Sweet Soubrette @ The Living Room

Date: December 22, 2011
Time: 10:00 pm

Sweet Soubrette performs with full horns!

Thursday, Dec. 22, 10pm
The Living Room (LES)
154 Ludlow St.

For more information on Sweet Soubrette, visit: http://www.sweetsoubrette.com

December 6, 2011

Canadian premiere of Quartet at Tonus Festival of New Music

Date: December 2, 2011
Time: 7:00 pm

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2011

7 p.m., Muttart Hall, Alberta College

Edmonton, Alberta


The St. Crispin’s Ensemble presents

an evening-long performance of compositions:

Alissa Cheung, Close Before Striking

William Pura, Four Songs

Ron Hannah, Trio

Michael Matthews, Night Music

Erin Rogers, Quartet

Robert Rosen, Meditation 5, “Mosaic”

Elisha Denburg, Idee Fixe

Jordan Nobles, Simulacrum

Following this concert we invite all of you to join us for a reception, with refreshments and a chance to relax and chance to talk about The Festival and meet some new friends!

TICKETS: $30.00 Festival Pass ($20.00 for students) or $20.00 individual concert prices ($10.00 for students)

For more information on the Tonus Vivus Society and the Tonus Festival of New Music, visit: http://tonusvivus.ca

November 25, 2011

IN HOUSE at the Voelker Orth Museum

Date: November 13, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm

thingNY’s IN HOUSE at the Voelker Orth Museum in Flushing


Nov. 13, 2011
2:00pm
thingNY: IN HOUSE

Voelker Orth Museum
14919 38th Avenue
flushing, NY 11354-4839
http://www.vomuseum.org/

Part house concert, part sound installation, IN HOUSE is a collection of new musical meditations on the idea of “the home” written and performed by members of experimental music ensemble thingNY.

The works explore aspects of performance art, sound installations, and contemporary chamber music. How do you guide a listener’s ears and eyes while still leaving freedom to explore a space? How does a piece of music capture the essence of a room of a home across cultural lines? How do the sounds of audience and environment affect composition and the performance of new music?

The pieces are written with flexibility in mind. With each composer creating a work for one room of the home, each performance is adapted for and inspired by the individuality of each home’s distinct rooms. This allows IN HOUSE to be programmed differently for each home and experienced uniquely by its audience, who can listen to one piece in its entirety, or explore the house freely, hearing how the compositions fit together.

The project is a continuation of the ideas explored in Gelsey Bell’s extensive Bathroom Songs for solo vocalist. Written in 2010, it is a collection of songs that oscillates between extended vocal techniques, popular song structures, and everyday bathroom events like brushing ones teeth.

Isabel Castellvi’s Music for a Quartet of Speaking Pot Players utilizes the kitchen space and items in a rhythmic work of text and percussion. Paul Pinto’s Music for Your Living Room for solo clarinet and Erin Rogers’s Bedroom Music for violin, tape and visiting chamber musicians both span the entire event, occurring simultaneously and responding to behaviors of the audience.

And in the hallways and stairways, Memorial for _____, a series of constructed noise-making kinetic sculptures created by Alejandro Acierto, will sound throughout the performance.

Full performance schedule is available at http://www.thingNY.com/inhouse
Queens performances supported by the Queens Council on the Arts.

thingNY is a 501c3 not-for-profit collective of composer-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, media, and genres.inhousebutton


September 30, 2011

The Super Coda presents thingNY

Date: November 11, 2011

with Amy X Neuburg, Todd Reynolds and Joey Molinaro
Saturday, November 11, 2011
Doors @ 8:00pm

Exapno
33 Flatbush Ave. #5
Brooklyn, NY
Sliding: $5-$15(suggested)

New music ensemble thingNY presents Paul Pinto’s mini_004 and Andrea La Rose’s eudaimonism, improvisations of the non-pop variety, and portions from their experimental operas ADDDDDDDDD and Jeff Young and Paul Pinto, Patriots, Run for Public Office on a Platform of Swift and Righteous Immigration Reform, Lots of Jobs, and a Healthy Environment. Also on the program, electroacoustic performers Amy X Neuburg (Bay Area composer/vocalist) and Todd Reynolds (founding violinist of Ethel), as well as thrash violinist, Joey Molinaro.

www.thingNY.com

October 11, 2011

ROBERT ASHLEY: PERFECT LIVES MANHATTAN

Date: November 6, 2011
Time: 11:00 am

Sunday, November 6, 2011
11:00am — 11:30pm
Throughout Lower Manhattan at various locations: MAP coming soon.
FREE ADMISSION ALL DAY

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Members of thingNY and the groups Why Lie? and the Panoply Performance Laboratory have collaborated as a newly formed collective called VARISPEED to remake Robert Ashley’s seminal television opera, Perfect Lives. Presented by PERFORMA ’11, each episode has been newly arranged by a member of the group. These arrangements feature fresh takes on instrumentation, amplification, and melodic content, while still maintaining the formal, metric, and chordal frameworks of the originals. Perfect Lives Manhattan is not a imitative interpretation of Ashley’s Perfect Lives, but instead seeks to reanimate Ashley’s material in new ways, stemming from the Varispeed members’ own individual relationships with the piece.

Arranged and performed by Gelsey Bell, Paul Pinto, Brian McCorkle, Dave Ruder and Aliza Simons.

HELP US VIDEOTAPE IT:
This is a free performance but we would really love to document it properly with HD video and a quality sound recording. Please consider giving a small donation via our IndieGoGo page to help us do this.

September 30, 2011