Central to the new-music experience in New York.
– Time Out NY
Central to the new-music experience in New York.
– Time Out NY
The evening will include a special performance of First’s “A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House” by Jane Scarpantoni/cello, Christopher McIntyre/trombone, Peter Zummo/trombone & D. First/guitar &...laptop with visuals by Katherine Liberovskaya (approx 9:30pm).
For this evening only the 3-CD set will be available for the special price ...of $20.00
Privacy Issues (droneworks 1996-2009) XI 134
(3 CDs for the price of 2)
Featuring Chris McIntyre and Peter Zummo, trombones; “Blue” Gene Tyranny, keyboards; and The Black Jackets Ensemble.
“This was something unexpected and truly different: pulsing electronic textures that derived their rhythm from the beating patterns of closely-tune pitches – as if Alvin Lucier and Philip Glass had gone on a blind date to CBGBs… David put the beat in beating patterns.”- From the liner notes by composer Nic Collins (on his initial exposure to First’s music in 1987)
Members of Ne(x)tworks, including Shelley Burgon (harp, elec.), Stephen Gosling (synth), and Chris McIntyre (trombone, synth) come together to support the Brooklyn-based online arts magazine Triple Canopy. The trio will present a selection from Karlheinz Stockhausen's legendary text works Aus Den Sieben Tagen
Premier support: $45, entry at 7 p.m.
Donation includes a limited-edition print by Dexter Sinister, cocktails, light fare, and all performances.
Join us for a night of performances to benefit Triple Canopy. Steady Orbits will feature an interactive scale model of the solar system by Matt Mullican; a storytelling and lightbox performance by Ellie Ga; a video program organized by curator Gary Carrion-Murayari; DJ sets by Javelin and Jon Santos; performances by the ensemble Ne(x)tworks, which will play a selection from Karlheinz Stockhausen's Aus den sieben Tagen (1968), and the band Psychobuildings, with a set designed by
A quartet of TILT Brass players will play renown visual and sound artist Christian Marclay's 1985 work "Through the Looking Glass" as well as wall mounted graphic scores on Wed., Sept. 23, Thu., Sept 24, and Fri., 25, through 26 during the exhibition "Christian Marclay: Festival" at the Whitney Museum. The show runs from July 1 to September 26. More info at http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/ChristianMarclay
TILT Brass presents its SIXtet project playing a work by Anthony Coleman as well as the launch of a collaboration with Santa Fe-based composer, saxophonist, and video artist Chris Jonas, previewing music and video from the new intermedia work Cities (GARDEN, Chapter 2). More info at HERE
(L to R - Anthony Coleman, Chris McIntyre, Russ Johnson, John Altieri, Joe Exely, Nate Wooley, Curtis Hasselblring, Chris Jonas)
JOHN KING’S “10 MYSTERIES” CD RELEASE AT ROULETTE NYC, MAY 15, 2010
Members of TILT Brass (Russ Johnson, trumpet; Rachel Drehmann, horn; Chris McIntyre, trombone; Joe Exley, tuba) join the string quartet Crucible (Cornelius Dufallo and Chris Otto, violins; John King, viola; and Alex Waterman, cello) to perform the music of composer John King at NYC’s Roulette.
Roulette (www.roulette.org) is located at 20 Greene Street, NYC, between Canal and Grand.
Tickets are $15/$10 and can be reserved at 212.219.8242.
Admission is free to Roulette members.
Earlier this year, John King released his second CD, “10 Mysteries” on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. King has 2 previous CD releases of music for string quartet; AllSteel (Tzadik) and Ethel (Cantaloupe). Featuring passionate and inspiring performances by the remarkable quartet Crucible with King himself on viola, the music on 10 Mysteries jumps from moment to moment with lightening speed and an organic sense of form. In his second CD on Tzadik he again embraces rock, jazz, blues and other popular styles in an energetic and colorful program for string quartet.
Crucible will also be joined by the TILT Brass and Charlotte Dobbs, soprano, for the world premiere of SAPPHO presto chango. These 12 short arias are based on the poem fragments of Sappho which are to be performed as an independent layer to the instrumental ensemble. To end the evening, pianist Jenny Lin will perform King's petite ouverture en forme de mErCE CunninGHAm, a piece written for Merce in honor of his 90th birthday.
Crucible features New York string luminaries Cornelius Dufallo, Chris Otto and Alex Waterman, who perform with such groups as Ethel, the JACK Quartet and the Either/Or Ensemble.
Led by trombonist and composer Chris McIntyre, Brooklyn-based TILT Brass is a versatile collective of brass and percussion artists that present works ranging from the historical avant garde to commissioned works by composers such as James Tenney, Anthony Coleman, and Lois V. Vierk.
Ne(x)tworks performs Joan La Barbara
An excerpt from Angels, Demons and other Muses, an opera-in-progress
Roulette 20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand, NYC)
General admission: $15 /$10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members
Free for Roulette and Location One members
For reservations, call (212) 219-8242.
Joan La Barbara’s new opera-in-progress Angels, Demons, and other Muses is inspired in part by the dreams of Joseph Cornell, intricate word turnings of Virginia Woolf, and psychological twists of Poe. The performance features the ensemble Ne(x)tworks, which includes violist Kenji Bunch, harpist Shelley Burgon, cellist Yves Dharamraj, violinist and director Cornelius Dufallo, glass instrumentalist Miguel Frasconi, pianist Stephen Gosling,violinist Ariana Kim, and trombonist Chris McIntyre.
Matthew Wright – Totem for Gobi-New York  (World Premiere) 2010 MATA Festival Commission
Antye Greie – WORDS ARE MISSING or Six Ears, I’d Like To Have  (World Premiere)
Bjørn Erik Haugen – REGRESS 
Christopher McIntyre – Monuments (I. Alogon, II. Kalimpong Khor)  (World Premiere)
MATA continues its annual presentation of sound works with daily presentations of multi-channel audio and video installations in Le Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar.
EITHER/OR SPRING FESTIVAL 2010
March 26, 2010,8 PM
March 27, 2010, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W13th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues
Tickets: $15 ($10 students/seniors)
Either/Or is proud to announce the line-up for our 5th Annual Spring Festival of New Music. The 2010 Either/Or Festival features two nights of compelling new chamber music from around the world including world premieres from Trevor Baca (US, Jezek Prize Commission), Martin Iddon (UK), and Erik Griswold (US/Australia). US premieres on the two concerts will include music of Richard Barrett (UK), Eve Beglarian (US), Alex Hills (UK), Karin Rehnqvist (Sweden), and Rebecca Saunders (UK/Germany).
Friday, March 26
Richard Barrett – EARTH* for trombone and percussion (1987-1988)
Rebecca Saunders - duo 3, parts i & iii* for viola and percussion (1999/2001)
György Kurtág - Splinters, op. 6c for cimbalom (1973) and other works
Klaus Lang – zwillingsgipfel for flute and piano (2003)
Karin Rehnqvist – Beginning* for piano trio (2003)
Saturday, March 27
Trevor Bača - Mon seul désir** for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello (2010)
Eve Beglarian - Play Nice for cimbalom (1997/2010)
Martin Iddon – Danaë** for violin, viola, and cello (2010)
Louis Andriessen - Workers' Union for ensemble (1977)
Alex Hills - Knight's Move* for cello and percussion (2008/9)
Erik Griswold - New Work** for flute, clarinet, violin, and cello (2010)
** World premiere
* US premiere
Benjamin Baron - clarinet
Richard Carrick - piano, conductor
Stephanie Griffin - viola
Margaret Lancaster - flutes
Chris McIntyre - trombone
Esther Noh - violin
David Shively - cimbalom, percussion
Alex Waterman - cello
This concert is made possible by the generous support of the BMI Foundation,the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation, and Meet the Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund and the Music Department of New York University (FAS). Either/Or is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.
On Wednesday, February 10, the 10-piece Brooklyn-based group TILT Creative Brass Band presents the second installment of its on-going series To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass which focuses solely on repertoire written for the organization's distinctive ensembles (CBB and 6-piece SIXtet) at ISSUE Project Room. The program features works by a stellar group of composer/performers including Downtown legend Anthony Coleman, trumpet virtuoso Dave Ballou, avant-cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum, Gold Sparkle's Charles Waters (featuring virtuoso improviser Mick Rossi on piano), and TILT Director Chris McIntyre. TILT CBB features an extraordinary line-up of creative musicians including trumpeters Nate Wooley and Gareth Flowers, trombonists Joe Feidler and Jacob Garchik, and and percussionist Kevin Norton.
TILT Creative Brass Band
Brooklyn based TILT Creative Brass Band (TCBB) is a beautifully strange combination of military brass band and Downtown repertoire ensemble. The group has presented concerts since January 2003 at venues ranging from Whitney Museum to Barbes in Brooklyn. Since its inception, TCBB has fearlessly taken on works from the fringes of experimental concert music, tongue-in-cheek agitprop, and hybrid scores combining notation and improvisation. The group frequently presents entire programs of original works by its composer/performer members (Kevin Norton, Curtis Hasselbring, Nate Wooley, among others) and colleagues from the field, including legendary pianist Anthony Coleman (released on Tzadik), Doctor Nerve's Nick Didkovsky, multi-instrumentist Charles Waters, and cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum.
In addition, the Creative Brass Band is committed to presenting works from the experimental tradition, ranging from a Varése graphic score from the late 50's and selections from James Tenney's Postal Pieces to works by Fredric Rzewski (Les Mounton de Panurge) and early John Adams (Light Over Water). In June '09, TCBB kicked off a new on-going series of programs called New York Noise which presents historical and current works by important composers from the Downtown community and its ancestors such as Elliott Sharp, Lois V. Vierk, and Rhys Chatham. In 2010, the group will present several programs at ISSUE Project Room and will record and release its current To TILT repertoire.
Pianist, percussionist, and composer Mick Rossi’s diverse accomplishments include: being among “the most courageous, gifted, and charismatic musicians" of the New York Downtown scene (AllAboutJazz); a long-time Philip Glass collaborator and member of the ensemble as pianist, percussionist, and conductor; and working with artists from Dave Douglas to Kelly Clarkson to Leonard Cohen. He recently conducted Book of Longing at the Sydney Opera House, and performed Einstein at the Beach at Carnegie Hall and Koyaanisqatsi at the Hollywood Bowl. Recent recordings include One Block From Planet Earth (OmniTone), and They Have A Word For Everything (Knitting Factory). His recent concert at Le Poisson Rouge presenting his latest and ninth recording Songs From The Broken Land (Orange Mountain Music) was featured in the NY Times.
Friday, January 22, 6-8pm
Opening Party for Double-Bill
Featuring Monuments, a new film by Redmond Entwistle
(Original music by CJM)
Runs from Jan 22–Mar 20
Art in General [website]
79 Walker Street
New York NY 10013
“Double-Bill” is a group exhibition curated by New Commissions artist Redmond Entwistle that includes his new film Monuments along with works by Mary Billyou, Suzanne Goldenberg, Rafael Sanchez, and Kathleen White. Using seating salvaged from various defunct cinema spaces, a temporary cinema will be assembled in the gallery featuring twice-daily screenings of Monuments as well as two series of films. The first series is about the early New York film avant-garde and the second is a selection of recent film and video work by artists including Marianna Ellenberg, Erik Moskowitz and Amanda Trager, Raha Raissna and Stom Sogo.
Starting with Monuments, a retelling of the story of Post-Minimalism and its relationship to New York and New Jersey in the vein of comic horror, “Double-Bill” brings together a series of works that share B-cinema’s ethics and dilemmas of autonomous production and its achievement of magical and critical effects through minimal means. These works are interspersed with and interrupt the makeshift cinema. A projection booth will be at the entrance to the gallery and on the wall of the booth are a series of text paintings by Mary Billyou. Behind the cinema screen and lit by studio lights is Rafael Sanchez and Kathleen White’s ongoing assemblage and street performance Book Sale. Intermingled with, and obstructing the collection of, cinema seating are Suzanne Goldenberg’s paper, wood and cloth sculptures.
Wednesday, January 13, 8pm
MATA Interval 3.1: Architectures of Sound [website]
David Kant & Cameron Hu, curators
Issue Project Room [website]
232 3rd Street
Every musical event is accompanied by an often unacknowledged and yet not-so-silent partner. The built environment reflects, refracts, and remakes sound, and performer and audience act and listen under the influence of its formal language. Architectures of Sound assembles an evening of unusual performances that attend to this convergence of sound and built space. Artists Casey Thomas Anderson, G. Douglas Barrett, Anthony Ptak, Charles Stankievech, Jacob Sudol, Michael Winter, and curators Cameron Hu and David Kant will present new work that interacts with the singularities of the performance space - its materiality, its geometric form, its historical specters and its vanishing present.
Friday, January 8th, 6-8PM
Jose Alvarez – Surfaces of Constant Time
(Original music by CJM)
Ratio 3 Gallery [website]
1447 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
GALLERY HOURS: WEDNESDAY - SATURDAY; 11am - 6pm, and by appointment.
"The central work in the exhibition is Surfaces Of Constant Time, a new eight-minute video in which an amorphous shape fluidly breaks down into smaller units of color, melding together in constant motion, regrouping, evolving, and transforming into unexpected configurations. Paired with a soundtrack by Chris McIntyre, this video takes Alvarez’s whole concept into a shape-shifting and ever-evolving engagement."
The 7x7 Trombones will gather to play Rzewski's the Last Judgement at a memorial for Suzanne Fiol, founder of Issue Project Room.
Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 8:30pm
Roulette Intermedium 
20 Greene Street, NYC [g-map]
Chris McIntyre presents
To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass
Composer, trombonist, and producer Chris McIntyre presents New York-based TILT Brass' two projects, TILT SIXtet and TILT Creative Brass Band, with a full evening of extraordinary new Downtown brass music. This event kicks off TILT's on-going concert series To TILT: Original Music for TILT Brass. To TILT focuses solely on repertoire written for TILT's distinctive ensembles, with works that often embrace the playerly, composed/improvised hybrid aesthetic developed in New York's Downtown scene over the past 40 years. The Roulette program features 3 world premieres, 2 for SIXtet by the legendary Anthony Coleman and pianist/composer Pete Drungle, and the third by McIntyre for the 10-piece Creative Brass Band. Also featured are pieces by TILT Brass members (Curtis Hasselbring, Nate Wooley) and its esteemed colleagues John King and Nick Didkovsky. The personnel for this special event is filled with some of the best all-around instrumentalist/artists New York City has to offer, including Kevin Norton, Joe Fiedler, Russ Johnson, John Clark, Gareth Flowers, Jacob Garchik, and both Hasselbring and Wooley.
Complete Info (including video of Didkovsky) HERE
Anthony Coleman - premiere of new work
Pete Drungle - premiere of new work
John King - Baghdad Blues (In Memorium James Tenney)
Creative Brass Band
Nick Didkovsky - Stink Up! (Evolved Form)
Curtis Hasselbring - untitled
Nate Wooley - There was this shadow, this double
Chris McIntyre - premiere of new work
Trumpet - Russ Johnson, Nate Wooley
Trombone - Curtis Hasselbring, Chris McIntyre
Tuba - Joe Exley, John Altieri
>>>Listen to SIXtet
Creative Brass Band:
Trumpet - Russ Johnson, Gareth Flowers, Rich Johnson
French Horn - John Clark, Rachel Drehmann
Trombone - Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre
Bass Trombone - Jacob Garchik
Tuba - Ron Caswell
Percussion - Kevin Norton
Conductor - Greg Evans
>>>Listen to Creative Brass Band
Counterstream Radio Spotlight Session: Christopher McIntyre
Christopher McIntyre—composer, solo and ensemble performer, and curator/producer—stops by the CS studio to chat about his multifaceted career in the contemporary arts.
