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  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    Syncretics Series: Eric Wubbels & Adam Tendler // ISSUE Project Room

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 8:00pm   map



    SYNCRETICS SERIES: ERIC WUBBELS / ADAM TENDLER

    Chris McIntyre, curator

    Sat 17 Feb, 2018, 8pm
    Tickets
    ($15 - 12) ALL-ACCESS

    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Saturday, February 17th, ISSUE presents the second evening of our recently inaugurated Syncretics Series, a series of concerts featuring solo and duo performances by artists at highest level of their craft curated by Chris McIntyre. The evening features Eric Wubbels, acclaimed composer, pianist, and co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, performing his own compositions including the premiere of a new solo piano work and a recent duo for trombone and piano, as well as pianist Adam Tendler performing a repertoire of works from David Lang, Elodie Lauten, Frances Rose White, and Tom Johnson.

    Eric Wubbels presents the first work in a major new project of music for the piano, which will eventually encompass ten to fifteen virtuosic works written for a cohort of some of the most forward-thinking, technically adept, and creative pianists currently working in New York City (including Conor Hanick, Conrad Tao, Kris Davis, Craig Taborn, and Matt Mitchell). He also presents his 2016 piece contraposition for trombone and piano. Written for and performed here by trombonist Weston Olencki, the work explores concerns of virtuosity, synchronization, and hybridization using unique languages developed through Wubbels’ and Olencki’s intensive long-term collaboration.

    Adam Tendler presents a selection of unique works chosen especially for ISSUE. Tendler explains, “When [curator] Chris McIntyre invited me to participate in this concert, I felt grateful and honored. But mostly relieved. It's true. I explained at the time that I had accrued a virtual lagoon of pieces that I’d either learned or wanted to learn, but that seemed to only fit a platform like ISSUE, and that I found myself only gently nudging for opportunities to present but mostly waiting for the right one. Finally, with this February 17th concert, a couple of them will have a home.”

    He continues, “these works, I felt, required a certain intimacy space-wise, but also austerity in the environment. They themselves must fill the space—not a grand concert hall, but not a house salon, either. They have a darkness, or perhaps need darkness. They pulse with a raw, hungry, ambitious immediacy. They are seminal. Young. A little reckless. They pull from the world around them and demand a lot from the performer and listener. They’re anomalies. Islands. At once extroverted and yet also cerebral and intensely personal. Even if in retrospect these works appear unique in each composer’s output, or “of a time,” it is precisely that time and feeling that I want to capture in this brief set of works for piano, and piano/tape from the 70s and 80s.”

    Tendler’s notes on his presented repertoire are shown below, highlighting the idiosyncratic character of each piece:

    David Lang: while nailing at random (1983)
    I think of this as Lang’s Sequenza, his Piano Variations. His “ten minute monster,” to borrow Copland’s term.The only work on the program without a tape element, the piece (I think, importantly) shows a younger Lang composing music with the tenderness of a buzzsaw. And yet one can still hear glimpses of the understated, obsessive, often melancholy work that would later, some might argue, come to define the composer’s unique sound.

    Elodie Lauten: Imaginary Husband (c.1983)
    I hope that this realization will represent the first of several to follow. A lovely, haunting chord progression blends with ghost voices and drones from a subtle tape part. I will attempt to track down any sketches or a possible surviving tape, however I think the piece can be effectively recreated while capturing the energy of Lauten’s legendary live performances and fluid compositional approach.

    Frances Rose White: Still Life with Piano (1989)
    For over two years I've stared at White's Still Life with Piano hoping to play it. She wrote the work for her now-husband, James Pritchett, during the beginning of their relationship, and he premiered it. Spare but feisty pointillistic piano gestures flit above a bed of warm electronica. Ahead of its time and seldom performed, this is the kind of piece my mind conjures when I think of what I want a tape/piano piece to sound and look like. And I adore Frances Rose White.

    Tom Johnson: Triple Threat (1979)
    This is a barn-burner of a piece that is truly for tape and piano, with the performer using a 4-track cassette recorder to overdub spoken text and an interlocking piano texture. As one might expect from Johnson, the text is about the piece, and namely about how difficult it is to perform, with memorized text to be recited during the rewinding portions. If it works, it works! If it doesn't, well... then the piece proves itself right. But I think this will serve as a fun, cheeky and quite-perfect postcard from the loft-concert era, where composers emerged from the watershed freedoms of minimalism to push, blur and destroy concert-hall boundaries and expectations, exploring new horizons of sound and technology.

