Seven Immediacies Series, Vol. 7

Date: July 15, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm

thingNY presents:

Seven Immediacies Series, Vol. 7

Sunday, July 15th
doors 7:00pm, performances ca. 7:45pm
Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn

Featuring:
Leah Asher String Quartet + Tristan MacKay
Yoni Niv + Adam Kendall
Satoshi Takeishi +Shoko Nagai
with Michal Samama


Experimental music ensemble thingNY closes its Seven Immediacies Series with multimedia works, chamber music and an experimental opera. Leda is violinist Leah Asher’s graphic score for string quartet performed with Jeffrey Young, Meaghan Burke and Hannah Levinson, followed by pianist Tristan MacKay’s premiere of Leah Asher’s Lullaby. Then videoist and musician Adam Kendall, Vortex (Satoshi Takeishi and Shoko Nagai) and Michael Samama present a set of multimedia works for electronics, video and dance, including the premiere of the experimental opera in progress, Nach der Heilung.

The Seven Immediacies Series is thingNY’s first foray into curating a series as a group. Each Installment takes place at Vaudeville Park and will pair local visiting and emerging classical and experimental artists with a new work, difficult to program because of its extreme length or unusual ensemble.

July 5, 2012

New Thread goes to Scotland!

Date: July 14, 2012

New Thread Quartet is pleased to be presenting the works of New York City composers to the World Sax Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland this July.  The New York arts scene offers a wealth of exciting and diverse styles of new music.  New Thread’s mission to spread the word and to bring these talented, creative voices beyond Gotham will reach a milestone this summer as we take to the international stage. Please help us get there! Support our pledge campaign to help us get to Scotland and receive exciting rewards in return. Visit our Rockethub campaign to donate:  http://www.rockethub.com/projects/7742-new-thread-quartet-goes-to-scotland

Program/schedule TBA. For more information on the WSC and how to attend, visit: http://www.wscxvi.com/main.php

Still in its inaugural year, New Thread has given 5 full-length concerts, including premieres by New York composers Richard Carrick, Anthony Gatto and Gilbert Galindo. The quartet has presented recitals at SUNY Potsdam, George Mason University in Fairfax, VA; Arizona State University in Tempe, at the South Oxford,Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn and the D’Addario Studio in Chelsea.

March 23, 2012

Support our RocketHub campaign, donate here!

Date: July 7, 2012

New Thread Quartet’s mission to spread the word and to bring these talented, creative voices beyond Gotham will reach a milestone this summer as we take to the international stage. Please help us get there! Support our pledge campaign to help us get to Scotland and receive exciting rewards in return. Visit our Rockethub campaign to donate: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/7742-new-thread-quartet-goes-to-scotland

Every little bit helps!

June 12, 2012

thingNY presents: Seven Immediacies Series, Vol. 6 “Ladies Night”

Date: June 29, 2012
Time: 7:00 pm

thingNY presents:

Seven Immediacies Series, Vol. 6 “Ladies Night”

Friday, June 29th

Vaudeville Park
26 Bushwick Ave.
Brooklyn, NY

Doors @ 7pm

Sliding Scale donation: $5-15

Experimental music ensemble thingNY presents “Ladies Night” – Volume 6 of its Seven Immediacies Series, the program will include exciting new sets from saxophonist Rhonda Taylor, electronic sound artist n0izkmr, featuring visualist invaderbacca, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Sukato. The evening will finish with the premiere of “Wind Factory” a work for roomful of winds, by thingNY’s Erin Rogers.

This music series is thingNY’s first official foray into curating a series as a group. Each installment of the series will pair local and visiting emerging classical and experimental artists with a new work, difficult to program because of its extreme length or unusual ensemble.

New Mexico based saxophonist Rhonda Taylor will start at 8pm with Pre-Millennium Tension, a collection of solo saxophone works originally written between 1983 and 2000, exploring the extraordinary timbral and textural possibilities of a single voice. Works featured will be El Avion Grande and Audition, both by Rick Burkhardt, Anubis et Nout by Gérard Grisey, Interstice by Avi Tchamni, and Not Pitch by Ben Grosser. n0izmkr will follow with a structured improvisational noise set, including circuit bent instruments, handmade synthesizers, custom midi controllers, environmental samples, and a contact mic orchestra, the set will be interpreted by visualist invaderbacca. Finally, Sukato will perform an electric-saz and voice set with back-up electronic tracks and the program will finish with the premiere of “Wind Factory” a work for roomful of winds, by thingNY’s Erin Rogers.
Rhonda Taylor is dedicated to the creation and performance of meaningful sonic art of our time. Her solo recordings can be found at cdbaby, iTunes, and amazon.com. Upcoming projects include working closely with Steve Takasugi on a new work for solo saxophonist and electronics, premiering a new work for alto saxophone and electronics by Avi Tchamni, and taking part in a consortium commission of a new work for baritone saxophone and electronics by Nathan Davis. Dr. Taylor has been on faculty at New Mexico State University since 2003, where she is the College Assistant Professor of Saxophone and Music Theory. Rhonda Taylor is a Conn-Selmer artist and plays on Selmer Paris saxophones exclusively.

Nicole Carroll (n0izkmr) is a classically trained electroacoustic composer, who also works with video and handmade electronic instruments. Through her music and video works, Carroll seeks to build relationships with audiences though multi-disciplinary art experiences.  She utilizes circuit bent toys and hacked hardware in performance to provide a visual element to the electroacoustic performance process.  Her compositional focus is exploring sonic and artistic possibilities, while presenting material in manner that is accessible to her audiences.

Carroll resides in Brooklyn, NY, where she freelances as a sound designer for theater, and builds custom midi controllers and hacked instruments for electronic musicians and digital media artists. During her free time she explores nature and collects sounds from unlikely sources, in unlikely places.  As n0izmkr, she performs live electroacoustic sets for whoever is listening.

Invaderbacca sees the colors that nobody sees. His approach to visualizing the sounds around him is almost sonic itself in nature, whether he’s creating frenetic glitchnes sets or creating his own spasmodic video blasts.

Sukato is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer and improviser. She studied at the Juilliard School, and later, at Eastman School of Music, became interested in ethnomusicology and the possibilities of the voice. She collaborated with composer/poet Kala Pierson on Axis of Beauty, an evening-length performance in memory of Iraqis killed since the U.S. invasion, featured at the Tribeca Center of the Performing Arts. She appeared as Moby’s video “I love to move in here” (as an extra).

Sukato premiered and recorded composer Christopher Bailey’s “Mergurs Ehd Ffleweh Bq Nsolst” for voice and electronics (“Immolation Ritual”, Innova #695). She has one insane and incomprehensible double CD, “Sukato”,
available on CD Baby.

From Alberta, Canada, now based in New York City, Erin Rogers is a saxophonist and composer. Her works have been performed by New York-based groups such as the Gotham Ensemble and IKTUS as well as Austin Symphony concertmaster Jessica Mathaes, Chicago’s Anubis Quartet and Madrid’s Tribuna Sax-Ensemble. She has performed with ensembles such as the Lost Dog Ensemble and Fireworks and is a founding member of thingNY and the New Thread Saxophone Quartet, an ensemble of elite musicians committed to the creation and performance of saxophone quartet repertoire from New York’s burgeoning new music scene. Erin completed undergraduate studies at the University of Alberta and, in 2005, received master’s degrees in composition and performance from Bowling Green State University. Visit www.erinmrogers.com for more information.

June 12, 2012

NTQ – Season Finale Concert & Fundraiser

Date: June 9, 2012
Time: 4:00 pm

Please join the New Thread Quartet at The D’Addario NYC Studio on Friday, June 9th, for a season finale concert and fundraiser. We have a lot planned for the event: music from an exciting group of NYC-based composers, a great line-up of guest performers and a generous selection of silent auction and raffle items provided by D’Addario. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments are complimentary, including wine and beer.

Saturday, June 9, 4-7pm
The D’Addario NYC Studio

The Collective School of Music
123 West 18th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Admission: $25, $15 for students
All advanced tickets are $20
Reserve tickets by supporting our online fundraising campaign Click Here

Concert will feature works by Martin BresnickRichard Carrick, Gilbert Galindo, Anthony Gatto and Erin Rogers.

The fundraiser is aimed at covering our travel and lodging in St. Andrews, Scotland this July.  We’ve been selected from an international pool of saxophonists to participate in the World Saxophone Congress 2012.

It’s a tremendous honor for us to be chosen for this opportunity, and your support will help us get there.

We would love to see you on June 9th. Please reserve your ticket(s) online by supporting our Rockethub fundraising campaign. Every little bit helps! http://www.rockethub.com/projects/7742-new-thread-quartet-goes-to-scotland

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May 25, 2012