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  • Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm   map

    Darmstadt's annual "In C" // le Poisson Rouge

    Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 7:30pm   map

    Again supporting my good friends Nick Hallett and Zach Layton by joining an always killer band of local music heads to release the power of Riley's ageless work. It's also a great hang so come out!

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  • Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm   map

    Four Simultaneous Soloists (with Anthony McCall Solid Light works) // Pioneer Works

    Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm   map

    Installation view of Anthony McCall's solid light works

    Four Simultaneous Soloists:
    A series of performances organized by David Grubbs

    Doors: 7PM
    Performance: 7:30PM
    Tickets: $15

    March 2:
    Jules Gimbrone – Objects and Electronics
    Okkyung Lee – Cello
    Chris McIntyre – Trombone and Synthesizer
    Yoshi Wada – Bagpipes and Sirens

    Full Schedule:
       FRI, JAN 19, 7PM
       FRI, FEB 2, 7PM
       FRI, FEB 16, 7PM
       THU, MAR 2, 7PM

    From Pioneer Works' Event Page
    "In much the same way that Anthony McCall’s solid light works when exhibited together are experienced individually and as a group, this series of musical performances scheduled to take place within the exhibition imagines four performers—four soloists—experienced individually or as an ensemble.

    For each performance, four musicians are dispersed equidistantly throughout Pioneer Works’ 130-foot main hall, each situated adjacent to a solid light piece. The musicians play at a modest volume—either acoustically or with self-contained amplification—such that visitors are compelled to explore the space in order to realize different musical combinations through a succession of aural vantage points. There is no single location from which to garner an all-over sound perspective; visitors must actively bring smaller sounds into focus by approaching them within Pioneer Works’ main hall.

    Each of the four musicians on a given performance can be understood alternately as a soloist paired with a solid light work or as part of an ensemble. The selection of musicians, all of whom have extensive experience as improvisers, is motivated by the idea of the first-time encounter—none of the collections of performers will have previously performed in a given configuration.

    Each of these performances begins with Anthony McCall’s solid light works already running, and McCall’s pieces continue after the last concertgoer has left. In this way it is established that Four Simultaneous Soloists—not an inaccurate way to describe the four vertical works on display in the main hall—is a performance project in which Anthony McCall’s works function as preexisting entities whose mode of operation imprints itself upon the musicians.

    For full schedule:

    January 19:
    Maria Chavez – Turntables
    David Grubbs – Electric Guitar
    Sarah Hennies – Percussion
    C. Spencer Yeh – Violin and Voice

    February 2:
    Susan Alcorn – Pedal Steel Guitar
    Eli Keszler – Drums and Percussion
    Tomeka Reid – Cello
    Nate Wooley – Trumpet

    February 16:
    MV Carbon – Cello
    Che Chen – Woodwinds and Tape Machine
    Miya Masaoka – Mono Chord, Objects and Koto, Computer
    Ben Vida – Electronics

    March 2:
    Jules Gimbrone – Objects and Electronics
    Okkyung Lee – Cello
    Chris McIntyre – Trombone and Synthesizer
    Yoshi Wada – Bagpipes and Sirens"

  • Friday, March 16, 2018   map

    Duo with Lea Bertucci // JACK Bklyn

    Friday, March 16, 2018   map

    My stellar colleague Lea Bertucci and I will play her piece Our Collective Cynicism is a Product of Failed Revolution for trombone and tapes at JACK in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.

  • Sunday, March 18, 2018   map

    TILT Brass: Billy Martin’s "Stridulations For The Good Luck Feast" (FIAF Tilt Kids Festival) // ISSUE Project Room

    Sunday, March 18, 2018   map

    Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 1pm
    Entry is $25 for a child with an accompanying adult
    Entry for additional participant is $10

    Tickets - $25 - 20

    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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    From ISSUE Project Room Event Page:
    "March 18th 2018, ISSUE hosts an interactive performance of the rhythmic game and composition Stridulations For The Good Luck Feast with Billy Martin, joined by TILT Brass and fellow musicians as a part of 2018’s Tilt Kids Festival, produced by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). Stridulations, a study of musical phrasing, counterpoint and improvisation, is a suite of percussion compositions that functions as a collaborative game. The game is not performed to win or lose, but created by players whose primary challenge is collective improvisation.

    As the final event of the 2018 Tilt Kids Festival, the event is a celebration of the week’s activities and is designed for children aged 5 through 10 years old. The event shares how rhythmic phrasing contributes to our musical vocabulary and our ability to listen, with musicians from TILT Brass also demonstrating how we apply tonality to these rhythmic patterns. Participants gain a heightened sense and purpose about making music, connecting with others and how to communicate using sound.

    Instrumentation includes small bamboo sticks harvested from Martin’s bamboo grove in New Jersey, woodblocks, and recycled bottles as instruments. The event also includes performative demonstrations from Billy Martin’s “Whirlygig Dragons,” a percussion ensemble featuring Martin, Payton MacDonald, Misia Vessio, Kalun Leung, as well as TILT Brass performing a rendition of Stridulations, featuring Chris McIntyre (trombone, Director), Chris DiMeglio (trumpet, voice), Hugo Moreno (trumpet), and Jen Baker (trombone).

    Among the most valuable undertakings in Billy Martin’s ongoing artistic exploration is teaching. “When I teach,” he explains, “I learn and discover methods to build my vocabulary and style, and I love to help others do the same.” His experiences as a teacher, student, and musician led him to create and direct Life on Drums, a cinematic exploration of percussion and the creative process with his childhood drum instructor, Allen Herman."

  • Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    Talea Ensemble // St. Peters Chelsea

    Friday, April 13, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    CJM playing trombone on a new work by composer Max Dulaney.

    St. Peters Chelsea
    346 W 20th St
    New York, NY 10011

    Talea In New York
    Courtney Bryan: new work (2018) *World Premiere
    Max Dulaney: new work (2018) *World Premiere
    Rebecca Saunders: murmurs (2009)