March at Areté 

Source: Areté Venue & Gallery.

~Nois in New York
3/1/19, 7:00pm
This concert series serves as the New York debut of ~Nois, and features three world premieres written for the occasion by New York based composers Nathan Hudson, Howie Kenty and Ed Rosenberg III. The other pieces on the program are Gemma Peacocke’s ‘Dwalm’, ‘Thirteen Changes’ from Pauline Oliveros and Georg Friedrich Haas’ ‘Saxophonquartett’.

Piano+ #13
3/3/19, 8:00pm
Piano+ensemble: music by Alison Isadora, Maya Verlaak, Lucie Vítková and Eva-Maria Houben performed by LCollective. Piano+ is a concert series dedicated to new and recent piano music curated by composer and pianist Teodora Stepančić. Works for piano solo, with other instruments and media. LCollective: Danielle Mink-Bellizzi. Denera James. Rahul Nair. Douglas Farrand. Rachel Mangold. Jesse Greenberg. Christopher Foss. Matt Lau. Assaf Gidron. Teodora Stepancic .

Denman – Jack – Reuben
3/5/19, 7:00pm
This trio of improvisers began when Jack Wright and Denman Maroney met and played together, around 2003 or so, and then invited one of Wright’s regular partners to join, Reuben Radding. They did a number of concerts on tour in 2004 and recorded in 2005. The Arete concert March 5 2019 will be the first time they have gotten together since that time, and improvisers continue evolving apart from each other.

Grotto: an Electronic Baroque Sound Cave
3/8/19, 7:00pm
A baroque keyboard + vocal program with an electronic twist
with two sets of music by Bach, Handel & Porpora
Dk (Lu Wang), electronics composer
HH (Hitomi Honda), piano
Ju-eh (Juecheng Chen), voice

Nick Millevoi / Ron Stabinsky Duo
3/8/19, 9:00pm
Nick Millevoi and Ron Stabinsky play a new set of music composed by Millevoi that references American popular music from the middle of the 20th century. Leaning heavily on surf, country, and rock and roll, this guitar and organ duo reconstructs elements of those genres through a lens indebted to artists as far out as Thelonious Monk and Captain Beefheart.

LyonFest 2019: Beats and Chaos
3/13/19, 7:00pm and 9:00pm
An evening celebrating the music of 2018 Guggenheim Fellow and computer music pioneer, Eric Lyon, featuring long-time collaborators String Noise (Conrad Harris & Pauline Kim Harris), Kyle Hutchins (saxophone), Kathleen Supové (piano), Max Mandel (viola), Margaret Lancaster (flute), Jay Crone (trombone), Jason Crafton (trumpet), Cory Bracken (percussion), and the Kandinsky Trio (Elizabeth Bachelder, Benedict Goodfriend, and Alan Weinstein). This event will present two marathon sets of mostly recent works involving instrumental and electronic interactions with beats and chaos.
String Noise: Fabric For String Noise

Convergences V – Weston Olencki // Biliana Voutchkova
3/14/19, 8:00pm
Weston Olencki – capacity (solo trombone)
George Lewis – Oraculum (solo trombone)
Weston Olencki – pulse train (modified euphonium)
‘capacity’ is a set of three solo pieces focusing on geometrical presentations of extremely dense spectral resonance. Low brass instruments are molded into pressurized & intense extrusions of sonic matter.
Biliana Voutchkova – ‘Modus of Raw’
A clutter of sound and imagery taking place in a micro-environment of a solo combining the sound of the violin and the voice. Creating depths and abstractions, resonance and echo, expending the borders of the known.

Nick Dunston’s Atlantic Extraction
3/14/19, 10:00pm
Atlantic Extraction’s next and last show for a while, as we’ll be making our first record the day after…so don’t miss it, one 45ish minute set only!
Louna Dekker-Vargas- flutes, Ledah Finck- violin, viola, Tal Yahalom- guitar, Nick Dunston- bass, Stephen Boegehold- drums

Longleash premieres Shawn Jaeger’s Places We Know
3/15/19, 7:00pm
Places We Know is a collection of pieces for digital piano trio inspired by the soundscapes of urban and rural streams, rivers, and harbors. Written by Shawn Jaeger for Longleash (Pala Garcia, John Popham, Renate Rohlfing), Places references waterways close to the homes, both past and present, of the artists, exploring the significance of the memory and presence of a place.

Duo2: improvisations for guitar & bass duos
3/15/19, 9:00pm
An evening of experimental guitar and bass duos featuring:
Steve Blanco (bass) & Geoff Gersh (guitar) Johnny DeBlase (bass) & Sally Gates

Gamelan Dharma Swara
3/17/19, 8:00pm
Described by the NY Times as “ambitious and powerful ensemble”, Gamelan Dharma Swara opens its thirtieth year with an evening-length program of traditional and contemporary works for Balinese gamelan and dance.

Biliana Voutchkova & Hans Tammen
3/20/19, 9:00pm
Biliana Voutchkova – violin/voice, Hans Tammen – prozesshansl
Berlin-based violinist Biliana Voutchkova meets New Yorker Hans Tammen, who will transform the sounds of violin & voice into a strange world of bizarre textures, with layers of intensity at times unsettling and anti- sentimental.

Wesely/Wallace/Moffett + Ted Reichman
3/21/19, 9:00pm
Currently on faculty at both Berklee School of Music and New England Conservatory, Ted Reichman’s career has spanned working with Anthony Braxton, extensive film score work, and his current collaborative trio with Anthony Coleman and Tanya Kalmanovitch. His solo work deals with perception through the use of duration, drone, and repetition creating cascades of sound that shape a truly experiential musical performance. The second set of the evening will feature Drew Wesely (gtr), Eli Wallace (pn), and Joe Moffett (tpt). Their music explores relationships between pitch, timbre, and noise through improvised textures that run the gamut from abstracted lyricism and ferocious rhythmic energy to sparse minimalistic gestures and quivering silence.

Record Release for Turning Jewels Into Water
3/22/19, 9:00pm
Turning Jewels into Water::The Intersection of Ritual, Improvisation and Global Rhythm. Opening set by Kamyar Arsani (Solo set/voice & daf).
This new project with Val Jeanty arose from her participation in a jam session at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn, NY while Momin was artist-in-residence there in September of 2017. Their collaboration, rooted in improvisation, evokes the esoteric realms of the creative subconscious. Drawing from the voodoo religion, Val recreates the ancient rhythm and pulse of Haiti through digital beats, while Momin, whose own musical background is rooted Indian, North African and Middle-eastern traditions, has developed an original blend of electro-acoustic beats, drawing together the improvisational traditions in Jazz and Indian folk music.

Nikki Joshi: The Yellow Wallpaper
3/24/19, 8:00pm
Contemporary percussionist Nikki Joshi presents a night of avant-garde theatre music, featuring The Yellow Wallpaper- a brand new commission for theatrical percussion by composer Matt Curlee. Based on Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s 1892 feminist short story of the same name, this innovative new piece includes elements such as dramatic staging, storytelling, and choreography. With Gilman’s gothic text at the forefront, this work explores the concept of societal attitudes towards women’s mental health. This performance will also feature works by Leah Asher, Rolf Wallin, Annea Lockwood, Christopher Adler, and George Aperghis. Nikki Joshi is a Toronto-based percussionist and Rebanks Family Fellow at the Glenn Gould School.