Jul
5
7:30 PM19:30

Trio Recital @ Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Benjamin Downs, Piano
Rebeccah Parker Downs, Cello
Daniel Pate, Percussion

PROGRAM:
Stop Speaking (2011) Andy Akiho (b. 1979) for Snare Drum and Electronics

Warenfetisch (2016) for Amplified Cello                                                  Zach Thomas (b. 1988)

Serenatas (2008)                                                                                     Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)

Agitato
Delicate
Dolce
Languido
Misterioso

Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013)                                                                Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)

Tight Sweater (2005)                                                                                  Marc Mellits (b. 1966)

I. Exposed Zipper
II. Trans Fatty Acid’s Rein
III. Mara’s Lullaby
IV. Pickle Trousers
V. Evil Yellow Penguin
VI. Mechanically Separated Chicken Parts

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May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Iktus / APNM Call for Scores Winners

APNM and Iktus Percussion present an electrifyingly unique program of percussion-centric chamber music! Joined by special guests Andrea Lodge; Piano, Roberta Michel; Flute and Piccolo, and Hannah Levinson; Viola, expect a colorfully diverse and bracing evening of music performed by New York City’s finest musicians. 

APNM-Association for the Promotion of New Music Composers and *Call for Scores Winners:

 

*Louis Aguirre

Alice Shields

*Morgan Greenwood

*Jeremy Rapaport-Stein

*Kevin Michael Kay

*Faye-Ellen Silverman

*Nicholas V. Hall

CLICK HERE for more info.

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Carlsbad Music Festival
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Carlsbad Music Festival

Performing the West Coast Premiere of "These Things are Broken" by Nathan Hudson along with works by Hugo Morales Murguia, and Andy Akiho. at St. Michaels Church in Carlsbad CA.

for more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org

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Oct
29
8:00 PM20:00

Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra "Berio Sinfonia" with Special Guest "Room Full of Teeth"

Hear the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra perform three virtuoso works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Pulitzer Prize-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth joins the orchestra for Berio’s landmark Sinfonia(1968), originally performed by the Swingle Singers with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. Rachel Schutz performs Ligeti’s madcapMysteriesoftheMacabre(1992), and visiting composer Ken Ueno, overtone singer, performs Ona Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis (2008). Conducted by Eduardo Leandro. Free pre-concert lecture at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.

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Percussion Concepts at Darmstadt
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Percussion Concepts at Darmstadt

Friday, 12 August 2016 | 16:00 | Edith-Stein-Schule

Percussion Concepts

Presentation of the Percussion Ensemble Composition Workshop

 

Participants of the percussion classes of Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene

 

The Darmstadt Summer Course offers the special opportunity for young composers and musicians from over 40 countries to meet and work together intensively for two weeks. Each time, this leads to unexpected productive contacts and artistic projects. The work in Darmstadt does not always involve finished scores; often, the composers and musicians start from sketches and concepts that are only developed fully through joint experimentation to find specific ways of writing for the instruments. The two percussion tutors, Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene, had issued a call for percussion concepts and project ideas from young composers involving three to five percussionists. Every kind of sound-producing object was expressly desired. The selected projects will be worked on intensively during the two-week workshop, accompanied by the composition tutors Rebecca Saunders, Georges Aperghis, Marko Ciciliani and Simon Steen-Andersen. In its workshop concert, the percussion class will offer a glimpse of this laboratory.

http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/program2016/328-12-08-2016/1883-percussion-concepts-en.html

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Luigi Nono Celebration
Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Luigi Nono Celebration

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 16:00 | Edith-Stein-Schule (Sporthalle)

Rückspiegel – Sieben Werke aus sieben Jahrzehnten: NONO

Luigi Nono: Polifonica – Monodia – Ritmica (1951)
(2 Performances + Lecture in English)

 

Tutors and Participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Ulrich Mosch (Lecture)

 

Since the course’s beginnings at Kranichstein Hunting Lodge in 1946, there have been major changes in the work of composition, as well as aesthetic views and the notion of what music actually is. These changes are reflected in the history of events at the course and in the accompanying concerts. In 2016, the concert series “Rückspiegel” [literally “rear-view mirror”] will reflect on seven decades of the Darmstadt Summer Course with both music and commentary. For each decade, one piece will be selected from the respective course programs. What is important is that this view of the past is today’s view: the series will focus on those aspects of the musical phenomena in the relevant periods which are central from today’s perspective.

 

Each of the seven concert lectures will open with a complete performance of a piece, followed by an explanatory commentary by Ulrich Mosch (University of Geneva) on the historical context, compositional technique and aesthetics, and finally a second performance of the entire piece. (Only Wolfgang Rihm’s string trio, on account of its 45-minute duration, will be played just once.)

For the listeners, the advantage of this format is that they will already have had a first aesthetic experience with the respective piece before the commentary, allowing them to connect it to what they have heard. The second listen will then profit both from the commentary and the first listen.

 

The works:
31 July 2016 Stefan Prins: Piano Hero
1 August 2016 Brian Ferneyhough: String Quartet No. 3
2 August 2016 John Cage: Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)
6 August 2016 Wolfgang Rihm: Musik für drei Streicher (only one performance due to its duration of 45 minutes)
7 August 2016 Helmut Lachenmann: Intérieur I
10 August 2016: Luigi Nono: Polifonica – Monodia – Ritmica
14 August 2016 Isabel Mundry: Traces des moments

http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/program2016/326-10-08-2016/1869-rueckspiegel-nono-en.html

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Cloud Polyphonies at Darmstadt
Aug
8
4:00 PM16:00

Cloud Polyphonies at Darmstadt

Monday, 8 August 2016 | 16:00 | Edith-Stein-Schule

James Wood: Cloud-Polyphonies (2011)
Georges Aperghis: Zig Bang
François Sarhan: Situations
Francesco Filidei: per tre o sei interpreti (2005-06) 
Marko Ciciliani: Black Horizon (2009)
Simon Løffler: c (2013)
Klaus Lang: the moon in a moonless sky. (two.) (2007)

 

Participants of the percussion classes of Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene

 

“Percussion music is the contemporary shift from a piano-based music to a pan-sonic music of the future. For the composer of percussion music, every sound is acceptable; he explores the academically forbidden field of ‘non-musical’ sounds, as far as manually possible.”
John Cage, 1937

 

What John Cage predicted in 1937 has become a reality: in the 20th century, percussion instruments began a series of triumphs that still seems to be in progress. Diverse percussion instruments have become a natural part of contemporary orchestral forces, and percussion is a prominent solo and chamber music instrument as well as a fixed part of many specialist New Music ensembles. The increased importance of percussion can also be seen, of course, at the Darmstadt Summer Course; there have long been two percussion tutors in Darmstadt, in fact, and this year they will be teaching 24 students. In their workshop concert, the tutors Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene will, together with their participants, be presenting an enormous range of the many things percussion can be today. The central feature will be James Wood’s roughly 30-minute percussion sextet Cloud-Polyphonies. In the surrounding rooms of the Edith-Stein-Schule the audience will experience music for smaller forces, including works by Georges Aperghis (Zig Bang), Klaus Lang (the moon in a moonless sky), Francesco Filidei (per tre o sei interpreti), Marko Ciciliani (Black Horizon for four percussionists and two electric guitars laid flat), body percussion pieces by François Sarhan (Situations), and Simon Løffler’s (c) will explore how one listens to music through one’s teeth.

http://www.internationales-musikinstitut.de/en/program2016/324-08-08-2016/1857-cloud-polyphonies-en.html

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