Blank Forms in January and February

Source: New York’s Blank Forms.

Áine O’Dwyer and Matona
Friday, January 26th, 2018
8:00 PM
San Damiano Mission 85 N 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$20 General / $15 Members
Following a chance encounter on BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction show, Àiné O’Dwyer and Mohammed Issa “Matona” made their live collaborative debut at the 2016 Counterflows festival in Glasgow. Now performing together for the second time, they bring their union of Tanzanian and Irish music to Greenpoint’s San Damiano Mission.

Tashi Wada
Friday, February 23rd, 2018
8:00 PM
San Damiano Mission 85 N 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
$20 General / $15 Members
This program collects three long-form works by composer Tashi Wada that explore diverging aspects of tuning and tonality, performed for the first time in New York. Valence (2016), written for cellist Charles Curtis, isolates and re-harmonizes the natural overtones of a single string, destabilizing and fusing tone and timbre through a delicate alchemy. Witness (2017), written for bassoonist Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, draws out the relationship between an array of scales and tetrachords (four-note segments of scales) found traditionally in Greek, Persian, and Arabic musics, in combination with hybrid and invented scales, through repetition, variation, and improvisation. Mutable Signs, Wada’s performance for keyboard, voice, and sirens with guest musician Julia Holter, focuses on the outer edges of historical, non-equal temperaments, eliciting a more distant, uneven sense of tonality.

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