American Modern Ensemble & Mazzini Dance Collective Partner for FRANTIC GNARLY STILL, 10/16
American Modern Ensemble (AME) and Mazzini Dance Collective (MDC) join forces for a multi-disciplinary collaboration, "Frantic Gnarly Still,"on Wednesday, October 16 (8:00 PM) at Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn), presented by Ear Heart Music.
Anchoring the program are two world premiere choreographies by MDC Artistic Director Annmaria Mazzini: Tower, an ecstatic response to Pierre Jalbert's Visual Abstract (mixed ensemble), and Company, which visits the world of a sensitive woman finding her voice among questionable companions, set to AME Artistic Director Robert Paterson's The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind (mixed ensemble). AME performs all works on the program, with musical selections including Lembit Beecher's Frantic Gnarly Still (violin, percussion), a meditation on the shadow side of California, Jason Haney's moody Epigrams, and Marc Mellits' rhythmically energized Tight Sweater (cello, marimba, piano).
Tickets can be purchased at www.roulette.org. General admission is $20; members/students/seniors is $15.
The Mazzini Dance Collective was created in 2011 by the distinguished dancer Annmaria Mazzini as a platform for showcasing her choreography and collaborating with other extraordinary artists in the fields of dance, music, film, and art. Mazzini's original modern dance works provide a mirror for the audience, exploring universal themes of love, loss, desire, and triumph.
Annmaria formed MDC after a luminous career as a principal dancer with the Paul Taylor Dance Company from 1999-2011. On the occasion of her farewell performances with the company, Gia Kourlas of the New York Times wrote, "Ms. Mazzini, a true, sensual dancer feels everything. Her rare intensity has long emitted a palpable spark from the stage. Watching her over the years has been a gift. She brought real emotion back to modern dance." www.MazziniDanceCollective.org
In a golden age of new chamber music, Ear Heart Music is a trusted source for post-genre creative collaboration. A showcase of highly talented and adventurous performers, composers, and collaborative artists, Ear Heart Music is a modern chamber music series for modern ears. The series formed a partnership with Roulette in 2012 and continues to present dramatic and engaging multimedia events in this ideal venue September through June.
Ear Heart Music "has become a staple in the New York new music soundscape" (Time Out New York).Since September 2009, Ear Heart Music has produced over 75 unique concerts with over 60 world premieres. Its thoughtfully designed programs highlighting recent masterworks stimulate creative thought and instill new avenues of perspective in the listener. The consistent level of intelligent and inspiring music-making resonates in the mind and body. Shows include electronic processing, performance art, visual art, film, and dance, providing deeper context for the music. Unique artist pairings, diverse programming, and the integral incorporation of new work all contribute to Ear Heart Music playing a major role in reshaping the chamber music landscape for the 21st century. http://earheartmusic.org