    Eric Wubbels (b.1980) is a composer, pianist, and Co-Director of the Wet Ink Ensemble. His music has been performed throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S., by groups such as Wet Ink Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, yarn|wire, Kupka's Piano (AUS), Berlin PianoPercussion, Ensemble Linea (FR), New York New Music, SCENATET (DK), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble, and Talea Ensemble, and featured on festivals including Huddersfield Festival, Chicago Symphony MusicNOW, New York Philharmonic CONTACT, MATA Festival, and Zurich Tage für Neue Musik. The recipient of a 2016 Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Wubbels has been awarded commissioning grants from Chamber Music America's Classical Commissioning Program, ISSUE Project Room, MATA Festival, Barlow Endowment, Jerome Foundation, New Music USA, and Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony (2011, 2016), Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and Civitella Ranieri Center. As a performer, he has given U.S. and world premieres of works by major figures such as Peter Ablinger, Richard Barrett, Beat Furrer, George Lewis, and Mathias Spahlinger, as well as vital young artists such as Rick Burkhardt, Francesco Filidei, Erin Gee, Bryn Harrison, Clara Iannotta, Alex Mincek, Sam Pluta, Katharina Rosenberger, and Kate Soper.He has recorded for Carrier Records, hatART, Spektral (Vienna), New Focus, Albany Records, and Quiet Design and has held teaching positions at Amherst College and Oberlin Conservatory.

    Adam Tendler has been called “a virtuoso pianist” by The Village Voice, "exuberantly expressive" by the Los Angeles Times, a "modern music evangelist" by Time Out New York, "musical mastermind" by the Houston Press, and a “quietly charismatic... intrepid... outstanding... maverick pianist” by The New Yorker. He has performed solo recitals in all fifty states, including engagements at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kitchen, (le) poisson rouge, National Sawdust, Rubin Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rothko Chapel, Joe’s Pub, The Fisher Center at Bard College, Maverick Concert Hall, and James Turrell's Skypace in Sarasota, Florida. His memoir, 88x50, was a 2014 Kirkus Indie Book of the Month and a Lambda Literary Award Nominee. 2015 saw the release of Tendler's premiere recording of Edward T. Cone’s “21 Little Preludes” for piano, and he will record an album of works by Robert Palmer for New World Records in 2018. He also appears on the Tido digital music app, produced by Edition Peters. Adam Tendler lives in Brooklyn, serves on the faculty of Greenwich House Music School and Third Street Music School Settlement, and performs in the radical new music collective, Tenth Intervention. He is working on his second book.

    Photo: Eric Wubbels’ being-time, released in November 2017.

    Yamaha CFX concert grand piano graciously provided by Yamaha Artist Services, New York.

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    Syncretics Series: Kris Davis & Craig Taborn // ISSUE Project Room

    Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 8:00pm   map


    SYNCRETICS SERIES: CRAIG TABORN & KRIS DAVIS
    Chris McIntyre, curator

    Thu 15 Feb, 2018, 8pm
    Tickets
    ($15 - 12) ALL-ACCESS

    ISSUE Project Room
    22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Thursday, February 15th, ISSUE presents the debut of its new Syncretics Series, a series of concerts featuring solo and duo performances by artists at highest level of their craft curated by Chris McIntyre. The opening event features two of the most revered and sought-after pianists in the experimental improvisation scene, Craig Taborn and Kris Davis. In addition to kicking off the new series, the Feb. 15 concert celebrates the release of Davis and Taborn’s forthcoming live duo piano recording Octopus. The concert features individual solo sets and culminates with a duo performance of both new compositions as well as several included on the record.

    As soloists, collaborators, and composers, Ms. Davis and Mr. Taborn have both received accolades from across the critical spectrum. Hailed by Downbeat Magazine in 2016 as “one of most critically acclaimed players in jazz,” Davis’ various projects as performer and composer have situated her as a leading voice in the creative music scene. In her solo and ensemble recordings, Davis consistently demonstrates both composure and intensity. Of her solo recording Aeriol Piano, Ben Ratliff of the NY Times boasts that “it’s seriously good, a kind of logical crossing of Morton Feldman and [Keith] Jarrett, with her own touch and strong sense of compositional organization framing the soloing.”

    Mr. Taborn’s illustrious career led the NY Times to say that he is “revered by other pianists and considered by many to be one of jazz music’s few contemporary innovators.” Of his recent quartet record on ECM entitled Daylight Ghosts, The Guardian states that “however far from familiar paths… Taborn strays, he sounds surefootedly convinced of his route, and however private his music, it emits a vivid intensity.”

    As a duo, Taborn and Davis evince a nearly telepathic connection, moving through constantly evolving sonic contours with impressive interactive virtuosity. Their collective language (compositional and improvisational) ranges from uncanny levels of quicksilver linear density to states of near motionlessness, never overstaying their welcome within these pianistic microenvironments. Their collaborative relationship is at times fully oppositional and others in magnetic heterophony. Davis’ occasional use of preparation of the strings inside her instrument generates otherworldly textures while Taborn layers ethereal tapestries of sound. These are master musicians searching for a shared liminal space within the confines of the equally tempered modern piano.

    Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. Reviewing one of the series of albums that Davis has released over the past decade, the Chicago Sun-Times lauded the “sense of kaleidoscopic possibilities” in her playing and compositions. Davis’ 2013 album as a leader is the quintet set Capricorn Climber (Clean Feed). She made her debut on record as a leader with Lifespan (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2003), followed by more for the Fresh Sound label: the quartet discs The Slightest Shift (2006) and Rye Eclipse (2008), and the trio set Good Citizen (2010). Her 2011 solo piano album on Clean Feed, Aeriol Piano, appeared on Best of the Year lists in The New York Times, JazzTimes and Artforum. Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in Classical Composition from the City College of New York. She currently teaches at the School for Improvised Music. Regarding her art, JazzTimes declared: “Davis draws you in so effortlessly that the brilliance of what she’s doing doesn’t hit you until the piece has slipped past.”

    Craig Taborn is an American pianist, keyboardist and composer who also dabbles in organ and Moog synthesizer. Taborn began playing piano and Moog synthesizer as an adolescent and was influenced at an early stage by the freedom expressed in the recordings of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, Sun Ra, and Cecil Taylor. While still at university, Taborn toured and recorded with saxophonist James Carter. He went on to play with numerous other musicians in electronic and acoustic settings, while also building a reputation as a solo pianist. Taborn had released five albums under his own name and appeared on more than 70 as a sideman.

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    TILT Brass plays Julius Eastman // The Kitchen

    Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:00pm   map


    The Kitchen Event Page
    Facebook Event Page

    On February 3rd, 2018, TILT Brass gives the modern premiere of Julius Eastman's Trumpet (1970), a work for trumpet septet not heard since 1971, at The Kitchen during That Which Is Fundamental, a multi-event festival focused on the work of this now-revered composer and performer. The program on 2/3 includes Ekmeles performing Macle (1971), Prelude to The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc (1981), a solo by Julian Otis, and ACME playing the 10 cello piece The Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc (1981).

    Personnel for Eastman's Trumpet at The Kitchen:
    Trumpet - Gareth Flowers, Jaimie Branch, Wayne du Maine, Mike Gurfield, Tim Leopold, Hugo Moreno, Nate Wooley
    Director - Chris McIntyre

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    SEM Ensemble plays Julius Eastman's "Joy Boy" & "Femenine" // The Kitchen

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 8:00pm   map

    The Kitchen

    Julius Eastman: Femenine + Joy Boy with the SEM Ensemble

    The Kitchen
    512 W 19th St, New York, New York 10011

    The Kitchen Event Page
    Facebook Event Page

    Tickets $25 General / $20 Members

    In the early 1970s, while still living in Buffalo, Julius Eastman began his long association with Petr Kotik's S.E.M. Ensemble. As a composer-performer with the ensemble, Eastman toured internationally. Femenine and Joy Boy, important transitional works, were performed frequently by the Ensemble, including at The Kitchen in 1975. The evening also includes a performance by poet Tracie Morris and electronic musician Hprizm.

    PROGRAM:
    Julius Eastman: Joy Boy (1974)
    S.E.M. Ensemble
    Petr Kotik, Director; Kamala Sankaram, Soprano; Jeffrey Gavett, Baritone; Nate Repasz, Baritone; Petr Kotik, Flute; Sara Schoenbeck, Bassoon; Chris McIntyre, Trombone / Synthesizer; David Miller, Vibraphone / Marimbaphone; Robert Boston, Piano; Pauline Kim Harris, Violin; Conrad Harris, Viola

    A New Work (2017)
    Tracie Morris + Hprizm

    Julius Eastman: Femenine (1974)
    S.E.M. Ensemble with Christopher McIntyre
    Petr Kotik, Director; Kamala Sankaram, Soprano; Jeffrey Gavett, Baritone; Nate Repasz, Baritone; Petr Kotik, Flute; Sara Schoenbeck, Bassoon; Chris McIntyre, Trombone / Synthesizer; David Miller, Vibraphone / Marimbaphone; Robert Boston, Piano; Pauline Kim Harris, Violin; Conrad Harris, Viola

    The performance is part of Julius Eastman: That Which Is Fundamental curated by Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Dustin Hurt, organized by The Kitchen with the Eastman Estate and Bowerbird. 

  • Monday, January 1, 2018   map

    Yoshiko Chuma - Poetry Project marathon // St. Marks Church

    Monday, January 1, 2018   map

    CJM joins Yoshiko Chuma (with Dane Terry and Jason Kao Hwang) to perform during The Poetry Project's 44th Annaul New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading on New Year's Day, 2018. Time TBD.




     

  • Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 11:59pm   map

    Phill Niblock: 6 Hours of Music and Film // Roulette

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 6:00pm - 11:59pm   map



    Phill Niblock: 6 Hours of Music and Film
    Thursday, December 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

    CJM will perform at approx. 9pm

    From Facebook Event Page:
    "As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock’s stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 7th consecutive year in Roulette’s Atlantic Avenue theatre space. Starting at 6:00 PM, the performance will comprise of six sublime hours of acoustic and electronic music and mixed media film and video in a live procession that charts the movement of our planet and the progress of ourselves through art and performance at its maximal best.

    Niblock’s minimalistic drone approach to composition and music was inspired by the musical and artistic activities of New York in the 1960s, from the art of Mark Rothko, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd, and Robert Morris to the music of John Cage and Morton Feldman. Niblock’s music is an exploration of sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings (generally microtonal in conception) performed in long durations."  

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    S.E.M Ensemble: Cage, Kotik, and Eastman - 45 Years Later

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 8:00pm   map



    Music by Cage, Kotik, and Eastman: 45 Years Later

    S.E.M. Ensemble at Paula Cooper Gallery
    Facebook Event

    John Cage: Song Books I, II (1970)
    Petr Kotik: There is Singularly Nothing (1971-72)
    Julius Eastman: Macle (1971-72)

    Kamala Sankaram, Jeffrey Gavett, Jake Ingbar, Adrian Rosas, Nathan Repasz (voice soloists); Petr Kotik (flute, voice); Christopher McIntyre, Will Lang (trombone, voice)

    Tickets available here: https://cagekotikeastman.brownpapertickets.com/

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    *PREVIEW CONCERT* - free (suggested donation)
    December 3, 4:30, Willow Place Auditorium (26 Willow Pl., Brooklyn).
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  • Sunday, November 5, 2017   map

    Duo with Lea Bertucci // Cantina Cenci (Tarzo, IT)

    Sunday, November 5, 2017   map



    Lea Bertucci and I meet up at Cantina Cenci in Tarzo, Veneto, IT, to revisit material from our Dec. 2016 collaboration at ISSUE Project Room. 

  • Saturday, November 4, 2017   map

    Duo with Lea Bertucci // Standards (Milano, IT)

    Saturday, November 4, 2017   map



    Lea Bertucci and I meet up at Standards in Milano, IT, to revisit material from our Dec. 2016 collaboration at ISSUE Project Room. 

    www.standardstudio.it
    FB Page


  • Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or: Tombeau for Ana-Maria Avram

    Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    EITHER/OR: TOMBEAU FOR ANA-MARIA AVRAM


    From IPR Event Page:
    "Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor Ana-Maria Avram (1961-2017) died at the age of 55 on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017. Avram was a truly gifted idiosyncratic composer and musician, co-conductor of The Hyperion Ensemble, and Artistic Director of the Spectrum XXI festival (which she founded to showcase innovative Romanian music).

    In tribute and commemoration of her artistic contributions, ISSUE presents a “tombeau” program of Avram’s works performed by Either/OR, who produced a week-long festival of Romanian Spectralism in 2016 which brought Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu to New York City for the first time. The ensemble features Mario Diaz de Leon (Electric Guitar), Vasko Dukovski (Clarients), Yarn/Wire member and former ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Russell Greenberg (Percussion), Margaret Lancaster (Flutes), and Zach Rowden (Bass).

    Since 1988, Ana-Maria Avram had been a member and co-conductor of Hyperion Ensemble with her husband Iancu Dumitrescu, who together pushed the Romanian avant-garde into the hyper-spectral realm. She has composed somewhere around 150 works and over 300 combined with Dumitrescu, including compositions for soloists, orchestras, and chamber ensembles, as well as works based in electronics and computers.

    Avram explained the concept of spectralism to Philip Clark in The Wire 308: “Spectralism is not just a trend but a specific attitude towards sound,” she told Philip. “There isn’t one spectral approach, but many different viewpoints. Radulescu’s sound plasma, the music of the French spectralists, and our music are often defined as post-spectral or hyperspectral: but above anything it is transformational music.”

    PROGRAM:
    Penumbra (III) (2016) for bass clarinet
    Quatre études d’ombre (1992) for bass flute
    Axe VII (2004) for double bass

    Intermission

    Metalstorm (IV) (2016) for ensemble and computer sounds
    Textures Liminales (I) (2013) electronic music

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00pm   map

    SEM Ensemble play Eastman, Cage, Kotik // Sacrum Profanum Fest - Kraków, Poland

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 9:00pm   map



    Festival Event Page

    PROGRAMME:

    Julius Eastman – Joy Boy (1972) [Polish premiere]
    Petr Kotik – There is Singularly Nothing (1971-72) [Polish premiere]
    Julius Eastman – Piano 2 (1986) [Polish premiere]

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    John Cage – Song Books I, II (1970)
    Julius Eastman – Macle (1971-72) [Polish premiere]
    Julius Eastman – Our Father (1989) [Polish premiere]

    S.E.M. Ensemble
    Petr Kotik - Director, flutes, voice, electronics
    Joseph Kubera - piano, voice, electronics
    Charlotte Mundy - voice
    Jeff Gavett - voice, electronics
    Chris McIntyre - trombone, voice, electronics
    Nathan Repasz - voice, electronics 

  • Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    SEM Ensemble: Eastman, Kotik, Cage

    Monday, September 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map



    S.E.M. Ensemble:
    Petr Kotik - flute, voice
    Christopher McIntyre - trombone, voice
    Joseph Kubera - piano, voice
    Jeffrey Gavett, Charlotte Mundy, Nathan Repasz - voice

    From S.E.M's Facebook Event Page:
    "Ahead of its September 27th performance at the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow, Poland, SEM will present a free (donations appreciated) preview concert nearly identical to those from the ensemble’s early days in the 1970s, when founding members Petr Kotik, Julius Eastman, and Jan Williams presented avant-garde performances in Buffalo, Albany, and later New York and began collaborating extensively with John Cage. Included in this program is Cage’s "Song Books" (1970), the first extended ensemble performance of which was realized by SEM, and several early works by Eastman.

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    P R O G R A M

    Julius Eastman ----- Macle (1971 -72)

    Petr Kotik ---------- There is Singularly Nothing (1971 -72)

    I n t e r m i s s i o n

    Julius Eastman ----- Joy Boy (1972)

    John Cage ---------- Song Books I, II (1970)

    Julius Eastman ------ Piano 2 (1986)

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  • Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    3D Sound Object: World Listening Day [panel] // ISSUE Project Room

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Post-concert panel moderator with the stellar participating artists (Stephan Moore, Suzanne Thorpe, and Scott Smallwood) along with Anne Guthrie (wearing her Arup hat) and Risha Lee (curator of Rubin Museum of Art's "The World Is Sound" exhibit.)

