Wadada Leo Smith Composer/Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith (courtesy of wadadaleosmith.com)
The concert includes the world premiere of Red Autumn Gold by Wadada Leo Smith, followed by Annea Lockwood’s 1998 piece Immersion performed by Dominic Donato and Frank Cassara, and the U.S. premiere of Catherine Lamb’s Prisma Interius VIII performed by Wet Ink Ensemble.
Wednesday, October 31 at 8:00 PM
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn, NY
SETH & GENE’S LIVE SCORE HORROR SHOW
Composer/performers Seth Boustead and Gene Pritsker present a chilling, thrilling double bill of live musical scores to short silent horror and horror spoof films.
Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 PM
The Delancey, 168 Delancey Street, New York, NY
ELLIOTT SHARP: IRRATIONAL MUSIC
The evening features a solo set by Sharp on 8-string guitarbass, playing selections from his album Octal, in addition to the realization of his graphic score Mare Undarum. The second half of the program brings SysOrk, Sharp’s ensemble dedicated to performing algorithmic scores and graphic notations together with the members of VENI ACADEMY to perform three of the pieces.
Thursday, November 1 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
PHENOMENAL WOMEN | AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
The performance will feature the world premiere of Valerie Coleman’s Phenomenal Women performed by the Imani Winds with ACO; as well as the world premiere of Alex Temple’s Three Principles of Noir with singer Meaghan Burke, director Amber Treadway, and costumes by Storm Garner. Joan Tower’s Chamber Dance from 2006 completes the program.
Friday, November 2 at 7:30 PM
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY
SITUATION 2 | WAVEFIELD ENSEMBLE
New York’s newest new music collective, Wavefield, begins its existence through a residency at MANA Contemporary in Jersey City, culminating with its debut performance on Saturday November 3 at 7pm.
Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 PM
Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
SANDBOX PERCUSSION AND ELIZA BAGG | KETTLE CORN NEW MUSIC
Kettle Corn New Music presents Sandbox Percussion with singer Eliza Bagg, in a program of György Ligeti’s Síppal, dobbal, nádihegedűvel and the premiere of with gentle fingers by Alex Weiser. Also featured is Andy Akiho’s Pillar IV, a movement from a forthcoming large-scale work commissioned by Sandbox Percussion, as well as the world premiere of a new movement from that work. Lukas Ligeti’s Pattern Transformations and Viet Cuong’s Water, wine, brandy, brine round out the program.
Saturday, November 3 at 2:30 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY