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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

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

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

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

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

    More information on Walk-Through

  • Saturday, 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

    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."

  • Friday, December 2, 2011 - Saturday, December 3, 2011   map

    Plays Cage with Merce Cunningham Dance Co. at Kennedy Center

    Friday, December 2, 2011 - Saturday, December 3, 2011   map

    CJM plays Solo for Sliding Trombone from John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra with MCDC Music Committee members John King, David Behrman, and others. Concert is performed simultaneously with the dance work Antic Meet (decór and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg). These performances take place during MCDC's Legacy Tour.

    John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
    Washington, DC

    Repertoire: Squaregame (1976) Antic Meet (1958) Sounddance (1975)

    More Info

  • Monday, November 28, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective @ Roulette

    Monday, November 28, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Ben Stapp & the Zozimos Collective perform Eight Houses
    Mon Nov 28 - 8:00 PM

    $15 General Admission
    $10 Members/Students/Seniors

    Composer Ben Stapp, leads his ensemble, the Zozimos Collective in the premier of Eight Houses(2011). Eight Houses is a large multi movement work based on the 8 core hexagrams of the I-Ching. It is written for a brass quintet, two guitars/pedals and percussion & piano with electronics. Sonically, Ben Stapp's work is based on his harmonic theory - micro-functional tonality. Noticeable influences by era are Post-Romantic, Impressionist, Minimalist and Spectralist composers. Separate from John Cage's use of the I-Ching, this piece resolves to musically represent the core elements of the I-Ching, NOT the way in which the elements of the oracle were practiced. As the piece progresses each instrumentalist as well as specific formations will be featured as soloists, therein lie moments of chance.

    Featuring:
    Satoshi Takeishi, Shoko Nagai, Sebastian Noelle, Dustin Carlson, Chris McIntyre, Bryan Drye, Tim Leopold, Nate Wooley and Ben Stapp

    Although trained as a classical/orchestral tubist with legendary pedagogues, Tommy Johnson and Roger Bobo, Ben Stapp began his professional career recording for the improvised music label Clean Feed with the likes of Herb Robertson, Alipio Neto, Ken Filiano and Michael T.A. Thompson. His first project as leader took him on tour in Portugal and then finally to New York to record with Tony Malaby and Satoshi Takeishi. With the self release Mr. Stapp was quickly recognized by All About Jazz, as "most certainly one to watch" and "the debut of a fresh new voice." The Village Voice gave it an Honorable mention and the New York Times greeted it as a "rugged trio." Since his move to New York he has been composing and performing with his new mixed ensemble projects - Zozimos, and has played at the Stone, the Tea Lounge and Cornelia Street cafe among others.

    http://www.benstapp.com/

    Photo by Peter Gannushkin
     

    Ben Stapp
  • Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY w/ Andrew Barker/Charles Water Duo + Tim Dahl

    Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    THE 22 MAGAZINE PRESENTS: FEARFUL SYMMETRY
    OCTOBER 27th 8pm-12 @THE COUNTING ROOM
    44 BERRY ST, BROOKLYN

    The 22 Magazine is pleased to announce, "Fearful Symmetry" on October 27th at The Counting Room in Brooklyn. Join us for a night of readings and song in the forests of the night Bring your experience, bring your innocence, bring your immortal hand or eye to hear the deadly terrors of legendary poets Steve Dalachinksy and Yuko Otomo, along with the distant depths of Samantha and Firas Sulaiman, Rami Shamir, Sarah Berstein and Stephanie Valente. These golden words will be followed by a furnace to your brain from Amerigo Mackeral & The Octave Doktors and the twisted sinews of Charlie Waters, Andrew Barker and a surprise special guest. Your most esteemed mixologist, Ian M. Colletti with be on hand with concocted liquid debauchery.

    MUSIC BY:
    ANDREW BARKER/ CHARLES WATERS DUO + Chris McIntyre (trombone), Tim Dahl (bass)!
    (http://www.myspace.com/goldsparkleband)
    AMERIGO MACKERAL & THE OCTAVE DOKTORS (http://soundcloud.com/oilcan-press)

    WORDS BY:
    STEVE DALACHINSKY(http://www.unlikelystories.org/old/archives/dalachinsky.html)
    YUKO OTOMO(http://www.newmystics.com/lit/YukoOtomo.html)
    SAMANTHA KOSTMAYER SULAIMAN (http://www.the22magazine.com/Pages/samanthakostmayersulaiman.html)
    FIRAS SULAIMAN
    RAMI SHAMIR
    RITA GROLLMAN
    SARAH BERNSTEIN (http://sarahbernstein.com/)
    STEPHANIE VALENTE(http://poetry365.tumblr.com/post/1118462334/they-lived-next-door-to-merm...)

    Andrew Barker & Charles Waters
  • Saturday, October 22, 2011   map

    R. Luke DuBois' "The Marigny Parade" - Prospect.2 New Orleans (CJM Music Director)

    Saturday, October 22, 2011   map

    More details soon!

    R. Luke DuBois: http://lukedubois.com/
    Learn about Prospect.2 here: http://prospectneworleans.org/


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

    Trillium J (Anthony Braxton opera) at New Roulette

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

    Tri-Centric Festival Finale
    Anthony Braxton - Trillium J (Acts I & III)

    @
    Roulette (Brooklyn)
    Corner of 3rd Ave & Atlantic Ave, Downtown Brooklyn

    General tickets $35
    ($25 students, seniors, Roulette members and Tri-Centric Foundation subscribers)



    Trillium J (Acts I and III)
    Amy Crawford, Kyoko Kitamura, Kamala Sankaram, Elizabeth Saunders, Anne Rhodes, Fay Victor, Wesley Chinn, Chris DiMeglio, Nick Hallett, Michael Douglas Jones, Jeremiah Lockwood, Vince Vincent (voices) Erica Dicker, Jason Hwang, Sarah Bernstein, Olivia DePrato, Renee Baker, Scott Tixier (violins), Jessica Pavone, Amy Cimini, Lilian Belknap (violas), Tomas Ulrich, Nathan Bontrager, Daniel Levin (cellos), Ken Filiano, Carl Testa (bass), Cory Smythe (piano), Chris Dingman (percussion), Michel Gentile, Yukari (flutes), Christa Robinson (oboe), Katie Scheele (english horn), Sara Schoenbeck, Brad Balliett (bassoons), Mike McGinnis, Oscar Noriega, Jason Mears, Josh Sinton (clarinets), Nate Wooley, Gareth Flowers (trumpets) Mark Taylor (French horn), Chris McIntyre, Sam Kulick (trombones), Jay Rozen (tuba), Anthony Braxton (conductor)

    ....The final evening will present a world premiere concert reading of two acts of Braxton’s opera Trillium J, with a cast of twelve singers and 35-piece orchestra. Braxton will be performing or conducting every night, accompanied by a cast of over 60 of NYC’s leading creative musicians.

    The Tri-Centric Festival, presented in partnership by the Tri-Centric Foundation and Roulette, is by far the most comprehensive portrait of composer Anthony Braxton yet presented in the United States. While Braxton has had several long engagements in NYC throughout his five-decade career, they have usually been focused on a single ensemble. Outside of Europe, the composer has never had the opportunity to present the full spectrum of his music, from solo piano music to small ensembles to orchestras to full operas, on a single stage over a single week. The festival will also coincide with the commercial release of the four-act opera Trillium E, the first studio recording of any of Braxton’s operas, on the Tri-Centric Foundation’s New Braxton House label.

  • Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Ne(x)tworks with Tim Hodgkinson at Greenwich House

    Friday, October 7, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Ne(x)tworks kicks of its 2nd season as Ensemble-In-Residence at historic West Village venue Greenwich House Music School with the premiere of SKY-EARTH FOI TREE-LEAF TALK PIECE, a new composition by legendary British clarinetist Tim Hodginkson. In adddition to the new 30-minute work, this special event will feature several small-group improvisations with Tim and members of the ensemble.

    Joan La Barbara - voice, Shelley Burgon - harp, Stephen Gosling - piano, Miguel Frasconi - glass, Ariana Kim - violin, Christopher McIntyre - trombone

    Special guests: Tim Hodgkinson - composition, conductor, clarinets; Ha-Yang Kim - cello

    Tim Hodgkinson
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Tri-Centric Orchestra (Anthony Braxton) at New Roulette

    Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    CJM joins the fray during the 1st Annual Tri-Centric Foundation Festival at the New Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn.

