Gotham Ensemble at Ann Goodman Recital Hall

Date: March 5, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Gotham Ensemble performs 6 premieres by Random Access Music composers for the renowned Messiaen ensemble (clarinet, violin, cello, piano) . Join us at Lincoln Center’s Ann Goodman Recital Hall for an evening of beautiful chamber music.

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 @ 8pm
Ann Goodman Recital Hall
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY  10023

admission: $20 adults/$15 students & seniors


December 2, 2010

RAM/Gotham Ensemble @ The Tank

Date: March 4, 2011
Time: 7:30 pm

The composers of Random Access Music present new works for the renowned Gotham Ensemble.

Gotham is a mixed instrumental ensemble based in New York City and led by the superb clarinetist Tom Piercy. The Gotham Ensemble premieres, performs and records a wide variety of repertoire, from the Classical to the avant-garde. A New York Times review of Gotham’s Merkin Hall, New York City, performance of a program of Olav Thommessen’s music specifically encouraged the public to go out and purchase the recordings. After a performance of Ned Rorem’s Ariel at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Mr. Rorem wrote of Gotham as one of America’s important chamber music groups performing new music today. Albany Records recently released Gotham Ensemble Plays Ned Rorem, a CD of Ned Rorem’s chamber music featuring the clarinet.

Please join us!

Friday, March 4th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
The Tank
354 West 45th Street
New York, NY 10036

December 2, 2010

SPAM v. 2.0 – it’s on.

Date: February 25, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

spam2bannerSPAM v. 2.0

lpac lab residency

Feb. 25, 2011

7:30 pm
Little Theatre @ LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Ave
Long Island City, NY
7 train to 33rd/Rawson or  E, G, V, R  trains to Queens Plaza.

“As avant-garde as anything I’ve seen recently” – Kyle Gann (PostClassical) Read Kyle Gann’s write-up of last year’s SPAM show here.

SPAM v. 2.0 is thingNY’s second-annual experimental variety show of commissioned compositions and nonpositions from composers, writers, video artists, friends, relatives, strangers, pets and any other mammals with internet access. SPAM v. 2.0 is more than the open and sincere exposition of hundreds of diverse images, notes and noises assembled into one theatrically driven performance. It is more than the rickety bridge, dangling above the canyon which separates participant and audience, composer and listener. More. Boldly, we proclaim this is the most prodigious commissioning project in the history of experimental music via email-submitted spam.


September 26, 2010

Secret Series: The Puppet’s Tale by Carlos Cordeiro

Date: February 12, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Carlos Cordeiro performs exciting works for clarinet by influential composers in a carefully selected program featuring live performance with electronics and narrator. The Puppet’s Tale tells a story as it moves from piece to piece.

Join us for the first concert of this inaugural series!

Saturday, February 12th @ 8pm
Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
NY 11101-5000

tickets: $15/door

Carlos Cordeiro began his clarinet studies at the age of 13 years old when he entered the Conservatório de Música de Coimbra where he studied with Osvaldo Lemos, Paulo Vicente and Henrique Pereira. He has worked with a wide range of orchestras and ensembles such as the Orquestra Clássica do Conservatório de Coimbra, Orquestra dos Conservatórios Nacionais, Orquestra Sinfónica Juvenil, Banda Sinfónica Portuguesa, Orquestra Mare Nostrum, Orquestra Sinfonietta da ESMAE, Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra and Shepherd School Symphonic Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music Chamber Jazz Orchestra. Member of Tactus Ensemble. Former member of DaCamera Young Artists in Houston, Texas. He has toured Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, and Russia as a
member of these ensembles. Mr. Cordeiro has performed in masterclasses with teachers Luís Silva, Quarteto de Clarinetes de Lisboa – Nuno Silva, Joaquim Ribeiro, Rui Martins and Luís Gomes, Etienne Lamaison, César Ramos, Bruno Graça, Iva Barbosa, António Rosa, Nuno Pinto, Alain Damiens, Philippe Cuper, José Luis Estellez, Philippe Berrod, Eddie Vanoosthuyse, Robert Walzel, Larry Combs, Michel Letiec, Todd Palmer, Enrique Pérez y Piquer, Alexander Romansky, Elsa Ludwig-Verdehr, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Juan Eric Lluna, Ronald van Spaendonck and António Saiote. While attending the Escuela Internacional de Música Oviedo Joven, Mr. Cordeiro
worked solo and chamber music with António Saiote, Yuri Nasushkin, Alejandro Zabala, and Robert Canetti. He has played under many different conductors such as Pierre Boulez, António Saiote, Justin DiCioccio, Yuri Nasushkin, Robert Canetti, Ernest Schell, JanCober, Luís Carvalho, Cristian Macelaru, Richard Bado, Larry Rachleff, in a wide range of ensembles and genres, from the opera to the chamber orchestra. Mr. Cordeiro has won 2nd prize in the International Competition of Young Performers, and 2nd prize in the Fernando Valente Competition in Aveiro, Portugal, where has performed Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with Orquestra Filarmonia das Beiras, conducted by António Saiote. Mr. Cordeiro shares a huge passion for contemporary music and has world premiered
numerous pieces, many which have been composed especially for him such as “Algo Rítmico ” by Filipe Lopes, (Lousada, 2007), “The Birth of Aphrodite” by Ângela Ponte (Porto, 2006), “Tríptico II” by Carla Oliveira (Lousada, 2007), “Venationes” (Lousada, 2007) and “Reflections III” , for solo bass clarinet (Lisboa, 2007) by Joel Monteiro, “Perdido” (Porto, 2007) for Bb clarinet/bass clarinet and electronics by Filipe Lopes. He has premiered Marius Constant’s “For Clarinet” for solo Bb clarinet in
Portugal and Spain. Mr. Cordeiro had the opportunity to work with Ms. Joan Tower, with whom he recorded for KUHF (Houston, TX) and has previously recorded contemporary music for RDP (Portugal). Member of Lucerne Festival Academy, with artistic director Pierre Boulez, in 2009. Mr. Cordeiro holds a Bachelor Degree of Music from the Escola Superior de Música e Artes Espectáculo under the tutelage of António Saiote and Nuno Pinto and a Master’s Degree from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where he studied with Dr. Michael Webster. Currently is pursuing a Masters Degree in Contemporary Performance at Manhattan
School of Music, New York, with David Krakauer.


February 4, 2011

NYsoundCircuit 2.2 @ the Brecht Forum

Date: January 15, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Save the date. More details to follow soon.

$10 cover
Donations-accepted Bar

Brecht Forum
451 West St
New York, NY
(212) 242-4201

(On “Manhattan’s Left Bank” in West Greenwich Village between Bank & Bethune Streets on the West Side Highway. A, C, E or L to 14th Street & 8th Ave, walk down 8th Ave. to Bethune, turn right, walk west to the River, turn left.)

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December 1, 2010