Percussionist Colin Currie with help from DoelenKwartet and members of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra perform a variety of pieces including Elliott Carter's Figment V, Per Nørgård's Fire on Water, Steve Reich's - Drumming (Part 1) and many more.
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David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them.
David Lang‘s The Difficulty of Crossing a Field, an opera based on an 1888 Ambrose Bierce story of the same name, is about a slave owner (Mr. Williamson) in the pre-civil war American South who walks across his field and disappears, in plain view of his family, his neighbors and his slaves, forever altering the relationships among them. Everyone around him has his or her own sharp view of what that disappearance means, of why it had to happen, and of what will happen now that there is a ‘hole’ where a man used to be. The Difficulty of Crossing a Field is intended to cross between opera and theater worlds, mixing arias with spoken text, emotional melodies with intense drama. It is written for 5 principals and a small chorus, and the accompaniment is for string quartet on stage, both as the “orchestra” and as part of the set. Ultimately, it is an opera in which the damage done by slavery leaks from the physical to the metaphysical world.
Wilco’s Glenn Kotche joins Third Coast Percussion to present his expansive Wild Sound, a new piece written for the group that sees the onstage construction and destruction of instruments custom-designed by Kotche and University of Notre Dame engineers. Incorporating found recordings from Kotche’s travels around the world, the piece is a sonic investigation into everyday life and our propensity to create and destroy. With music by Steve Reich and Glenn Kotche and performances by Kotche and Third Coast Percussion, the evening expands the definition of music as heard in both natural and urban settings.
Wild Sound is commissioned by the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series.
Sõ Percussion performs David Lang's so-called laws of nature at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. They also perform Michael Gordon's Timber with assistance from the LA Phil percussionists.
Colin Currie returns to Southbank Centre with four captivating Steve Reich scores including a world premiere.
Steve Reich and Colin Currie open with one of Reich's most popular pieces, the mesmerising Clapping Music, which started life simply as 'a piece of music that needed no instruments beyond the human body' (Reich).
In the rest of the concert, the Colin Currie Group highlight Reich's interest in tuned percussion instruments, such as marimbas and vibraphones, which have been a feature of his compositions since studying Javanese gamelan and African music in the early 1970s.
David Lang's the little match girl passion will be performed by the Latvian Radio Chorus at Rīga 2014 as part of Tenso Days In Rīga.
Pianist Ralph Van Raat performs face so pale by David Lang.
Colin Currie and his percussion group perform an array of Steve Reich repertoire in Köln, Germany. This list includes Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet, Mallet Quartet and the German Premiere of Reich's new work, Quartet.
With Rain, Anne Teresa de Kersmaeker, a major figure on the choreographic scene, gives us a work of rare intensity and refined purity. The choreographer leads the dancers to transmit the rhythmic pulsations of Music for Eighteen Musicians, by Steve Reich, a quintessential work performed here by the Ensemble Ictus. On stage, music and dance sweep the performers along in a perpetual surge of movement, a dizzying and joyful race which seems to “overflow with life”. The performance will be featuring Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet as dancers and instrumentalists Ensemble Ictus and Synergy Vocals.
Performances will be on October 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30, 31 and November 2, 3, 4, 6 ,7.
David Lang's percussion quartet, the so-called laws of nature, is being performed at the Kyoto Art Center in Japan by the MP4 Percussion Quartet.
OMAHA DINER is many things: the world’s definitive virtuoso of the seven-string guitar, the pioneer of saxophonics, a recipient of the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship for composition, and a Grammy nominee. Omaha Diner is at home in all situations in and beyond the world of music – not only scoring one of the films of legendary director Robert Altman, but performing in another one as well.
The Diner is: Charlie Hunter – 7 string guitar. Bobby Previte – drums. Steven Bernstein – trumpet. Skerik – saxophone.
The Diner only plays #1 hits. If it didn’t make it to #1, they don’t play it.
David Lang's music is featured in this concert as the so called laws of nature and the Pulitzer Prize Winning the little match girl passion are performed in Hungary.
Colin Currie brings Steve Reich's new work, Quartet, to Carnegie Hall for the American Premiere of the piece along with Drumming and Clapping Music.
Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska’s poem Could Have, Vancouver-born choreographer and dancer Lesley Telford investigates “…the moment you wake up when chance, circumstance and unpredictability interrupt our planned lives. A critical moment may shift our direction in a split second.” Set to Weather by Michael Gordon, Telford’s work is beautifully poignant in its exploration of the fragile balance and illusion of life’s stability. Telford is the founder of Inverso Productions. Her work has been commissioned by Netherlands Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance and Compañia Nacional de Danza.
Sō Percussion performs at TROMP Percussion Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The will be performing Bryce Dessner's Music For Woods and Strings and David Lang's man made along with The Hague Philharmonic.
Steve Reich's new work, Quartet, makes its French Premiere as percussionist Colin Currie and his percussion group performs a collection of Reich favorites including Drumming and Mallet Quartet.
The Essen Philharmonic perform Michael Gordon's Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
l’Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles performs Michael Gordon's Romeo at the Festival Ars Musica in Belgium
Colin Currie & Codarts Ensemble give the Dutch premiere of Julia Wolfe's riSE and fLY.
Florent Ghys returns to the Detroit Institute of Arts to perform his newest album
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
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.
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.
the whisper opera by David Lang makes its Canadian Premiere as the International Contemporary Ensemble performs the piece at Soundstreams in Toronto, Canada.
David Lang's i never is performed by the Rotterdam Symphony Chorus.
The Netherlands Chamber Choir performs the little match girl passion by David Lang.
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.