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Marco Cappelli Set for September Residency at The StoneMarco Cappelli Set for September Residency at The Stone
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Stone presents guitarist and composer Marco Cappelli's Residency commemorating his 50th birthday celebrations with concerts, film and theater events from September 8th through the 13th. (more...)

20 Vocal Commissions, 3 Shows at The Stone and 6 Video Operas Set for Experiments in Opera's 2015-16 Season20 Vocal Commissions, 3 Shows at The Stone and 6 Video Operas Set for Experiments in Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

EXPERIMENTS IN OPERA- the curiously refreshing composer collective -announces itsFifth Anniversary Season, featuring 20 commissions of vocal works, 3shows at The Stone in Alphabet City and 6new video operas to be screened at Anthology Film Archives. (more...)

Church of Betty Celebrates 25 Years with New Record SWIRLED WORLD, Videos, and Shows at The Living RoomChurch of Betty Celebrates 25 Years with New Record SWIRLED WORLD, Videos, and Shows at The Living Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

There are few bands that have been as tenaciously creative, exploratory, eclectic and inclusive as Church of Betty. On Swirled World, their new release, produced by Two-time Independent Music Awards Winner Kenny Siegal (Langhorne Slim & The Law, Chris Whitley, Spottiswoode & His Enemies), frontman Chris Rael's ever-evolving musical palette effortlessly crosses genres (world, rock, pop, folk, classical) and is as fertile and explosive as ever. Rael is at the top of his game as vocalist, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. (more...)

Neuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta RecordsNeuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

These companion releases of Soldier's solo piano (In Black & White) and quartet music (In Four Color) dissect and explore the two classic forms of the classical tradition. Together they encompass five hours of compositions spanning thirty years. (more...)

The Kitchen Presents Dither Performing John Zorn's GAME PIECES TonightThe Kitchen Presents Dither Performing John Zorn's GAME PIECES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

New York-based electric guitar quartet Dither will perform a raucous evening of John Zorn's game pieces in conjunction with their forthcoming Tzadik release Dither Plays Zorn, tonight, December 13 at The Kitchen. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Zorn's influential game piece Cobra and the earlier pieces to be presented, dating from the late 70s and early 80s, provide an exciting window into the development of this seminal work. (more...)

Miller Theatre Continues 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with Keeril Makan TonightMiller Theatre Continues 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with Keeril Makan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with two premieres from KEERIL MAKAN featuring Either/Or and Richard Carrick, conductor, tonight, December 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). (more...)

The Kitchen to Present Dither Performing John Zorn's GAME PIECES, 12/13The Kitchen to Present Dither Performing John Zorn's GAME PIECES, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

New York-based electric guitar quartet Dither will perform a raucous evening of John Zorn's game pieces in conjunction with their forthcoming Tzadik release Dither Plays Zorn, December 13 at The Kitchen. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Zorn's influential game piece Cobra and the earlier pieces to be presented, dating from the late 70s and early 80s, provide an exciting window into the development of this seminal work. (more...)

Japan Society Presents Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film TonightJapan Society Presents Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) tonight, November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)

Miller Theatre to Continue 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with Keeril Makan, 12/5Miller Theatre to Continue 2014-15 Composer Portraits Series with Keeril Makan, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts continues the 2014-15 Composer Portraits series with two premieres from KEERIL MAKAN featuring Either/Or and Richard Carrick, conductor, on Friday, December 5, 2014, 8:00 p.m at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway at 116th Street). Tickets: $20-$30 Students with valid ID: $12-$18 (more...)

Roulette Presents INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, TonightRoulette Presents INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Roulette presents Interpretations featuring selections from John King's Free Palestine, with A Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violins; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello). Using materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam'at and iqa'at, each particular composition uses indeterminacy and improvisation to organize sound and time, thereby providing energetic and visceral motifs encompassing the full range of expression possible from a string quartet. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15Japan Society to Present Yumiko Tanaka's Shamisen Accompaniment to CROSSROADS Film, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Acclaimed traditional gidayu-bushi (specific to bunraku puppet theater) shamisen player and avant-garde musician Yumiko Tanaka provides a thrilling soundscape to the silent film Crossroads (Jujiro, 1928) on November 15th in the second show of Japan Society's 2014-2015 Performing Arts Season multi-month musical program, The Shamisen Sessions. (more...)

Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23Roulette to Present INTERPRETATIONS, Featuring John King's FREE PALESTINE and More, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Roulette presents Interpretations featuring selections from John King's Free Palestine, with A Secret Quartet (Cornelius Dufallo, Jennifer Choi, violins; Lev Zhurbin, viola; Yves Dharamraj, cello). Using materials derived from the Arabic systems of pitch and rhythm, maqam'at and iqa'at, each particular composition uses indeterminacy and improvisation to organize sound and time, thereby providing energetic and visceral motifs encompassing the full range of expression possible from a string quartet. (more...)

Peppergreen Media & Spectrum Present International Strange Music Day, 8/24Peppergreen Media & Spectrum Present International Strange Music Day, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

AUGUST 24th is International sTRANGE mUSIC Day. It's a real holiday, yes it is. To celebrate, some of the NYC area's best and brightest composers and performers are getting together to have a very unserious session of music making. This as an opportunity to for them to share unusual sounds, unusual instrumentation, and unusual compositions rarely heard or new ones that will never be heard from again. (more...)

sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, July 31-August 16, 2014. (more...)

sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, Now thru 8/16sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, Now thru 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, today, July 31-August 16, 2014. (more...)

sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16sq product theatre Presents the World Premiere of SLAB, 7/31-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

square product theatre kicks off its 9th Season with the World Premiere of SLAB, adapted by Gleason Bauer and Emily K. Harrison from the forthcoming novel by Mississippi born, Denver-based writer Selah Saterstrom. SLAB will be presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater on the University of Colorado Boulder campus, July 31-August 16, 2014. (more...)

New Works by Elliott Sharp, John King, Eleonor Sandresky and More Set for IN (KEY) at Cornelia Street Cafe TodayNew Works by Elliott Sharp, John King, Eleonor Sandresky and More Set for IN (KEY) at Cornelia Street Cafe Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Make Music New York, ComposersCollaborative Inc, Peppergreen Media & Cornelia Street Cafe present 'IN (Key),' an extraordinary 50th anniversary celebration of Terry Riley's minimalist masterpiece 'IN C' today, June 21st featuring eleven new works by leading composer-performers. The event will begin with a special performance of 'IN C' itself, serving as a prelude to all that is to follow. (more...)

Make Music New York 2014 Presents Concerts Across All Genres; Kicks Off the First Day of Summer TodayMake Music New York 2014 Presents Concerts Across All Genres; Kicks Off the First Day of Summer Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

There are approximately 1,350 diverse concerts in this year's Make Music New York, which takes place (as always) on the first day of summer, today, June 21, from dawn 'til dusk. Below are a few highlights, listed chronologically. (more...)

The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present First Concert in New Series, 7/10The Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can Present First Concert in New Series, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Bang on a Can: Other Primary Structures, a concert featuring Bang on a Can All-Stars Vicky Chow (piano) and David Cossin (percussion) with Dither Quartet guitarists Taylor Levine and James Moore, will take place at the Jewish Museum on Thursday, July 10 at 7:30pm. This program is the first auditorium concert of the Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can's new partnership to produce a series of dynamic musical performances at the Museum from June 2014 to May 2015, inspired by the Jewish Museum's diverse slate of exhibitions. (more...)

Make Music New York 2014 Presents Concerts Across All Genres; Kicks Off the First Day of Summer, 6/21Make Music New York 2014 Presents Concerts Across All Genres; Kicks Off the First Day of Summer, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

There are approximately 1,350 diverse concerts in this year's Make Music New York, which takes place (as always) on the first day of summer, June 21, from dawn 'til dusk. Below are a few highlights! (more...)

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