Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin at The Barnes Foundation
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

Solo Series Concert: The Modern Violin at The Barnes Foundation

SOLO SERIES CONCERT: THE MODERN VIOLIN

Electrifying violinist Pauline Kim Harris leads the audience on a sonic journey. With a program that includes Spencer Topel’s contemporary masterpiece “Violine,” Bach’s “Chaconne in D minor,” Heinrich Biber’s “Passacaglia,” and Salvatore Sciarrino’s “Six Caprices,” this concert redefines modern violin.

 

Friday, March 31

8–9:30 pm$30; members $20; students $15

 

Register online or call 215.278.7200

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BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival
Mar
18
8:00 PM20:00

BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival

BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. For the Harkness Dance Festival, BOOMERANG presents the world premiere of This is a forge, a new evening-length work performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi, Matty Davis, with choreography by Kora Radella and musical accompaniment by String Noise, “New York’s most daring violin duo” [Time Out NY]. This is a forge navigates the uneasy spaces between human connection and features text from award-winning poet Jamaal May. For more information on BOOMERANG Dance, visit http://www.boomerangdance.com/, or follow BOOMERANG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/BOOMERANG-Dance#sthash.AFNiTWIT.dpuf

Music: Alvin Lucier, Stockhausen (arranged by Eric Lyon), Luciano Berio and Caleb Burhnas.

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BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harkness Dance Festival

BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. For the Harkness Dance Festival, BOOMERANG presents the world premiere of This is a forge, a new evening-length work performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi, Matty Davis, with choreography by Kora Radella and musical accompaniment by String Noise, “New York’s most daring violin duo” [Time Out NY]. This is a forge navigates the uneasy spaces between human connection and features text from award-winning poet Jamaal May. For more information on BOOMERANG Dance, visit http://www.boomerangdance.com/, or follow BOOMERANG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/BOOMERANG-Dance#sthash.AFNiTWIT.dpuf

Music: Alvin Lucier, Stockhausen (arranged by Eric Lyon), Luciano Berio and Caleb Burhans.

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BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harness Dance Festival
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

BOOMERANG + STRING NOISE at the 92nd St Y Harness Dance Festival

BOOMERANG is a daringly physical, poetically-nuanced dance and performance project created in 2012 by co-artistic directors Matty Davis and Kora Radella with founding member Adrian Galvin. For the Harkness Dance Festival, BOOMERANG presents the world premiere of This is a forge, a new evening-length work performed by Massimiliano Balduzzi, Matty Davis, with choreography by Kora Radella and musical accompaniment by String Noise, “New York’s most daring violin duo” [Time Out NY]. This is a forge navigates the uneasy spaces between human connection and features text from award-winning poet Jamaal May. For more information on BOOMERANG Dance, visit http://www.boomerangdance.com/, or follow BOOMERANG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. - See more at: http://www.92y.org/Event/BOOMERANG-Dance#sthash.AFNiTWIT.dpuf

Music: Alvin Lucier, Stockhausen (arranged by eric Lyon), Luciano Berio and Caleb Burhans.

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STRING NOISE at Berklee College of Music - Boston
Feb
23
7:00 PM19:00

STRING NOISE at Berklee College of Music - Boston

Thursday / February 23, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.

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Berk Recital Hall

1140 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215, United States 

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String Noise

As part of their residency at Berklee College of Music, String Noise performs a concert of cutting-edge works written for two violins.

A classical, avant-punk violin duo based in New York City, married couple Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim have expanded the two-violin repertoire in over 50 new works to include larger collaborations with electronics, projections, and dance. Their first feature album, The Book of Strange Positions (Northern Spy Records), was released in November 2015; it's a collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of punk covers by Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag. Their latest EP, Covers, is now available on Northern Spy and was produced by Deerhoof drummer/composer Greg Saunier. 