    3D Sound Object
    WORLD LISTENING DAY 2017: LISTENING TO THE GROUND WITH STEPHAN MOORE, SCOTT SMALLWOOD & SUZANNE THORPE


    "ISSUE Project Room and Harvestworks are pleased to present two performances featuring acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object, a speaker system capable of reproducing complex directional sound radiation. As part of a series of commissions and outreach activities that feature the operation of the 3D Sound Object, these performances highlight key techniques and listening strategies in approaching sound within unique acoustic spaces.

    Tuesday, July 18th sees Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe each presenting new work as a part of World Listening Day, which pays homage to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros. Together, these artists “sound out” the sonic qualities of ISSUE’s historic McKim, Mead and White Theater at 22 Boerum Place using Geluso’s invention. Developed by Geluso while in residence at Harvestworks, the Object has become a platform for new experimental compositions by contemporary composers, specifically exploring the model radiation of acoustic instruments, the spatialization of existing recorded sound, and the creation of synthesized sound in three dimensions. Described as “painting with sonar,” the Object catalyzes the collaborative construction of a 3D soundscape as well as the scanning and exploring of ISSUE’s unique sonic environment."

    From ISSUE Event Page

  • Sunday, June 25, 2017   map

    TILT Brass: Clocktower's SITE : SOUND // Knockdown Center

    Sunday, June 25, 2017   map

    Produced by Clocktower
    Curated by Lea Bertucci.

    Site : Sound Exhibition and Showcase - A sonic portrait and re-telling of the Site : Sound series, with performances by Eli Keszler, Stine Motland, Lea Bertucci, TILT Brass, and Ashcan Orchestra at Knockdown Center in Queens, NY. TILT's performance includes the premiere of a new version of Director Chris McIntyre's Runnegackonck Presencing for spatialized brass and multi-channel fixed media.

    Site : Sound is a host of intimate site-specific lectures, sonic-spatial interventions, and performances celebrating the pliancy and tactility of acoustic experience. Taking place across three boroughs of New York City from April 23 to June 25, 2017, twelve contemporary sound artists, composers, and instrumentalists invite the public to channel their curiosity and join in an exploration of the auditory sense.

    Purchase Tickets
    Clocktower Event Page
    Facebook Event Page
    Knockdown Event Page

     Knockdown Center

  • Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm   map

    Duo w Chris Cochrane // Work 00 Series at The Sump

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm   map

    Doors 8:00pm, Show at 8:30pm
    $10.00 (or donation, all to performers)
    2 blocks from the Halsey L train stop.
    Enter at Houdini's Pizza, and go down the stairs.

    From Work #29 FB Event Page:
    Brooklyn based composer Dan Joseph will perform “Mountain Music” for hammer dulcimer, electronics and tape.

    Jessica Ackerley is a Canadian guitarist and composer based in New York City. Her solo guitar music draws from angular knotty melodies and long distorted drones with nods to metal and noir soundscapes. She's currently playing with GOLD DIME and Jazz Bra's Dot Com.

    Chris McIntyre is a performer, composer, and curator/producer. He performs on trombone and synthesizer with UllU, Ne(x)tworks, Either/Or, and in composer-led projects with Zeena Parkins, Anthony Braxton, Anthony Coleman, Elliott Sharp, Nate Wooley, David Behrman, James Fei, and John King. cmcintyre.com
    Chris Cochrane has been playing guitar in and around NYC since 1982. Chris has worked with Marc Ribot, Zeena Parkins, Fast Forward, Eszter Balint, Tim Hodgkinson, Gelsey Bell, Gordon Beeferman, Kato Hideki, Billy Martin, Dennis Cooper and Ishmael Houston-Jones et el...Currently he plays in Collapsible Shoulder and BEE LINE. 

    WORK ØØ organized by David Watson and Ian Douglas-Moore
     

  • Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Ne(x)tworks: Music of Joan La Barbara // Roulette

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Details announced soon!

