This Week in New York

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DAVID FIRST: THE WESTERN ENISPHERE
Hyper-minimalist microtonality and sensual phenomena take center stage as Western Enisphere presents the world premiere of new work for ensemble and electronics. Formed by David First and Jeanann Dara in April 2012, Western Enisphere seeks to develop a body of hyper-minimalist, audio-video just intonation and microtonal works steeped in First’s concepts of Gestural Improvisation, defined as a set of procedures that isolates musical elements and elevates them to the level of most significant extrapolative detail.
Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

RAZ MESINAI: SLEEPWALKER 3
Roulette dives into dub with Raz Mesinai’s bass-heavy Sleepwalker 3, a piece for piano, violin, bass and electronics that combines dub, contemporary composition and sound system design. The evening’s performance will be the third iteration of the piece, with the first version having been performed nearly seven years ago.
Wednesday, November 15 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

COMPOSER PORTRAITS | MARCOS BALTER
International Contemporary Ensemble and a list of soloists perform composer Marcos Balter’s work, including two pieces composed for ICE.
Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

OPEN SOURCE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Taking place as all-day marathon event, this new festival is focused the idea of collaboration and connection between artists. Taking the concept of “open source” as its inspiration, the festival presents an impressive line-up of performers and ensembles from across the contemporary classical, jazz and electronic music worlds. In addition, Joel Fan will perform the world premiere of a new piano suite he commissioned for the occasion. Titled Couplets, this new world features contributions from 8 composers in 4 pairs, each a married couple, including Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe, and Anthony Cheung and Wang Lu.
Saturday, November 18 at 12:00 PM
Tickets $40
Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street, New York, NY

TOKYO TO NEW YORK COMPOSERS/PERFORMERS AT TENRI
Concert features five world premieres and three United States premieres by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers. The world premieres, written specifically for clarinetist/hichiriki player Thomas Piercy, are by composers Chen Yihan, Bin Li, Paul Morin, Miho Sasaki, and Michael Schelle; the United States premieres are by composers Chatori Shimizu, Hifumi Shimoyama, and Isaji Sunao.
Saturday, November 18 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $30, $15 students/seniors
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

DOMINIQUE LAWALRÉE | BLANK FORMS
Blank Forms presents the music of Dominique Lawalrée, a Belgian composer and keyboard player, often associated with the New Simplicity movement, with over 500 compositions and 29 albums of hermetic, euphonic minimalism to his name.
Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
San Damiano Mission, 85 North 15th Street, Brooklyn, NY

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