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  • Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Nate Wooley’s ‘Seven Storey Mountain’ / IPR

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass Sextet again joins forces with long-time TILT associate Nate Wooley at ISSUE Project Room for the first complete iteration of his leviathan Seven Storey Mountain project (also featuring drummers Chris Corsano and Ryan Sawyer, C. Spencer Yeh, Ben Vida, others).

    Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold, Chris DiMeglio – trumpet
    Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang - trombone

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  • Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:00pm  

    Flexible Orchestra plays Daniel Goode at Gamelan Son of Lion Loft

    Monday, May 20, 2013 - 8:00pm  

  • Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or plays Reich's "Four Organs" at Firehouse Space

    Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00pm   map


    May 3, 2013, 8:00PM, $10
    246 Frost St., Brooklyn NY 

    Steve Reich - Four Organs (1970)

    2nd half features Iktus Ensemble 

  • 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, March 23, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass plays David Behrman with Okkyung Lee at The Kitchen

    Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

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      512 W. 19th St (btw 10th & 11th Ave)
      Saturday, March 23, 8pm

      tickets | map

    Making its Kitchen debut, TILT Brass' Sextet joins cellist Okkyung Lee in revisiting legendary composer and computer musician David Behrman's work Open Space for brass at The Kitchen in Chelsea.


    The work was first heard during the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's final performances in December 2011 at Park Avenue Armory.  They again join forces as part of the Synth Nights, an

    "...intergenerational electronic music series features recent and vintage works by... Behrman, including Runthrough (1968, for homemade synthesizers and light-controlled mixers), Cello with Melody-driven Electronics (1974, for cello with pitch-sensors and triangle-wave generators), Interspecies Smalltalk (1984, for violin, keyboard, Apple II computer and accessories)... and Ben Vida collaborates with Greg Davis to present a new work, Tripartite Node, utilizing a hybrid computer/analog synthesizing setup designed for real-time composition and centralized control-source improvisations."       [from The Kitchen website]

    TILT Brass Sextet at The Kitchen
    Dave Ballou, Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold – trumpets
    Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang – trombone

  • Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    Charlie Waters Quartet + 2 at Firehouse Space

    Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    The Firehouse Space
    February 21, 2013 8:00pm, $10

    The 12 Houses Festival: Part III 
    Charlie Waters Quartet + 2 and The Ryan Sawyer Ensemble

    8PM Charlie Waters Quartet + 2
    Charlie Waters: Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Andrew Barker: Drums, Chris McIntyre: Trombone
    George Rush: Bass, Tuba
    + Special Guests Mick Rossi: Piano and Adam Roberts: Bass

    9:30PM The Ryan Sawyer Ensemble

  • Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or plays Scelsi - Ralph Kaminsky event at Merkin Concert Hall

    Monday, February 4, 2013 - 8:00pm   map

    Monday, February 04 | 8:00pm

    Alarm Will Sound

    Argento Ensemble
    Georg Friedrich Haas: Nacht Ruf ent Gleitend (1999)

    Giacinto Scelsi: Pranaam II (1973) [CJM on analog organ]

    International Contemporary Ensemble
    Marc-Andre Dalbavie: Fantasies (2009)

    JACK Quartet
    Matthias Pintscher: Study IV for Treatise on the Veil (2009)

    Talea Ensemble
    Olga Neuwirth: Hooloomooloo (1997)

    From Merkin Concert Hall website:
    "Ralph Kaminsky (1926-2012) was one of the greatest advocates for contemporary music that New York City has ever known. To honor Ralph's singular passion, six groups with whom he was closely affiliated (with a total of over 50 musicians) will perform works by composers whom Ralph championed -- the first time these groups have ever appeared in concert together. The evening will also mark the creation of the Ralph Kaminsky Fund for New Music, a new nonprofit designed to commission works from composers both emerging and established.

  • Monday, December 10, 2012 - 8:00pm   map


    Monday, December 10, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    Brooklyn-based contemporary music series, Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” celebrates its birthdays with a singularly defined interpretation of Terry Riley’s game-changing 1964 composition, In C. This year’s concert will be held in the room where it was first performed eight years ago, at 70 North 6th Street in Williamsburg, currently the home of Public Assembly. Described in 2007 by The New York Times’s Allan Kozinn as “the most vital, audacious, and energizing performance of the score” he had ever heard, Darmstadt's curators invite electric guitarists, singers, and electronicists, alongside orchestral instrumentalists—all key players of the Downtown and Brooklyn new music scenes—and anchors the ensemble with a drummer (Kid Millions of Man Forever and Oneida this year). The results are raucous and dynamic, all the while remaining completely faithful to Mr Riley’s original score. Backed by live visuals, Darmstadt’s In C has become an annual tradition on the contemporary music calendar.

    Confirmed musicians for the upcoming performance include David Grubbs, Shahin Motia, Zach Layton (guitars, basses), Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim, Dana Lyn, Jessica Pavone, Alex Waterman (strings), Joe Drew, Gareth Flowers, Sam Kulik, Christopher McIntyre (brass), Jason Cady, Matt Mottel (keyboards), Katie Eastburn, Nick Hallett, Megan Schubert (vocals), Kid Millions (drums)

    Event on Public Assembly's website

  • Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass: Music of John King at Roulette

    Friday, December 7, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    John King, composer, guitarist and violist, has received commissions from the Kronos Quartet, Red {an orchestra}, ETHEL, the Albany Symphony/”Dogs of Desire”, Bang On A Can All-Stars, Mannheim Ballet, New York City Ballet/Diamond Project, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballets de Monte Carlo, as well as the Merce Cunningham Dance Co. His string quartets have also been performed by the Eclipse Quartet (LA) and the Mondriaan Quartet (Amsterdam). His quartet Crucible has premiered many of his compositions at The Stone (June 2007) and The Kitchen (April 2009).

