Upcoming Uncertainty Music Series

From New Haven’s Uncertainty Music Series:

Wednesday 30 November 2011 9pm
Circadion (Max Heath) :: electronics, vocals
Colorguard (Kryssi Battalene) :: electronics
Elm Bar
372 Elm St
New Haven, CT

The BIG ROOM – Erector Square, 319 Peck St., New Haven 06513
Tickets $15 ($10 students & seniors) / $20 two-night pass
Seating is limited. Reservations recommended. For reservations
email: thebigroomnewhaven@gmail.com

The weekend’s concerts will examine improvisation across disciplines: each night will offer a different line-up of artists, scholars, and filmmakers who are using and thinking about improvisation in different ways. After each show there will be an informal reception with the artists.

The BIG ROOM, founded in 2010, has quickly become known as a “showcase for groundbreakers” (New Haven Advocate), while the Take Your Time series has been described as part of what’s “keeping dance vibrant year round in New Haven” (New Haven Register). The Take Your Time Series was also profiled in the New York Times. Read below.

8pm Saturday December 3
• A short lecture by Danielle Goldman, professor of the Arts, Dance at the New School, discussing improvisational practices and relationships in dance and music.
• A performance by Action Theory, a collective quartet at the intersection of dance and music featuring Rachel Bernsen (movement), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Abraham Gomez-Delgado (guitar, percussion), and Melanie Maar (movement).
• Two new works by New Haven based composer Carl Testa incorporating electronic and acoustic music, set design, and dynamic lighting, featuring Anne Rhodes (voice), Nathan Bontrager (cello), and Bill Solomon (vibraphones).

7pm Sunday December 4
• New Haven based MeND Motion Pictures, Tiffany Hopkins and Denise Santisteban, will show an excerpt of their new documentary film Complete In Itself, which takes a close look at the meaning of art, the complexities of being an artist in America today and the many ways that artists are engaging with the larger world.
• NYC Choreographer and performer Melanie Maar will present a new duet, Same Selves, dealing with the performers’ presence and mediating between the mysterious and the common, also featuring dancer Marylin Maywald.
• New York City based composer and multi-instrumentalist Abraham Gomez-Delgado presents his solo project EJE, a multi-dimensional kinetic work of performance art using homemade instruments.

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