THIS IS JUST TO SAY: LIVE ART II Comes to Symphony Space Tonight, 6/16
This is Just to Say: Live Art II, produced and directed by composer Inhyun Kim, features works by Ms. Kim, as well as composers Judith Ring, Nomi Epstein, and Sonia Megias, and performances by soprano Megan Schubert and pianist David Kalhous. This interdisciplinary concert, which also features work by Naho Taruishi, video artist and dancers/choreographers Coco Karol and Luke Gutgsell, takes place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia theater at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York City tonight, June 16th, 2012 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20; Members; Students, Seniors $10; Children are free. For more information, call (212) 864-5400 or visit www.symphonyspace.org.
“This is Just to Say” refers to the poem of the same title by William Carlos Williams – which inspired Ms. Kim and Ms. Karol in putting together this program in terms of its meaning, rhythm, structure, simplicity, and view on a relationship. Kim and Karol describe the program as "music to be seen and dance to be heard."
Ear to Mind (www.eartomind.com) is a New York City based arts organization which strives to present innovative programs that allow the public to experience contemporary music in non-traditional contexts, as well as by producing publications that allow the public to gain intimate knowledge of the contemporary music field, simultaneously providing composers and performers with a platform for their work.
According to Inhyun Kim, founder of Ear to Mind, “in this concert series, Live Art is defined as art work that broadly embraces ephemeral, time-based, performing and visual arts events that include a human presence and broaden, challenge or question traditional views of the performing arts or classical concert music.”
Inhyun Kim: This is Just to Say (2012, World Premiere), for voice, piano and dance
Judith Ring: Mouthpiece (2006, US Premiere), for electronics
Nomi Epstein: piano and soprano (2004, NY premiere) for voice, piano, and video
Sonia Megias: as yet untitled music composition (World Premiere) for voice and visual art
Coco Karol: as yet untitled solo dance work (World Premiere)
As a frequent collaborator with choreographers, visual artists, and filmmakers, composer Inhyun Kim challenges her audience think in new and unconventional ways about music as a performing art. Ms. Kim has been commissioned by White Wave Dance Company, The Actor’s Theatre, Hudson Saxophone Quartet and Brooklyn Independent television, and her works have been performed at the DUMBO dance festival, Wave Rising series, Joyce Soho theatre, What We Want!!!, The Tompkins Square gallery at the New York Public Library, Dance New Amsterdam, Ceres Gallery as part of 2008 Make Music NY, the Museum of Modern Arthur as part of the 12th annual Art Under the Bridge festival, Galapagos Art Space, Symphony Space, and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Music degrees, she studied with Julia Wolfe, Susan Botti and Reiko Fueting. Ms. Kim’s music can be heard on her CD "Music =", released in 2010 by Carrier Records. Ms. Kim is a recipient of the Jordan Berk Memorial Prize in composition, Manhattan School of Music president’s award and was recently awarded a NYFA mentorship. Ms. Kim is founder and director of the contemporary music nonprofit organization, Ear To Mind. For more, visit www.inhyunkim.com.
Coco Karol (Dancer/Choreographer) graduated with a BFA in Dance from Tisch School of the Arts. Inspired by many different artistic mediums, Karol has always been compelled to make work that seeks out a collaboration of form through the collaboration of ideas, and has worked with a range of artists from different disciplines. Karol has had the pleasure of getting to work closely with the singer Bjork and film collective Encyclopedia Pictura, designer Jennifer Gonzales, director Steven Cook, architect Marcos Zotes, filmmaker Morrisa Maltz, sculptor Eve Bailey, and magazine Beautiful Decay. Karol is also proud to be an existing member of Misnomer Dance Theater. In Addition to performing works at an experimental performance space she built in Brooklyn, called the Petri Space— a small petri dish concept, dedicated to experimentation, education, community, and roof top gardening, her choreography and collaborations have been shown at the Under the Bridge Festival, New York Studio Gallery, Galapagos, Brooklyn Ballet, Death By Audio, and Aunts collective.
Nomi Epstein is active as a composer, curator/performer, and music educator. In addition to participating in several international composers festivals, which included performances at Ostrava Days, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Darmstadt, and Bang on a Can, she has attended Stuttgart’s Akademie Schloss Solitude summer residency, and has been twice invited as an Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Epstein is a 5-time ASCAPLUS winner, and a 2-time CAP Grant winner (American Composers Forum). Contributing works to Australian flutist Janet McKay’s 2009 US tour “Those Vanished Hands,” guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan’s “New Lullaby Project” and percussionist Joe Bergen’s new works for vibraphone collection “For Semy,” her compositions have been performed throughout the US and Europe by such ensembles as ICE, Ensemble SurPlus, Mivos Quartet, Wet Ink, and Dal Niente.