    From Roulette event page: "The second night (10/6) will feature the US debut of his Diamond Curtain Wall Trio, with interactive electronics, and the Tri-Centric Orchestra performing ensemble pieces with three simultaneous conductors and language music improvisations."|

    Tri-Centric Orchestra
    Jason Hwang, Mazz Swift (violins), Renee Baker (viola), Tomas Ulrich (cello), Nate Wooley, Chris DiMeglio (trumpets), Mark Taylor (French horn), Dan Blacksburg, Chris McIntyre (trombones), Anthony Braxton, Daniel Blake, Dan Voss, Matt Bauder, Salim Washington, Josh Sinton (reeds), Angelica Sanchez (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass), Tyshawn Sorey (percussion), Taylor Ho Bynum, Jessica Pavone, Aaron Siegel (conductors)

    More Festival Info
    http://tricentricfoundation.org/foundation/events

  • 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
  • Friday, September 16, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    John Cage Variety Show @ The Stone

    Friday, September 16, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    JOHN CAGE VARIETY SHOW, directed by Miguel Frasconi

    Roland Auzet (percussion), Richard Carrick & Chris Cochrane (guitars), Martha Cluver (voice), Christopher McIntyre (trombone), Jovita Zähl (piano), Miguel Frasconi (toy piano, electronics, director). An evening of pieces by John Cage, performed in a Musicircus environment. Works will include In a Landscape, Music for Amplified Toy Pianos, Cheap Imitation, Variations II, solos from Concert for Piano and Orchestra, excerpts from Song Books, Cage songs and an ensemble performance of 4'33".

  • Friday, September 9, 2011 - Sunday, September 11, 2011   map

    Plays Cage with Merce Cunningham Dance Co. at Bard

    Friday, September 9, 2011 - Sunday, September 11, 2011   map

    CJM plays Solo for Sliding Trombone from John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra with Joe Kubera on piano and MCDC Music Committee members John King, David Behrman. Concert is performed simultaneously with the dance work Antic Meet (decór and costumes by Robert Rauschenberg). These performances take place during MCDC's Legacy Tour.

    Fisher Center at Bard College
    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

    Repertoire: Suite for Five, Antic Meet, Sounddance

    More Info


  • Friday, July 8, 2011 - Saturday, July 9, 2011   map

    Plays Cage with Merce Cunningham Dance Co. at Dartmouth

    Friday, July 8, 2011 - Saturday, July 9, 2011   map

    CJM plays trombone with MCDC Music Committee members Christian Wolf, John King and others in performing John Cage's Concert for Piano and Orchestra at Dartmouth (with Wolf on piano). This performance takes place during the final year of MCDC's Legacy Tour.

    Hopkins Center
    Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH

    MCDC Works on the program:
    Squaregame
    Antic Meet
    Rainforest

  • 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.

  • Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or Spring Festival #2 at The Kitchen

    Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    PROGRAM
    Erin Gee - Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter (2007, US premiere)
    Horatiu Radulescu - l'exil intérieur (1997, US premiere)
    Raphaël Cendo - In Vivo (2008, US premiere)
    Luigi Nono - "Hay que caminar" soñando (1989)
    Giacinto Scelsi - Pranam II (1973)

    Chris McIntyre - organ (Scelsi)

    eitherormusic.org
    thekitchen.org

  • Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    Either/Or Spring Festival #1 at The Kitchen

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    PROGRAM
    Robert Ashley - Outcome Inevitable (1991)
    George Lewis - Signifying Riffs: Unison (1998)
    Richard Carrick - new work for guitars (2011, premiere)
    Andrew Byrne - new work for string quartet (2011, premiere)
    Steve Reich - Four Organs (1970)

    PERSONNEL
    Anthony Burr - clarinets, organ
    Jennifer Choi - violin
    Richard Carrick - guitar, organ
    Michael Ibrahim - saxophones
    Chris McIntyre - trombone, organ
    Esther Noh - violin
    Jane Rigler - flutes
    David Shively - percussion
    Alex Waterman - cello, organ
    Erin Wight - viola

    eitherormusic.org
    thekitchen.org

    L to R: Anthony Burr, Alex Waterman, David Shively, Richard Carrick, CJM
  • Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    CJM's 7X7 Trombone Band feat. McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 10:00pm   map

    Presented by the good people at ((audience)) on their Sound Off series at 16 Beaver St., CJM convenes a new trio iteration of his 7X7 Trombones project featuring stand-out local colleague's Jen Baker (Asphalt Orchestra) and Will Lang (loadbang, Wet Ink). In addition to improvised moments (both stratetgic and open), the evening includes  "pocket" versions of matieral from McIntyre's Stuplimity Series.