  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm  

    TILT Brass: Nate Wooley's "Seven Story Mtn V" + TILT premiere // Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

    Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 3:00pm  

    Nate Wooley's 'Seven Storey Mountain' , photo by Lorissa Rinehart
    Nate Wooley's 'Seven Storey Mountain IV' (2013) (L.Rinehart)

    Festival Event Page



    On Saturday, May 20th, an 8-piece iteration of TILT Brass (led by Director Chris McIntyre) rejoins composer and trumpeter Nate Wooley and an all-star lineup to present Seven Storey Mountain V during the 2017 Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) in Victoriaville, Quebec, CA. The program begins with the premiere of a new work by Wooley for TILT Brass' octet instrumentation.

    Seven Storey Mountain page on Nate's website<a href="http://natewooley.bandcamp.com/album/seven-storey-mountain-v" _cke_saved_href="http://natewooley.bandcamp.com/album/seven-storey-mountain-v">Seven Storey Mountain V by Nate Wooley</a>

  • Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm   map

    Julius Eastman's Stay On It + Femenine [Bowerbird] // The Rotunda (Philadelphia)

    Friday, May 5, 2017 - 8:00pm - 10:30pm   map

    Bowerbird presents:
     That Which Is Fundamental

    Stay On It + Femenine

    Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 8pm

    Sanctuary of The Rotunda
    4014 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
    [Bowerbird event page]
     



    PROGRAM:
    GERRY EASTMAN: IN MEMORY OF JULIUS
    Gerry Eastman, solo guitar

    JULIUS EASTMAN: STAY ON IT (1973)
    Arcana New Music Ensemble
    Dynasty Battles - piano; Tara Middleton - violin and voice; David Middleton - electric bass; Aaron Stewart, saxophone; Joseph Dvorak, clarinet; Keir Neuringer, saxophone; Eric Derr, percussion; Andy Thierauf, percussion; special guest Christopher McIntyre, Music Director, trombone 

    JULIUS EASTMAN: FEMENINE (1974)
    Arcana New Music Ensemble
    with Christopher McIntyre (Music Director, synth)

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Fast Forward // Roulette

    Monday, April 10, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

  • Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    Pauline Oliveros Tribute // Park Avenue Armory

    Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm   map

    I join several colleagues from Either/Or to pay tribute to the great Pauline Oliveros, performing Four Meditations for Orchestra (1996) and Sound Geometries (2012).

    Park Ave Armory Event Page

  • Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm   map

    Jen Baker - Book Launch & Performance // Spectrum

    Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 2:00pm   map

    Launch event for my good friend trombonist and composer Jen Baker's new book Hooked on Multiphonics featuring the performance of William Dougherty's trombone quintet work Three Formants (2014).

    Spectrum NYC
    121 Ludlow St #2, New York, NY 10002


     

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Either/Or: Beat Furrer Composer Portrait // Miller Theater

    Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    "Swiss-Austrian composer Beat Furrer is a master of form and texture. His 40-year career spans forays into opera, chamber works, music theater, orchestral pieces, and everything in between; this program focuses in on more intimate works from the last two decades, two of them never before heard in the U.S. Richard Carrick conducts Either/Or in Furrer’s nuanced explorations of percussion, bass flute, piano, strings, and more."

    Miller Theater Event Page

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    Artists-In-Residence Alumni Collaborations // ISSUE Project Room

    Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 8:00pm   map

    From ISSUE Project Room's Event Page

    "Drawing its participants from the first 10 years of ISSUE Project Room’s Artists-In-Residence Program, AIR Alumni Collaborations is a performance that brings together former ISSUE resident artists in striking new combinations. Eccentric, interdisciplinary, and deeply experimental, the new collaborations showcase the wide-range of approaches found within the ISSUE community, amplifying each artist’s personal aesthetics while drawing unexpected parallels between their work.

    Thursday, January 19th, ISSUE presents three first-ever collaborative performances by former ISSUE Artists-In-Residence focusing on highlighting their parallel and divergent performance strategies. Cellist, vocalist, and electronics producer Audrey Chen performs alongside two key members of the collaborative ensemble Ne(x)tworks: renowned vocalist Joan La Barbara and composer, improviser and electro-acoustician Miguel Frasconi. Berlin-based composer and synthesist Doron Sadja pairs his particular style of multi-channel spatialized sound, pristine electronics, dense noise, and immersive light projections with multimedia artist Rauel De Nieves’ encompassing narrative and multimedia performance style. MV Carbon performs a new collaboration with media artist Bradley Eros sharing the role of manipulating sound and image on a new project called The Mystery of Spiders -- a sound & projection performance conceptualizing scores based on spider webs.

