Source: The Nouveau Classical Project.
What: the Nouveau Classical Project – Line : Voices
When: Wednesday, November 13th, 8:00 pm
Where: Areté, 67 West Street Brooklyn, NY
Admission: $15 advance / $20 door
mini_014 by Paul Pinto (World Premiere)
She Lapsed 12 Times Into Feigned Lines by Bethany Younge (New York Premiere)
An NCP original work inspired by Mieko Shiomi’s Boundary Music
Composer Paul Pinto on mini_014:
mini_014 is a short song for chanting instrumentalists. When I wrote it, I wanted to make a sentimental piece about my father’s aphasia. Instead, what came out is a one-sided phone conversation between the ensemble and my dad, musing on the loss of abilities, Quechua, and the great state of New Jersey. – Paul Pinto
Composer Bethany Younge on She Lapsed 12 Times Into Feigned Lines
I wonder if musicians can translate voice into dance. I wonder if basic movement (i.e. walking) can render a musical idea, where a person’s shoes function as musical instruments. I question the demarcations that serve to sort musical ideas from kinesthetic ones, and furthermore visual scores from auditory ones.
The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is “bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre” (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form.