This Week in New York 

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PREMIERES, VOL. 3 | LOADBANG
loadbang continues their ongoing commissioning project that has resulted in over 200 works for the ensemble, performing premieres by Jordan Kuspa and Nils Vigeland, alongside works by their 2012 Call for Scores winner David Brynjar Franzson, Martin Iddon, Alex Mincek, and the ensemble’s trombonist William Lang.
Monday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

MANNES AMERICAN COMPOSERS ENSEMBLE
The Mannes American Composers Ensemble will perform works by Nina C. Young, Kate Moore, Andrew Tholl, and Zach Gulaboff Davis.
Monday, December 7 at 7:30 PM
Free
Arnold Hall, Ernst C. Stiefel Concert Hall, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY

WILD ONES | TILT BRASS
TILT Brass ensemble takes the stage for the final Pop-Up of the fall. TILT presents new works by contemporary composers Anthony Coleman, TILT co-founder Chris McIntyre, and Catherine Lamb.
Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

WE ARE LEGION | TENTH INTERVENTION
Tenth Intervention presents We Are Legion, a new immersive chamber work with dance written by Dorian Wallace and based on the hacktivist collective Anonymous.
Tuesday, December 8 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15 advance, $20 at door
the cell theatre, 338 West 23rd Street, New York, NY

BEYOND: A VIDEO AND SOUND PERFORMANCE BY URSULA SCHERRER WITH MV CARBON AND SHELLEY HIRSCH
Video artist Ursula Scherrer together with Shelley Hirsch (voice) and MV Carbon (cello and synthesizer) will stretch, pull, distort and expand the boundaries of image, sound and space to reach to that which is beyond.
Tuesday, December 8 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

MATTHEW WELCH: THE STONE RESIDENCY
Experiments in Opera co-founder Matthew Welch launches his first residency at the East Village avant-garde haven The Stone from December 8-13, 2015—a jam-packed premiere-filled series of 13 concerts over 6 days.
Tuesday, December 8 to 13 at 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM
Tickets $15
The Stone, Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, New York, NY

LAST WORDS | PACIFICA QUARTET
Pacifica Quartet performs music by Elliott Carter, Janacek, and Beethoven.
Wednesday, December 9 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $35
92Y, Kaufmann Concert Hall, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street, New York, NY

NEW SOUNDS | NYU EXTENDED STRING SEXTET
NYU Extended String Sextet performs works by Jacob Cooper, Dai Fujikura, Garth Knox, Andrew Norman, Kaija Saariaho, and Pulitzer-prize winning composer Caroline Shaw.
Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $10, $5 students
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, New York, NY

WORDS AND MUSIC | MATTHEW AUCOIN & KIER GOGWILT
Where is the border between language and music? How does sound harden into signification, and how does language break down into song? What is the difference between our perceptions of meaning in these two media? Composer Anna Clyne presents violinist Keir GoGwilt and composer Matthew Aucoin as they explore the fluid boundary between words and music with works that feel like music and poetry at once. The program will include new work by Aucoin as well as Kurtag, Celan, Webern and Berg.
Thursday, December 10 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $25
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

PERMUTATIONS121015: ENSEMBLE DAL NIENTE
Ensemble Dal Niente continues its 10th Anniversary season with a three-city Neue Musik tour of contemporary German music. New York City’s Permutations concert series will be the final stop on Ensemble Dal Niente’s Neue Musik Tour of Chicago, Boston, and New York. Each composer featured on the Neue Musik program lives and works in Germany today, exhibiting at once an engagement with and struggle against the country’s rich cultural and musical tradition.
Thursday, December 10 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE
International Contemporary Ensemble performs music by David Adamcyk and Zosha Di Castri, Natacha Diels, and Maria Stankova. The concert will be followed by a discussion with the composers and performers.
Friday, December 11 at 7:00 PM
Free
Teatro of the Italian Academy at Columbia University, 118th Street at Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY

BÉRANGÈRE MAXIMIN
French electroacoustic composer Bérangère Maximin presents Siklon Sound Objects, Microphonics, Digital Chimeras at Roulette.
Friday, December 11 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students/seniors
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

UNSILENT NIGHT
Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night returns for a 24th edition in cities across the United States and abroad. This year’s flagship New York City event takes place on Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:00pm, when composer Phil Kline will lead a massive chorus of boomboxes from the West Village to the East Village. Hundreds of participants will gather at the arch in Washington Square Park, and less than an hour and mile later, end up in Tompkins Square Park.
Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
Free
Washington Square Park Arch, New York, NY

KETTLE CORN NEW MUSIC
The program pairs excerpts of John Adams’s John’s Book of Alleged Dances with the New York premiere of Kettle Corn Co-Artistic Director Chris Rogerson’s String Quartet No. 2. The quartet will also play short works by Michael Ippolito and Timo Andres, who will join the quartet as a pianist to close the program with Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet.
Saturday, December 12 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $20
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

CAROLYN ENGER PRESENTS: 3 @ 3 @ 3
Carolyn Enger’s 3@3@3 Series at Spectrum features three sets of three composers’ work with a focus on the art of lyricism. Showcasing a wide range of repertoire, Carolyn will expand the idea of what it means to be lyrical, from Beethoven and Schubert to Rorem, Pärt, and Shaw, and shed light on each composer’s emotional expression.
Sunday, December 13 at 3:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

QUOTATINS AND HOMAGES | NADIA SHPACHENKO
Quotations and Homages will feature newly-written works inspired by a variety of earlier composers and pieces, from Mozart to Brahms to Messiaen to Carter to Gubaidulina to The Velvet Underground. In a program both serious and lighthearted, older works will be brought to new light through piano, electronics and multimedia by contemporary composers Missy Mazzoli, Daniel Felsenfeld, Michael Vincent Waller, Tom Flaherty, Vera Ivanova, Peter Yates, Matthew Elgart, Adam Borecki, and Nick Norton.
Sunday, December 13 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students/seniors
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY