New Thread at Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn

Date: March 1, 2012
Time: 7:30 pm

Sliding scale donation: $8-15
Doors: 7:30pm
New Thread Quartet
Mike Perdue
The Harvard Institute Drumset Orchestra

Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Experimental ensemble thingNY is excited to announce the brand new Seven Immediacies Series debuting this March at Brooklyn venue Vaudeville Park. This music series is thingNY’s first official foray into curating a series as a group. thingNY’s goal for the Seven Immediacies Series is to present ambitious new well-developed works by artists who maintain a high standard of performance. Each installment of the series will pair local and visiting emerging classical and experimental artists with a large-scale new work, difficult to program because of its extreme length or unusual ensemble. The series will be presented in seven installments from March to July 2012.

Founded in 2011 in New York City, the New Thread Quartet is committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Members of the ensemble are active as composers, performers, educators and industry professionals, and hold degrees from the most prestigious conservatories and music schools in the US and Europe.Still in its inaugural year, New Thread has given 3 concerts of works by New York composers, performing at George Mason University in Fairfax VA, SUNY Potsdam, and South Oxford, Brooklyn. With a mission to bring the city’s music to the ears of young saxophonists and enthusiasts beyond the 5 boroughs, New Thread will perform at the 2012 NASA Biennial in Tempe, Arizona, and the upcoming World Sax Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. Tonight, New Thread is presenting new works by composers Richard Carrick, Anthony Gatto, Gilbert Galindo and Erin Rogers. New Thread is Geoffrey Landman,Kristen McKeon,Justin Marks and Erin Rogers.

Mike Perdue (Pittsburgh, PA) is an improvising percussionist and composer. Originally from a farm in rural south Alabama, Perdue has made his way to the contemporary art music scene in New York by way of the Contemporary Performance Program at Manhattan School of Music, where he earned his master’s degree in 2011. Perdue’s early influences, which range from marching drumline to church music to the symphony orchestra and beyond, are manifested in his current creative output and instrumental technique. As a performer/composer, he has premiered his own work with the ensembles Tactus (New York), Ossia (Rochester), Alia Musica (Pittsburgh), with the NYC theater company Sister Sylvester, and with cellist Mariel Roberts. Mike performs a set of scenes for solo percussionist entitled Words and Letters and Numbers. Equally employing found objects, traditional instruments, the voice, and the body, Perdue asks the eternal question: “You can lead a horse to water… but how?”

Cataract, devised by Paul Pinto, is the inaugural project by the newly assembled, tentatively titled The Harvard Institute Drumset Orchestra. Comprised of percussionists near and far, Cory Bracken, Michael Evans, David Grollman, Mike Perdue, Mike Pride, Paul Pinto, and Julian Sartorius, Cataract is an hour-long cascading roll exploring all the surfaces of six drum kits.

Posted on February 5, 2012 by erin

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