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  • richardmitnick 11:42 AM on June 13, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: DICTATORIALS, Erdem Helvacioglu, Kinan Azmeh, National Sawdust   

    From National Sawdust: “Kinan Azmeh and Erdem Helvacioglu DICTATORIALS” 

    From National Sawdust

    National Sawdust
    80 North 6th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    Saturday, July 7th
    6pm doors • 7pm show
    Tickets – please visit the full article as there is no Tickets link on the web page

    About the Show

    The abuse of power, whether political or religious, to oppress societies has a long history. In their new work DICTATORIALS, the legendary Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and electronic musician Erdem Helvacioglu depict with bone-chilling precision the different ambiences and moods of a society under oppression.

    Through processed sounds of electric guitar, clarinet and live performance, Azmeh and Helvacioglu create a sonic atmosphere that depicts this society through time, its evolution from the first days of oppression, and its last days of resistance.

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    Kinan Azmeh. Ben Gabbe/Getty

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    Erdem Helvacioglu. No image credit found

    Kinan Azmeh
    Hailed as a “Virtuoso” and “Intensely Soulful” by the New York Times and “Spellbinding” by the New Yorker, and “Incredibly Rich Sound” by the CBC. His utterly distinctive sound across different musical genres has gained him international recognition as clarinetist and composer. Kinan was recently named composer-in-residence with Classical Movements for the 2017-2018 season.

    Kinan has been touring the world as soloist, composer and improviser. Notable appearances include: Opera Bastille, Paris; Tchaikovsky Grand Hall, Moscow; Carnegie Hall and the UN’s general assembly, New York; the Royal Albert hall, London; Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; der Philharmonie; Berlin; the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, Washington DC; the Mozarteum, Salzburg, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie and the Damascus opera house for its opening concert in his native Syria.

    He has appeared as soloist with the New York Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the Bavarian Radio Orchestra, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, the Qatar Philharmonic and the Syrian Symphony Orchestra among others.; and has shared the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Marcel Khalife, Aynur, Daniel Barenboim, John McLaughlin and Jivan Gasparian.

    His compositions include several works for solo, orchestra, and chamber music; film, live illustration, and electronics. His discography include three albums with his ensemble Hewar, several soundtracks for film and dance, a duo album with pianist Dinuk Wijeratne and an album with his New York Arabic/Jazz quartet the Kinan Azmeh CityBand. He serves as artistic director of the Damascus Festival Chamber Players, a pan-Arab ensemble dedicated to contemporary music form the Arab world. His is a frequent guest faculty at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and is on the advisory board of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. He is also a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble with whom he was awarded a Grammy in 2017.

    Kinan is a graduate of New York’s Juilliard school as a student of Charles Neidich, and of both the Damascus High institute of Music where he studied with Shukry Sahwki, Nicolay Viovanof and Anatoly Moratof, and Damascus University’s School of Electrical Engineering in his native Syria. Kinan earned his doctorate degree in music from the City University of New York in 2013.

    http://www.kinanazmeh.com

    Erdem Helvacıoğlu
    Erdem Helvacıoğlu is one of the most renowned new music composers of his generation in Turkey. His music has been performed and broadcast all around the world. His compositions have been included in prestigious festivals such as: The San Francisco Tape Music Festival, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Musica Viva Festival, Primavera en La Habana, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival. He has received numerous international awards for his electronic music including prizes from Luigi Russolo, Insulae Electronicae and MUSICA NOVA Electroacoustic Music Competitions. He has collaborated with Mick Karn, Kevin Moore, John Wilson, Kazuya Ishigami, Luo Chao-yun, Ros Bandt, Craig Green, Jacob Young, Elliott Sharp, Bill Walker, Nathan Larson, Per Boysen, Stefan Ostersjo, Sirin Pancaroglu and Saadet Türköz.

    He has received commissions from artists and organizations such as the 2006 World Soccer Championship, 2009 Novelum Festival, 2010 Borusan Contemporary Music Festival, TBA21 – The Morning Line, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Todd Reynolds, Kinan Azmeh, Margaret Lancaster, Cem Duruöz and Mesut Ozgen. He is also actively involved in composing for films, multimedia productions, contemporary dance and theatre. His sound installations have been included at such galleries as Los Angeles Track 16, Indonesia Soemardja, Köln Museum für Angewandte Kunst, London Menier and the 10th International Istanbul Biennial. He made the first and only permanent sound installation in Turkey. His film music has been heard at Cannes, Sarajevo, Locarno, Seoul, Sao Paulo, and Sydney film festivals and he received the “Best Original Soundtrack” award in the 2006 Mostramundo Film Festival. His music has been heard at radios all around the world including the BBC, ABC, WDR, Radio France. His second solo album Altered Realities has been included in the “Best 20 albums of 2007” list in All About Jazz, Textura and Cyclic Defrost magazines. His electroacoustic album Wounded Breath has been released in USA in December 2008 by Aucourant Records. This record has been included in the “Best albums of spring 2009” list in Culture Catch magazine along with artists such as Radiohead and Bob Dylan. His duo album with Per Boysen titled Sub City 2064 has been released in Sweden in 2010. This record has been on the editors’ top 3 cds list at the Guitar Player Magazine September issue.

    His new duo record Black Falcon with Ros Bandt has been released by the Turkish record label Pozitif in November 2010. His new solo electroacoustic album Timeless Waves will be released by the prestigious record label Sub Rosa in May 2011. His album Resonating Universes which is a 60 min long piece for harp and electronics performed by Sirin Pancaroglu will be released in June 2011 by the British record label Sargasso.

    Besides his contemporary, film music projects, sound installations, he has been working on a futuristic pop record with Nathan Larson and Nina Persson (The Cardigans) to be released in fall 2011.

    See the full article here .


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

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  • richardmitnick 2:23 PM on June 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Choral Chameleon: Mind, , , National Sawdust   

    From National Sawdust: “Choral Chameleon: Mind” 

    From National Sawdust

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    No image credit found

    Sunday, June 10th – 7pm
    Tickets- at the full article web page

    This program is presented by National Sawdust’s 2017/2018 Artists-in-Residence: Choral Chameleon.

    Choral Chameleon’s final installment of their 2018 3-part ‘Mind, Body, Spirit’ series concludes its exploration of the whole singer with MIND, a showcase of modern works for choir themed around the intellectual journey of a singer, one fraught with endless self-questioning, trust issues, and of course, ultra-precise technical training. Take a sweeping journey with the choir and hear many works unique to the groundbreaking ensemble. Adam Ward’s pivotal Gradus ad Parnassum for Vocal ensemble, Cello, and Narrators headlines the performance of a wide range of music from the following composers: Tomas Luis de Victoria, Mahalia Jackson, Arvo Pärt, David Conte, Louis Moyse, Kevin Cummines, Adam Ward, Rex Isenberg, and Joseph Stillwell.

    “In the weightless reading by the violinist Johnny Gandelsman, the violist William Frampton and the vocal ensemble Choral Chameleon , the music unfolded in contemplative beauty, with the juxtaposition of the instruments’ throaty individuality and the even-tempered coolness of the voices creating just enough tension to sustain interest.”
    New York Times

    See the full article here .


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 2:21 PM on June 1, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Agnes Martin, Hildegard von Bingen, Hilma af Klint, , National Sawdust   

    From National Sawdust: “Music by John Zorn Presents Women Visionaries: Inspirations from Hildegard von Bingen, Hilma af Klint, and Agnes Martin 

    John Zorn by Scott Irvine – Courtesy of the artist

    From National Sawdust

    Fri, Jun 29, 2018, 7:00 PM
    Tickets at the full article web site, sorry no easy link provided by National Sawdust

    This show is part of Hildegard Month at National Sawdust, held throughout June to celebrate the essential contributions of women to music both past and present.
    In celebration of National Sawdust’s inaugural Hildegard competition and June performance, John Zorn programs a trifecta of concerts celebrating the essential contributions of Women in the Arts.

