Dan Lippel & Alejandro Flórez Duo
The Lippel/Flórez duo is a meeting ground for two versatile musicians showcasing their interest in classical/contemporary writing and improvisation in a variety of settings. Their approach bridges the worlds of New Music, jazz and free improv, resulting in a fiery blend of eclectic virtuosity.
Wavefield Ensemble: Clocks are hearts in search of bodies
50 years after its first performance, Wavefield Ensemble presents the second performance of Steve Reich’s Pulse Music (1969). Originally created at Bell Labs with an instrument Reich called the “Phase Shifting Pulse Gate” the piece was the analog electronic predecessor to his acoustic phase pieces. The instrument has been digitally recreated by Ezra Teboul, for this performance, along with a new work by Teboul for his digital phase shifting pulse gate. Also on the program are the US premiere of Ann Cleare’s I am not a clockmaker either. (2009) for piano and electronics, Angelica Negron’s Hush (2012) for flute and electronics, and George Aperghis’ classic work for solo percussion: Le corps a corp.
ASM Drinks Alone
Evening’s solo performances to include:
Gordon Beeferman – BIRD SONG for piano and spoken text
Sarah Bernstein – Zero to One for solo violin
Ty Citerman – world premiere for solo nylon string guitar
Pat Muchmore – world premiere
Barry Seroff – world premiere for solo flute with live manga visual projections
Lauren Siess, viola
Curated by violist Lauren Siess, this show presents four world premieres of solo viola works, as well as a viola duet by the curator herself. With the aim of expanding the viola repertoire, these works utilize loop pedal, electronics, and dancer, cultivating this seldom-heard solo instrument as a versatile musical voice.
Jeremiah Cymerman/Carl Testa Duo
Jeremiah Cymerman on clarinet and Carl Testa on bass perform with Testa’s interactive live processing system, Sway. The computer conducts audio analysis on each musician’s signal which controls the type and moment-to-moment processing of each musician’s sound. What results is a dynamic, constantly shifting environment surrounding the musicians. A live generative video influenced by the same analysis data further envelops the musicians and audience into the different processed environments.
Avram Fefer / Michael Bisio Duo
Bassist Michael Bisio and multi-instrumentalist Avram Fefer have been playing together for many years including national and international tours and numerous recordings. Their rapport as a duo is unmistakeable and relies on a mutual embrace of traditional and experimental aspects of improvised music. Beautiful tone is at the heart of their musical conception, but their sophisticated approach to interactive story-telling is what keeps the audience captivated and on the edge of their seats.
an evening of live coding and keyboard performance
Liveware is an audio-visual ensemble consisting of Shawn Lawson (graphics) and Michael Century (music), with Jeremy Stewart processing both graphics and sound using machine learning algorithms. Lawson is an expert practitioner of live-coding with graphics languages and environments he developed. Century performs on piano and accordion, and uses software he developed allowing live manipulations of performed material on both instruments.
HOTEL NEON / LOWERCASE NOISES / SLOW MEADOW
Hotel Neon is the Philadelphia-based trio of Michael Tasselmyer, Andrew Tasselmyer, and Steven Kemner. Together they create music to get lost in: atmospheric, hazy guitar and electronics, paired with meticulously designed visual projections that combine for an immersive audio/visual experience.
Lowercase Noises is an ambient instrumental project by New Mexico-based composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Andy Othling. Early experiments with rudimentary recording equipment and a handful of effects pedals eventually led to the release of Othling’s first major work, the 2009 full-length release Seafront.
Slow Meadow is piano-centered ambient compositions from multi-instrumentalist Matt Kidd. After working as a touring / session musician since the early 2000s, Matt took a serious interest in creating music focused less on performance and more on inner experience.
Melissa Weikart & Amanda Ekery
Melissa will be performing solo. “Eschewing the trappings of modern sonic decadence in favor of the simple ageless pallete of piano and voice, Weikart subtly displays her mastery over pen and canvas, drawing a hyperrealist landscape with words and sound and the scattered, piercing perceptions of a restless mind taking the hypocritical world to task, and leaving us wanting more.” — Matt from HEC tapes
Amanda will be performing new music from the soon to be released Some More Short Songs, a continuation of her album Some Short Songs. Amanda stated “when writing this album I wanted it to be fun! So, you’ll hear songs about hula-hoops, running out of peanut butter, and other about self-conscious clouds.” She is joined by Magdalena Abrego, Allison Burik, Lim Yang and Andrew Boudreau.
Vessels to Motherland
Nikita Morozov, violin; Danica Borisavljevic, piano
Vessels to Motherland, an eclectic duo consisting of pianist Danica Borisavljevic and violinist Nikita Morozov, is a coexistence of classical/ contemporary repertoire with live experimental electronics. Prokofiev’s Sonata in F minor for violin and piano, a 73-year-old Soviet tugboat, capable of pulling even the heaviest souls, will steer into the unknown, and grind its teeth in electronic psychedelia.
Lior Milliger Quartet
Lior Milliger, an upcoming contemporary Sax player, composer and improviser, has been performing his compositions and free improvised sets with New York’s leading musicians. Lior’s music is influenced by the Jazz tradition as well as ancient Jewish music and Israeli folklore, taking a turn to the contemporary and modern improvised music.
The Heart of Europe
Aaron Wolff, cello / Lana Suran, piano
J. S Bach – Cello Suite n.2 in d minor, BWV 1108
F. Schubert – Arpegionne Sonata, D.821
Prokofiev – Sinfinia Concertante
J. S Bach – Capriccio BWV 992
”On the Departure of a Beloved Brother”
L. van Beethoven – Piano Sonata no.4 in E flat, op.7
J. Corigliano – Winging it: III
Ricardo Gallo solo piano
Ricardo Gallo presents in this format compositions from his repertoire for other groups in solo-piano versions, and improvised pieces.
As pianist-composer, Gallo looks to minimize the distinction between improvisation and composition. Or, in other words, to present in a distilled and direct way the creative process of his music that has been known mainly through his work with other groups and collaborations with other musicians.