Dario Fariello with Michelle Yom, Matt Mottel, Paul Feitzinger
Monday, 11/4/19, 8:00 pm
Dario Fariello is a saxophonist devoted to improvised music. He lived and worked in Naples, Bologna, Milan, Berlin and Oslo, founding Multiversal, a nomad festival series featuring a wide international network of improv and noise musicians. With Norbert Stammberger he organizes the yearly Tubax Festival in Munich, dedicated to the tubax saxophone, the contrabass clarinet and other special instruments manufactured by Benedikt Eppelsheim. Dario is visiting New York to take part in the Unit Structures festival dedicated to the work of Cecil Taylor, and decided to team up with some excellent local improvisers for a musical evening at Areté featuring two sets and several different constellations.
Black is the Colour, by and with Alwynne Pritchard and Alpaca Ensemble
Tuesday, 11/5/19, 8:00 pm
Qubit presents the renowned British experimentalist, Alwynne Pritchard, as she returns to New York this November. Performing together with the Norwegian Alpaca Ensemble, Pritchard will give the US premiere of a major new work, Black is the Colour (and I still hope).
Matt Lavelle’s The 7 Houses: Night River
Sunday, 11/10/19, 5:00 pm
In 2011 Matt Lavelle created the 12 Houses Orchestra, comprised mostly of musicians he has collaborated with over a 20 year period in New York City. The 12 Houses have performed thirty-five concerts in New York City as of March 2016. Lavelle has played and collaborated with Ornette Coleman, William Parker, Warren Smith, Henry Grimes, Eric Mingus, Sabir Mateen, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Jemeel Moondoc, Mat Maneri, Ras Moshe, Hilliard Greene, Steve Swell, Matana Roberts, Bern Nix, Jack DeSalvo, Charles Downs, Tom Cabrera, Francois Grillot, Giuseppi Logan, William Hooker and many others.
Georgia Rae with Rose Kow Xiu Yi and Karl Henry
Sunday, 11/10/19, 8:00 pm
November 8th through the 10th three string players with varying musical backgrounds all come together for an eclectic night of “futuristic folk, funk, hip hop, and jazz”. But how did so many sounds come together in one place? Karl Henry(cello), Rose(violin) and Georgia Rae(violin) met at Creative Strings Workshop, where musicians from around the world come together to learn and collaborate. The night will be filled with music from Karl Henry from Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Rose, born in Singapore and now based in New York, and Georgia Rae, from Richmond, Illinois. Each artist brings their own individual flavor and style and you won’t want to miss them twisting it all together.
The Nouveau Classical Project presents
Line : Voices
Wednesday, 11/13/19, 8:00 pm
Featuring the world premiere of the Nouveau Classical Project’s latest commission, mini_014 by Paul Pinto, Line: voices inhabits the physicality of text and emotional intimacy of collective performance through three non-traditional works that explore group chant, verbalization, and reactive impulses, and instructive scores. The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is “bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre” (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.
Looking For The Bells
Paul Steven Ray/Sandy Pliego
Thursday, 11/14/19, 7:00 pm
Paul Steven Ray is a composer/improviser/sound artist who has been a fixture of the NYC experimental music scene for years. With Looking for the Bells, he and graphic designer Sandy Pliego collaborate to create a poetic soundscape for electronics, guitar, laptop, and voice with recorded and live video.
“WatersWorks” – Scorpio Variations
Sunday, 11/17/19, 5:00 pm
Mary Cherney -flute
Charles Waters – clarinet, bass clarinet
Tonight’s version of “WatersWorks” – an infrequent presentation by composer and performer Charles Waters. Tonight in special duo formation with fabulous Mary Cherney (flutes), they are recreating the “inside” premiere of “Red Shed Garden” for flute and bass clarinet. This work, in long form and slow motion style, runs almost 50 minutes! Presenting the initial conception of a trilogy of works composed and site-specifically presented at Red Shed Garden in East Williamsburg of which Waters has curated a number of concert as “Citimusic@RedShed”. This concert will also present several new and old solo and duo works. The second part of this trilogy was released last year
The Wonderland Series Premiere and Party
Sunday, 11/17/19, 7:00 pm
The Wonderland Series by Anna Heflin is a 38-minute solo opera for singing, speaking, and acting violinist Shannon Reilly. Reilly is joined onstage by accompanying pre-recorded audio and video, all of which features her portraying the various characters. There are three layers to the piece: the music which is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s writings, scholarly research about the work and Charles Dodgson, and the character of Lewis Carroll/Charles Dodgson which uses quotes from the author.
Beam Splitter & Talibam! / Muyassar Kurdi / Nao Nishihara
Tuesday, 11/19/19, 8:00 pm
BEAM SPLITTER are: Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø (NO) and Audrey Chen (US). Using the trombone and voice, they maneuver a balance between fragility, intimacy, the ecstatic and measured control. They share a common sense of pulse and an inherent understanding of the way they each aurally manage and let go of every consecutive moment. Talibam! is a 16 year working unit based in New York City, can be described in various ways — as a classic keyboards/drums expanded-jazz duo, as Dadaist provocateurs with an innate love for the history of music, as a Fluxus-informed theater troupe, as an electronic ensemble inspired by Stockhausen, or as a rhythm section at the cross hair of agility, speed, punctuation, and intention. Muyassar Kurdi is a New York City-based interdisciplinary artist. Her work encompasses sound art, extended vocal technique, performance art, movement, analog photography and film. She currently focuses her attention to interweaving homemade electronic instruments into her vocal and dance performances, stirring a plethora of emotions from her audience members through vicious noise, ritualistic chants, and meditative movements. Nao Nishihara is an active practitioner of sound activities, research, sound art, recording, performance, and instrument production.
ALKEMIE WITH ELLIOT COLE
Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction
11/24/19, 4:00 pm
Medieval ensemble ALKEMIE joins forces with composer ELLIOT COLE to reanimate the ancient tales of King Arthur in their new program “Beautee & Bountee: An Arthurian Refraction.” In this new project – a co-commission between 5BMF and Alkemie – Cole combines old words and new music through settings of episodes from 14th-century Middle English texts that weave together spoken word, monophonic and poly-textual song, and instrumental commentary. Materials and methods inspired by the Worcester Fragments – one of the very few extant musical records of medieval England – punctuate the program. Flashes of transmuted melodies act as points of light that are variously refracted and recombined by Alkemie’s collection of period and modern instruments, including medieval fiddles and reeds, recorders, harps, harmonium, and electric bass.
GHOST ENSEMBLE: Universe Sings
Sunday, 11/24/19, 8:00pm
Ghost Ensemble presents an evening of music exploring the physicality and spirituality of sound, with four works new to the ensemble, including two world premieres. Program, in concert order:
Ben Richter: new work*
Kevin Kay: The Universe is Vibrating
Assaf Gidron: new work*
Pauline Oliveros: Horse Sings from Cloud
* World premiere
TICKETS: $15 general / $10 students
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11/26/19, 8:00 pm
FIDOqrtet is a free improvising ensemble that draws from the musicians’ many varied musical influences.
FIDO experiences a wide spontaneous, emotional range. The outcome is often very compositional, within its constantly free, beginner’s mind approach. The ensemble started playing together in December of 2012, and is looking forward to it’s first recorded release late Fall or early Winter of 2019/2020.
Maryanne de Prophetis, voice
Shoko Nagai, piano/processor
Ron Horton, trumpet/flugelhorn
Satoshi Takeishi, drums, percussion