This Week in New York 

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CUTTING EDGE CONCERTS
The 2019 Cutting Edge Concerts New Music Festival will open on February 11th with Steven Burke’s Dream Forms, performed by the di.vis.ion trio which premiered and recorded the work. Dream Forms is comprised of three episodes and was initially inspired by different types of dreams, including precognitive (clairvoyant), lucid, and epic.
Monday, February 11 at 7:30 PM
Symphony Space, Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

MIVOS QUARTET & NADAV LEV
String quartet and guitar aren’t a common combination, but the unique pairing is at the core of this Pop-Up featuring the Mivos Quartet and guitarist Nadav Lev. Two works for this amalgamation bookend the program, including two New York premieres and a piece for solo guitar by Tristan Murail.
Tuesday, February 12 at 6:00 PM
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

ROULETTE’S ARCHIVE LAUNCH + ARTIST CELEBRATION
Roulette pays tribute to their past, present, and future with the launch of the Roulette Archive. Celebrating the thousands of artists who have performed at Roulette over the last 40 years, the evening will also honor future artists to be added to this historic platform with recognition of Roulette’s 2019 commissions, residencies, and fellowship artists.
Tuesday, February 12 at 7:00 PM
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

ROBERT: SERIOUSLY AMUSED | ROBERT DICK WITH RINDE ECKERT
Robert: Seriously Amused will be flutist/composer Robert Dick‘s first foray into the world of performance art. Developed with director and co-writer Rinde Eckert, Seriously Amused is part biographical, part philosophical, and more than a bit strange and weird. Along with flute playing, Dick will be singing, moving, thinking, monologuing, and giving his inner voices free play.
Wednesday, February 13 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.
Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 PM
The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY

CONCENTRIC RINGS IN MAGNETIC LEVITATION
Featured on the program are Jürg Frey’s Colours of Silence, for two Casio keyboards and percussion and Michael Pisaro’s Concentric Rings in Magnetic Levitation, for three musicians playing piano, sine tones, percussion, radios, tapes, and various other sound sources.
Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 PM
MISE-EN_PLACE, 678 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY

ISLAND OF PEOPLES
ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX premieres Gabriele Vanoni’s multimedia electro-acoustic chamber opera, Island of Peoples, based on the stories of immigrants passing through Ellis Island at the turn of the 20th century, with material drawn from interviews from the Ellis Island Oral Histories project. The performance will be highlighted with video art by Malo Lacroix and with soprano Mary Mackenzie and tenor Jonas Budris bringing to life the emotional journeys of the immigrants.
Saturday, February 16 at 9:00 PM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY

NOWNET ARTS FESTIVAL
NowNet Arts Festival is an annual event featuring premieres of contemporary network arts works by multiple artists for the NowNet Arts Ensemble and collaborating groups. The works are performed live via the internet by artists in different geographic locations.
Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY