Date: February 18, 2013
Time: 7:30 pm

Anti-Social Music, Elevator Rose, IKTUS, New Thread, Quiet City & thingNY

February 18, 2013

505 1/2 Waverly Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Six of New York’s boldest classical and experimental ensembles throw down with short sets of new music at Clinton Hill’s hip new performance space, JACK as part of the Composers Now Festival.

Curated by Steven Leffue and Paul Pinto.

Performer Bios:

Anti-Social Music, is a collective of composers and performers created for the purpose of presenting new music by emerging, primarily New York-based musicians. We came together in November 2000 for what was originally intended only as a one-off concert called “An Afternoon of Anti-Social Chamber Music”. Turns out people liked it, so now we present concerts of new compositions written and performed by ASM members and associates.

Collectively, the musicians of Elevator Rose represent a wide range of influences and styles and are intent on working with young composers and writing original music. The group has performed at the CUNY New Music Festival, Glasslands, Death by Audio and Queens College.

Iktus Percussion is an ambitious, dynamic young ensemble committed to expanding the boundaries of the percussion genre. Iktus is a collective-based operation, featuring an array of industrious and multi-talented percussionists with Chris Graham, Justin Wolf, Steve Sehman, Nick Woodbury, and Cory Bracken at the core.

Founded in 2011, 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.

Quiet City is a network of experimental composers, performers and improvisers that explores the relationship between traditionally notated concert music and extemporaneous performance via different methods of improvisation.

thingNY is a 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.


Posted on January 20, 2013 by erin

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