New Thread Residency @ UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Date: January 30, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

New Thread Saxophone Quartet visits UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music for a three-day residency (January 28 – 30, 2024).

This multi-disciplinary engagement will include a reading session of student compositions, a masterclass with Prof. Jan Berry Baker’s saxophone studio, and a workshop on New Music entrepreneurship, culminating in a concert of contemporary works featuring works by UCLA students and faculty.

Public Performance
Tuesday, January 30 // 8pm (Pacific Time)
Evelyn & Mo Ostin Music Center
Herb Alpert School of Music
445 Charles E Young Dr E,
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Watch the LIVESTREAM

For more information: https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/event/ucla-new-thread-saxophone-quartet-in-residence/

January 15, 2024

Tactus Composes! Contemporary Chamber Music // Manhattan School of Music

Date: January 22, 2024
Time: 7:30 pm

As Co-Artistic Director of Tactus Contemporary Chamber Music, my colleague Matt Ward and I are thrilled to invite you to 6 concerts of chamber music this year featuring students of Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program. All concerts are free. Please join us on the Upper West Side this season.

Mon, JAN 22 | 7:30 PM

Tactus Contemporary Chamber Music
Featuring Students of CPP + Manhattan School of Music

CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Matthew Ward and Erin Rogers, Artistic Directors

PROGRAM: Tactus Composes! Featuring works by:
Rea Ábel
Addy DeBella
Same Friedman
Gabe Henkin
Grace Pressley
Steph Tamas
Tactus Ensemble

Free, More Information HERE
Livestream LINK

Ades Performance Space
Manhattan School of Music
130 Claremont Avenue
New York, New York 10027

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January 15, 2024

Postponed – Exponential Festival: thingNY @The Brick

Date: January 19, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

The Exponential Festival & The Brick present
Natural Studies
by thingNY
January 18-20, 2024

thingNY returns to the Brick with a double bill made up of Joseph White’s You Against Nature and their latest collectively written opus, Mouthful.

You Against Nature is the first opera from White and is based on the French decadent classic, Against Nature. It is a tale of modern day self-isolation, attempts at life-hacking, and nihilistic indulgence taken to extraordinary lengths.

Mouthful is situated in the orbit of a large communal table and explores ancestry, lineage, and linguistic transmission through food and digestion, through blood, and through community and family structures.

You Against Nature by Joseph White
Mouthful by thingNY

performed by alejandro t. acierto, Gelsey Bell, Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, and Dave Ruder

Showtimes:
Thurs, Jan 18, 8pm
Fri, Jan 19, 8pm
Sat, Jan 20, 3pm
Sat, Jan 20, 8pm

Tickets

December 8, 2023

Postponed – Exponential Festival: thingNY @The Brick

Date: January 18, 2024
Time: 8:00 pm

The Exponential Festival & The Brick present
Natural Studies
by thingNY
January 18-20, 2024

thingNY returns to the Brick with a double bill made up of Joseph White’s You Against Nature and their latest collectively written opus, Mouthful.

You Against Nature is the first opera from White and is based on the French decadent classic, Against Nature. It is a tale of modern day self-isolation, attempts at life-hacking, and nihilistic indulgence taken to extraordinary lengths.

Mouthful is situated in the orbit of a large communal table and explores ancestry, lineage, and linguistic transmission through food and digestion, through blood, and through community and family structures.

You Against Nature by Joseph White
Mouthful by thingNY

performed by alejandro t. acierto, Gelsey Bell, Isabel Castellvi, Andrew Livingston, Paul Pinto, Erin Rogers, and Dave Ruder

Showtimes:
Thurs, Jan 18, 8pm
Fri, Jan 19, 8pm
Sat, Jan 20, 3pm
Sat, Jan 20, 8pm

Tickets

December 8, 2023

George Lewis // International Contemporary Ensemble // Park Avenue Armory

Date: December 18, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm

ARTISTS STUDIO: GEORGE LEWIS / AMINA CLAUDINE MYERS

Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, NYC

On the first half of the program, the International Contemporary Ensemble will present the US premiere of George Lewis’s Blombos Workshop (2020) for piano, which engages an overarching concern of Jamaican critical theorist Sylvia Wynter—the promise and potential of the human. This is followed by his Assemblage (2013) for nonet, which presents the sounds of contingency, heterogeneity, nonlinearity, emergence, and bricolage.

More Info HERE

October 16, 2023