Spectrum Announces 2013 EAVESDROPPING SERIES
After three successful years at The Tank, composer and curator Guy Barash's contemporary music series, Eavesdropping, is relocating to Spectrum to kick off a fourth year of exciting programming. "We are thrilled for this collaboration and look forward to presenting another electrifying season of contemporary music," Barash beams. He continues to provide a "stage for risk-taking and the exploration of non- conventional sound" and to present a "relevant boundary-breaking artistic work." (The Tank NYC)
Eavesdropping, his "bold concert series" (icareifyoulisten.com) will begin its new season on September 12th at Spectrum, a concert venue which "recalls New York's experimental-music lofts of the 1970s and '80s, but its spirit harks back further, to the Romantic salon and to private-house concerts" (The New York Times). Barash hosts some of today's most daring performers and innovative composers.
He continues, "The intimate, "homey vibe" (The New York Times) at Spectrum brings our audiences close enough to become part of the creative process. We are committed to presenting innovative repertoire that is relevant and intriguing. Eavesdropping is a cross-genre new music series presented to the city's inquisitive listener - one who has seen it all and heard it all but craves cultural excitement."
12 September, 8pm
Eavesdropping presents Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or
Eavesdropping Fall 2013 opening event: David Shively and Richard Carrick of Either/Or join Elliott Sharp for a concert that will include a performance of Sharp's monumental graphic score Foliage as well as group improvisations, solos and duets. The three musicians will use a wide range of sonic materials including guitars, piano, and percussion instruments.
Appropriately, an after party will follow!
17 October, 8pm
Eavesdropping: Plugged & Unplugged
Multifaceted guitarist Nadav Lev hosts illustrious mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and violin sensation Miranda Cuckson, in a unique concert of contemporary music with strong rock and folk influences. The program offers a refreshing mix of musical languages, and includes works by Steve Mackey, Manuel de Falla, Jorge Liderman and others.
14 November, Noon-11pm
Eavesdropping: Objective Sound
A daylong extravaganza of workshops, talks, and performances that explore music created with found objects, nonconventional instruments, electric sound sources, and other oddities.
Presenting artists include *Lesley Flanigan, Philip White, Daniel Davidovsky, Nadav Assor, Ronen Shai, Katie Down, *Kenny Wollesen, *Terry Dame, and more
To register as a presenting artist, email Guy Barash at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*To Be Confirmed
12 December, 8pm
Kathleen Supové continually redefines what it means to be a pianist in today's world. She will present a hypnotic program for piano and electronics with works by Annie Gosfield, Jacob Cooper, Eric KM Clark, and Guy Barash.
Multi-disciplinary composer and pianist Sidney Boquiren will perform his Misang Walang Salita (Mass Without Words) for amplified prepared piano (two players) and live electronics.
2013 Series at a Glance:
Sep 12 Eavesdropping presents Elliott Sharp meets Either/Or
Oct 17 Eavesdropping: Plugged & Unplugged featuring guitarist Nadav Lev,
mezzo-soprano Rinat Shaham and violinist Miranda Cuckson
Nov 14 Eavesdropping: Objective Sound with tentatively scheduled presenting artists
including Lesley Flanigan, Philip White, Daniel Davidovsky, Nadav Assor, Ronen Shai,
Katie Down, Kenny Wollesen, Terry Dame & more
Dec 12 Eavesdropping: Pianos featuring Kathleen Supové & Sidney Boquiren