NYC Calendar August 2018

Highlight of the month: TIME: SPANS festival

6 PM Alan Braufman performs “Valley of Search” with Cooper-Moore
VENUE: The Greene Space @ WNYC

9PM BarrSheaDahl’s 10th Anniversary Show
Peter Evans, Weasel Walter, Ava Mendoza and many special guests
VENUE: Market Hotel (1140 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn)

THURSDAY, August 2
7:30 pm Mostly Mozart: Grand Pianola Music
Phyllis Chen: Phantom Fingerings (2015/2018) for Piano Lodeon and video
Courtney Bryan: Songs of Laughing, Smiling, and Crying (2012)
George Lewis: Voyager (1987/2018)
John Adams: Grand Pianola Music (1982)
Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble
Christian Reif, conductor (Mostly Mozart Festival debut)
Courtney Bryan, Cory Smythe, Jacob Greenberg, piano
Peter Evans, trumpet, Joshua Rubin, clarinet, Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Quince Ensemble, voices
VENUE: Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 W 59th St, New York)

SATURDAY, August 4
8:30pm NUMBERS
Michaël Attias (sax) Tony Malaby (sax) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Ben Gerstein (trombone, etc) Kris Davis (piano) Fred Lonberg-Holm (cello) John Hébert (bass) Satoshi Takeishi (percussion) Eric McPherson (drums)
VENUE: The Stone

6:30pm and 8:30 pm The Force of Things, An Opera for Objects
Immersive music-theater piece with 24 subwoofer speakers that emit sound too low for humans to hear, creating a subsonic sense of ecological anxiety that ripples around the audience.
Performers: International Contemporary Ensemble
Ashley Fure, composer and co-director
Adam Fure, architectural design
VENUE: Gelsey Kirkland Arts Center, Brooklyn

SATURDAY, August 11
3PM John Luther Adams: In the Name of the Earth (World premiere)
Nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams’s holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind. VENUE: Harlem Meer, Central Park (Rain location: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine)

TUESDAY, August 14
8PM Time: Spans, Concert I
Cassandra Miller, About Bach (2015)
Linda Catlin Smith, Folkestone , 1999

Bozzini Quartet:
Clemens Merkel, violin
Alissa Cheung, violin
Stéphanie Bozzini, viola
Isabelle Bozzini, cello
VENUE: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

WEDNESDAY, August 15
8PM: Time: Spans – Alarm Will Sound
Alex Mincek, Chimeras, excerpt, 2018 (World premiere)
Zosha Di Castri, Phonotopographie, 2012
King Britt / Christopher Stark, The Intention, 2018 (NY Premiere)
VENUE: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

SATURDAY, August 18
8 PM Time: Spans: Concert V
Felipe Lara, Tran(slate), 2008, with live electronics
Sabrina Schroeder, UNDERROOM, 2018 with live electronics (world premiere)
Commissioned by the Earle Brown Music Foundation
Georg Friedrich Haas, String Quartet #7 , 2011 (US Premiere)
Performers: JACK + SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg (Germany)
JACK Quartet:
Christopher Otto, violin
Austin Wulliman, violin
John Pickford Richards, viola
Jay Campbell, cello
Live electronics:
Detlef Heusinger, Artistic Director Experimentalstudio Freiburg (Germany)
Lukas Nowok, Experimentalstudio Freiburg (Germany)
Caley Monahon-Ward, TIME SPANS festival
VENUE: The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
ADMISSION: $10/$20

SATURDAY, August 18
9:30PM Matana Roberts presents 1’s and 2’s
Matana Roberts, saxophone
VENUE: The Jazz Gallery

MONDAY, August 20
8PM Chris Pitsiokos – Alto Saxophone, Nate Wooley – Trumpet
VENUE: Zürcher Gallery

SUNDAY, August 27
6PM Aaron Rubinstein/Nate Wooley
VENUE: Downtown Music Gallery

THURSDAY, August 30
8PM Bill Frisell, guitar
VENUE: Russ and Daughters Cafe

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