Andrew Lee, Dumitrescu, Avram, and Others in Philadelphia

Source: Bowerbird.

March 3rd

R. ANDREW LEE
performs
Eva-Maria Houben – Go and Stop
Paul A. Epstein – Changes 3, Changes 6, Drawing 6
Philip Glass – Etude Nos. 2, 5, and 6
William Duckworth – Imaginary Dances

@ Biello Martin Studios
148 North 3rd Street
8pm; $15 general admission; $12 in advance

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to present pianist R. Andrew Lee at the intimate Biello Martin Studio in Old City Philadelphia. For his Philadelphia premiere,Lee will be performing works that encompass a variety of styles within minimal music. The first half opens with Eva-Maria Houben’s Go and Stop, which explores the decay of tones and a series of chords that never seem to quite get moving. In contrast are strictly constructed works by Philadelphia composer Paul A. Epstein, Changes 3: Palindromes, Changes 6, and Drawing No. 6 (horizontal and vertical broken lines). The second half features three etudes by Philip Glass, Nos. 2, 5, and 6, and closes with elegant and exciting Imaginary Dances by William Duckworth.

March 7th

ROMANIAN SPECTRALISM: PART 1
with Iancu Dumitrescu (cello, percussion), Ana-Maria Avram (voice, percussion, piano) , David Shively (percussion) , Zachary Rowden (doublebass), Mario Diaz de Leon (electric guitar)

Hi5 Studio @ Maas Building
use Garden Entrance
(1320 N 5th St, 19122)
8pm;
$10 general admission

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram to Philadelphia for an intimate, two concert portrait of “Romanian Spectralism”. The first evening focuses on smaller chamber works – duos and trios – and the second evening features large ensemble works. The concerts will take place at the studio of Hi5 Recording in the Maas Building.

THE PROGRAM
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Harmonic Turbulence” (II) for cello and doublebass (world premiere)
Ana-Maria Avram: “Chiaroscuro XII” for e-guitar, piano and percussion ( w.p.)
Ana-Maria Avram: “Nouvel Archae” for computer assisted voice
Iancu Dumitrescu: “New Meteors and Pulsars” for percussions, E-guitar and computer sounds
Ana-Maria Avram: “Horridas Nostrae Mentis Purga Tenebras” ( electronic music )
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Ultrasonic Sublime” (computer music) ( w.p.)

March 8th

ROMANIAN SPECTRALISM: PART 2
with Iancu Dumitrescu (cello, percussion), Ana-Maria Avram (voice, percussion, piano), David Shively (percussion), Zachary Rowden (doublebass), Mario Diaz de Leon (electric guitar), Aaron Stewart (saxophone), Tom Kraines (cello)

Hi5 Studio @ Maas Building
use Garden Entrance
(1320 N 5th St, 19122)
8pm;
$10 general admission

ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome Iancu Dumitrescu and Ana-Maria Avram to Philadelphia for an intimate, two concert portrait of “Romanian Spectralism”. The first evening focuses on smaller chamber works – duos and trios – and the second evening features large ensemble works. The concerts will take place at the studio of Hi5 Recording in the Maas Building.

THE PROGRAM
Ana-Maria AVRAM: “Metalstorm (epsylon)” for e-guitar ensemble and computer sounds
Ana-Maria AVRAM: “Axis (XI for solo doublebass” (Zachary Rowden) ( w.p.)
Iancu Dumitrescu: “Le Silence d’Or for instruments and computer sounds” ( Philly version) ( w.p.)
Iancu Dumitrescu: “”Intuitive Music (I-II-III)” for ensemble and live electronics

March 12th

E-MEX Ensemble
Gunfer Colgecen, speaker
Evelin Degen, flute
Michael Pattmann, percussion
Matthias Geuting, pipe organ

@ Christ Church Sanctuary
2nd and Market Street
8pm; FREE ADMISSION
ABOUT THE EVENT
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome the E-MEX Ensemble from Essen, Germany to a special performance in the historic Christ Church sanctuary. The concert will feature works for pipe organ, flute, percussion, and narrator/actor including Gyorgy Ligeti cataclysmic masterpiece “Volumnia” and a world premiere by Philadelphia based composer Kyle Bartlett.

THE PROGRAM
Thomas Taxus Beck (1962): “Contagiones” for flute and organ (2012)
Nicolaus A. Huber (1939): “Clash Music” for china cymbals (1988)
Gyorgy Ligeti (1923 – 2006): “Volumina” for organ (1962/1966)
Bryan Ferneyhough (1943): “Superscriptio” for piccolo (1981)
Mauricio Kagel (1931 – 2008): “Raga – Ragtime-Waltz – Rondena” for pipe organ
Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928 – 2007): “Vibra-Elufa” for vibraphon (2003)
Kyle Bartlett (1971): “Sleepwalker” for speaker, flute, percussion and organ (2016)