Central to the new-music experience in New York.
– Time Out NY
Central to the new-music experience in New York.
– Time Out NY
Co-Curated by CJM with Matthew Lyons
Japanese musician and composer Aki Onda, known for his work with hand-held cassette recorders and electronics, presents a concert evening with Aki Onda’s Invisible Ensemble, a largely improvisational group that generates imaginary sonic landscapes featuring Onda, Miguel Frasconi on glass percussion, and Marina Rosenfeld on turntables, as well as a duet with vocalist/performer Shelley Hirsch.
Composer/guitarist David First will present Rocking Pipeline Witness Apologies to Dennis – a new drone-field work dedicated to the memory of his teacher Dennis Sandole, featuring Peter Zummo (trombone,) “Blue” Gene Tyranny (harmonically-tuned keyboards,) Christopher McIntyre (trombone) and First (guitar/laptop.)
Premiere of Elements (for Tenney), a commission work by CJM for 11 trombones and mixed quartet. Also featured on the program are new or revised works by Daniel Goode, Barbara Benary, and Peter Zummo, as well as the "resurrection" of Fredric Rzewski's Last Judgment (subtitled for solo trombone, or several echoing trombones not quite in unison).
Flexible Orchestra personnel:
Barbara Benary - viola
Daniel Goode - Bflat clarinet
JD Parran - Bflat and alto clarinet, alto saxophone
Mustafa Ahmed & Chris Nappi - percussion
TILT makes its BAMcafé debut taking cues from many areas of compositional thought. The evening includes Anthony Coleman's Set Into Motion and TILT member Chris McIntyre's written and improvised hybrid work Stitch No.2 (both created for the ensemble). Set Into Motion is "a fantasy on associations with brass instruments" that puts Gil Evans with Gustav Mahler with ongo (from the Central African Republic). Also on the program is Swell Piece and Swell Piece No. 2 from legendary composer James Tenney's seminal late 60's/early 70's process work Postal Pieces. Light Over Water, a little-known early work by composer John Adams is fashioned into a TILT-specific realization from manuscript sketches and features Anthony Coleman and Stephen Gosling on keyboards.
Greg Evans (cond.); CJ Camerieri, Taylor Haskins, Charlie Porter (trumpet); John Clarke, Ann Ellsworth (horn); Joe Fiedler, Chris McIntyre (trombone), Mike Boschen (bass trombone); Andrew Bove (tuba); Chris Nappi (perc.); Anthony Coleman, Stephen Gosling (synth)
SILOMUSIC: Ne(x)tworks 2006
Ne(x)tworks embarks on a season-long residency at the new Brooklyn home of IPR in Carrol Gardens, featuring a different program each month,
New and revised works for the group by violinist/composer Cornelius Dufallo and CJM, including a collaborative work that features a multi-channel sound installation by McIntyre within which Dufallo presents a new ensemble work.
The small-band version of GSBB gathers in the 'Burg for a Mardi Gras hang.
Charles Waters - clarinet, alto & soprano sax, Sabir Mateen - clarinet, tenor sax, CJM - trombone, Ron Caswell - tuba, Ryan Sawyer - drums
A much anticipated second outing for McIntyre's low frequency acoustelectric ensemble LOTET, kicking off BAMcafÈ's month-long series called Fort Greene Scene [CJM is indeed a new FG constituent!]. McIntyre's compositions for the group apply its diverse, bass-heavy ensemble colors to canvas' of pulsing and visceral music from the bottom up. CJM has generated an entirely new repertoire for this group of hyper-talented New York musicians, ranging in style from propulsive groove charts · la Big Fun-era Miles, to graphic score and improvised soundscapes.
CWQ revisits Chroma Colossus, a 13 movement musical transliteration of author Colson Whitehead's book Colossus of New York. In Waters' words, "The suite mixes cinematic interludes, antique jazz and hard swinging free bop to create a musical soundscape of the city."
Charles Waters (alto sax/clarinet), CJM (trombone), George Rush (bass), Andrew Barker (drum kit).
TILT convenes at Tonic in its full-blown 10-piece configuration for an evening of new and challenging works. The program includes premieres from New York Noise pioneer Anthony Coleman (Set Into Motion) and co-leader Chris McIntyre (Stitch No.2), a dynamic comprovisational piece written for the group by TILT’s acclaimed percussionist Kevin Norton (Folk Medicine), and Mr. Coleman’s a tone? a note? anto-e?, a “gutbucket free reading of some moments out of Iannis Xenakis' great work for Piano and Brass Instruments, Eonta,” featuring AC on piano.
TILT plays classic American maverick Carl Ruggles's Angels and an improvisation based on various bits of Edgar Varese's music. Part of an entire program of Ruggles and Varese organized by Whitney curator Limor Tomer.
Repeat performance of Chuma's River To River Festival work 7x7x7x7x7, featuring CJM's score stumplimity: river.
Performance artsit Michael Portnoy folds a 5-piece version of the 7X7 trombonophiles for this avant parade traveling down Grand Street. Participants range from visual artists, choreographers, Hungry March Band, and many others.
Curated by CJM, Kitchen House Blend revisits three pieces from its repertoire of commissioned works created since 2000. A "grand finale" performance of this stellar group of 10 NYC musicans, the evening includes works by Kitty Brazelton, Matthew Shipp, and Lee Hyla.
The band comes together upstate to record a number of this seminal composers works, including Folio, Four Systems, and several smaller chamber works.
Premiere of a new comprovisational work by CJM entitled stuplimity: river. In collaboration with choreographer Yoshiko Chuma. The evening includes performances along the Hudson Promenade by AOTB alumi Jane Comfort/Jon Gibson, Butch Morris, Marta Renzi and David Van Tieghem.
Ne(x)tworks gears up for its June recording session of Earle Brown's music, performing several of his open scores and new works from Neil Dufallo, Kenji Bunch, Joan La Barbara, and CJM (entitled Conversions).
A Portrait of James Tenney
North American Premiere of the complete Forms I-IV  as well as two world premieres: 4 Inventions for piano solo [1953/4] and For piano and...  for piano, string quartet, and an ensemble of 15+ musicians. In preparation for the Whitney program, the ensemble will work with Mr. Tenney during open rehearsals on May 9 and 10.
James Tenney: Postal Pieces
Kick off to a semi-festival of legendary composer James Tenney’s music. Program includes the Postal Pieces for multiple instruments (1965-71), Collage #1 ("Blue Suede") for tape (1961), and Three Piano Rags (1964).
Performing Quarks Swim Free. Composed for the Venice Bienalle 2003, QSF transforms the ensemble into an organism that builds massive grooves and textures by recombining and chaining the musical molecules at its core.
A new multi-channel sound installation by Mr. Joseph, with live musicians appearing "periodically" as part of the installation
CJM - trombone, Loren Dempster - cello, Chris Woltmann - electric guitar