Admission: 

Free

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Annie Gosfield: Long Waves and Random Pulses at Harvestworks
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Annie Gosfield: Long Waves and Random Pulses at Harvestworks

[Feb 9] Annie Gosfield – Jammed Radios, Flying Signals, and String Noise

Harvestworks, in partnership with Composers Now Festival presents Annie Gosfield – Jammed Radios, Flying Signals, and String Noise

In a premiere of this spatialized work, String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris) will perform “Static Strands and String Noise” for two violins and the eerie sounds of wartime radio interference, in a dynamic, multi-speaker environment. Pauline Kim Harris will perform “Long Waves and Random Pulses,” a virtuosic solo violin piece that emphasizes the textural and melodic elements of jammed radio signals. Multitracked, highly altered string sounds will merge with surreal, distorted radio broadcasts for a shifting installation-based electronic work that will reveal the finer points of the electronic elements of both pieces. The composer and violinists will give an informal demonstration of the sounds and techniques used.

8 pm FREE

Harvestworks 596 Broadway #602 New York NY 10012

Phone: 212-431-1130 Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R to Prince, #6

This concert features music for strings and sampled radio sounds, work that is related to my research into the sounds and processes of jammed radio signals. I had the pleasure of receiving an AIR (artist in residence) grant at Harvestworks, where I was able to greatly expand the work. One of the most critical aspects of the residency was adding spatialization, which evokes the ephemeral, shifting nature of jammed radio broadcasts. As opposed to merely documenting the pieces, I worked closely with engineer Paul Geluso in recording and spatializing the work. Together with violinists Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris, we took a creative, active approach that brought new dimensions to the music, adding multiple layers of increasingly odd violin timbres, expanding the sampled sounds, and taking a free approach to the spatialization and production of the radio sounds.

Long Waves and Random Pulses (2012, 12:43, for violin and jammed radio signals)

Performed by Pauline Kim Harris, violin

Long Waves and Random Pulses is a duet for violin and jammed radio signals. I used original recordings of jamming sounds that were used to block radio transmissions in Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union in World War II. The violin merges and emerges, shifting from music, to noise, to pure signal while fading in and out of the sounds of intentional radio interference. The electronic backing track includes a repeated six-note figure that was drawn from original recordings of an Italian radio jamming device, a buzzing pitched pulse from a German jamming device, a quote from J. S. Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor as it could have been heard in a jammed broadcast, and many extended techniques that evoke the sounds of these otherworldly radio signals. The violin part alternates between virtuosic and textural playing, shifting between notes and noise. As for the title, Long Waves refers to the long wave radio frequencies that many of these interrupted signals were broadcast on. Random Pulses represents a method of radio jamming that uses a random pulse noise to override the program broadcast on the target radio frequency.

Static Strands and String Noise (2014/2016 15 minutes, for two violins and electronics)

Performed by String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris, violins)

Static Strands and String Noise is a modular piece for two violins and electronics composed in close collaboration with the dynamic violin duo of Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris. Inspired by the transformations, collisions, and wild sonic phenomena of jammed radio signals, it combines clandestine radio broadcasts, improvisation, and traditional notation. Originally composed as a violin duo with very minimal electronics, I revisited the piece in 2016 as an Artist in Residence at Harvestworks, experimenting with spatialization, multitracked layers of increasingly distorted string timbres, extended techniques, and a huge library of radio sounds that were just dying to be put to good use. The two violinists’ roles shift in a soundfield where music, noise, and pure signal meld and collide, evoking the jamming process both acoustically and electronically.

Plus an installation and an informal presentation by the composer and musicians.

Multitracked, highly altered string sounds will merge with surreal, distorted radio broadcasts that will reveal the finer points of the electronic elements of both pieces. The composer and violinists will give an informal demonstration of the sounds and techniques used.

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THE DECLINE of WESTERN CIVILIZATION at The Vault - TAMPA
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

THE DECLINE of WESTERN CIVILIZATION at The Vault - TAMPA

STRING NOISE // THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

String Noise is New York's most daring violin duo. Their first feature album “The Book of Strange Positions” was released on Northern Spy Records in November 2015. Tiny Mix Tapes describes this collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag as a “mix of classic punk covers and ZERO APOLOGIES.”

The Decline of Western Civilization is an American documentary film filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris.


