Second Inversion Reviews

Philip Glass in the WNYC studios on December 1...

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William Brittelle: Hieroglyphics Baby (New Amsterdam)
Terry Riley: Fandango on the Heaven Ladder
Bruce Adolphe: Night Journey (Albany)
Philip Glass: Mad Rush (Sony Classical)
David Lang: cage (in memory of john cage) (Warner Classics)
George Shearing: “Sigh No More Ladies, Sigh No More” (Grouse Records)
Gaslight by James Maloney

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ERIS 136199 Tour and Recording Kickstarter

Eris 136199 is reuniting for a European tour complete with a second album. All we need is YOU.

Eris 136199 may be the closest to how I think music should sound like, or how I would like to imagine a music. Musicality and interactivity are tightly knotted together as we improvise, create, and explore. Making improvised music is a uniquely rewarding artistic struggle that brings exceptional joy to musicians and audience alike, who join in making and watching unpredictable events unfold! Today we are asking for you to support this struggle from a more pragmatic (i.e. financial) angle, as we embark on our European tour and the recording of our second album. Improvised music is a decidedly non-commercial endeavor that enriches those who step into it. Please consider helping us this effort to bring vital music to a wider range of audiences!

We are a small, mobile trio that doesn’t travel with a ton of gear. As efficient as this is, we will incur hard expenses that will exceed performance income: plane tickets, train travel, local travel, and lodging, in addition to paying recording engineers, all add up pretty quick. The venues and promoters are being as righteous as they can be with their artist fees, but the hard truth is that without your help, we’ll be in the red. We’re offering real cool rewards (including a new album), so please check out the various rewards and see where you might fit in to help us!

Interaction with, and within, Eris is an always awesome experience; unique in bringing so many strands of the musically possible together. I’m very excited to be playing again with two of my favorite musicians, avant-rock legend Nick Didkovsky and the powerfully creative improviser Catherine Sikora, and finally bringing this trio to European audiences.

This Week in New York

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SKEWED ACUITY: WORDS OF WARPED REALITY
Departure, a duo consisting of contrabass and soprano, present an evening of works by Furrer, Lerdahl, Amar, Kurtág and Liberatore
Wednesday, September 20 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15
Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY

TOKYO TO NEW YORK
This concert features six world premiers and two recent works with clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy performing each composition with the composers. The premiers composed specifically for Piercy are by composer/pianists Trevor Bachman, Yihan Chen, Melissa Grey, David Morneau, Alon Nechustan, and David Wolfson. Other music on the concert is by composer/pianists Reiko Fueting and Fernando Otero.
Friday, September 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $40, $35 seniors, $20 students
Bargemusic, 1 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY

RHODA AND THE FOSSIL HUNT
A world premiere site-specific opera for families with music by John Musto & libretto by Eric Einhorn. Co-commissioned and co-produced with Lyric Opera of Chicago’s Lyric Unlimited and Pittsburgh Opera, Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on the real-life experiences of 8-year-old Rhoda Knight Kalt and her trips to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) with her grandfather Charles R. Knight, the famous naturalist artist who was commissioned to create paintings and sculptures of prehistoric creatures – many still on display at the AMNH today.
Saturday, September 23 at 12:00 PM & 2:30 PM
Free with museum admission
American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY

JOHN CAGE AND TODAY: SONATAS AND (NEW) INTERLUDES | RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Pianists Blair McMillen, Pam Goldberg, Anthony De Mare, and Phyllis Chen perform John Cage’s Sonatas & Interludes with new “Interludes” written by composers Justin Hines, Daniel Felsenfeld, Angélica Negrón, and Eleonor Sandresky.
Sunday, September 24 at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Free
Governors Island, Nolan Park, New York, NY