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2014 Avant Music Festival, SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru April 2014

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2014 Avant Music Festival, SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR and More Set for The Wild Project, Now thru April 2014

What's on at The Wild Project?

Now Playing:

Now - Saturday, March 1
2014 Avant Music Festival, curated by Randy Gibson and Megan Schubert
Two weeks of music from the evolving Avant-Garde
Ticket price: $12 ($8 members/students) in advance, $15 at the door ($10 members/students); Festival passes $40 ($30 members and students). Please note, advance online sales close 24 hours prior to the performance.
Tickets available at avantmedia.org/tickets.

Now in its fifth year of fostering a space for the evolving avant-garde, the Avant Music Festival (AMF) provides composers an unprecedented opportunity to realize their vision over a full concert evening. This year featuring world premieres from Alpert Award-winning composer/performer Alex Mincek and New York School luminary Alvin Lucier. The annual all-day John Cage celebration explores the far reaches of indeterminacy with Variations IV, and stages Cage's final opera, Europera 5. There is a live-streamed composers roundtable discussion, moderated by Olivia Giovetti. Closing the festival, AMF artistic director and composer Randy Gibson leads a performance of the next evolution of his Apparitions of the Four Pillars.

Performers for the 2014 festival include many musicians central to the city's New Music community, including Joan La Barbara, William Lang, Megan Schubert, Adam Herskowitz, Yegor Shevtsov, Jen Baker, Erik Carlson, Meaghan Burke, Ian Antonio, and more, as well as video sculpture and lighting from Oscar Henriquez and Bessy award-winning lighting designer Kryssy Wright.

Remaining 2014 Avant Music Festival Line Up:

Friday, February 28 at 8 PM
Alex Mincek
Alex Mincek presents an evening of new and recent works featuring percussion and saxophone.

Saturday, March 1 at 8 PM
Randy Gibson's Apparitions Of The Four Pillars In The Midwinter Starfield Under The Astral 789 Duet
The closing performance of the festival features Gibson's ongoing meditative Apparitions Of The Four Pillars in a newly revised three hour performance featuring Randy Gibson, Voice and Sine Waves; Jen Baker and William Lang, Trombones; Drew Blumberg and Erik Carlson, Violins; Meaghan Burke, Cello with video sculpture by Oscar Henriquez, and lighting design by Kryssy Wright.

Coming Soon:

Monday, March 3 - Wednesday, March 5
SOMETHING CLOUDY, SOMETHING CLEAR by Tennessee Williams, directed by G.J. Dowding
Schedule: Monday at 8 PM, Tuesday & Wednesday at 8:30 PM
Tickets: $20
With Tate Jorgensen, Cameron M. Burns, Emelia Benoit-Lavelle, G.J. Dowding, Zoë Bennett, Joris de Graaf, Aimee Marcelle, and J.R. Yussuf
Produced by G.J. Dowding and Zoë Bennett
Redemption is the goal in this fractured movement heavy re-imagining stuck on loop; with sensibility comes closure. Wind up the Victrola and let this fantastically dreamy story unfold!

Friday, March 7 - Sunday, March 9
the CURRENT SESSIONS: Volume IV, Issue I
Schedule: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 3 PM & 6:30 PM
Tickets: $20 ($15 presale online until Wednesday, March 5) | $30 Double Feature Sunday | $15 Student/Senior/East Village Residents* (with valid ID; *at the door only).
The CURRENT SESSIONS is a NYC-based dance organization and presenting series that represents the works of early and midcareer choreographers and movement-based artists. We seek to provide a place for contemporary dance to thrive, serving as an incubator for the furtherance of our choreographers' artistic visions. Volume IV, Issue I. will feature 12 choreographers and 2 guest artists in 4 diverse programs, with a primary focus on works that have a dance theater/performance art influence and dance with media/technology-based collaborations.

THE LINEUP:

Friday, March 7 at 7:30 PM
Brendan Drake Choreography
Breton Tyner-Bryan & Catherine Correa
Kate Ladenheim // The People Movers
Leslie Frye Maietta
Suiso Ogawa
Vanessa Tamburi // FLUSSO dance
with Guest Artist
mor shani / paul sixta (Rotterdam - Film)

Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 PM
GC&DC
James Moreno + Benjamin Rosenthal
Maré Hieronimus
Taylor Knight / Anna Thompson
Tom Tsai
Robert Maynard
with Guest Artist
Kate Wallich // The YC (Seattle)

Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 PM (w/ Talkback)
Brendan Drake Choreography
Leslie Frye Maietta
Maré Hieronimus
Robert Maynard
Suiso Ogawa
Taylor Knight / Anna Thompson
with Guest Artist
Kate Wallich // The YC (Seattle)

Sunday, March 9 at 6:30 PM
Breton Tyner-Bryan & Catherine Correa
GC&DC
James Moreno + Benjamin Rosenthal
Kate Ladenheim // The People Movers
Tom Tsai
Vanessa Tamburi // FLUSSO dance
with Guest Artist
mor shani / paul sixta (Rotterdam - Film)

Saturday, March 15 - Saturday, April 5
SIR PATIENT FANCY, by Aphra Behn, directed by Rebecca Patterson
Wednesday - Saturday at 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM
Tickets: $15 (2 for 1 tickets on Wednesdays)
With Tiffany Abercrombie, Virginia Baeta, Karen Berthel, Julia Campanelli, Amy Driesler, Sarah Hankins, Sarah Joyce, Natalie Lebert, Elisabeth Preston, and Antoinette Robinson
Designers: Kristina Makowski, Matthew J. Fick, Amy Altadona
Fight Choreographer: Judi Lewis Ockler
Produced by The Queen's Company
Aphra Behn, that delicious diva of 17th century sexy sophistication delivers a wickedly witty tale of defiant women and the men who love them. Amorous fops, lusty widows, mistaken beds and narrow escapes are some of the delights packed into this exciting ride through the backstreets and bedrooms of London's wild and wooly past. Performed by The Queen's Company's signature all-female cast, Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy is a night of theatre to remember.

All performances are at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). Tickets can be purchased from OvationTix on 212.352.3101 or online at www.thewildproject.com. Please note, tickets for Avant Music Festival are available via avantmedia.org/tickets. The Box Office opens one hour prior to curtain.

The Wild Project is a production company and venue for contemporary theater, film, and visual art. The Wild Project creates community by inspiring and entertaining art from emerging artists, exploring green technologies, and finding innovative ways to help our world and each other.

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