Here are the songs in order that they appear in the movie:
X:
Nausea by Eric Lyon
BLACK FLAG:
White Minority by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Depression by John Glover
Revenge by John King/Michael Leonhart
GERMS:
Manimal by David Kant
Shut Down by John King
CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE:
Underground Babylon by Elizabeth Hoffman
Barbie Doll Lust by Elizabeth Hoffman
X:
Unheard Music by Andrew Christopher Smith
Beyond and Back by Robert Constable
Johnny Hit and Run Pauleen by Eric Lyon
We're Desperate by Andrew Christopher Smith
CIRCLE JERKS:
Red Tape by Spencer Topel
Back Against the Wall by Tom Chiu
I Just Want Some Skank by Jerome Begin
Beverly Hills by Jerome Begin
Wasted by Jerome Begin
ALICE BAG BAND:
Prowlers In the Night by James Moore
Gluttony by Robert Constable
FEAR:
I Don't Care About You by Paul Reller
Bologna Beef by Eric Lyon
I Love Livin' In the City by K.C.M. Walker
Let's Have A War by Ken Ueno

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ALVIN LUCIER's "Love Song" at the Rauschenberg Gallery - Fort Meyers
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

ALVIN LUCIER's "Love Song" at the Rauschenberg Gallery - Fort Meyers

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NYC violin duo STRING NOISE performs a program of music by legendary composer Alvin Lucier. Alvin Lucier will attend this concert and discuss his music and aesthetic with the audience.

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the thoughtful, beautiful sonic ideas of this very important American composer
Admission is FREE.

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STRING NOISE at USF TAMPA
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

STRING NOISE at USF TAMPA

A String Noise Concert
Barness Recital Hall (MUS Barness). 
USF School of Music Building is
3755 USF Holly Drive, Tampa, FL 33620.

Start time: 7:30 pm

Paul Reller: Piss Rows
Eric Lyon: The Book of Strange Positions
Robert Constable: Vicious Cycles
Bernhard Lang: Monodologie XXVI
Punk Covers

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THE DECLINE of WESTERN CIVILIZATION (Live Score) in Miami
Jan
27
9:00 PM21:00

THE DECLINE of WESTERN CIVILIZATION (Live Score) in Miami

STRING NOISE // THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION

String Noise is New York's most daring violin duo. Their first feature album “The Book of Strange Positions” was released on Northern Spy Records in November 2015. Tiny Mix Tapes describes this collection of original works and arrangements by Eric Lyon of Bad Brains, Violent Femmes, Deerhoof, Radiohead, and Black Flag as a “mix of classic punk covers and ZERO APOLOGIES.”

The Decline of Western Civilization is an American documentary film filmed through 1979 and 1980. The movie is about the Los Angeles punk rock scene and was directed by Penelope Spheeris.

Here are the songs in order that they appear in the movie:
X:
Nausea by Eric Lyon
BLACK FLAG:
White Minority by Aleksandra Vrebalov
Depression by John Glover
Revenge by John King/Michael Leonhart
GERMS:
Manimal by David Kant
Shut Down by John King
CATHOLIC DISCIPLINE:
Underground Babylon by Elizabeth Hoffman
Barbie Doll Lust by Elizabeth Hoffman
X:
Unheard Music by Andrew Christopher Smith
Beyond and Back by Robert Constable
Johnny Hit and Run Pauleen by Eric Lyon
We're Desperate by Andrew Christopher Smith
CIRCLE JERKS:
Red Tape by Spencer Topel
Back Against the Wall by Tom Chiu
I Just Want Some Skank by Jerome Begin
Beverly Hills by Jerome Begin
Wasted by Jerome Begin
ALICE BAG BAND:
Prowlers In the Night by James Moore
Gluttony by Robert Constable
FEAR:
I Don't Care About You by Paul Reller
Bologna Beef by Eric Lyon
I Love Livin' In the City by K.C.M. Walker
Let's Have A War by Ken Ueno

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Sylvie Courvoisier: LAZULINE featuring Pauline Kim Harris, Jennifer Choi and Mark Feldman at The Stone
Jan
25
9:00 PM21:00

Sylvie Courvoisier: LAZULINE featuring Pauline Kim Harris, Jennifer Choi and Mark Feldman at The Stone

Wednesday, January 25
9pm : LAZULINE :  for 3 violins & piano with Pauline Kim Harris, Jennifer Choi, Mark Feldman (violins) & Sylvie Courvoiser ( piano & composition) +  DUO
New York Premiere of Lazuline, a 25 min through-composed piece for 3 violins and piano, followed by the DUO with Mark Feldman.

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DRANOFF 2 PIANO ++ NU DECO AT NEW WORLD CENTER
Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

DRANOFF 2 PIANO ++ NU DECO AT NEW WORLD CENTER

RADIOHEAD/SAM HYKEN - EVERYTHING IN IT'S RIGHT PLACE (FROM RADIOHEAD SYMPHONIC SUITE)

STEVE REICH - RADIO REWRITE

FREDRIK SIXTEN - CONCERTO FOR 2 PIANOS- DUO YOO AND KIM

J.S. BACH/SAM HYKEN - TOCATTA Y FUGA EN RE MENOR

DUO YOO AND KIM - TBD

JESSIE MONTGOMERY - STARBURST

FRANK ZAPPA - DOG BREATH VARIATIONS

FRANK ZAPPA/SAM HYKEN - PEACHES AND REGALIA FOR TWO PIANOS AND ORCHESTRA

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Yves Klein Monotone-Silence Symphony at Grace Cathedral - San Francisco
Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Yves Klein Monotone-Silence Symphony at Grace Cathedral - San Francisco

“Even in its presence, this symphony does not exist” –Yves Klein

Lévy Gorvy is pleased to present Yves Klein’s groundbreaking Monotone-Silence Symphony, a bold work by the acclaimed artist primarily known for his monochrome paintings and metaphysical explorations. Performed only once during Klein’s brief lifetime, this extraordinary piece is being presented for the first time in San Francisco and only the third time in the U.S., in collaboration with the Yves Klein Archives. The work will be conducted by Petr Kotik. Artsy is the online partner.

6:30 pm. Doors open at 6 pm.

Free. RSVP required.

About Yves Klein and the Monotone-Silence Symphony

Yves Klein (1928–1962) was the leading member of the French artistic movement nouveau réalisme, and a pioneer in the development of performance art, minimal art and pop art. A transcendent and moving experience, Monotone-Silence Symphony was described by the artist as “one unique continuous ‘sound,’ drawn out and deprived of its beginning and of its end, creating a feeling of vertigo and of aspiration outside of time.” The work unfolds over minutes, as a group of musicians and singers holds a single continuous tone for a twenty-minute period, followed by twenty minutes of absolute silence. Klein originally conceived of the work with two friends on a beach in the South of France, around 1947-48, about the same time that John Cage was working on 4’33”, another innovative musical composition incorporating silence and ambient sound. Klein performed the piece with a small orchestra and chorus in Paris in 1960, although he never realized the work at the full scale he desired before his death two years later at the age of thirty-four.

New York Times feature story by Randy Kennedy on the first U.S. performance of Yves Klein’s Monotone Silence-Symphony, presented by Dominique Lévy, September 2013.

 

 

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MOONLIGHT Film PREMIERE at Million Dollar Theater with Wordless Music - Los Angeles
Jan
10
8:00 PM20:00

MOONLIGHT Film PREMIERE at Million Dollar Theater with Wordless Music - Los Angeles

MOONLIGHT
Written and directed by Barry Jenkins
Original music by Nicholas Britell

Million Dollar Theatre, Los Angeles (307 S. Broadway)
Tuesday, January 10 (7pm doors, 8pm show)
Post-show conversation with director Barry Jenkins, composer Nicholas Britell, and cast members Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, and Trevante Rhodes
SOLD OUT

Wordless Music Orchestra
Ryan McAdams, conductor
Nicholas Britell, piano
Tim Fain, violin
Mellissa Hughes, soprano

A24, Afropunk, Wordless Music, and Spaceland present the world premiere live score of Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT (2016) with accompaniment by the Wordless Music Orchestra, led by conductor Ryan McAdams and the original score’s composer, Nicholas Britell. This premiere event and screening will take place at the historic Million Dollar Theatre in downtown L.A., built in 1918, and projected onto a massive 40′ movie screen.

