Tectonics Festival Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

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Maya Dunietz

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

Tectonics Festival New York 2015

Iceland’s acclaimed Tectonics Festival returns for the second-annual New York edition: Tectonics Festival New York 2015, presented by ISSUE Project Room over three evenings, May 7, 8 & 9, 2015, at the First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, and Abrons Art Center, NYC. Founded in 2012 by conductor Ilan Volkov, Tectonics provides a rare forum for the critical consideration of new developments in contemporary composition, with explorations of improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental performance practice from an international array of emerging and established composers.


First Unitarian Congregational Society:
116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201
$15 General / $12 Members & Students

Annea Lockwood: Immersion
Klaus Lang: the whitebearded man. the six frogs.
Performed by Yarn/Wire.

Morton Feldman: Principal Sound
Performed by James Rushford.

Klaus Lang: ABD
Performed by Klaus Lang.

Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon: Standard Deviance One
Newly commissioned for Tectonics Festival NY, by Nate Young, realized for ensemble by Mario Diaz de Leon. Performed by Chris McIntyre (trombone), James Rogers (bass trombone), James Rushford (viola), Maya Dunietz (piano), Yarn/Wire (percussion), Nate Young (electronics/voice), Mario Diaz de Leon (guitar).


Abrons Art Center: 466 Grand St, NYC 10002
$15 General / $12 Members & Students

John McGuire: A Cappella
Performed by Beth Griffith (soprano).

James Rushford & Klaus Lang
First-time duo performance. Commissioned for Tectonics Festival NY, co-commissioned by the Austrian Cultural Forum.

Julius Eastman: Piano 2 (Sonata in 3 movements)
Chiyoko Szlavnics: Constellations I-III
Barbara Monk Feldman: The I and Thou
Performed by Joseph Kubera (piano).

David Behrman: Long Throw
Performed by David Behrman (laptop), Maya Dunietz (flute), Joseph Kubera (piano), and James Rushford (viola).

David Behrman: Wavetrain
Performed by David Behrman, Maya Dunietz, Joseph Kubera.


Abrons Art Center: 466 Grand St, NYC 10002
$15 General / $12 Members & Students

William Dougherty: Three Formants
U.S. Premiere. Performed by TILT Brass: Jen Baker, Will Lang, Chris McIntyre, Matt Melore (trombones); James Rogers (bass trombone).

Fritz Welch solo performance

Maya Dunietz: Boom
U.S. Premiere. Performed by Maya Dunietz, (vocals, electronics, piano, video).

Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain V
World Premiere. Performed by Nate Wooley (amplified trumpet & tape), Samara Lubelski and C. Spencer Yeh (electric violin), Ryan Sawyer and Ben Hall (drums), Ben Vida (electronics), Matt Moran and Chris Dingman (vibraphone), Colin Stetson (amplified bass sax), Dan Peck (amplified tuba), Josh Sinton (amplified contrabass clarinet), and TILT Brass Octet.