If a week of Romanian Spectral music is not on your bucket list, it should be!!! Either/Or has set up shop at Columbia University’s Miller Theater to work with the legendary Iancu Dumistrescu — a visionary and sonic wizard who crafts music with his sheer presence! 2 Pop-ups and a Portrait:
March 1, 6 PM Parallels and Precursors
Music of Bartók, Enescu, Niculescu, and premieres from guest composers Ana-Maria Avram and Iancu Dumitrescu. On-stage at Miller Theatre with beer and wine!
March 3, 6 PM – Ana-Maria Avram
New and recent chamber music from Ana-Maria Avram (including a gorgeous Bass Flute solo!!!). On-stage at Miller Theatre with beer from Harlem Brewing Co.
March 5, 8 PM – Iancu Dumitrescu
Miller Theatre’s Composer Portraits and Either/Or present a rare US portrait concert of the legendary Iancu Dumitrescu. Works ranging from soloist with electronics to large ensemble, including 2 World Premieres and 2 US Premieres.
What do you get when you combine a cage, nude unitard, and a sonified wall? The latest Juraj Kojs/ML collaboration of course!!! Imprint your Love is a 5 hour installation piece presented December 3-5 in front of O Cinema Wynwood —-if you are in the neighborhood, please stop by and imprint your love!!!
You are cordially invited to celebrate the legacy of Harold Jones (my dear friend/teacher/mentor) on Tuesday, October 20th, 7:30 PM as I join his orchestra, The Antara Ensemble, to perform the Gordon Jacob Flute Concerto! It is an honor and privilege to be involved in this tribute concert and I hope you can come! St. Peter’s Church 346 West 20th Street. Tix $25 ($12.50 students)
Saturday, July 11—- 100 tappers getting our groove on in Times Square (Father Duffy Square at 46th st.) as the culmination of ATDF’s 2015 Tap City Festival. Two 20 minute sets at 2 and 3 pm —Shuffle on by and say hello!!
Either/Or heads to Philly for a performance of Feldman’s epic For Philip Guston on Sunday, April 26th, 3 PM. Presented by Bowerbird at The Rotunda and it’s free!!
Either/Or travels to Fullerton, California for the 2015 CSUF New Music Festival where they will be joining Elliot Sharp, Laurie Rubin and many others. On Sunday, March 1st, 2 – 7 PM in Meng Hall, we will bliss out once again performing Morton Feldman’s epic For Philip Guston…….if you are in SoCal, come on out!!
Saturday, December 6th, I am honored and beyond excited to premiere Lady M by my dear friend and long-time collaborator Milica Paranosic. The concert entitled Sweet Concordant Strings celebrates the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and is part of the Composers Concordance annual festival. Lady M, a mini-concerto/drama for flute and strings, explores the tragic trajectory of the Scottish play’s heroine.
Saturday, 12/6, 7 pm
West Park Presbyterian Church (165 West 86th, NE corner of 86th and amsterdam)
Composers Concordance presents Sweet Concordant Strings
CompCord String Orchestra, Thomas Bo-conductor
Soloists: Margaret Lancaster/flute, Eleanor Taylor/soprano, Franz Hackl/trumpet
Featuring music by David Gotay, Karen Hakobyan, Otto Luening, Joseph Pehrson, Pedro Cortes, Dave Soldier, and Milica Paranosic.
Please join ML on Monday, September 29th, 8 PM as she teams up with Vancouver-based composer/mixed media wizard Bob Pritchard to create an evening of multimedia theatrical works for flute(s) and interactive electronics. Throughout the one-hour show, Lancaster will interweave works by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul Steenhuisen, Arthur Kampela, Adrian Knight (world premiere), as well as Pritchard into a narrative that follows the desecration and restoration of the soul………plenty of costumes, sets, and libations for a fun night of soul searching!! Gallery MC (549 W 52nd, 8th fl – between 10th and 11th ave), doors open at 7:30, admission $10.
I can’t think of a more thrilling way to end the spring season than performing in the Either/OR Festival. On Thursday, June 26th at the Whitebox Art Center, Theatrical Solos and Duos will feature Aaron Baird getting up close and personal with his bass in Druckman’s Valentine, Vasko Dukovski once again creating a glorious sonic world, Lucier, many Kagel concoctions and yours truly performing Hosokawa and dusting off the catsuit for Stockhausen’s Zungenspitzentanz!!……….On Sunday, June 29th, 3 pm at Issue Project Room, Richard Carrick, David Shively and I will perform Morton Feldman’s epic masterpiece For Philip Guston —5 hours of exquisite bliss!!! Rarely performed, this will be a very special event — one that I’m grateful to be a part of!
Perspectives Ensemble, in cooperation with the Tenri Institute, presents The Intimate World of Toshio Hosokawa. This one-hour long concert-meditation of chamber music by Hosokawa (frequently described as Japan’s greatest living composer) features performances by Shakuhachi player Ralph Samuelson and soprano Miwako Handa! I am thrilled to be joining this illustrious group led by the incredible Sato Mougalian for this very special event. Thursday, 5/29/14, Tenri Institute (43 W. 13th St), 8:30 PM. Free admission and a reception!!