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May 2018

Syncretics Series: Pheeroan akLaff / Isabelle O’Connell

May 5 @ 8:00 pm
ISSUE Project Room,
22 Boerum Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On Saturday, May 5th, ISSUE Project Room continues its recently inaugurated Syncretics Series with solo performances by renowned Irish pianist Isabelle O’Connell and legendary drum-set master Pheeroan akLaff. Curated by Chris McIntyre, Syncretics Series presents artists at the highest level…

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CTW: 8-Channel Ambisonic Performance

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Hunter College Black Box,
695 Park Ave, North Building 5th Floor
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Experience 8-channel Ambisonic sound compositions by Raphaele Shirley/David Watson/Peter Zummo, Hans Tammen, Shelley Hirsch and Matthew Gantt. In a new collaborative work titled /e-media-c\, three artists, Raphaele Shirley, David Watson and Peter Zummo, perform with the physicality of sound, light…

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Oratorio Society of New York: Sanctuary Road & We Are One

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carnegie Hall,
57th Street & 7th Aveniue
New York, NY United States
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The Oratorio Society of New York will close its 145th season by performing two world premieres with one powerful message: the human spirit cannot be conquered. The OSNY May 7 concert features the world premiere of "Sanctuary Road: An Oratorio…

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Oratorio Society of New York: Sanctuary Road & We Are One

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carnegie Hall,
57th Street & 7th Aveniue
New York, NY United States
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The Oratorio Society of New York will close its 145th season by performing two world premieres with one powerful message: the human spirit cannot be conquered. The OSNY May 7 concert features the world premiere of "Sanctuary Road: An Oratorio…

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Roulette [COMMISSION]
Cecilia Lopez: machinic fantasies

May 8 @ 8:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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machinic fantasies is a performative installation based on the idea of producing a sonic and visual live “mediation process/machine”. The work, which is the result of Argentinean composer and artist Cecilia Lopez’s investigations spanning many years, utilizes multichannel video and…

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NewMusicMannes

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The New School Arnhold Hall,
55 West 13th Street Stiefel Concert Hall, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
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NewMusicMannes Madeleine Shapiro, director Join us for an evening of NEW and RECENT chamber music: Live electronics, a US PREMIERE, poetry, and a meditation on food! Works by Mara Helmuth, Vladimir Scolnic, Christopher Cerrone and Barbara Kolb. The New School,…

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Free

NewMusicMannes

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The New School Arnhold Hall,
55 West 13th Street Stiefel Concert Hall, 4th Floor
New York, NY United States
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Join us for an evening of new and recent chamber music: Live electronics, a US premiere, poetry, and a meditation on food! Madeleine Shapiro, director, presents works by a wide range of composers. Electronics, noise, and a NY premiere.  …

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$15

[COMMISSION] Che Chen with Talice Lee and Patrick Holmes

May 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Che Chen – Bass Recorder, Voice, Electric Organ Talice Lee – Violin, Voice Patrick Holmes – Clarinet, Voice Widely celebrated as the guitarist and multi instrumentalist in 75 Dollar Bill, his project with drummer Rick Brown, Che Chen has taken…

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$20

Peak Performances
Spinning

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montclair State University,
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue
Montclair, NJ United States
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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe (Anthracite Fields, 2015) and “cello goddess” (The New Yorker) Maya Beiser honor the essential labor of spinning thread. Spinning celebrates the work once performed by hand by women. Music has long been a vital part…

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$25

Benjamin Verdery, guitar with St. Lawrence String Quartet

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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92nd Street Y’s Art of the Guitar series artistic director, Benjamin Verdery, joins together with the energetic St. Lawrence String Quartet for the World Premiere and 92Y co-commission of a new work for string quartet and guitar, Quintet for High…

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World Music Institute
Tanya Tagaq

May 11 @ 7:30 am
Le Poisson Rouge,
158 Bleecker St
New York City, NY 10012 United States
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World Music Institute continues its Counterpoint series with Tanya Tagaq. WMI’s Counterpoint series showcases contemporary artists who push the boundaries of what world music can mean as the divisions between cultures become less prominent in the 21st century.   When…

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$20

APNM’s 2018 Call for Scores Winners – Iktus Percussion

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Areté Venue and Gallery,
67 West Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222 United States
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The Association for the Promotion of New Music (APNM) presents the winners of the 2018 Call for Scores in collaboration with Iktus Percussion. Featured composers are: Louis Aguirre, Alice Shields, Morgan Greenwood, Jeremy Rapaport-Stein, Kevin Michael Kay, Faye-Ellen Silverman, and…

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$25

Shai Wosner – Schubert’s Final Sonatas: Part 3

May 11 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
92nd Street Y,
Lexington Avenue & 92th STreet
New York, NY United States
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Israeli pianist Shai Wosner is internationally acclaimed for the scope of his artistic intelligence, deeply perceptive interpretations, outstanding technical sophistication, and inspired programming. Praised by Gramophone as “A Schubertian of unfaltering authority and character,” the pianist is welcomed back to…

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EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Czech Center / Bohemian National Hall,
321 East 73rd Street
NewYork, 10021 United States
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WORLDS COLLIDE ON MULTICULTURAL EUROPEAN LITERATURE NIGHT: A CELEBRATION OF 15 EUROPEAN BOOKS THROUGH READINGS, MUSICAL WORLD PREMIERES, VISUAL ART, FILM, ARCHITECTURE, AND PLATFORMS FOR POWERFUL DISCUSSION WITH SPECIAL GUEST PETER SÍS.

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Vanessa Rossetto: The Dirt / C. Lavender: Transmutation Helix

May 12 @ 8:00 pm
ISSUE Project Room,
22 Boerum Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Saturday, May 12th, ISSUE presents composer Vanessa Rossetto and sound artist C. Lavender each presenting new compositions. Respectively, these new works disclose parallel explorations into how trauma and memory collude with audition as a co-composional affective material. Rossetto presents work…

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Gene & The Vocalists – The vocal music of Gene Pritsker –

May 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space,
2537 Broadway
New York City, NY 10025 United States
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Gene & The Vocalists - The vocal music of Gene Pritsker - May 12th, 2018 @ 9pm Bar Thalia @ Symphony Space 2537 Broadway (#95th street) EVENT SITE FACEBOOK General Admission: Free Composer Gene Pritsker presents a concert of his…

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$15 - $25

Morton Feldman
Patterns in a Chromatic Field

May 13 @ 3:00 am - 5:00 pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church,
325 Park Avenue at 51st St.
New York, NY 10022 United States
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Pianist Marilyn Nonken and cellist Stephan Marotto perform Feldman's late work. Patterns in a Chromatic Field is a late work by Feldman (1926-1987), a composer associated with the New York School of John Cage and Christian Wolff. This 80-minute odyssey…

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2018 Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NYU Skirball Center,
566 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY United States
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The Bang on a Can Marathon at NYU Skirball is 10 hours of FREE, live music. Featuring Terry Riley; Bang on a Can All-Stars with special guests Eric Berryman, Todd Reynolds, and Gyan Riley; Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Sam…

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$25

Marilyn Nonken & Stephen Marotto Perform Morton Feldman’s “Patterns in a Chromatic Field” at St. Bart’s Chapel

May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Bartholomew’s Church,
325 Park Avenue at 51st St.
New York, NY 10022 United States
Marilyn Nonken

Patterns in a Chromatic Field is a late work (1981) by Morton Feldman (1926-1987), an 80-minute odyssey for cello and piano exploring different degrees of stasis and patterns of harmony and color. Marilyn Nonken, who The New York Times has…

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$15

[RESIDENCY] Ka Baird: centers: 4 channels

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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piano: vivification exercises Ka Baird – Piano, Voice Chris Penalosa – Electronics, Processing voices: source Ka Baird – Voice For her Jerome Foundation Residency at Roulette, Ka Baird will premiere centers: 4 channels, two pieces incorporating 4-channel synthesis with spatialized…

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$45

Fête Galante: The Anatomy of Melancholy

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Italian Academy at Columbia,
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027 United States
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The culminating performance of the season on May 14 is a part of the “Painting Music” series; “Fête Galante: The Anatomy of Melancholy” recalls the birth of the painting term, fête galante, created for the artist Antoine Watteau in his…

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$20

C4 SINGS NYCC

May 15 @ 7:30 pm
Church of the Transfiguration,
Church of the Transfiguration, 1 East 29th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues)
New York, 10016 United States
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Award-winning choral group C4 will perform nine new works by New York Composers Circle members. Seven of the pieces will receive their World Premieres. Tuesday, May 15, 7:30PM, The Little Church Around the Corner (Church of the Transfiguration), 1 E29th…

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Free - $120

Queens New Music Festival

May 16 @ 8:00 pm - May 20 @ 6:15 pm
The Secret Theatre,
4402 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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The 7th annual Queens New Music Festival (QNMF) continues its diverse cross-section programming of contemporary music from this side of the world and beyond. On May 16 The RAM Players present five new string quartets by QCNMG student composers. The…

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Brandon Lopez’s The Mess: ALLS WELL THAT ENDS featuring Chris Corsano & Sam Yulsman

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ISSUE Project Room,
22 Boerum Place, ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Friday, May 18th, improviser, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Lopez continues his 2018 residency with the ISSUE debut of his piano trio, dubbed "Mess," with pianist Sam Yulsman and drummer Chris Corsano. Lopez has, in his own words, “spent some time…

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$20

Phew: Voice Hardcore // Laura Ortman

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Roulette,
509 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, New York, NY United States
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Phew – Voice, Electronics Laura Ortman – Violin, Electronics Japanese living legend Phew performs a voice-only set in celebration of the Mesh-Key Records release of her new album, Voice Hardcore. Violinist Laura Ortman opens. Phew has been a pioneer of…

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