18th Annual NYC In C @LPR // NYC

Date: September 25, 2022
Time: 8:00 pm

The 18th Annual NYC In C!

Sun September 25th // 8:00PM
Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) Main Space
Doors: 7PM // Show: 8PM
Tickets: $20-$45

Terry Riley’s 1964 Minimalist Masterpiece is once again heard at LPR in a celebrated rendition.

Emerging from the legendary Darmstadt concert series, this yearly performance of Terry Riley’s In C—ongoing since 2005—has become a New York City tradition. At once completely faithful to Riley’s original score, and yet “the most vital, audacious and energizing…ever heard” (New York Times), curator-musicians Nick Hallett, Zach Layton, and (new team member) Gelsey Bell have assembled a distinguished group to improvise with Riley’s identifiable, interlocking melodic patterns. Guitarists, electronic musicians, orchestral instrumentalists, and a bevy of voices strut in step to the propulsive backbeat of a single drummer.

Unprecedented in design, Terry Riley’s In C, made a radical impact on contemporary music at its 1964 premiere, influencing a generation of composers and paving the way for Minimalism. Its performers are tasked with repeating 53 short melodies through endless combinations, resulting in a hypnotic tapestry of sound. No two performances are the same. New York City’s longest-running annual performance gives audiences a chance to revel in Riley’s riotous cacophony.

Performers include: Lesley Mok, Drums; John King, Electric Guitar; Clara Latham, Electric Guitar; Ava Mendoza, Electric Guitar; Ken Filiano, Bass; Zach Layton, 17-String Bass; eddy kwon, Violin; Laura Ortman, Violin; Jessica Pavone, Viola; Ethan Philbrick, Cello; Alex Waterman, Cello; gamin, Piri; Darius Jones, Saxophone; Erin Rogers, Saxophone; Jonathan Finlayson, Trumpet; Jen Baker, Trombone; Anthony Coleman, Keyboard; Miguel Frasconi, Electronics; Ben Vida, Electronics; Aviva Jaye, Celtic harp; Kaoru Watanabe, Japanese Flute; Sara Schoenbeck, Bassoon; Gelsey Bell, Voice; Nick Hallett, Voice; Justin Hicks, Voice; Kyoko Kitamura, Voice; Raquel Klein, Voice; Fay Victor, Voice; Bora Yoon, Voice. Lineup is subject to change

September 10, 2022

A Remembrance for Jaimie Branch @Trans-Pecos

Date: September 18, 2022
Time: 8:20 pm

Performing with Marc Edwards and Takuma Kanaiwa of Slipstream Time Travel

as part of A Remembrance for Jaimie Branch

Set time: 8:20pm


September 15, 2022

Abilities Dance @Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University

Date: September 17, 2022
Time: 1:30 pm

Arnold Arboretum Performance

Join Abilities Dance Boston as it shines in the Arboretum landscape. The trailblazing company will bring original musical scores, choreography, and audio descriptions, ASL, and CART to make the work accessible in the spirit of universal design enjoyed by all. Music by Erin Rogers.

June 30, 2022

Explorations Vol. 5: New Thread Quartet @ 10 Years

Date: September 16, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm

NTQ presents Explorations Vol. 5: New Thread @ 10 Years, featuring works by Martin Bresnick, Malaika Paralkar, Noah Meites, Elori Saxl and Om Srivastava.


NTQ presents Explorations Vol. 5: New Thread @ 10 Years
September 16, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York, NY
Tickets – $10 online and at the door

Martin Bresnick – Mending Time, co-commissioned *
Malaika Paralkar – Haze at the Edge of the Sky
Noah Meites – Fracture Mechanics, world premiere, written for NTQ
Elori Saxl – Private Life
Om Srivastava – KRIYA, world premiere, co-commissioned #

* Co-commissioned by New Thread Quartet in a consortium led by PRISM Quartet with support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

# Co-commissioned by New Thread Quartet and Palmetto Quartet

New York’s most adventurous saxophone quartet celebrates 10 years of excellence-driven performance with five boundary-defying new works by American composers. Explorations Vol. 5: New Thread @ 10 Years evokes an expansive range of voices and techniques, including driving unison lines, microtonal harmonies, extended sonic palettes, complex rhythmic interplay and poetic inspirations. Following an 18-month hiatus for Covid-19, New Thread returned to the stage with renewed vigor in Spring 2022, debuting 3 exciting new programs and a new Soprano chair.

The program begins with decorated composer Martin Bresnick’s Mending Time. Co-commissioned by New Thread, Prism, and a consortium of 18 other saxophone quartets, Mending Time is a 4-movement work inspired by Robert Frost’s “Mending Wall,” a poignant work for the current political climate. Malaika Paralkar’s Haze at the Edge of the Sky plays with micro-tunings and decorative sonic effects. A flutist and composer from the Philadelphia area, Paralkar blurs color and key in this short work for saxophones, combining trills, multiphonics, and singing to create textural drones. In Fracture Mechanics, from LA-based composer Noah Meites, cascading unison lines with competing articulation patterns interrupt whirring multiphonic sustains, exposing cracks in the ensemble-as-machine as it drives and ultimately falters, while Elori Saxl’s Private Life explores a deeper drone world using only tenor and baritone saxophones. KRIYA, a New Thread co-commission from composer Om Srivastava, is heavily inspired by rhythms from the North Indian tabla tradition. Sanskrit for “action,” KRIYA refers to a set of practices regarding breath control techniques in yoga, in this case testing the players in passages of lengthy, sweeping lines, and guiding the listener through a wild adventure.

August 30, 2022

thingNY vs. Nick Brooke // Coffey Street Warehouse, Brooklyn

Date: September 4, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm

After a couple years of projects realized online and through the US mail, thingNY is returning to live performance! We will be presenting a brand new program on Sunday, September 4 in Red Hook.

August 23, 2022