Events   |  Ultima Festival New York 2014

Catherine Christer Hennix & Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage

Wed, April 23, 2014 - 7:00pm

Catherine Christer Hennix appears alongside her Berlin-based just intonation ensemble Chora(s)san Time-Court Mirage as part of Ultima. In their first-ever US performance the group premieres Blues Alif Lam MimM, intended to reveal the blues' origins in the eastern musical traditions of raga and maqam musics.

Events   |  Ultima Festival New York 2014

Jacob Kirkegaard presents Else Marie Pade, Yarn/Wire

Thu, April 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

Berlin-based Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard presents Faust and other works by the pioneering electronic musician Else Marie Pade (not present). Acclaimed piano/percussion quartet Yarn/WIre perform works by composers Øyvind Torvund, Simon Steen-Andersen and Anna Thorvaldsdottir/Sigurdur Gudjonsson.

Events   |  Ultima Festival New York 2014

Henning Christiansen: Requiem of Art (NYC) Fluxorum Organum / Ne(x)tworks

Fri, April 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Radical Danish artist Henning Christiansen’s performance work "Requiem of Art (NYC) Fluxorum Organum" receives its first NY presentation, in a new interpretation developed by Anton Lukoszevieze, who leads the superb Ne(x)tworks ensemble. The program includes works by Arne Nordheim, Shelley Burgon and Kristin Norderval.

Events   |  Ultima Festival New York 2014

Lubomyr Melnyk / Antti Tolvi

Sat, April 26, 2014 - 3:00pm
First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn, 11201

An afternoon concert pairs solo piano performances by the young Finnish musician Antti Tolvi and acclaimed composer/performer Lubomyr Melnyk, architect of the Continuous Music method. Both venture far outside the classical tradition, sharing an emphasis on the instrument's capacity for extended harmony and overtone.

Events   |  Ultima Festival New York 2014

Serena-Maneesh & Vocal Ensemble / Frode Haltli

Sat, April 26, 2014 - 8:00pm

Ultima closes with attention turned to composer Arne Nordheim. Acclaimed Nordic group Serena-Maneesh & vocal ensemble perform Somnambulism, a tribute to Nordheim's musical spirit. His "Flashing" is performed by outstanding accordionist Frode Haltli, alongside works by Magnar Åm, Aldo Clementi, and Hans Abrahamsen.

Events   |  Littoral

A Celebration of Muriel Spark

Wed, April 30, 2014 - 8:00pm

An evening of anecdotes and admiration celebrates the life and work of Muriel Spark in anticipation of a forthcoming collection of her essays and 8 republished novels (New Directions). With authors and editors Barbara Epler, Maud Newton, Sadie Stein, Emily Stokes and Thessaly LaForce with moderator Michael Barron.

Yarn/Wire/Currents, a new and ongoing collaboration of ISSUE and Yarn/Wire, continues with the premieres of newly commissioned works for piano/percussion quartet by Christopher Trapani and Pete Swanson. Trapani explores the concept of stopping time, Swanson forays into the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound.

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Jacob Kirkegaard: ISFALD

Fri, May 2, 2014 - 8:00pm

Berlin-based Danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard presents ISFALD, a recent immersive solo soundwork. The piece features the sounds of ice, recorded with underwater microphones at the Ilulissat icefjord and with vibration sensors at the melting glaciers of Kangerlussuaq, Greenland in June 2013.

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Elsewhere: The Imprint of the City

Fri, May 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events launch at ISSUE with a fast-paced medley of music, poetry, personal reflections, conversations, and performances by designers, artists, musicians, writers, social scientists, and others exploring the meaning of well-being, and the effects of the city on our minds and bodies.

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Nazoranai

Wed, May 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
The Wick: 260 Meserole St Brooklyn, NY 11206

ISSUE, The Wick and desertshore present Nazoronai in their first NY performance. A recent collaboration of the legendary Keiji Haino (guitar, vocals & synth), Stephen O’Malley (bass) and Oren Ambarchi (percussion), Nazoranai unites three extraordinary experimental operators of doom, noise and power electronics.

Events   |  Tectonics Festival New York

Panel Discussion: The Work of Harley Gaber

Sat, May 24, 2014 - 6:00pm

A panel on the late Harley Gaber’s life and works is moderated by composer Eric Richards, featuring guests Paul Paccione, Ned Sublette and Bill Hellerman.

Events   |  Tectonics Festival New York

Harley Gaber: "The Winds Rise in the North"

Sat, May 24, 2014 - 8:00pm

The second day of Tectonics Festival turns attention to Harley Gaber. His monumental "The Winds Rise in the North", a pillar of American minimalism, is performed here by a quintet including extraordinary string players Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim, Esther Noh, Alex Waterman and Erin Wight.

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Circuit des Yeux / Tsembla / Kuupuu

Sat, June 14, 2014 - 8:00pm

A combination of folk chanteuse and noise maven, Chicago-based Circuit des Yeux AKA Haley Fohr’s sound vacillates seamlessly between lo-fi and effortless-sounding songwriting sophistication. She appears tonight in support of her most recent solo LP "Overdue", alongside sets by Finnish artists Tsembla and Kuupuu.

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