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Colin Currie & Codarts Ensemble give the Dutch premiere of Julia Wolfe's riSE and fLY.
l’Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles performs Michael Gordon's Romeo at the Festival Ars Musica in Belgium
Florent Ghys returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts to perform his newest album
Sō Percussion continues their tour of David Lang's man made, performing it with Ensemble Klang and the dutch Residentie Orkest. The program also includes Lang's pierced, as well as works by Allesandro de Rosa and Daniel Bjarnasson.
Join Florent Ghys as he celebrates the release of his new solo album, Télévision.
Florent will be joined by video game artists Chris Burke (aka Glomag) and Tamara Yadao with their very unique duo Foci + Loci, and also by James Moore and Andie Springer for some powerful violin/guitar duos.
The Residentie Orkest accompanies Ensemble Klang as they perform the world premiere of David Lang's pierced (for solo strings). They also accompany Sō Percussion as they perform man made.
Kent Tritle leads the Manhattan School of Music Chamber Choir in a performance of David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning piece the little match girl passion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
the little match girl passion by David Lang is performed in Finland by the Turun Conservatory Chamber Choir
Alarm Will Sound presents the world premiere of the full score of Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, with internationally acclaimed soprano Dawn Upshaw and Iarla Ó Lionáird, known as a member of the Irish music "super group" The Gloaming and for his own Afro Celt Sound System, as special guests.
Dutch ensemble Vocaallab performs and array of David Lang music including the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces.
Vocaallab performs the little match girl passion by David Lang.
Vocaallab continue their performances of David Lang's music as they perform the little match girl passion, world to come and memory pieces in Leiden, Netherlands
Vocaallab performs David Lang's world to come, the little match girl passion and memory pieces.
David Lang's world to come, the little match girl passion and memory pieces are performed by Vocaallab.
David Lang's men is performed by Ensemble Klang.
Ensemble Klang performs men by David Lang.
Ensemble Klang, along with Ensemble Codarts and The Royal Conservatory, performs men by David Lang, Lick by Julia Wolfe and Trance by Michael Gordon.
Michael Gordon's new piece to accompany a new film by Bill Morrison will be premiered by Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony.
Alarm Will Sound returns to Newman Center Presents after its provocative multimedia show 1969 a few years ago. AWS is one of the most creative alternative classical musical ensembles working today. Just beyond the cutting edge, this 20-member group consists of young, unstuffy musicians presenting virtuosic new compositions. Medeski Martin & Wood has been an experimental jazz and jam-band trio since 1992. This improvisation-driven group, led by keyboardist John Medeski, offers a unique, groove-oriented mix drawing from jazz, African music, funk, and hip-hop. Both AWS and MMW have performed throughout the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Biennale in Frankfurt, from Lincoln Center to the Montreaux Jazz Festival.}
This performance marks the premiere of a new body of work jointly created by the two ensembles for performance at the Newman Center and at the University of Colorado.
Get ready for a little jamming, incomparable originality and a lot of fun when the hip, cutting-edge chamber music of Alarm Will Sound blends with the eclectic avant-jazz-funk sound of Medeski, Martin and Wood. The groove-oriented trio, a hit on the jam-band circuit pioneered by the Grateful Dead, and the versatile new-music ensemble will take you on an evening of daring collaboration and thrilling improvisation.
In addition, there is a preconcert lecture at Macky, in room 102. The lecture starts at 6:45 p.m. with College of Music Professor Hsing-Ay Hsu.
The Virginia Chorale perform David Lang's Pulitzer Prize winning piece, the little match girl passion.
The International Contemporary Ensemble performs David Lang's opera titled, the whisper opera as the piece makes its Netherlands Premiere.
Bang on a Can brings its signature event- the Bang on a Can Marathon- to Seattle, WA for the first time ever. The Marathon will feature Bang on a Can All-Stars’ live arrangement of Brian Eno’s ambient classic Music for Airports, the Seattle premiere of Steve Reich’s landmark Music for 18 Musicians, music by Seattle-based musician Jherek Bischoff, and much more. The concert will be co-curated by Jherek Bischoff and co-presented by the Seattle Theatre Group and On the Boards.
the whisper opera by David Lang makes its Canadian Premiere as the International Contemporary Ensemble performs the piece at Soundstreams in Toronto, Canada.
The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs the little match girl passion by David Lang.
David Lang's i never is performed by the Rotterdam Symphony Chorus.
the little match girl passion, by David Lang, is performed by the Netherlands Chamber Choir in Amsterdam
The Ictus Ensemble performs Timber by Michael Gordon.
Michael Gordon's new piece for the Dublin Guitar Quartet is premiered at New Music Dublin.
Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon is constantly staking out new territory—a quest exemplified by Hyper, his musical manifestation of a never-ending staircase that, curiously, delivers the climber back to the point where they began. This same inquisitiveness draws him to Bach, a harmonic and structural innovator. The program pairs Ensemble Signal, Gordon’s chamber pieces (Hyper and Dry) with two of Bach’s concertos.
The Smith Quartet jumps the pond to present the music of Bang on a Can and friends. The night opens with the beautiful distortion of Michael Gordon’s Potassium and ends with Steve Reich’s Gordon-influenced classic Triple Quartet. With a text by filmmaker Peter Greenaway, David Lang’s Ark Luggage explores the 92 items Noah took with him during the flood. Also including works by Julia Wolfe and Meredith Monk this concert explores the sheer vibrancy and variety of this unique collective.
Austria's Company of Music performs David Lang's Pulitzer Prize Winning piece, the little match girl passion.
Shelter, refuge. A shelter that provides protection against the outside world and its dangers, physically and emotionally. A primary need, 'living' and 'build' instinct. A human right, a matter of course. Not at all obvious.
Shelter began as a collaboration between three composers (Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon) and a filmmaker (Bill Morrison). The result is a grand, captivating multimedia oratorio with large ensemble and video, specially written for the voices of Trio Mediaeval. It focuses on the various aspects of the home / shelter: the aesthetic beauty of building on the rituals of coming home to the destructive forces of nature that bring all that at risk.
The Attacca Ensemble sings David Lang's battle hymns as the piece makes its European Premiere
The Noord Nederlands Orkest performs Decasia by Michael Gordon
David Lang's face so pale is performed in Rotterdam by Ralph Van Raat.
The Bang on a Can All-Stars conclude BOAC's season-long partnership with The Jewish Museum, taking the stage for a concert that highlights the relationship between music and image.
The All-Stars will perform an acclaimed work by Don Byron to accompany a screening of Eugene, an early television show by pioneering comedian Ernie Kovacs. This concert will also include Fade to Slide, a music and video piece by visual artist Christian Marclay.
The performance corresponds to the Museum’s exhibition Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television.