Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

High / low / hit @ Spectrum NYC

  • Spectrum

~ permutations for soprano, double bass, and percussion ~

program:

"Palimpsestus" by Joan Arnau Pàmies (s, db, pc)
"Seventh for Two" by Jesse Diener-Bennett (s, pc)
"Ciel étoilé" by Kaija Saariaho (db, pc)
"Cants Libro II" by Agustí Charles (s, db)
"Phrases" by Katherine Balch (s, db)
"Pastor Hicks' Farewell" and "In Old Virginny" by Shawn Jaeger (s, db)
"Imagination" by François Sarhan (s, pc)

Nina Guo, soprano
Edward Kass, double bass
Mike Jones, percussion

8pm
$10/door

Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

Contemporaneous @ Murray's, Tivoli, NY

April 11, 2017. 8:00 PM. Roulette. 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

April 15, 2017: 8:00 PM. Murray's Tivoli. 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.

Contemporaneous presents Transcendental Geometry, a performance project that will explore new music written with non-traditional tunings from around the world.

Most of the music we hear in the United States is created in “equal-temperament,” the system of tuning used by the modern piano. But much of the music of the broader world uses entirely different pitches. Contemporaneous’s commitment to alternate tunings is particularly rare for a large ensemble. Not often do audiences have the opportunity to hear radically new, precise, and beautiful harmonies created by so many musicians.

By commissioning and performing new works using non-Western tunings, Contemporaneous seeks to expand our vision for what music can be, down to the very notes themselves.

Contemporaneous has commissioned three composers for this project, each approaching tuning from a different vantage point:

  • Kyle Gann, whose writings on American microtonality are the seminal works in the genre.
  • Shawn Jaeger, whose music intricately explores the beautiful precisions and imprecisions in rhythm and tuning in Appalachian hymnody.
  • Kristofer Svensson, whose music draws on both the tuning traditions of his native Sweden as well as his own stunning and whimsical invention.

The evening will also feature the world premiere of the revised version of Katherine Balch’s New Geometry — a transcendent work which passes from microtonal intricacy to vast splendor.

Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

Contemporaneous @ Roulette, NYC

  • Roulette

April 11, 2017. 8:00 PM. Roulette. 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. 

April 15, 2017: 8:00 PM. Murray's Tivoli. 73 Broadway, Tivoli, NY.

Contemporaneous presents Transcendental Geometry, a performance project that will explore new music written with non-traditional tunings from around the world.

Most of the music we hear in the United States is created in “equal-temperament,” the system of tuning used by the modern piano. But much of the music of the broader world uses entirely different pitches. Contemporaneous’s commitment to alternate tunings is particularly rare for a large ensemble. Not often do audiences have the opportunity to hear radically new, precise, and beautiful harmonies created by so many musicians.

By commissioning and performing new works using non-Western tunings, Contemporaneous seeks to expand our vision for what music can be, down to the very notes themselves.

Contemporaneous has commissioned three composers for this project, each approaching tuning from a different vantage point:

  • Kyle Gann, whose writings on American microtonality are the seminal works in the genre.
  • Shawn Jaeger, whose music intricately explores the beautiful precisions and imprecisions in rhythm and tuning in Appalachian hymnody.
  • Kristofer Svensson, whose music draws on both the tuning traditions of his native Sweden as well as his own stunning and whimsical invention.

The evening will also feature the world premiere of the revised version of Katherine Balch’s New Geometry — a transcendent work which passes from microtonal intricacy to vast splendor.

Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

High / low / hit @ Outpost86, Cambridge MA

  • Outpost86

~ permutations for soprano, double bass, and percussion ~

program:

"Palimpsestus" by Joan Arnau Pàmies (s, db, pc)
"Seventh for Two" by Jesse Diener-Bennett (s, pc)
"Ciel étoilé" by Kaija Saariaho (db, pc)
"Cants Libro II" by Agustí Charles (s, db)
"Phrases" by Katherine Balch (s, db)
"Pastor Hicks' Farewell" and "In Old Virginny" by Shawn Jaeger (s, db)
"Imagination" by François Sarhan (s, pc)

Nina Guo, soprano
Edward Kass, double bass
Mike Jones, percussion

8pm
$10/door

Feb
3
10:00 pm22:00

Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute

The Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute, co-presented each season by the Minnesota Orchestra and American Composers Forum and directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts, provides the opportunity for emerging symphonic composers from across the nation to participate in an intensive immersion into the world of a major American symphony orchestra.

The 14th annual Composer Institute will be held from January 30 to February 3, 2017, culminating in a public Future Classics concert on February 3, led by Music Director Osmo Vänskä

http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org/learn/lifelong-learning/composer-institute

Jul
15
8:00 pm20:00

ICE @ Walden

The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) plays a concert of new works as visiting ensemble of the Walden School in Dublin New Hampshire, including the premier of 'Uni|sono' for saxophone, violin, harp, and piano. 

May
22
8:00 pm20:00

ZOFO duo @ Old First Church in San Francisco

Pianists Eva Zimmerman and Keisuke Nakagoshi make up the four-hand-one piano ZOFO duo. They will be playing 'Ordinary Matter' along with works by Dylan Mattingly and Terry Riley @ Old First Church in San Francisco.

May
11
8:00 pm20:00

Departure Duo @ Art Share | Los Angeles

Departure Duo (Nina Guo, soprano and Eddie Kass, double bass) perform 'Vidi l'angelo nel marmo' at Art Share LA.

8pm @ Art Share (801 E 4th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90013)

More info here: http://www.departureduo.com 

May
10
8:00 pm20:00

Departure duo @ San Francisco's Center for New Music

Departure Duo (Nina Guo, soprano and Eddie Kass, double bass) perform 'Vidi l'angelo nel marmo' as part of SfSoundGroup's Salon Series.

8pm @ the Center for New Music (55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102)

More info here: http://www.departureduo.com | http://centerfornewmusic.com

 

May
10
8:00 pm20:00

ZOFO duo @ NYC's The Kitchen

Grammy-nominated Steinway Artist Ensemble ZOFO performs duet works from their critically-acclaimed album, ZOFO plays Terry Riley, including pieces written by the Terry Riley for four-hands piano: “Etude from the Old Country,” “Waltz for Charismas,” “Cinco de Mayo,” and “Half-Wolf Dances Mad in Moonlight.” The duo will also present world premieres of self-commissioned works by rising star composers Katherine Balch and Dylan Mattingly along with work by David Lang and Urmas Sisask. Organized as part of “From Minimalism into Algorithm” by Tim Griffin and Katy Dammers.

May 10, 8pm
Tickets $15

http://www.thekitchen.org/event/zofo-plays-terry-riley-more

Apr
29
7:00 pm19:00

American Modern Ensemble

American Modern Ensemble, directed by Robert Paterson, performs "speckled the green and blue"

7pm | National Sawdust | Brooklyn, NY

Apr
23
8:00 pm20:00

Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu Concert Tour// Boston

Eastman-based Flutist/ composer Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present a recital of contemporary works for flute and piano @ the Lily Pad in Cambridge, MA

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/new-works-for-flute-and-piano-collaboration-commission-and-concert-tour-3/

Featuring newly commissioned works by: Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens coupled with music from the local area and standard repertory.

Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Concert Tour// New Haven

Eastman-based Flutist/ composer Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present a recital of contemporary works for flute and piano @ New Haven's Firehouse 12

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/new-works-for-flute-and-piano-collaboration-commission-and-concert-tour-3/

Featuring newly commissioned works by: Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens coupled with music from the local area and standard repertory.

 

Apr
20
8:00 pm20:00

Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu Concert Tour// New York City

Eastman-based Flutist/ composer Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present a recital of contemporary works for flute and piano @ Church of the Intercession Crypt Chapel

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/new-works-for-flute-and-piano-collaboration-commission-and-concert-tour-3/

Featuring newly commissioned works by: Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens coupled with music from the local area and standard repertory.

Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu Concert Tour// Ann Arbor, MI

Eastman-based Flutist/ composer Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present a recital of contemporary works for flute and piano @ Kerrytown Concert Hall in Ann Arbor, MI presented by  ÆPEX Contemporary Performance

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/new-works-for-flute-and-piano-collaboration-commission-and-concert-tour-3/

Featuring newly commissioned works by: Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens coupled with music from the local area and standard repertory.

Mar
19
8:00 pm20:00

Zach Sheets and Wei-Han Wu Concert Tour// Chicago, IL

Eastman-based Flutist/ composer Zach Sheets and pianist Wei-Han Wu present a recital of contemporary works for flute and piano @ University of Chicago's Logan Center

https://www.newmusicusa.org/projects/new-works-for-flute-and-piano-collaboration-commission-and-concert-tour-3/

Featuring newly commissioned works by: Katherine Balch, Ashkan Behzadi, Gabriel Bolaños, and David Clay Mettens coupled with music from the local area and standard repertory.

Feb
10
8:00 pm20:00

Alea III

Alea III presents "New Geometry" as part of its Young Composer's Workshop @ Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, Boston, MA

http://www.aleaiii.com

Nov
29
2:00 pm14:00

The New York Virtuoso Singers

Premier of new work, "Sonnet 53," for SSAATTBB choir and piano, commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and The New York Virtuoso Singers

National Sawdust · Brooklyn, NY · http://nationalsawdust.org

 

 

Aug
7
7:30 pm19:30

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Katherine and one other young composer present new works for the Flux quartet to be workshopped and performed as part of the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's Young Composers String Quartet Project in New Mexico.