Summer Labs: Sugar Vendil, Anna Roberts-Gevalt, GLMMR (David T. Little + David Adam Moore): Book of Dreams
Thursday, August 24th @ 7pm
About the Show
For National Sawdust’s Summer Labs, Vendil will show a work-in-progress of “Islander” (working title), a music and movement suite scored for various keyboards, kulintang (indigenous Philippine gongs), and electronics. From the lens of a second generation Filipino American, the work examines the residue colonialism has left behind through centuries and generations, and explores the tension that exists within one’s identity. Vendil’s longtime collaborator, composer Trevor Gureckis, will design electronic elements. Performed by Vendil and collaborators: pianists Melinda Faylor and Mary Prescott, and weaver Cynthia Alberto of Weaving Hand.
549 W 52nd St, Fl 8th, New York, New York 10019
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6 PM – 9 PM
We are thrilled to announce that the 3rd Listening to Ladies concert will happen thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of brass and wind collective Vent Nouveau.
It will take place Saturday April 1st at 6:00 pm at Gallery MC in Manhattan, will boast FREE ENTRANCE (donations welcome) and will feature works by 10 women-identifying composers. The program was chosen through a blind call-for-scores that received over 200 works from 143 composers. It will include works by:
Nadin Polyakova de Zuniga
Collaboration with Loren Groenendaal and Vervet Dance
Mascher Space and Rigby Mansion
March 10-13, 2017, various times
The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Feb 10, 2017 @ 7PM
Solo concert of contemporary piano music at the Firehouse Space
The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, New York
November 18, 2016, 7PM
With Loren Groenendaal
Mascher Space, Philadelphia, PA
The Cannery at South Penobscot
August 21, 2016 – August 22, 2016
Aug 21, 2016 at 6 PM to Aug 22, 2016 at 10 PM
Frantasia Festival of Out Music and Arts
Performances with Loren Groenendaal and others
Livermore Falls, ME
August 17, 18, 19, 2016
Opera: The Yellow Wallpaper, with the Curiosity Cabinet
Presented by Fresh Squeezed Opera
DiMenna Center, 450 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018. By Whitney George.
June 10 & 11, 2016, 7:30PM
produced by Concrete Timbre
Theater For the New City
Joyce and Seward Johnson Theater
155 First Avenue between (9th & 10th St.)
New York , New York 10003
4 Wars is an interdisciplinary production that shows a progression of people struggling to create social change in 4 countries in 1968: from Poland, in which a young woman tries to convince her parents to let her take part in the student protests; to Alexander Dubček defending to Brezhnev his social changes in Czechoslovakia; to a young protester in the midst of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico; to a group of Yippies in the East Village on the day after Nixon winning the Presidency determining what their next move should be.
Sunday 9/13 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9/15 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9/16 6:30 pm
Thursday 9/17 6:30 pm
Saturday 9/19 5:00 pm
Sunday 9/20 5:00 pm
John Cage / Morton Feldman / John Adams
November 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10- $20 sliding scale (available at the door)
thefidget space (1714 N Mascher Street, Philadelhia, PA)
Please join us on Saturday November 7 for a very special evening featuring performances by three young new pianists, each known for their precision and intensity of performance style. The works you’ll hear span four decades of experimentalism in piano music, yet share an approach to the instrument which is perhaps most perceptible in these pieces’ commonality of mood and feeling.
Melinda Faylor tackles the monolithic, rippling, minimalist arch of John Adams‘s 1977 work Phrygian Gates. Her performance will be accompanied by a responsive video projection created with the use of MAX and Jitter. Melinda holds a Masters from the Manhattan School of Music (2005) and a BM from the Oberlin Conservatory (2002). An enthusiastic performer of new music, she has performed with the TACTUS, Delancey, Lunatics at Large, Tenth Intervention, Ensemble 212 and Mimesis Ensembles, and has performed solo and chamber music at numerous venues in New York.
Guam-born pianist Michael Tan will perform three early works by John Cage: In a Landscape, A Room, and Dream. Cage composed these works in the 1940s, during a period of his compositional output when he hadn’t yet separated himself from music as emotional expression or representation of affect. These three piano works reveal Cage’s personality at the time as wistfully romantic. Tan specializes in modern and contemporary music, and has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician both in the US and abroad.
Adam Tendler will perform Palais de Mari by Morton Feldman. London critic Frances Wilson described Tendler’s performance of Palais de Mari as “a concentrated listening experience… meditative, intense and beautifully poised,” and his skill as a pianist has been heralded by the Los Angeles Times (“exuberantly expressive”) and the New Yorker (“intrepid… outstanding”). Feldman’s work of this kind is notoriously difficult to memorize, and Adam’s mastery of it was no small feat: see one page of his coded memory “map” of the score, pictured above. Read more about Adam’s journey with this project in this excellent article.
with the Curiosity Cabinet
South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
(Between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Oct 25, 2015 @ 7PM
A multimedia concert featuring the dark, somewhat Halloween inspired music of Whitney George, Chris Cerrone, Pat Muchmore, and a performance of George Crumb’s Madrigals.
Includes a repeat performance of The Tell Tale Heart, a silent film scoring inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s famous work.
with Tenth Intervention
345 Eldert St, Bushwick
October 31@ 7:30 pm
Steps Performance Lab
2121 Broadway @ 74th St., NY, NY 10023
Sept. 27th, 2015 @ 7PM
the Joyce Theatre
175 8th Ave, NY, NY
August 13 and 14, 2015 @ 8PM
J.S.Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I
July 28th, @7PM
Spectrum, 121 Ludlow, NY NY
Anthony de Mare
with Stephanie Susberich, soprano
Cornelia Street Café
July 23rd, 2015, 6PM