Upcoming Events

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Henning Christiansen's "Fluxorum Organum" for pipe organ, performed by James Rushford

Thu, April 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

James Rushford performs "Fluxorum Organum", an overlooked and mesmerizing durational work for solo organ by late Danish artist Henning Christiansen. Originally composed to accompany Joseph Beuys's 1967 action "Eurasienstab", Rushford interprets the mammoth score in its purest form, as an unaccompanied solo piece.

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Tectonics Festival New York 2015

Works by Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman & Annea Lockwood

Thu, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Tectonics Festival opens at the First Unitarian church, utilizing their pipe organ in works by Klaus Lang, as well as Feldman performed by James Rushford. Yarn/Wire play works of Lang and Annea Lockwood. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and Mario Diaz de Leon premiere a newly commissioned collaboration for large ensemble.

David Behrman presents his classic "Wave Train" and the ensemble work "Long Throw." James Rushford & Klaus Lang play a first-time duo. A solo program by Joseph Kubera includes works by Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Barbara Monk Feldman. Beth Griffith sings work by “postminimalist” John McGuire.

Tectonics closes with the premiere of Nate Wooley's "Seven Storey Mountain V", expanded in scale and complexity for a 19-piece ensemble. Maya Dunietz performs "Boom" for vocals, electronics, piano, and video. Fritz Welch (Peeesseye) performs solo. TILT Brass play a trombone quintet by William Dougherty.

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David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

Zones of Influence

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 8:00pm

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

A landmark work for percussion, electronics, and auxiliary keyboard and glissando instruments, David Rosenboom’s "Zones of Influence" was an early breakthrough linking electroacoustic performance to interactive compositional algorithms. The piece was written expressly for William Winant, who performs here.

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David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

Advanced Brain-Computer Interfacing in the Arts

Sat, May 23, 2015 - 1:00pm

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

The field of Brain-Computer Interfacing has experienced leaps and bounds in technological progress, enabling the pursuit of applications in music and allied arts that could only be imagined before. David Rosenboom, Tim Mullen and Alex Khalil will demonstrate some of these developments first hand.

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David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

Ringing Minds & Choose Your Universe

Sat, May 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

In "Ringing Minds", David Rosenboom and collaborators extend musical interfacing with human nervous systems, detecting resonances among multiple brains. "Choose Your Universe" is an assemblage in time drawing from several major works, highlighting the vast range of musical types Rosenboom has traversed.

David Rosenboom's "How Much Better If Plymouth Rock..." is among the composer's most radical works; a stellar ensemble performs with animation and live, light compositions. "Continental Divide" articulates harmonic resonances emerging as an opening tritone slowly finds its path to resolution.

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Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

Sat, June 13, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

For the last 20 years free jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has built a formidable reputation as one of the world’s most energetic and prolific musicians. His 13-piece band Large Unit is Nordic music at its most powerful, veering between sheer force and more subtle and textural passages.

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SOLD OUT! Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, Das Audit

Sat, June 20, 2015 - 6:00pm

Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

Dead Moon, one of the most revered underground bands of all time, is back in their original lineup. Formidable guitarist, songwriter and all-around grunge-deity J Mascis plays solo. Borbetomagus take free-improv to the extreme in a mass of relentless noise. Improv quartet Das Audit open with heavy instrumentals.

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