Crow with no Mouth Concerts

Source: Minneapolis’s Crow with no Mouth.

crow with no mouth promotions, a small and significant concert series established in 2011, is excited to present two extraordinary Dutch pianists, performing solo programs November 26 and December 10.
Both events at 8:00 at Studio Z, 275 4th St E Suite 200, St Paul, MN 55101

November 26, 2016 / 8:00 pm

Dante Boon will be performing six pieces written for him by composers associated with the Wandelweiser collective; four of these new works will receive their American premiere, two their world premiere.

$12 cash admission at the door
Doors at 7:30, music at 8:00

André Cormier Métallurgie (2016) 20′ AP
Jack Callahan Blue Dream Excerpt with Proportional Ending (2016) 17′ AP
Gil Sansón melodías sin consecuencia (for DB) (2016) 12′ WP
Eva-Maria Houben lose verbunden (2014) 11′ AP
Anastassis Philippakopoulos piano piece (2016) (new version) (2016) 4′ WP
Jürg Frey La présence, les silences (2014/16) 40’ AP

[AP = American premiere]
[WP = World premiere]

DANTE BOON (1973) is a Dutch composer and pianist living in Amsterdam.
At the age of 14, he started his piano studies at the Amsterdam Sweelinck Conservatorium. At the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague, he studied composition with Diderik Wagenaar. After having been the keyboard player and arranger for a major Dutch rock band for several years, he went back to the classical, especially contemporary piano repertoire. Dante has been active within the Wandelweiser composer’s collective since 2007, having his work published by Edition Wandelweiser in 2012.

December 10, 2016 / 8:00 pm

Reinier van Houdt studied piano at the Liszt-Akademie in Budapest and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He developed a fascination for matters that escape notation: sound, timing, space, physicality, memory, noise and environment – points where interpretation touches improvisation. Van Houdt acquired himself an unusual repertoire that consistently resulted from personal quests: collaborations with composers and musicians, research in archives, the “composing” and “staging” of musical performances or unorthodox studies of the classics. He has premiered music by Robert Ashley, Alvin Curran, Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji, Francisco López, Charlemagne Palestine, Yannis Kyriakides, Maria de Alvear, Jerry Hunt, Michael Pisaro and Walter Marchetti; he has also worked with John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Luc Ferrari, Olivier Messiaen and Christian Marclay. Van Houdt plays in Current 93, having recently released an album with contributions by Nick Cave, John Zorn and Antony Hegarty. He is also one of the moving forces behind the experimental music outfit MAE/MAZE. He has performed in such diverse venues as the Knitting Factory New York, San Ildefonso Mexico City, Queen Elizabeth Hall London, DOM in Moscow, Setagaya Gallery Tokyo, Paradiso Amsterdam, Apollohuis Eindhoven, the New Library in Alexandria Egypt, REDCAT in Los Angeles, Mills College Oakland, Music Gallery Toronto, Volksbühne in Berlin and Kunstraum Düsseldorf.

$12 cash admission at the door
Doors at 7:30, music at 8:00
Dedicated site for this event

Reinier will be performing the Michael Pisaro composition, green hour, grey future (2014/5), for piano, sine waves and noise. This is a 73 minute piece. There will be no intermission.