This Week in New York 

English: Tyshawn Sorey at moers festival 2010

Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.

CONCERT 1 | STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL
The opening night of the String Orchestra of Brooklyn’s third annual String Theories Festival will feature their first collaboration with the violin duo String Noise performing the world premiere of Eric Lyon’s Double Concerto featuring special guest Greg Saunier on drums.
Wednesday, March 28 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

​KLANGTEXT | MICHAEL PISARO
The music and philosophy of Wandelweiser composer Michael Pisaro are featured in an evening of performances and in-depth discussion as part of a new series KLANGTEXT at Columbia’s University’s Deutsches Haus. This event will showcase musicians from New York’s aaaviary collective, speakers from Columbia University’s German and Music departments, and the composer himself. Works including Pisaro’s fields have ears and harmony series will be performed alongside a panel discussion with the composer on Wandelweiser’s roots, aesthetic, and ideological background.
Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 PM
Free
Deutsches Haus, ​420 West 116th Street, New York, NY

CHRISTOPHER CERRONE | COMPOSER PORTRAITS
Chris Cerrone teams up with the Third Coast Percussion ensemble and mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway to perform recent chamber works, including the world premiere of a work commissioned for this Portrait.
Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20-$30
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

CONCERT 2 | STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL
Inspired by the feminist writings of Margaret Atwood and the protest song as artistic genre, this program celebrates stylistically diverse, subversive music by three members of The Rhythm Method alongside American composer Lewis Nielson’s work Le journal du corps.
Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

SYNTH NIGHTS: COMPOSERS INSIDE ELECTRONICS
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Composers Inside Electronics at The Kitchen, these three evenings include early works first performed there in 1977-78 along with newer works composed by Paul DeMarinis, John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein, Tom Hamilton, Ralph Jones, Michael Johnsen, Ron Kuivila, Cecilia López, Paula Matthusen, and Margaret Anne Schedel, representing a wide variety of works and instruments from self-built analog instruments to the most recent digital technologies.
Thursday, March 29 to Saturday, March 31 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 members
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

CONCERT 3 | STRING THEORIES FESTIVAL
This performance, with music by Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Tony Conrad, and Zach Layton, will feature meditative works for string orchestra that use drones, masses of sound, improvisation, and time-based structures woven together into an evening-length sound installation.
Friday, March 30 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

ANYWHERE CITY: MARYANNE AMACHER AT THE CENTER FOR ADVANCED VISUAL STUDIES MIT, LISTENING SESSION & SCREENING
Part of Blank Forms’ ongoing investigation into the practice of pioneering sound artist Maryanne Amacher, Anywhere City is a listening session and screening led by Bill Dietz and Amy Cimini, featuring Amacher’s former colleagues and collaborators at MIT’s legendary Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) including Ernst Caramelle, Scott Fisher, Keiko Prince, and others. Following a daylong symposium at Nokia Bell Labs, Artists Space Books & Talks hosts the session on March 31st to screen works from the CAVS fellows and present audio documents related or adjacent to the works and concepts discussed in the symposium to a broader audience.
Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 PM
Tickets $10, free for members
Artists Space, 55 Walker Street, New York, NY

LIMITLESS | JENNIFER KOH
Through duo commissions performed by violinist Jennifer Koh and the composers themselves, Limitless celebrates the collaborative relationship between composer and performer, while also exploring the historical role of the composer as performer. This spirit of collaboration contrasts with the conventional notion that composition and performance are discrete and detached parts of the musical process. This performance features Koh with Lisa Bielawa, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, Nina Young, and Du Yun.
Saturday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
Tickets $29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE & UPBEAT NYC | FIVE BOROUGH MUSIC FESTIVAL
5BMF partners with the world renowned International Contemporary Ensemble‘s EntICE initiative and the South Bronx-based youth music organization UPBEAT NYC to present a showcase of new works performed by student musicians alongside members of ICE.
Saturday, March 31 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$30
Pregones Theater, 571-575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY

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