New York composer and bassist James Ilgenfritz presents six evenings of music at John Zorn’s venue The Stone, on the corner of Avenue C and East Second Street in the Lower East Side, running from Tuesday October 13th to Sunday the 18th.
8 pm Trio: Miya Masaoka, Thomas Heberer, James Ilgenfritz
Miya Masaoka (koto) Thomas Heberer (cornet) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
10 pm Duos/Quartet: Theresa Wong, Paul Giallorenzo, Steve Swell, James Ilgenfritz
Theresa Wong (cello, voice) Steve Swell (trombone) Paul Giallorenzo (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
8 pm: Anagram Ensemble plays The Ticket That Exploded
Anne Rhodes, Megan Schubert, Nick Hallett, James Ilgenfritz (voices) Ty Citerman (guitar) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Denman Maroney (piano) Julianne Carney (violin) Meaghan Burke (cello) Jay Rozen (tuba) Sam Kulik (trombone) Dan Blake (sax) Robbie Lee (woodwinds) John O’Brien, Andrew Drury, Vinnie Sperazza (drums) Nicholas DeMaison (conductor): Composed in 2011 and released on Grant Hart’s Con D’Or records in 2015, “The Ticket That Exploded” is James Ilgenfritz’s William Burroughs-inspired cut-up opera. Mixing text from Burroughs’ 1962 novel and compositional techniques inspired by the Burroughs/Gysin cut-ups, this large ensemble work takes a dystopian look at the impasses of control.
10 pm: Forever House
Meghan Burke (cello) James Moore (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Pete Wise (drums): Sloppy avant-grunge math rock from four notable characters in New York’s younger generation of downtown new music performers.
8 pm: Elliott Sharp, Joe Hertenstein, James Ilgenfritz
Elliott Sharp (guitar) Joe Hertenstein (drums) James Ilgenfritz (basses)
10 pm: Bhob Rainey, Carl Testa, James Ilgenfritz
Bhob Rainey (sax) Carl Testa (lighting) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
8 and 10 pm: Experiments In Opera: The Travel Agency Is On Fire
Megan Schubert, Nick Hallett, Michael Douglas Jones (voices) Pauline Kim Harris, Sarah Bernstein (violins) James Moore (guitar) Jonathan
Singer, Brian Chase (percussion) James Ilgenfritz (basses) Nathan Koci
The Anagram Ensemble performs works by Jason Cady, Natacha Diels, Anne Guthrie, James Ilgenfritz, Travis Just, Lukas Ligeti, Charlie Looker, Elliott Sharp, Aaron Siegel, JG Thirlwell, and Katie Young, featuring texts taken from William S. Burroughs’ cut-up experiments on the writings of William Shakespeare, Jean Genet, Arthur Rimbaud, F Scott Fitzgerald, JD Salinger, Jack Kerouac, Anthony Burgess, and more.
8 pm: MiND GAMeS
Denman Maroney (piano) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Andrew Drury (drums) Angelika Niescier (alto sax)
10 pm: Hypercolor
Eyal Maoz (guitar) James Ilgenfritz (bass) Lukas Ligeti (drums)
Hypercolor presents music from their self-titled debut on Tzadik Records, as well as new material premiered on their Spring performances in the Southeast, Midwest, and in Italy.
8 pm: Anagram Ensemble plays Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Annie Gosfield, James Ilgenfritz
Pauline Kim Harris (violin) Jonathan Singer, Brian Chase (percussion) Stephanie Richards (trumpet) Martha Cargo (flute) Nathan Koci (accordion) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
10 pm: James Ilgenfritz SOLO: Music by Miya Masaoka, Elliott Sharp, JG Thirlwell