ASTRONOMY LIVE: VOYAGERS
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft, composer Gerald Cohen wrote Voyagers, a new musical piece for clarinet and string quartet. The program features the Cassatt Quartet and clarinetist Vasko Dukovski accompanied by visualizations designed by Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart. Timothy Ferris, producer of Voyager’s Golden Record, joins as a special guest.
Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 PM
Hayden Planetarium, Space Theater, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY
BAC SALON: PAULINE OLIVEROS
After Pauline Oliveros’ death in November 2016, the experimental American composer’s unfinished, collaborative intermedia opera continued to be a source of inspiration, imagination, and retrospection. Excerpts from The Nubian Word for Flowers, performed by International Contemporary Ensemble under the direction of writer and sound artist IONE, offer a glimpse into the hybrid process of posthumous creation, and invite discussion around topics of creation and remembrance.
Tuesday, November 28 at 7:30 PM
Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street #501, New York, NY
THE NUBIAN WORD FOR FLOWERS; A PHANTOM OPERA / RAINBIRD
Experiments in Opera, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), and M.o.M., Inc. celebrate the life and legacy of Pauline Oliveros with the premiere of her opera collaboration with writer / director IONE. Encompassing the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera uses live performance, electronics and moving images to create a deep dream exploration of Nubian soul and Colonial Mind. EiO will also present selections from Rainbird, a work-in-development between EiO co-founder Aaron Siegel and director Mallory Catlett, based on the work of author Janet Frame.
Thursday, December 30 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
ALEXI KENNEY, VIOLIN RENANA GUTMAN, PIANO
Violinist Alexi Kenney collaborates with pianist Renana Gutman for a recital of music by J.S. Bach, George Crumb, Schubert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Respighi.
Friday, December 1 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
Ekmeles vocal ensemble will perform Ekmeles+, a program of works for voices augmented by innovative electronics. The program includes music by Christopher Trapani, Kaija Saariaho, and John Cage.
Friday, December 1 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15, $10 students
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
NOTHING PROVED – NEW WORKS FOR VIOLS, VOICE AND ELECTRONICS
The concert celebrates the recent release of Parthenia’s newest disc on MSR Classics, Nothing Proved – New Works for Viols, Voice and Electronics, which features works that Parthenia commissioned over the past decade by American composers Kristin Norderval, Tawnie Olson, and Frances White. The quartet, with guest Baritone Malcolm Merriweather, will also perform contemporary works from past Parthenia CDs by Richard Einhorn and Will Ayton, along with a cantata for voice and viols by the late Brooklyn composer Saville Clark.
Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 PM
Picture Ray Studio, 245 West 18th Street, New York, NY