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Happy Holidays 2021

While I love doing my solo cross disciplinary thing, I am SO grateful to be playing live with 2 of my favorite groups and connecting with my family of friends!   Here’s the schedule — can’t wait to see everyone!!!  

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 – 8 PM
Either/Or performs the music of  the legends Talib Rasul Hakim and Tania Leon
Tenri Cultural Institute (43 A W. 13th Street, NYC)
Tix $10-20, online sales only at  eventbrite

Friday, December 10, 2021 – 8 PM
Either/Or presents Process + Potentiality
Works by Roland Kayn, Tom Johnson, Richard Carrick, and Jessie Cox (a new work written 4me)
Tenri Cultural Institute (43 A W. 13th Street, NYC)

Sunday, December 19, 2021 – 7:30 PM
Ensemble Ipse presents a concert of new commissions and premieres
After many postponements, we are so looking forward to premiering works by Peter Apfelbaum, Aruan Ortiz, Kirsten Broberg, Ursula Kwong Brown, and a very special posthumous premiere by James Sellars.
Dimenna Center – Benzaquen Hall (450 West 37th Street, NYC)

Out In the Air…..

…is where  I’m playing a solo show!!!!!!! It feels like a miracle.   Partnering with Juraj Kojs and the FETA Foundation, I will be present 3 performances a day (including a full–blown multi-media ML show based on my pandemic life) from December 3-5 at the Miami Botanical Gardens.   Performing in the Gazebo encased in plastic, entitled the Breath of Death Pavilion,  no dangerous aerosols will escape!      You can also visit installations by Juraj Kojs and Rachel Weiss and enjoy the magic that is Troy Rogers and his robot boat!!

FETAFoundation.org

Facebook event page

Breath of Death Pavilion Schedule:

1 PM – work by Dorothy Hindman

3 PM – work by Alex Lough

5:30 PM – works by Elizabeth Adams, Christopher Cerrone, Yi Ding, Moritz Eggert, Elizabeth Hoffman, Anne LeBaron, Eric Lyon, Milica Paranosic, and Jacob TV.

opening????

Oh my goodness, Either/Or is coming back strong with one live(!!!) event and 2 virtual ones in  their 2021 SpringFestival!!! 

June 21, 3 PM — as part of the MakeMusicNY series, E/O plays  Anthony Braxton, Richard
Carrick,   Julius Eastman,  and Zeena Parkins (with Zeena!) at Pier 17 South Street Seaport.

June 24, 8 PM – Virtual Video concert #1  featuring Vasko Dukovski and me.   (I am presenting 2 new works by Elizabeth Hoffman)

June 26, 8 PM – Virtual Video concert #2 featuring Vasko Dukovski and me.  ( I am presenting works by Jacob TV and Juraj Kojs.

all info here.

 

 

Love, More Love

FETA LOVE FEST: A conference, performances and dance party 

May 30, 2020: 2-6PM EST
http://fetafoundation.org/js_events/feta-love-fest/
https://www.facebook.com/events/3021462411279060/
https://www.eventbrite.com/o/foundation-for-emerging-technologies-and-arts-19198136788

Schedule:
2PM-3:30PM EST: A Zoom conference
Take your seat at our virtual discussion Music, Art, and Technology: What Are We Zooming Into? about the impact of communication technologies on music and art making during the time of pandemic.Hear our renowned speakers from various areas of musical and art life, as they will illuminate their experience and practice through their lenses.
Ask questions at the panel discussion after the forum.
Zoominar speakers: Stefania Serafin (computer music researcher and educator, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark), Vanessa Reed (President and CEO, New Music USA), Michael Linville (Dean of Chamber Music and Fellow Development, New World Symphony), Charo Oquet (Interdisciplinary artist, Miami, FL), Kamala Sankaram (composer and vocalist, NYC), Ali Adjourli (Virtual Reality designer, Copenhagen, Denmark) and Robert Black (musician and educator, Bang on a Can All Stars double bassist and Hartt School/University of Hartford, CT).
3:30PM-4PM: Cocktail hour. Chat and mingle in the Zoom rooms with Hanah Davenport, Milica Paranosic, and the festival participants.
4PM-5PM: Dance party interspersed with performances.
Dance with the artists and experience intervention performances and participatory activities. Featuring Margaret Lancaster (at 4:05!!!), Milica Paranosic, Rachel Weiss, Alex Lough, Nicole Martinez, Space Pants and Juraj Kojš.
5PM-6PM: DJ Eric Umble
Get your feet moving with techno beats by the Brooklyn-based DJ Eric Umble.
Join us for the live stream of Accidental Music Festival 2020! Timucua’s annual festival of contemporary classical, avant-garde, experimental, and creative music returns, with live performances and video premieres from:  Elizabeth A. Baker, Geoffrey Burleson, Sarah Cahill, Vicky Chow, Stephanie Griffin, M Lamar, Margaret Lancaster, Dave LeBleu, Brianna Matzke, Nicole Miglis, null-state, Caleb van der Swaagh, Dustin Wong

Presented by:  
Timucua Arts Foundation, Ensemble Ipse, Pulp Arts, The In-Between Series
Set times (all Eastern Standard Time):

7:30 pm Stephanie Griffin
7:50 pm Margaret Lancaster  (presenting works by  Larry Polansky and Max Duykers)
8:00 pm Geoffrey Burleson
8:25 pm Caleb Van Der Swaagh
8:45 pm Nicole Miglis
9:15 pm M. Lamar
9:25 pm Brianna Matzke
9:45 pm null-state
10:05 pm Dustin Wong
10:25 pm Vicky Chow
10:40 pm Dave Lebleu
11:05 pm Elizabeth A. Baker
11:13 pm Sarah Cahill

Amore Vieni for Isolated Ensemble

by Cenk Ergün & Friends

Cenk Ergün“In April, I recorded a brief sound and sent it to my musician friends. I asked them to listen to it and record a simple, spontaneous response of their own. 40 of them generously accepted my invitation. Each recorded without hearing others, most often on their phones. I made this piece using all recordings in their entirety, without any editing or manipulation. My goal was to create a picture in sound of this crazy and sad time, made up of isolated moments from the lives and homes of friends I dearly love.”

All proceeds from sales are donated to the New Music Solidarity Fund

Corona corner

Well……this is quite a trip.  Everything is cancelled or postponed, but for now our job is to stay safe and healthy.   There are some virtual things in the works (as well as lots of cellophane experiments!!!).  Take great care – we will all meet again!!…..xoxo

Fata Morgana Fall!

The Fall 2019 season has launched quickly and brightly!  On September 5th, I am thrilled to once again join the Argento New Music Project to play the stunningly singular music of Erin Gee in the final night of the incredible Resonant Bodies Festival.

On September 25, Either/Or joins the stellar JACK quartet and members of the Tri-Centric Foundation to play an Anthony Braxton retrospective  in the the season opener of Miller Theatre’s Portrait Series.

The following week, ML is featured in a fabulous festival curated by Scott Deal in Indianapolis at the Eskenazi Fine Arts Center.  The 3-day immersive festival entitled Fata Morgana will present and explore music, film, literature, and conversation.   Featured artists include cyborg artist Onyx Ashanti, composers Elainie Lillios, Steven Kemper, Aurie Hsu, video sorceress CandyStations, and many others!!

LADY M

Ensemble Ipse will present ML in a  Performer Portrait Concert of recent works for flute + electronics on Friday, May 31, 7:30 PM,  in The Crypt at the Church of the Intercession (550 W. 155th at Broadway)

Fusing sound and theater, the program entitled “Lady M” explores and follows the title character’s descent into madness. Featured composers include Milica Paranosic, Monique Jean, Jacob ter Veldhuis, Joseph DiPonio and Ensemble Ipse call for scores winners Nathan Haering, Jeff Herriott, and Bekah Simms.  Directed by Chris Clavelli.

https://www.facebook.com/events/959026847774306/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1557628992059172

Seating Limited – Advance Ticket Purchase Recommended:

Tickets: $20/10

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4252043

Montreal & Miami

Join ML in the Canadian premiere of the entire Stockhausen KLANG cycle at SMCQ February 28 and March 1, 10 AM–11:45 PM (I perform at 10 AM – eek!!, 5:30 PM, and 10 PM both days).

The following weekend, March 8 and 9, Juraj Kojs conducts the proceedings of the annual Feta Fest at secret locations in Miami Beach!! Special guests include Chris Chafe, Paula Matthusen, Jen Beattie and some surprises!

Holiday Sounds with Either/OR, SEM, & Ghosts…

In the whirlwind week leading up to Christmas,  I am playing 3 lovely concerts to soothe the senses….

On Thursday, December 20, 8 PM at Gallery MC, Either/OR will present its final concert of 2018.  As an escape from the constant tumult of 2018, my dear friends/brilliant colleagues Richard Carrick and Chris Nappi and I are offering a short set of  entrancing works by Alvin Lucier, Paula Matthusen, and Jo Kondo (followed by a reception!).  https://www.facebook.com/events/295850937938026/

Wednesday, December 19, 8 PM , I join SEM Ensemble at Paula Cooper Gallery in a program entitled Now & Then: 1986/2018 featuring works by Petr Kotik, Ben Neill Miya Masaoka, and Michael Schumacher.  (Preview: on December 16th, 8:30 pm at Willow Place Auditorium on December 16th at 8:30pm. 

Friday, December 21, 8 PM, Ghost Ensemble plays a program of blissful new works at Mise-En Place (678 Hart St, Brooklyn, NY ).

Happy Holidays!