Coming Up at Philadelphia’s Bowerbird

Source: Bowerbird.

ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
THE LADY WITH THE HAMMER
The music of Galina Ustvolskaya
The Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) created some of the most severe, brutalist classical music of the 20th century. Favoring stark textures and unusual combinations of instruments — she never formally studied orchestration — her music unfolds in ruthlessly throbbing rhythms, angular melodic shards, and resonant caverns of silence.
February 12th (sunday)
@ University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street
8pm; $15 General Admission

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo
with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT
Bowerbird is pleased to present the duo of Loren Connors and Chris Forsyth and a performance by Philadelphia’s Taiwan Housing Project. Connors embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based rock and other genres while letting go of rigid forms. Joined by Forsyth, a lauded guitarist and composer whose work assimilates art-rock textures with vernacular American influences.
February 17th (friday)
Bowerbird Presents GATE
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
8pm; FREE

ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
WE THE PEOPLE
Music by Cage, Andriessen, and Telemann
Arcana joins forces with the Prometheus Chamber Ensemble to perform two politically charged works of modern music. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen’s 1975 composition “Workers Union” and John Cage‘s “Harmonies from Apartment House 1776”.
February 24th (friday)
@ Church of the Advocate
1801 Diamond Street
8pm; FREE

ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE
ARCANA meets VARIANT6
Founded in 2016, the Arcana New Music Ensemble is a group of Philadelphia-based musicians dedicated to presenting interesting, beautiful, and unconventional music in interesting, beautiful, and unconventional places. With only six musicians, Variant 6 cultivates an intimate approach to a capella music while pushing the boundaries of what individual voices can accomplish together.
March 10th (friday)
@ Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catherine St
8pm

COMMUNITY FUTURISM:
An Evening Curated by MOOR MOTHER
The evening features two sets by Moor Mother, working under the theme of Community Futurism, in collaboration with Black Quantum Futurism and the Community Futures Lab. The first set includes improv collaboration of live instrumentation with drums, saxophone, bass, synth, and text. The second features music from the album Fetish Bones as well as unreleased songs by Moor Mother.
March 17th (friday)
@ The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
8pm; FREE

JULIUS EASTMAN: That Which Is Fundamental
Major Concerts: May 5, 12, 19 and 26
in the Sanctuary of The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street
Exhibition: May 4 to 27
at Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut Street

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