Interpretations Season 29 Announced

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Interpretations Season 29
Fall 2017 // Spring 2018

Mutable Music is pleased to announce the 29th season of the Interpretations contemporary music series. Our six unique programs taking place at Roulette, Brooklyn, will focus on contemporary composers and their interpreters with an emphasis on the complex interrelationship between composition and improvisation.

Featuring many well-known veterans of the musical avant-garde, the 2017-18 season will include programs lead by trombonist and composer Steve Swell, accordionist Eva Zöllner, composer Michael Byron, cellist and composer Juho Laitinen, composer and cornetist Graham Haynes, trombonist and composer David Taylor, pianist and composer Georg Graewe, composer/conductor Carman Moore, sound art collective Frozen Music featuring Gustavo Matamoros, David Dunn and Rene Barge, electronic artist Ben Manley, and baritone Thomas Buckner.

Please join us for some exciting, not always predictable music.

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Steve Swell: If the Trains Could Talk
Eva Zöllner: Open the box! Accordion Music by Women Composers
Trombonist and composer Steve Swell presents a new ensemble work Leaf Peeping in Poland with original text and music performed by Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Larry Roland (bass), James Ilgenfritz (bass), Michael T.A. Thompson (drums), Deanna Relyea (voice), Thomas Buckner (voice) and Patricia Nicholson Parker (voice/dance). German accordionist Eva Zöllner performs recent works by Jagoda Szmytka, Georgina Derbez, Rebecca Saunders, Milica Djordjevic and Sofia Gubaidulina. Funding generously provided by Goethe Institute.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Michael Byron: The Ultra Violet of Many Parallel Paths
Juho Laitinen: A Manifesto of Sounding
Pianists Joseph Kubera and Marilyn Nonken perform the world premiere of Michael Byron’s The Ultra Violet of Many Parallel Paths for two pianos. Finnish cellist and composer Juho Laitinen performs original works for cello, voice and virtual rhythmicon that explore multiphonics, polyrhythms, ritual and resonance.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Graham Haynes: Chamber Works
David Taylor : Big Stories For a Small Group
Composer and cornetist Graham Haynes presents new chamber works performed by Momenta Quartet and the Michel Gentile Flute Ensemble, and also performs a work for solo cornet and electronics. Trombonist and composer David Taylor presents Big Stories for a Small Group performed by David Taylor and the Calithumpians featuring Taylor (bass trombone and vocals), Ron Stabinsky (piano and vocals), Moppa Elliot (double bass and vocals), and Kevin Shea (percussion and vocals) with words by Johann Friedrich Von Schiller, Hippocrates, Black Sabbath, Dante, Led Zeppelin, and Heinrich Heine.

Thursday, February 1, 2018
George Graewe: Sonic Fiction and Further Speculations
Carman Moore and the Skymusic Ensemble
German pianist and composer George Graewe presents a solo program of piano works including the US premieres of Afternoon In Coloured Frames, AusFaltungen, and Rhyme and Discourse. Composer/conductor Carman Moore leads the Skymusic Ensemble featuring Premik Russell Tubbs (saxophone and flutes), Linda Wetherill (flute), Alva Nelson (keyboard), Marianna Rosett (piano), Daisy Jopling (violin), Eli Fountain (percussion) and Brian Lee (bass and keyboard) in a program of “multi-stylistic compositions for venerable master music makers.”

Thursday March 1, 2018
Frozen Music: Gustavo Matamoros, David Dunn and Rene Barge
Ben Manley: Electro Acoustic Solos and Duos
Miami based sound art collective Frozen Music featuring Gustavo Matamoros, David Dunn and Rene Barge present the New York premiere of a multichannel sound performance entitled March in NY. Composer and experimenter Ben Manley will lead a group of guest artists in a program of electro acoustic solos and duos.

Thursday May 3, 2018
Thomas Buckner presents works by Malcolm Goldstein, Jacques Bekaert, and Bun Ching Lam
Thomas Buckner, baritone, performs new works for voice and instruments including a piece by Malcolm Goldstein for violin and voice based on poetry of Basho; Jacques Bekaert’s A Distant Harmony, for baritone, flute, viola, and bass clarinet; Requiem, for baritone flute, bassoon, trumpet, french horn, trombone, timpani, violin, ‘cello, and contrabass to poems of Whitman, Neruda, Thomas, Celan, Anna Akmatova and Jacques Bekaert; Bun Ching Lam’s Songs from Cold Mountain, to poems by Han Shan, for baritone, flute, harp and viola, and Last Love Songs, for baritone and piano.

All concerts start at 8PM unless otherwise noted.

Season 29 At a Glance:
October 5 – Steve Swell / Eva Zöllner
November 2 – Michael Byron / Juho Laitinen
December 7 – Graham Haynes / David Taylor
February 1 – Georg Graewe / Carman Moore
March 1 – Frozen Music / Ben Manley
May 3 – Thomas Buckner

509 Atlantic Ave. Downtown Brooklyn
2, 3, 4, 5, C, G, D, M, N, R, B & Q trains & LIRR.
General admission: $20 / $15 Roulette Members, Students, Seniors.
Tickets can be purchased online at WWW.INTERPRETATIONS.INFO