stephen Prina // The Kitchen

    Wednesday, April 22, 2015   map



    CJM is Music Director for an evening of works by renown visual artist and musician Stephen Prina

    Prina on Wikipedia
    Petzel Gallery page
    The Kitchen Event Page
    Facebook Event Page

    Personnel:
    composer, guitar, vocal - Stephen Prina
    Music Dir. - Chris McIntyre
    oboe - Michelle Farrah
    clarinet - Christa Van Alstine
    trumpet - Tim Leopold
    horn - Rachel Drehmann
    trombone - Will Lang
    violin - Jenny Choi
    viola - Erin Wight
    piano - Stephen Gosling
    flute 1 - Margaret Lancaster
    flute 2 - Barry Crawford
    flute 3 - Jessica Schmitz
    flute 4 - Katie Cox
    flute 5 - Roberta Michel
    flute 6 - Valerie Coleman-Page

  • Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Music of James Tenney // Abrons Art Center

    Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Details TBA

  • 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

  • Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Talea Ensemble - Enno Poppe's "Speicher" // EMPAC (Troy, NY)

    Friday, March 13, 2015 - 8:00pm   map



    http://empac.rpi.edu/events/2015/spring/talea-ensemble

    Poppe's words on Speicher:
    "Musical phenomena are never abstract. The idea behind Speicher is the search for extremes—extreme condensation, thinning, acceleration, broadening. For the piece to be able to continue and remain interesting, it is important—besides diversity—for the audience to be able to recognize certain parts. Anything can be recognizable—a single sound as well as a complete formal structure. Therefore it seems less important to keep inserting new ideas into the piece but rather to create an unpredictable network of derivations. The next step would be to be able to foresee what will happen next. Thus, an active way of listening would be created. But, in a reservoir [“speicher”], things always get into a mess anyway."

  • Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or - Music of Nic Collins // Roulette

    Monday, March 9, 2015 - 8:00pm   map

    From Roulette's website:

    In his first New York concert in four years Nicolas Collins presents a mix of recent works for ensemble and solo electronics. In Roomtone Variations the resonant frequencies of the Roulette concert hall are mapped, in real time, through controlled acoustic feedback, and projected as staff notation. Once the staves are filled the musicians in Either/Or improvise variations on the notes, gradually stepping through this site-specific “architectural tone row”. The computer-generated notation in Bracken guides the ensemble through interactions inspired by Christian Wolff’s “coordination” scores of the 1960s, extended by adapting techniques of electronic music onto acoustic instruments. In Speak Memory data files of pictures are encoded in sound, played back through speakers, momentarily stored in the reverberation time of the hall, but “forgotten” as the sound decays; the process is recorded, then reviewed in slow motion, revealing the erosion of sound and image. Circuits and software round out an evening of adventurous electro-acoustic music.

  • Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm   map

    Unnameable Books Improvisers Meeting

    Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 7:00pm   map

    James Ilgenfritz - bass
    Kirsten Carey - guitar
    Michael Foster - saxophone
    Gisburg - voice
    Chris McIntyre - trombone
    Dafna Naphtali - voice, electronics
    John O'Brien - percussion
    Jonah Rosenberg - keyboard
    Devin Braja Waldman - saxophone

    600 Vanderbilt Ave. (@ St. Marks) Prospect Heights
    2/3 to Grand Army Plaza B/Q to 7th Ave C/G to Clinton/Washington

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