    Monique Buzzarté, another trombonist colleague, will presents a solo and electronics set at 9pm.

  • Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm   map

    Eavesdropping: McIntyre & Frasconi, Duets at The Tank

    Thursday, May 26, 2011 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm   map



    Christopher McIntyre, trombone and synthesizer
    Miguel Frasconi, glass instruments & electronics

    $10

    These two renowned and versatile improvising composers, and long-time members of the new music ensemble Ne(x)tworks, perform together as a duo for the very first time and explore new timbral combinations and sonic trajectories.

    Miguel Frasconi is a composer and improviser who uses electronics, laptop, and an instrumentarium of glass objects to create music from a uniquely imagined tradition. His glass instruments are struck, blown, stroked, smashed and otherwise coaxed into vibration. They have been called “a beautiful menagerie of pealing contraptions” by Time Out NY. Miguel has worked closely with composers John Cage, Jon Hassell, James Tenney, Morton Subotnick, and has collaborated with many choreographers, including modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin. He was a founding member of The Glass Orchestra, the internationally renowned new music ensemble featuring all glass instruments, and presently performs with Ne(x)tworks, an ensemble of “new music all-stars” (Time Out NY). He also teaches electronic music at Bard College. More info at frasconimusic.com

    Christopher McIntyre leads a multi-faceted career in the contemporary arts as a solo and ensemble performer, composer, and curator/producer. Time Out New York noted that "...with every passing week, trombonist-composer Chris McIntyre becomes more central to the new-music experience in New York." (Nov. '09) Current projects include leading TILT Brass and 7X7 Trombone Band, and collaborative efforts such as Ne(x)tworks. In his composing, McIntyre has experimented with conceptual elements such as spatialization, recontextualized notated material, and improvisative strategy, along with ideas of scale, symmetrical pitch constructions, and self-similarity. He has contributed work to the repertoire of TILT, Ne(x)tworks, 7X7 Trombone Band (for choreographer Yoshiko Chuma), Flexible Orchestra, and B3+ brass trio. Beyond performing and creating music, McIntyre is also active as a curator and concert producer, with independent projects at venues including The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, and The Stone (June 2007), and as Artistic Director of the MATA Festival (07-10).

    This presentation is part of the Well Weathered Music Series.

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2011  

    Water Horn Quartet at University of the Streets

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011  

    CJM joins composer and multi-instrumentlist Charles Waters' to perform works for the Waters Horn Quartet. Waters (clarinet, saxophones), Matt Bauder (clarinet, saxophones), Nate Wooley (trumpet), CJM (trombone)

  • Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 8:00pm   map

    Hans Tammen's 3rd Eye Orchestra at Univ. of the Streets

    Sunday, April 10, 2011 - 8:00pm   map



    Hans Tammen's Third Eye Orchestra

    Hans Tammen uses Earle Brown's open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multi-movement piece, thoroughly composed and purely improvised at the same time, inspired by west african roots of Jazz, Miles Davis' Bitches Brew, Steve Coleman, and Stravinsky's layering or Steve Reich's phase techniques. Drawing from a repertoire of numerous pre-conceived musical units, the conductor is free to choose which one to play next, and in which instrumental combination. Merging improvisational aspects with open form composition, the conductor uses the orchestra as an instrument, while each performer shapes the music through virtuosic improvisation and the individual stylization of musical performance.

    Tammen gets his thrill out of exploring the world of sounds, by utilizing technology from his hybrid guitar/computer setup to planetarium projectors, guitar robots and disklavier pianos. His Third Eye Orchestra concept was first presented in 2004 on Canada's Sound Symposium Festival, with a take on Miles Davis' Bitches Brew period. From the first original work presented on 2005's "Jazz on the Volga" Festival in Yaroslavl, Russia, numerous works for various kinds of ensembles were presented in the US, Bulgaria, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and Germany.

    Hans Tammen received composer commissions for the Third Eye Orchestra from the American Composers Forum, underwritten by the Jerome Fondation, and the New York State Council On The Arts (NYSCA). The CD was produced with funds from the New York State Music Funds.

    The core ensemble in New York City consists of string quartet, wind/brass quartet, two pianos/keyboards, bass, percussion, voice and live sound processing, often enhanced by one or more guests. The ensemble released a CD of a 2006 Roulette performance as "Antecedent / Consequent" on the Innova label. All About Jazz called the music "nothing short of breathtaking", and "a masterpiece of musical evocation".

  • Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    TILT Brass @ Invisible Dog (Bklyn) feat. Phantom Orchard (Z. Parkins/ I. Mori) & Evans/Wooley Duo

    Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm   map



    TILT Brass presents:
    To TILT: Vol. 1 CD Release & TILT Brass Benefit


    Saturday, April 2, 2011
    Doors open at 7:00pm, $10

    Tax-Deductable Donations also accepted on-site

    Invisible Dog Art Center
    51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

    Featuring Performances by:

    Phantom Orchard (Zeena Parkins & Ikue Mori) &
    Nate Wooley/Peter Evans Trumpet Duo

    ::1st meeting of this world-class improvising "double duo"

    TILT Creative Brass Band
    ::Works by Curtis Hasselbring, Mauricio Kagel

    TILT SIXtet
    ::Works by John King, Chris McIntyre

    TILT Brass, various forces
    ::Works by Lois Vierk, Rhys Chatham, Fredric Rzewski, Christian Marclay


    Phantom Orchard (Ikue Mori & Zeena Parkins)


    Peter Evans/Nate Wooley Duo



    TILT SIXtet
    Russ Johnson, Nate Wooley - trumpet
    Curtis Hasselbring, Chris McIntyre - trombone
    Joe Exley, John Altieri - tuba

    www.tiltbrass.org

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm  

    Ne(x)tworks plays Music of John Cage live on WFMU 91.1FM

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm  

    CJM joins Ne(x)tworks members Joan La Barbara and Miguel Frasconi to perform various pieces by John Cage on DJ Kurt Gottschalk's Miniature Mintaurs show on WFMU. CJM will play Solo for Sliding Trombone, Variations II, and other works simultaneously with La Barbara and Frasconi.

  • Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 5:00pm - Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:30am   map

    E#@60: Elliott Sharp & Friends at ISSUE Project Room

    Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 5:00pm - Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 12:30am   map

    Admission: $35 / FREE for members



    Elliott Sharp’s 60th birthday celebration continues with a collection of his long-time friends and collaborators performing his music at ISSUE’s current space at the Old American Can Factory. Among Sharp’s works to be performed are Flexagons (Orchestra Carbon), Octal (Elliott Sharp solo), Oligosono (Jenny Lin, piano), Bootstrappers (JG Thirwell, Anthony Coleman, Melvin Gibbs, Don McKenzie, & Sharp), Amygdala (Marco Cappelli, guitar), and an all-guitar version of Sharp’s SyndaKit. The celebration begins at 5:00 with an open Flexagons rehearsal and continues until late.

    This is the second night of a celebration of Elliott Sharp, E#@60, which begins March 4 at 110 Livingston with the premiere of Elliott’s new work for double string quartet, Occam’s Razor. Join us to celebrate our friend and supporter at this special event.

    The evening begins at 5 pm and continues until 12:30 am:

    5-7 pm: Flexagons, a new composition by Elliott Sharp performed by his Orchestra Carbon and conducted by Butch Morris: Open rehearsal and discussion. [feat. CJM]

    7:30-8:30 pm: screening of Bert Shapiro’s documentary on Sharp’s work “Doing The Don’t.”

    8:30-8:50 pm: Elliott Sharp solo: excerpts from Octal for 8-string guitarbass (20′)

    9:00-9:50 pm: Flexagons performance (45′)
    with Curtis Fowlkes-trombone, Chris McIntyre-trombone, Jenny Lin-piano, Danny Tunick-percussion, vibraphone, Kevin Ray-bass, Reuben Radding-bass, Judith Insell-viola, Rachel Golub – violin, Ha-Yang Kim-cello, Briggan Krauss – alto sax, Oscar Noriega – reeds, E#-guitar, reeds

    10:00-10:30 pm: Oligosono by Sharp: piano solo performed by Jenny Lin (20′)

    10:40-11:20 pm: Bootstrappers: JG Thirwell-electronics, Anthony Coleman-piano, Melvin Gibbs-bass, Don McKenzie-drums, E#-guitar (30′)

    11:30-11:45 pm: Amygdala by Sharp: guitar solo performed by Marco Cappelli (15′)

    12:00-12:30 am: All-Guitar SyndaKit (30′) with Ben Tyree, Marco Cappelli, Angela Babin, Marc Sloan, Ron Anderson, Zach Layton, Dave Scanlon, Debra DeSalvo, James Ilgenfritz, Anders Nilsson