    Kosmos (World Premiere) with live electronics
    for Crucible Quartet
    Conrad Harris, Cornelius Dufallo – violins
    John King – viola
    Yves Dharamraj – cello

    Astral Epitaphs 
    for TILT Brass
    Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang – trombones
    Thomas Bergeron, Garreth Flowers, Timothy Leopold – trumpets
    > featuring the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Dianne Berkun director

    Work written for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company’s final concerts at the Park Ave. Armory

    (climax in) The Deserts of Love
    For large ensemble and soprano, featuring Melissa Fogarty. A poetic reduction of the Arthur Rimbaud text.

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  • Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm   map

    Ne(x)tworks: Song Books Miniatures (part of Cage: Beyond Silence Festival , Philadelphia)

    Saturday, December 1, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm   map

    Bowerbird presents:

    Song Books Miniatures 1: Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks
    Saturday, December 1, 2012 from 12:00 to 4:00pm
    Philadelphia Museum of Art 
    26th Street Benjamin Franklin Parkway
    Philadelphia, PA 19130  

    Second of two events featuring Ne(x)tworks. Dec. 1 presents the ensemble in various configurations around the museum playing all Cage repertoire, primarily from Song Books.

    Joan La Barbara - voice;
    Shelley Burgon - harp & laptop;
    Yves Dharamraj - cello;
    Miguel Frasconi - glass & laptop;
    Stephen Gosling - piano;
    Ariana Kim - violin;
    Christopher McIntyre - trombone, electronics

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

    Ne(x)tworks: Song Books (part of Cage: Beyond Silence Festival in Philadelphia)

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

    Bowerbird presents:

    Song Books in Concert 1: Joan La Barbara and Ne(x)tworks
    Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm
    Christ Church Philadelphia 
    20 North American Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    First of two events featuring Ne(x)tworks. Nov. 30 is a full evening-length version of Song Books presented in historic Christ Church. 

    Joan La Barbara - voice;
    Shelley Burgon - harp & laptop;
    Yves Dharamraj - cello;
    Miguel Frasconi - glass & laptop;
    Stephen Gosling - piano;
    Ariana Kim - violin;
    Christopher McIntyre - trombone, electronics

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  • 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!

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

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

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

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  • 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..."

    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:

  • 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.

    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.

  • Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    SEM Ensemble: John Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis & Winter Music, Carnegie Hall

    Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble:
    John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
    E. 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, NYC

    The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble
    Joseph Kubera, Piano • Ursula Oppens, Piano • Petr Kotik, Conductor

    John Cage Atlas Eclipticalis (1961-62) & Winter Music (1957) performed simultaneously
    Christian Marclay Shuffle (2007)

    Admission: $25 / $15 Students & Seniors | Buy Tickets
    Buy a Festival Pass (includes Morton Feldman: Major Orchestral Works at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center) starting at $50.

    Patron Tickets & Preferred Seating available through S.E.M. Ensemble office: 718-488-7650 or pksematsemensemble [dot] org

  • 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.

    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

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  • 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."

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    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

    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)

    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.

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    David Shively -

    Special Guests:

    James Fei -


    Eli Keszler -

    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]
    Facebook Event Page

    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.

    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


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

  • 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

    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 27, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or Spring Festival at The Kitchen (CJM playing Griséy)

    Friday, April 27, 2012 - 8:00pm   map

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    Either/Or's 2012 Festival celebrates New York City composers, past and present, with a world premiere quartet from George Lewis, recent works from Anthony Coleman, Elliott Sharp, and John Zorn, and classics from Morton Feldman and John Cage/Max Neuhaus. Representing the margins of Europe are Gérard Grisey's massive Periodes as well as music of Rebecca Saunders and Hans Thomalla.

    John Cage/Max Neuhaus - Fontana Mix:Feed
    George Lewis - New work written for Either/Or
    Rebecca Saunders - stirrings still
    Elliott Sharp - new work
    Gérard Grisey - Periodes

    Aaron Baird - contrabass
    Richard Carrick - piano, conductor
    Pauline Kim Harris - viola
    Margaret Lancaster - flute
    Chris McIntyre - trombone
    Esther Noh - violin
    Josh Rubin - clarinets
    Alex Waterman cello
    David Shively - percussion, electronics 

  • 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.

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

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  • 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

    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, March 17, 2012  

    Ne(x)tworks: Cage "Songbooks" at MaerzMusik in Berlin

    Saturday, March 17, 2012  

    Ne(x)tworks performs John Cage's SongBooks for opening night of the prestigious MaerzMusik festival in Berlin, Germany.

    Detail from “Solo for Voice 11″ from “SongBooks” by John Cage
  • 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.

  • Thursday, December 29, 2011 - Saturday, December 31, 2011   map

    Merce Cunningham Dance Co.: Park Avenue Armory Events (TILT Brass playing King & Behrman Premieres)

    Thursday, December 29, 2011 - Saturday, December 31, 2011   map

    Park Avenue Armory Events

    Merce Cunningham Dance Company
    Choreography by Merce Cunningham
    Arranged by Robert Swinston
    Music by David Behrman, John King, Takehisa Kosugi, and Christian Wolf
    Décor by Daniel Arsham

    TILT Brass helps brings 2 of the 4 world premiere compositions to life during the historic final performances of MCDC. John King and David Behrman's new works feature a 6-piece ensemble of trumpets and trombones, filling the enormous Drill Hall space with live and digitally processed sound.

    TILT Brass w/ MCDC
    Russ Johnson, Gareth Flowers, Tim Leopold - trumpets
    Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang - trombone

    Event Page on PAA site

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

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

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

    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."