Tune in to Counterstream Radio July 23 @ 9 p.m. or July 26 @ 3 p.m. for music and conversation.
The Counterstream Calendar:
7/23/2009 9 p.m. Spotlight Session: Christopher McIntyre
7/26/2009 3 p.m. Spotlight Session: Christopher McIntyre
Thursday, June 18, 2009, 8pm
ISSUE Project Room
Darmstadt Institute at IPR, June 2009
Curated by Zach Layton & Nick Hallett
New York Noise
TILT Brass Band convenes for a set of music by four Downtown icons. Includes works for smaller forces, and the first performance by the full 10-piece band since June 2007. Not to be missed!
Nick Didkovsky - Stink Up!
Rhys Chatham - Waterloo No.2
2 trp, 2 trb, solo perc
Lois Vierk - Jagged Mesa
2 trp, 2 tnr trb, 2 bs trb
Elliot Sharp - Coriolis Effect
Trumpet - Shane Endsley, Russ Johnson, Gareth Flowers
French Horn - Ann Ellsworth, Mark Taylor
Trombone - William Lang, Chris McIntyre
Bass Trombone - Jacob Garchik, Dave Nelson
Tuba - Ron Caswell
Percussion - Garrett Brown
Conductor - Greg Evans
Issue Project Room/OA Can Factory Courtyard
Sunday, June 7, 2009
2 Sets @ 7 and 9pm
Darmstadt Institute at IPR, June 2009
Curated by Zach Layton & Nick Hallett
Ne(x)tworks presents two sets of music during the Darmstadt Institute in IPR's courtyard
7pm - Fredric Rzewski's Les Mouton de Panurge
>A rare complete reading of this seminal work from 1969 that audaciously combines pure Minimalist additive/subtractive technique with bold inderterminacy.
9pm - Music for and by Ne(x)tworks
Michael Schumacher - isorhythmic variations
Anthony Coleman - Seven at the Golden Shovel
Joan La Barbara - Scatter
Kenji Bunch - selections from Woman in the Dunes
Miguel Frasconi - new work
Joan La Barbara - voice
Kenji Bunch - viola
Shelley Burgon - harp/elec
Yves Dharamraj - cello
Cornelius Dufallo - violin
Miguel Frasconi - glass/elec
Stephen Gosling - piano
Chris McIntyre - trombone/synth
Anthony Coleman - Korg organ
Gareth Flowers - trumpet
Christopher Otto - violin
CJM performs with HANS TAMMEN'S THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA
WEDNESDAY, May 27th, 8pm, $10
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main Street (at Water Street)
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subway: F York St, A High St, 2/3 Clark St, G Smith/9th St.
8pm: HANS TAMMEN & THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA
10pm: JASON KAO HWANG & SPONTANEOUS RIVER
HANS TAMMEN & THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA
Mari Kimura (vio), David Soldier (vio), Jason Hwang (vla), Tomas Ullrich (cel), Marty Ehrlich (bcl, as, fl), Briggan Krauss (as, bari), Chris McIntyre (tb), Robert Dick (fl, cbfl), Dafna Naphtali (voice, live sound processing), Denman Maroney (p/kb), Ursel schlicht (p/kb), Stomu Takeishi (b), Satoshi Takeishi (perc), Hans Tammen (composer, conductor, concept).
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 single repertoire of around 100 pre-conceived musical units, the conductor uses the orchestra as an instrument, while each performer shapes the music through virtuosic improvisation and the individual stylization of musical performance. "Everything about Third Eye Orchestra... indicates mastery and control" (Howard Mandel / CD Liner Notes)