Composer Pianist Gregg Kallor Performs at NY's Subculture Tonight
Composer/pianist Gregg Kallor performs tonight, September 26, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (Doors 7:00 p.m.) at SubCulture (45 Bleecker Street at Lafayette, Downstairs). Kallor, joined by special guest Laura Metcalf, will present the world premiere of Undercurrent, his composition for cello and piano.
In addition, Kallor will perform excerpts from his latest album, the nine-movement solo piano suite, A Single Noon - a musical tableau of life in New York City, told through composition and improvisation - and premiere his new music video "Broken Sentences," which was shot using the Sing for Hope Pianos.
Tickets are $20, available through Ticketfly: www.ticketfly.com.
"Broken Sentences": 88 Pianos. 5 Boroughs. 1 Crazy Idea.
Kallor's new music video, "Broken Sentences" (see a sneak peek here), directed by Alan McIntyre Smith, is a journey through New York City set to the second movement of Kallor's suite A Single Noon. The video features the 88 artist-designed pianos that Sing for Hope placed in parks and public spaces in all five boroughs from June 1-15, 2013. As Kallor explains, "Alan and I thought that the Sing for Hope Pianos would make a stunning visual component to my New York City-inspired piano suite, A Single Noon. We chose "Broken Sentences" - the second movement - which evokes the buzzing, exuberant energy of this incredible city, and ran around the five boroughs chasing pianos!"
COMPOSER/PIANIST Gregg Kallor
WITH SPECIAL GUEST LAURA METCALF, CELLO
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT 7:30 P.M. (DOORS 7:00 P.M.)
SUBCULTURE | 45 BLEECKER ST. (AT LAFAYETTE) | NYC, 10012
Program (subject to change):
Undercurrent for cello and piano (World Premiere)
Laura Metcalf, cello
Excerpts from A Single Noon
"Broken Sentences" Music Video (World Premiere)
Tickets: $20; available through Ticketfly: www.ticketfly.com.
About Gregg Kallor
Composer. Pianist. Improviser
Gregg Kallor is the recipient of an Aaron Copland Award for composition. One of ten composers nationwide selected for this prestigious residency, Kallor composed a concerto for piano and orchestra during his time at the home of the late eminent American composer.
Kallor's new album, A Single Noon, is a nine-movement piano suite about life in New York City told through a combination of classical composition and improvisation. Kallor premiered the suite at Carnegie Hall in 2011. Five-time GRAMMY-nominee Fred Hersch calls it "the work of an extraordinary pianist, a composer of great distinction and a true conceptualist... this ambitious and unique suite really takes us somewhere that is very deeply heartfelt and dazzlingly executed. This is 21st-century music that has clearly absorbed the past and looks to a bright and borderless musical future."
Kallor's first music video, "Espresso Nirvana," is set to the sixth movement of the suite. His new music video, "Broken Sentences," will be released at SubCulture in September.