SATURDAY, MARCH 2
8:00 pm Joe McPhee, solo sax
VENUE: Clemente Soto Velez
A night of improvisation in the spirit of Peter Kowald.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2
10:00 pm Weasel Walter/Alex Ward duo
VENUE: Freedom Garden
SUNDAY, MARCH 3
8:00 pm Steven Lugerner Quartet
VENUE: The Stone
DETAILS: Steven Lugerner (woodwinds) Myra Melford (piano) Stephanie Richards (trumpet) Matt Wilson (drums)
FRIDAY, MARCH 8
8:00 pm Claire Chase, solo flute
George Brecht: flute solo (1962)
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, I. (2008)
Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint (1982)
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, II. (2008)
Luciano Berio: Sequenza I (1951)
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, III. (2008)
Evan Johnson: Emoi (2010), WORLD PREMIERE
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, IV. (2008)
Marcelo Toledo: 60! (2012), NY PREMIERE
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, V. (2008)
Marcos Balter: Descent from Parnassus (2011), NY PREMIERE
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, VI. (2008) – 1 minute
Mario Diaz de Leon: Luciform, WORLD PREMIERE (2012)
Pauline Oliveros: A Fluting Moment, VII. (2008)
George Brecht: flute solo (1962) ADMISSION: $10
SATURDAY, MARCH 9
8:00 pm Charming Hostess
DETAILS: Charming Hostess performs music from The Bowls Project. The Bowls Project offers a visceral, personal connection to daily life 1500 years ago in the region now known as Iraq. For this show, Charming Hostess is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes and Brandon Seabrook.
MONDAY, MARCH 11
7:30 pm In The Absence Of… Schubert, Christoph Pepe Auer, Christian Bakanic and Tigran Himayasan
VENUE: Austrian Cultural Forum
Improvisational exploration of Franz Schubert’s music and sound world.
Christoph Pepe Auer, saxophones, bass clarinet, home-made instruments
Christian Bakanic, accordion
Tigran Himayasan, piano
ADMISSION: Free with RSVP
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
8:00, 9:30 pm Lotte Anker (sax, Denmark) in a rare US performance + William Parker (bass), Tim Berne (sax), and Gerald Cleaver (drums)
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
8:00 pm Berio/Razzi/Simonini for live video projection, prepared piano and percussion
VENUE: the firehouse space
“REDROCKS”: MATTEO RAMON AREVALOS- piano, prepared piano and percussion, CHIARA ZENZANI- performer, video projection
MASSIMO SIMONINI Richiamo di una gru nell’ombra, for piano – voice
FAUSTO RAZZI Per Piano, for piano
LUCIANO BERIO Six Encores, for piano
REDROCKS – performance for live video projection, prepared piano and percussion
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
8:00 pm Vocal Electrofolk: Africa to New York with Kronos Quartet’s cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, clarinetist David Krakauer and many special guests.
VENUE: The Greene Space
Presented in partnership with Original Music Workshop, this evening bridges bold new vocal styles from New York and Africa through two special acts.
Vocalist and improviser Helga Davis joins esteemed Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, clarinetist David Krakauer and other special guests in an evening of newly written and improvised works that range from Mexican electronica to their own musings. The Zimbabwean vocalist Netsayi joins the evening with Black Pressure — a band that features Zimbabwe’s most gifted musicians.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
8:30 pm KALMANOVITCH COLEMAN REICHMAN TRIO
VENUE: Cornelia Street Cafe
|Tanya Kalmanovitch, violin, viola; Ted Reichman, accordion; Anthony Coleman, piano|
Composition and improvisation, art music and popular song, original compositions and daring re-compositions of a broad range of musical texts: among them works by Gustav Mahler, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Christian Wolff, and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Admission: $20, includes drink
WEDNESDAY – WEEK, MARCH 20 – 27
8:00 pm Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Oktophonie
VENUE: Park Avenue Armory
New York Premiere, Environment designed by Rirkrit Tiravanija. Performed by one of his original collaborators Kathinka Pasveer, the maverick composer’s OKTOPHONIE from his opus Licht gets an exciting new life in an epic production of this monumental composition.
Acclaimed contemporary visual artist Rirkrit Tiravanija stages the work as the composer originally intended—in outer space—creating a lunar floating seating unit to fully envelop the listener in octophonic sound. Adorned in white, the audience takes a ritualistic musical journey from plunging darkness into blinding light to fully immerse themselves in the all-encompassing score and surroundings. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely performed work that Stockhausen so boldly envisioned in its highly-anticipated New York premiere.
THURSDAY, MARCH 21
7:00 pm The New England Conservatory Improvisation Festival with Anthony Coleman, Matt Darriau, Frank London, Eli Keszler (see video below) and more.
Celebrating 40 Years of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory.
Curated by Anthony Coleman and Ashley Paul, this Festival will feature performances by NEC alumni Matt Darriau, Frank London, Ashley Paul, Cuddle Magic, Mat Maneri, Andrew Hock, Judith Berkson and more..
FRIDAY, MARCH 22
8 pm MOCAminiMIX: Crossing Frets for Tapping
VENUE: The Museum of Chinese in America
Live improvisation between contemporary and traditional musicians, singers, and dancers: Min Xiao Fen (pipa), Jin Hi Kim (komungo), with Max Pollack (rhumba tap).
SATURDAY, MARCH 23
8 pm Synth Nights: David Behrman, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Ben Vida
VENUE: The Kitchen
The second installment of Synth Nights’ intergenerational electronic music series features recent and vintage works by legendary composer David Behrman. Joining Behrman on March 23, Sergei Tcherepnin and Woody Sullender will present a new piece continuing their work with building theatrical physical environments for their live electronic music. In this work they invite Okkyung Lee to interact with and activate specific aspects of the composition.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24
6.30 pm Iva Bittová, voice, violin, kalimba
VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge
Czech singer/player/composer Iva Bittová has said. “The violin is a mirror reflecting my dreams and imagination. I believe there are fundamentals to my performance, such as the music’s vibration and resonance between violin and my voice.” An idiosyncratic ‘folk’ music, contemporary composition, improvisation, any and all of these may apply from moment to moment. Bittová’s music is a living, changing thing: “Deciding on a name for my style of music is far from over yet”. Iva Bittová was previously showcased in 2007 on the widely-acclaimed ECM album Mater by composer Vladimír Godár; this marks her solo debut for the label.
TUESDAY, MARCH 26
7:30 pm Attacca Quartet: String Quartets of John Adams
VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge
Composer and special guest John Adams in attendance.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29
8:00 pm Todd Reynolds and Vicky Chow:
Violin and Piano music of Neil Rolnick
SATURDAY, MARCH 30
8:00 pm Pauline Oliveros, Doug Van Nort, David Arner and FILTER