FIFTEEN YEARS OF MOMENTA | MOMENTA FESTIVAL V
Momenta Festival V opens with a celebration of Momenta’s 15th anniversary with selected milestones from their unique and eclectic personal repertoire along with world premieres by Matthew Greenbaum and the Chamber Music America commission of Alvin Singleton. The Momenta Quartet is joined by baritone Brad Walker.
Tuesday, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Concrète Jungle is a work of sound art performed live by composer Dan Siegler and special guests. The piece is inspired by and takes its title from musique concrète, an electroacoustic genre in which readymade sounds are employed in place of instrumentation. Featuring hundreds of intricately edited New York voices, Concrète Jungle highlights borough-specific accents, linguistic filler, and word repetitions to form assembled sentences and musical grooves.
Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at 7:30 PM
$15 suggested donation
The Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn, NY
AMERICAN VOICES | MOMENTA FESTIVAL V
Featuring the world premiere of Christopher Stark’s Seasonal Music, American Voices highlights music all written in the past 15 years.
Friday, October 18 at 7:00 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute, 43 West 13th Street, New York, NY
SOUNDLINES | GEORGE LEWIS
Soundlines: A Dreaming Track is George Lewis’s musical interpretation of percussionist and composer Steven Schick’s journal documenting his 700-mile walk from the US-Mexico border to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. Directed by Jim Findlay, Schick performs as speaker and percussionist, joined by a chamber ensemble featuring eight musicians from the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and electronics.
Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY
MOMENTS | MICHAEL VINCENT WALLER & R. ANDREW LEE
R. Andrew Lee will perform the latest music of composer Michael Vincent Waller, in celebration of the October release of Moments via Unseen Worlds.
Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
STRANGE SCENES: THE MUSIC OF WOLFGANG RIHM II
For the first time, New York City is hosting a festival celebrating the music of Wolfgang Rihm (b. 1952). This is the second concert in a series of events stretching over three months, and will present intimate settings of the poetry of Mörike & Rückert; the piano trio Strange Scene II, which was meant as an homage to Robert Schumann; as well as the US premiere of ET LUX, a “requiem” for vocal quartet and string quartet.
Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
IVES CONCORD CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the completion of Charles Ives’ ground-breaking “Concord” Sonata, pianist Jason Hardink will perform the work on Ives’ birthday along with selections of his Studies and the world premiere of Jason Eckardt’s a melody which the air had strained, a piece which combines original music with reimagined passages from the Sonata, commissioned expressly to commemorate its centennial. The concert also features flutist Claire Chase.
Sunday, October 20 at 7:00 PM
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
New solo, duo, and ensemble works by Germaine Sijstermans, Vladan Kulišić, Grzegorz Marciniak, Assaf Gidron, and Teodora Stepančić for clarinet, sine tones, keyboards, and piano, featuring Douglas Farrand on trumpet and melodica.
Sunday, October 20 at 7:30 PM
Areté, 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY