This Week in New York 

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ANAÏS MAVIEL: WHO IS THIS RITUAL FOR AND FROM?
In collaboration with choreographer Daria Faïn, composer and 2019 Van Lier Fellow Anaïs Maviel will offer a solo performance incorporating material that has nurtured her practice thus far. Designed as a performative ritual establishing a throughline between loneliness and relation, body, time and space, self and tools and machines, the night will transition into a duo set with pianist Sam Yulsman.
Tuesday, February 5 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

ROBERT ASHLEY: IMPROVEMENT (DON LEAVES LINDA)
This newly reconstructed opera by the late Robert Ashley (written in 1985 and first performed in 1991) follows the adventures of its protagonist Linda, whose travels and romances can be read as attempts at assimilation and cultural cross-pollination, with varying degrees of success and rejection. The metaphor stretches in time from 1492—the beginning of a European consciousness of America and the expulsion of the Sephardic Jews from Spain—to the late 1940s on the West Coast (representing the future of the USA). Densely layered streams of text, lush live vocals, and a minutely structured electronic orchestra combine to present Ashley’s portrait of the American psyche.
Thursday, February 7 to Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 PM
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

CURATOR SERIES | FISHER/LAU PROJECT & AVIARY/BERROW DUO
The program will center around pieces by living female composers, including works by Ann Cleare, Augusta Read Thomas, Diana M. Rodriguez, and a world premiere by Emily Praetorius. It will be the first collaboration between Berrow Duo and Aviary, two like-minded groups who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of their combined instrumentation.
Friday, February 8 at 7:30 PM
MISE-EN_PLACE, 678 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY

ARGENTO NEW MUSIC PROJECT: THE VOICES OF ERIN GEE
Argento New Music Project presents selections of Erin Gee’s vocal works spanning from 2000 to 2016 performed by the composer herself alongside the musicians of Argento’s ensemble—including the NYC premiere of Mouthpiece 29 and the world premiere of Mouthpiece 33.
Friday, February 8 at 8:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

BEARTHOVEN / SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER: AMERICAN DREAM RELEASE SHOW
Bearthoven (Karl Larson, piano; Pat Swoboda, double bass; and Matt Evans, percussion) releases its second album, American Dream, on Cantaloupe Music. To celebrate the release, the ensemble will perform the album in its entirety. The album features the works of composer Scott Wollschleger, including his Gas Station Canon Song, American Dream, and We See Things That Are Not There.
Friday, February 8 at 8:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY

KRONOS QUARTET
Kronos Quartet spotlights music from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, and Libya—seven predominantly Muslim nations that have figured prominently in current events. Joining Kronos will be Mahsa Vahdat, Iranian vocalist and advocate for freedom of expression.
Friday, February 8 at 9:00 PM
Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

SILENT FILM NIGHT | COMPOSERS CONCORDANCE
Composers Concordance, in conjunction with Goddard Riverside Community Arts, presents Silent Film Night, an event combining contemporary music compositions with a myriad of brief cinematic works past and present. The concert features compositions by Lynn Bechtold, Seth Boustead, Dan Cooper, Lara St. John, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Anton Rovner, and Stefan Zeniuk.
Saturday, February 9 at 8:00 PM
Goddard Riverside, Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY