Events   |  Littoral

WSB100: Elliott Sharp & Steve Buscemi

Mon, April 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

ISSUE and WSB100 present a celebration of the legacy of William S. Burroughs during the 100th anniversary of the writer's birth. Actor, director, and writer Steve Buscemi and composer/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp collaborate, creating a collage of sound and words from texts by William Burroughs.

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.



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.


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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