A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, MOONLIGHT chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. At once a vital portrait of contemporary African American life and an intensely personal and poetic meditation on identity, family, friendship, and love, Moonlight is a groundbreaking piece of cinema that reverberates with deep compassion and universal truths. Anchored by extraordinary performances from a tremendous ensemble cast, Jenkins’s staggering, singular vision is profoundly moving in its portrayal of the moments, people, and unknowable forces that shape our lives and make us who we are. Directed by Barry Jenkins. Starring Naomie Harris, André Holland, Mahershala Ali, Janelle Monáe, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Jharrel Jerome.

Nicholas Britell: “I am incredibly excited to be performing the MOONLIGHT score live with the Wordless Music Orchestra on January 10th in Los Angeles. Working with director Barry Jenkins on MOONLIGHT was a truly phenomenal experience for me. Within the score, we explored a very wide range of musical concepts and textures. At times, the score is quite intimate, attempting to convey what I felt was the poetry of the film. At other times, the music takes on a soaring orchestral ‘violin concerto’ scale. Our amazing violinist Tim Fain will be performing the virtuosic violin solos, and I will be performing the piano with the orchestra. ”

“In addition, the score for MOONLIGHT involves many complex soundscapes and audio textures which we will be re-creating live. Early on in our collaboration, Barry and I discussed the idea of applying ‘Chopped & Screwed’ techniques to the score. In Chopped & Screwed music, tracks are slowed down and the result is an enriched and deepened sonic texture. Within our live scoring in January with Wordless Music, we will be using a variety of techniques (including real-time pitch shifting) to re-create in real-time what we made in the studio. I am thrilled to get the opportunity to perform this music live with the film!”

This event was made possible by the generosity of Project Cobalt.

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STAMPEDE with The Bang Group at Symphony Space
Jan
8
3:00 PM15:00

STAMPEDE with The Bang Group at Symphony Space

Four percussive dance companies share an afternoon of kid-friendly hijinks: Darrah Carr Dance, which blends Irish step and contemporary styles; Germaine Salsberg's Les Femmes, six female tappers who also sing and talk, offering the Alice in Wonderland–inspired Tea Party to music by Django Reinhardt and a jazz piece to music by Benny Green; the very tall and inventive dancer Ryan P. Casey and his troupe in excerpts from Unbound, which references fiction and poetry, as well as a tap version of Goodnight Moon; and the Bang Group, David Parker and Jeffrey Kazin's 21-year-old, rhythm-driven troupe that fuses tap and contemporary styles and is often very funny. TBG presents Turing Tests, a piece for three dancers and a violinist, and Running With Scissors, a rigorous quartet to Igor Stravinsky's Piano Rag Music

Music: Dean Rosenthal

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Nu Deco at The Light Box
Dec
10
8:00 PM20:00

Nu Deco at The Light Box

LEONARD BERNSTEIN // ARR. SAM HYKEN - OVERTURE TO "CANDIDE"

JORGE MEJIA- PRELUDE IN F (WORLD PREMIERE)

BRYCE DESSNER - MURDER BALLADES

SPECIAL COLLABORATION FEATURING KISHI BASHI

RICARDO ROMANEIRO - DIGITAL CITY (WORLD PREMIERE)

3D Visuals by Christian Hannon

SAM HYKEN - KRAFT-WORKS

3D Visuals by Mauricio Ceppi

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Nu Deco at The Light Box - Miami
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Nu Deco at The Light Box - Miami

LEONARD BERNSTEIN // ARR. SAM HYKEN - OVERTURE TO "CANDIDE"

JORGE MEJIA- PRELUDE IN F (WORLD PREMIERE)

BRYCE DESSNER - MURDER BALLADES

SPECIAL COLLABORATION FEATURING KISHI BASHI

RICARDO ROMANEIRO - DIGITAL CITY (WORLD PREMIERE)

3D Visuals by Christian Hannon

SAM HYKEN - KRAFT-WORKS

3D Visuals by Mauricio Ceppi

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Nu Deco at The Light Box - Miami
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Nu Deco at The Light Box - Miami

LEONARD BERNSTEIN // ARR. SAM HYKEN - OVERTURE TO "CANDIDE"

JORGE MEJIA- PRELUDE IN F (WORLD PREMIERE)

BRYCE DESSNER - MURDER BALLADES

SPECIAL COLLABORATION FEATURING KISHI BASHI

RICARDO ROMANEIRO - DIGITAL CITY (WORLD PREMIERE)

