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FREE: Contemporaneous

Six brand new compositions that began as a part of the Composers’ Seminar last semester. Featured composers are Jean-Patrick Besingrand, Daniel Fox, Peter Kramer, Nathan Pell, Charles Rudig, and Matthew Sandahl.

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Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 21 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. Recently recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times) and for its “passionate drive…setting an extremely high bar for other ensembles to live up to” (I Care If You Listen), Contemporaneous performs and promotes the most exciting work of living composers through innovative concerts, commissions, recordings, and educational programs.

Based in New York City and active throughout the United States, Contemporaneous has performed over 90 concerts at a wide range of venues, including Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, (le) poisson rouge, Merkin Concert Hall, Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. The ensemble has worked with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Donnacha Dennehy, Yotam Haber, Dawn Upshaw, and Julia Wolfe.

Contemporaneous has premiered more than 70 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers. Through its commissions and readiness to play challenging music, the ensemble encourages composers to take risks and defy constraints. Contemporaneous’ debut album, Stream of Stars — Music of Dylan Mattingly (Innova Recordings), has been featured on radio programs around the world, including WNYC’s “New Sounds” and WRTI’s “Now is the Time.”

Contemporaneous also leads participatory programs for public school students in the communities where the ensemble performs. These workshops are designed to instill a passion for new music and to convey the power of careful listening and meaningful expression through music. The ensemble has held residencies at Simon’s Rock College, the University of New Orleans, Williams College, and Bard College, where the group was founded in 2010.

FREE: CUNY Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit

The New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit is a concert series featuring music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

NYC EIS is made possible by faculty, staff, and students in the Emerging Media and Entertainment Technology programs at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology.

 

CONCERT 2: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn, Sonic Constructions (hybird acoustic/electronic instruments)

Nick Demopoulos, Archeon Eon (“Smomid” and “Pyramidi” invented electronic instruments)

Adam James Wilson, Skronkbot (fretless electric guitar and automatic improvisation system)

Doug Van Nort, Solo Improvisation with GREIS (tablet controller and GREIS improvisation system)

Jeff Kaiser, ZEITNOT (Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet, flugelhorn, interactive audio software)

FREE: CUNY Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit

The New York City Electroacoustic Improvisation Summit is a concert series featuring music by artists focused on the integration of music improvisation and real-time interactive computer systems.

NYC EIS is made possible by faculty, staff, and students in the Emerging Media and Entertainment Technology programs at CUNY’s New York City College of Technology.

Concerts are free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10 to the City Tech Foundation.

CONCERT 1: Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:00 PM

Kevin Patton and Jaimie Branch, Cast Down Thither (laptop and trumpet)

Jonghyun Kim, Performance for Leap Motion Controller and Granular Synthesis

Lauren Sarah Hayes, Riot Map Vision (hybrid analog/digital performance system)

Kerry Hagan and Miller Puckette, Hack Lumps (networked laptop improvisation system)

CONCERT 2: Saturday, February 25, 2017, 7:00 PM

Thomas Ciufo and Curtis Bahn, Sonic Constructions (hybird acoustic/electronic instruments)

Nick Demopoulos, Archeon Eon (“Smomid” and “Pyramidi” invented electronic instruments)

Adam James Wilson, Skronkbot (fretless electric guitar and automatic improvisation system)

Doug Van Nort, Solo Improvisation with GREIS (tablet controller and GREIS improvisation system)

Jeff Kaiser, ZEITNOT (Bb trumpet, quartertone trumpet, flugelhorn, interactive audio software)

Composer’s NOW at CUNY

Please join the GC Composers tonight at 7:30pm in Elebash, as we participate in the ongoing New York festival Composers Now. There will be music by Vicente Alexim, Drake Andersen, Qin Ding, Hyun-Kyung Lee, Nicolas Namoradze, Nathan Pell, and Joseph Prestamo.

 

The Composers Now Festival[composersnow.org] empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices and honors the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Experience the sounds and get to know the creators behind the music. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time. Composers will be in attendance at all events and will be interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund and the Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas.

 

Here’s a link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/268908816873156/