Performances Reviews

The Avant Garde Alive and Kicking with Callithumpians

From The Boston Musical Intelligencer:

The Callithumpian Consort, under the skillful direction of pianist and conductor Stephen Drury, presented a concert entitled, “Hot Butterknife Knight” to a young and packed audience in the Gardner Museum’s series, “Avant Gardner,” on Thursday, January 21. The concert title itself has no particular meaning that I could determine, but rather seems to be a handle to signify the collaboration of three young composers, Lei Liang, Adam Roberts, and Nicholas Vines, all of whom have recent Ph.D. degrees in composition from Harvard University. Indeed the second work on the program, “Triplex mobilis” (2009) was written by all three at the suggestion of Drury, and first performed on this occasion. 

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Cyro Baptista Brings His Spellbinding Rhythms and Infectious Dance Music to Bergen Community College

Cyro Baptista appears in New Jersey later this month.

World-class percussionist Cyro Baptista and Beat The Donkey, a highly creative ensemble that blends instrumentation and dance from countries throughout the world, will perform at Bergen Community College on Friday, March 27, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus. Tickets are $24 for general admission and $22 for students and senior citizens (65).

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Univers Zero News

From Univers Zero:

Andy Kirk is back and Univers Zéro will be performing as a two-keyboard band from now on. We are planning to start to record our new CD, Clivages, in May.

March 2009 Concert Dates (some to be confirmed, yet)
Würzburg / Germany (CAFE CAIRO) March 17th
Linz/ Austria (POSTHOF) March 19th
Praha/ Czec Republic (PALAC AKROPOLIS) March 20 th Tickets:
Dresden/ Germany (JAZZWELTEN) March 21th
Wroclaw/ Poland March 22, Gothic Hall – 1 Purkyniego Street in Wroclaw. (4th Energy and Sound festival, 21-25 March)

April 2009 Univers Zéro in Mexico
Puebla Baroque Fringe Festival the 18 in Puebla (outdoors)
Teatro de la Ciudad Mexico City the 19
Ecatepec (festival) 24

June –
Les Tritonales, Le Triton, les Lilas, France
12 and 13 June, 2009
11 bis, rue du Coq Français – 93260 LES LILAS (Métro Mairie des Lilas)
tél : 01 49 72 83 13 – fax : 01 49 72 83 11 – email :

Univers Zéro will also be playing at RIO Festival 2009, September 20
We are planning to play with Present at the end of the festival as a single band.
We hope it works out!

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