James Ilgenfritz Stone Residency
June 12-16, 2018 all concerts start at 8:30
New School’s Glass Box Theatre
55 west 13th street near 6th ave
6/12 Tuesday: James Ilgenfritz, Momenta Quartet, & M Lamar
James Ilgenfritz (bass) Emilie-Anne Gendron, Alex Shiozaki (violin) Stephanie Griffin (viola) Michael Haas (cello) M Lamar (voice, piano)
World Premiers of James Ilgenfritz’s “String Quartet No 1: Unbroken”, plus works by Stephanie Griffin, Anders Nilsson and Adam Rudolph, with guest M Lamar singing “Oh Graveyard” from his album Funeral Doom Spiritual. Co-sponsored by the League ISCM.
6/13 Wednesday: James Ilgenfritz & The Anagram Ensemble
Kathy Supove (piano) Jenny Choi (violin) James Moore (guitar) Nick DeMaison (conductor) Margaret Lancaster (flute) Vasko Dukovsky (bass clarinet) Thomas Verchot (trumpet) Sam Kulik (bass trombone) Chris Nappi (percussion) Tamika Gorski (percussion) Jennifer Choi (violin) Stephanie Griffin (viola) John Popham (cello) James Ilgenfritz, Carl Testa, Hilliard Greene, Frank Meadows (contrabasses)
World Premiere of recent Ilgenfritz compositions Apophenia III “The Index” (for piano, violin, and guitar with talkbox) and “How To Talk To Your Children About Not Looking At The Eclipse” for solo flute, plus “Bracket The Referent” (for ten musicians) and the first performance in 40 years of Michael Byron’s “Dragon Rite” (for four contrabasses).
6/14 Thursday James Ilgenfritz Solo & Trio
Brian Chase (drums) Robbie Lee (baroque flutes, recorders) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
New music for bass and electronics by Lucie Vitkova, and solo contrabass Anthony Donofrio, plus new music from the trio of Robbie Lee, James Ilgenfritz, and Brian Chase.
6/15 Friday: Hypercolor & New Thread Quartet
Lukas Ligeti (drums) James Ilgenfritz (electric bass) Eyal Maoz (guitar) Geoffrey Landman, Kristen McKeon, Erin Rogers, Zach Herchen (saxes)
Hypercolor (Lukas Ligeti – drums, Eyal Maoz – guitar, & James Ilgenfritz – bass play music from their eponymous debut on Tzadik, as well as new works from their upcoming second album. Also, the World Premiere of “TRUST FALL” for saxophone quartet, by James Ilgenfritz, featuring The New Thread Quartet.
6/16 Saturday: James Ilgenfritz Solo & New Quartet
Thomas Heberer (trumpet) Sara Schoenbeck (bassoon) Andrew Drury (drums) James Ilgenfritz (bass)
New compositions by James Ilgenfritz for jazz quartet, plus solo bass pieces by James Moore, John King, and one final world premiere: my new work “Alien Generator”, for Just Intonation scordatura 5-string contrabass.