    Curated by Lea Bertucci and Chris McIntyre

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Friday, January 13, 2017   map

    M. Lamar's "Funeral Doom Spiritual" // Prototype at National Sawdust

    Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Friday, January 13, 2017   map

    Electronics and trombone in M. Lamar's Funeral Doom Spiritual (music by M. Lamar & Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.) 2 shows per night (7 & 10pm.)

    Prototype/HERE Event Page


     

  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 6:00pm   map

    Christmas In Nickyland 2016 with Yoshiko Chuma // La Mama

    Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 6:00pm   map

    La Mama's The Club | 74a East 4th Street (3rd Floor)
    Adult: $20 tickets; Kids/Seniors: $15 tickets
    Buy Tickets

    La Mama Event Page








  • Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm   map

    Leila Bordreuil's "Memory City" (premiere) // ISSUE Project Room

    Friday, December 16, 2016 - 8:00pm   map

    Memory City is a new ensemble work by cellist and composer Leila Bordreuil. This is Leila's third event as Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room. The performance features Nate Wooley (trumpet), Anne Guthrie (French horn), Chris McIntyre (trombone), Michael Foster (saxophone), Ben Bennett (percussion) and Leila Bordreuil (cello).

    ISSUE Project Room's Event Page

  • Saturday, December 10, 2016   map

    New Collaboration with Lea Bertucci (also feat. Id M Theft Able) // ISSUE Project Room

    Saturday, December 10, 2016   map

    Lea Bertucci and I join forces to perform new collaborative works we've created for ISSUE's Year End Party. My piece is called Boerum moraine for bass clarinet, alto saxophone, trombone, synthesizer, and fixed media. The evening also features a rare set by the stellar Maine-based artist Id M Theft Able.

    ISSUE Project Room Event Page
    Facebook Event Page

     

     

    Bertucci-Mcintyre collab December 10th @issueprojectroom @cjm_bklyn #trombones #cassette

    A photo posted by Lea Bertucci (@lilbertucci) on

  • Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016   map

    Yoshiko Chuma & School of Hard Knocks // Brooklyn Studios for Dance (BKSD)

    Saturday, November 19, 2016 - Sunday, November 20, 2016   map



    π=3.14… continues “Dead End, Falling”

    by Yoshiko Chuma/School of Hard Knocks

    From Yoshiko
    "Dead End , Don’t Let Me fall is the latest in a series of multimedia performance π=3.14… which was started in 2007 as a work perpetually in progress. It is a set structure under the concept “the invisible rehearsal". The series has been concerned with borders, displacement and violence. Endless peripheral border makes the notice ”We are not so different from one other."

    BKSD website
    BKSD Event Pages for 19th / 20th

  • Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm   map

    Michael J. Schumacher w. Leila Bordreuil // Sunview Luncheonette Social Club

    Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 8:00pm - 11:00pm   map

    Cellist Leila Bordreuil and CJM join acclaimed sound aritst and performer Michael J. Schumahcer to spend an hour inside his portable 12-channel sound system at the Sunview Luncheonette in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. 

    The event is 8 to 11pm
    > Leila/CJM at 9:30pm

    sunview.org
    michaeljschumacher.com
    leilabordreuil.com
     

  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016  

    After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration // ISSUE Project Room

    Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Saturday, October 1, 2016  



    Co-organized by Chris McIntyre & Lauren Rosati

    From IPR's Festival Page
    "From September 25th to October 1st, 2016 ISSUE Project Room presents After 9 Evenings: A 50th Anniversary Celebration, a dynamic series of performances, talks, screenings, and workshops to mark the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering (1966). This historic project, organized by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan, featured collaborations among avant-garde artists, dancers, and musicians and engineers from Bell Telephone Laboratories. After 9 Evenings considers the event’s impact on contemporary performance and explores E.A.T. as an important prototype for integrating new technologies into current artistic practices."