Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.
Patrick Shiroishi – Sparrow’s Tongue (2018)
Tyshawn Sorey – Pillars (2018)
Steve Ashby & Daniel Barbiero – The Elongated Path (2018)
Jo Quail / Hands of Ruin – Hands of Ruin Remixes (2018)
Jo Quail – Exsolve (2018)
Source: I CARE IF YOU LISTEN.
INTERPRETATIONS: ANTHONY DAVIS // EARL HOWARD
Composers Anthony Davis and Earl Howard reconvene a bi-coastal quartet built on long-standing associations, to present two sets of music built on complex rhythms and modulating textures. The evening will feature solos, duets, and quartets from Earl Howard and Anthony Davis, including Anthony Davis’s The Goddess Variations for solo piano; and Earl Howard’s work Curtis, for solo Kurzweill 2600 and saxophone.
Thursday, December 13 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
HANDEL AND LANG
The Choir of Trinity Wall Street returns to The Met with a double bill: Dixit Dominus (The Lord Said), Handel’s setting of Psalm 110, is paired with David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, a contemporary choral work based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
Saturday, December 15 at 7:00 PM
Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Composer Phil Kline will lead a massive chorus of boomboxes from the West Village to the East Village in the 27th annual holiday presentation of UNSILENT NIGHT. People gather at the arch in Washington Square Park, and less than an hour and mile later, end up in Tompkins Square Park.
Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 PM
Arch in Washington Square Park, New York, NY
OUTSKIRTS PIANO SERIES II: MARA ROSENBLOOM/SAM YULSMAN
This concert features pianists Sam Yulsman and Mara Rosenbloom.
Sunday, December 16 at 7:00 PM
Outskirts Music Series, 254 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn, NY