3D Visuals by Christian Hannon

SAM HYKEN - KRAFT-WORKS

3D Visuals by Mauricio Ceppi

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MUSIC ON THE EDGE PRESENTS: STRING NOISE at Millery Gallery - Carnegie Mellon University U.S. PREMIERE of Bernhard Lang's MONODOLOGIE XXVI ...for Pauline and Conrad
Oct
8
3:00 PM15:00

MUSIC ON THE EDGE PRESENTS: STRING NOISE at Millery Gallery - Carnegie Mellon University U.S. PREMIERE of Bernhard Lang's MONODOLOGIE XXVI ...for Pauline and Conrad

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  • 5000 Forbes Avenue
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OCTOBER 8, 2016 at 3PM

Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University
Purnell Center for the Arts
5000 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412.268.3618
miller-gallery@andrew.cmu.edu
www.cmu.edu/millergallery

PROGRAM (subject to change):

BERNHARD LANG Monodologie XXVI ...for Pauline and Conrad

PETR BAKLA September

LUIGI NONO "Hay que caminar" Soñando

ERIC LYON The Book of Strange Positions

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BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY: PLAY AND PLAY: AN EVENING OF MUSIC & MOVEMENT
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

BILL T. JONES/ARNIE ZANE COMPANY: PLAY AND PLAY: AN EVENING OF MUSIC & MOVEMENT

PLAY AND PLAY: AN EVENING OF MUSIC & MOVEMENT

 

Performed with live musicians,* Play and Play: An Evening of Movement and Music applies Jones’s inventive choreography to some of the most important Western musical works of our time. Featuring compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel or Schubert this program highlights the joy of musicians and dancers working together.

D-Man in the Waters (1989)

“In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy.”- Jenny Holzer

Bill T Jones’s joyful tour-de-force, D-Man in the Waters, is a true classic of modern dance and a two time New York Dance and Performance (“Bessie”) Award-winning work. It is a celebration of life and the resiliency of the human spirit that guides audiences through loss, hope and triumph. Set to Mendelssohn’s Octet for Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 20 the work is one of the finest examples of the post-modern aesthetic and was featured in PBS’s landmark film Dancing in the Light – Six Dances by African-American Choreographers.

Spent Days Out Yonder (2000)

Spent Days Out Yonder is a pure musical exploration, rare in the Bill T. Jones canon, set to the second movement of Mozart’s String Quartet No. 23 in F Major. The movement is firmly rooted in Mr. Jones’s elegant, weighted movement vocabulary, challenging dancers to move with ease, efficiency and physical honesty through the sublime score.

Continuous Replay (1977, revised 1991)

Continuous Replay reflects Arnie Zane’s interests in photography and film. Originally choreographed by Zane in 1977 as a solo titled Hand Dance and later revised as a group work by Bill T. Jones in 1991, Continuous Replay is based on 45 precise gestures accumulated in space and time, cunningly complicated by discrete movement events. A newly commissioned score for string octet by Jerome Begin combines motifs from Beethoven’s first and last string quartets with recorded sounds to create a surprising soundscape. Can be performed with or without nudity.

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Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Rockwood Music Hall
Sep
14
9:00 PM21:00

Michael Leonhart Orchestra at Rockwood Music Hall

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Michael Leonhart Orchestra plays original music and new arrangements of:

Frank ZAPPA, Spinal Tap, Wu-Tang Clan, Kenny DORHAM, Quincy JONES, Muddy Waters, Milton NASCIMENTO and others..

Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 2 at 9PM

featuring: Mauro REFOSCO, Philip DIZACK, Raymond MASON, Carter YASUTAKE, Daniel FREEDMAN, Sam SADIGURSKY, Joe MARTIN, Robbie MANGANO, Jason MARSHALL, Sara SCHOENBECK, Erik FRIEDLANDER, Ron OSWANSKI, Pauline Kim HARRIS and others...

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Pop-up! Chaconne in the Stairwell at The Drawing Center - SOHO, NYC
Sep
1
7:00 PM19:00

Pop-up! Chaconne in the Stairwell at The Drawing Center - SOHO, NYC

PERFORMANCE Times: 7:30 and 8PM

In response to Abdelkader Benchamma's Representation of Dark Matter, violinist Pauline Kim Harris will give a pop-up performance of J. S. Bach's monumental Chaconne, breathing music into the "astronomical vortex" of the large-scale drawing in The Drawing Center's stairwell as a closing ceremony for the year-long installation. The happening will be recorded by Holly Sass and filmed by Matilda Sakamoto.

Audience is asked to attend wearing black and white attire, and will be invited to gather in the Stairwell for the back-to-back, ten-minute performances.

Violinist Pauline Kim Harris is renowned for her groundbreaking classical and avant-garde performances. A Grammy-nominated artist, Pauline has recently released a solo recording of John Zorn’s Passagen for Solo Violin on Tzadik Records as well as a full-length album of music by Eric Lyon, entitled The Book of Strange Positions, with her violin duo String Noise on Northern Spy Records. She is a member of the S.E.M Ensemble, Ostravská Banda, Ensemble LPR, Wordless Music Orchestra, and the Music Director of the Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Dance Company.

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Ritual Day 6  Song of Silver Geese Movements 3 and 4 - JEN SHYU at The Stone
Aug
14
10:00 PM22:00

Ritual Day 6 Song of Silver Geese Movements 3 and 4 - JEN SHYU at The Stone

10 pm
Ritual Day 6
Song of Silver Geese Movements 3 and 4

Jen Shyu (composition, vocals, gayageum, Taiwanese moon lute, piano) + Jade Tongue: Mat Maneri (viola) Chris Dingman (vibraphone) Thomas Morgan (bass) Anna Webber (flute, alto flute) Dan Weiss (drums) + Satoshi Haga (dance, choreography) + PK Harris (1st violin) Erica Dicker (2nd violin) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

 

With generous support from Chamber Music America New Jazz Works, New Music USA, Roulette's [GENERATE] Fund, Jerome Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, and Exploring the Metropolis Choreographer + Composer Residency at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

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Ritual Day 6  Song of Silver Geese Movements 1 and 2 - JEN SHYU at The Stone
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Ritual Day 6 Song of Silver Geese Movements 1 and 2 - JEN SHYU at The Stone

8 pm
Ritual Day 6
Song of Silver Geese Movements 1 and 2
Jen Shyu (composition, vocals, gayageum, Taiwanese moon lute, piano) + Jade Tongue: Mat Maneri (viola) Chris Dingman (vibraphone) Thomas Morgan (bass) Anna Webber (flute, alto flute) Dan Weiss (drums) + Satoshi Haga (dance, choreography) + PK Harris (1st violin) Erica Dicker (2nd violin) Christopher Hoffman (cello)

With generous support from Chamber Music America New Jazz Works, New Music USA, Roulette's [GENERATE] Fund, Jerome Foundation, Doris Duke Foundation, and Exploring the Metropolis Choreographer + Composer Residency at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning.

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SACRED GEOMETRY at National Sawdust
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

SACRED GEOMETRY at National Sawdust

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
– Nikola Tesla

National Sawdust invites you to Sacred Geometry, a meditative electro-acoustic improvisation on visual sound patterns generated by resonances of sound waves. Music by Ricardo Romaneiro with live projections by Christian Hannon. In performance with Ola Gjeilo (piano), John Hadfield(percussion), Jacqui Kerrod (electric harp), Hannah Sumner (vocals), Justin Abrams (cello), Ramin Abrams (bass),Noision/ Ravi (analog synth), David Zisa (modular synth) Leo Leite (engineer) & with special guest String Noise

Geometry is number in space, music is number in time. These geometries in music ascribes symbolic meaning to certain shapes and patterns in certain proportions – it uses the laws of vibrations to manifest aurally emotions and what exists at the center of everything. Join us for an ambient and pulsating exploration on the symmetry of sound accompanied by live visuals.

On Program

Cymatics – piano & electronics [Ola Gjeilo & Ricardo Romaneiro]

Phi 1.618 – percussion loops [John Hadfield]

Wavelengths – electric harp [Jacqui Kerrod]

Sacred Geometry : Meditations on Sound Patterns [Romaneiro]

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