    This first concert presents three Zorn works inspired by the visionary artists Hildegard von Bingen, Agnes Martin and Hilma Af Klint. Die Traumdeutung was written for the upcoming Hilma Af Klint retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum this fall, and it receives its world premiere here. Also included is one of Zorn’s most beloved and acclaimed works for voice—The Holy Visions, a mystery play in 11 strophes inspired by the life and work of Hildegard von Bingen. To complete the program is a recording of Zorn’s hypnotic work Redbird, dedicated to the brilliant artist Agnes Martin. Specially curated images of Martin works will be projected in the performance space. We give special gratitude to this season’s official audio partner, Devialet for providing speakers to enhance this evening’s audience experience.
    PROGRAM:

    Die Traumdeutung (2017)
    David Fulmer, violin
    Steve Gosling, piano

    The Holy Visions (2012)
    Sarah Brailey, voice
    Elizabeth Bates, voice
    Eliza Bagg, voice
    Rachel Calloway, voice
    Kirsten Sollek, voice

    Redbird (1995)
    played off Devialet

    See the full article here .


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 4:23 PM on May 22, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: "Corigliano @ 80", National Sawdust,   

    From National Sawdust: “Corigliano @ 80” 

    From National Sawdust

    Jeffrey Zeigler (cello), Ursula Oppens (piano), Lara St. John (violin), and Martin Kennedy (piano).

    Wednesday, May 23rd – 7pm

    About the Show

    John Corigliano by J. Henry Fair

    National Sawdust continues its year-long celebration of famed composer John Corigliano’s 80th birthday with a concert highlighting his chamber works. One of his most famous students, Nico Muhly, will host and moderate the evening.

    Nico Muhly by Samantha West

    Muhly, whose collaborations span from Glen Hansard to Björk and Philip Glass, has emerged as one of the most vital composers since the turn of the millennium.

    This final performance, exclusively at National Sawdust, features some of Corigliano’s most notable collaborators over his career: Jeffrey Zeigler (cello), Ursula Oppens (piano), Lara St. John (violin), and Martin Kennedy (piano). [See the full article for images and biographical material on these artists.]

    Program:
    Fancy on a Bach Air
    Violin Sonata
    Phatasmagoria
    Fantasia on an Ostinato
    Chiaroscuro

    Ticketing available only at the full article.

    See the full article here .


    five-ways-keep-your-child-safe-school-shootings

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.
    stem
    Stem Education Coalition

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 3:53 PM on May 11, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , El Puente Arts Presents:, Face the Music, National Sawdust, , , Very Young Composers Showcase   

    From National Sawdust: “Very Young Composers Showcase” 

    From National Sawdust

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    Saturday, May 12th – 11:30am doors • 12pm show

    El Puente Arts Presents:
    Performed by Face the Music
    Supported by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the D’Addario Foundation

    Presented with the New York Philharmonic


    New York Philharmonic

    Register at the web site in the full article [link is below] as there is no working link.

    About the Show

    Very Young Composers aims to unlock and empower the natural artistry, musicianship, and creativity inherent in virtually all children, regardless of economic circumstance, race, gender, or nationality. Goals are to build personal confidence and leadership; to cultivate deep understanding of music; and to inspire tomorrow’s composers to bring the music of the future into the concert hall. Founded by Jon Deak, a former member of the Philharmonic, Very Young Composers began as an after-school program aimed primarily at children aged 9-11. The essential requirement for participation is not extensive musical accomplishment, but rather a love for music. The Composer’s Bridge follows through with students up to age 13, giving them incomparable access to professional musicians and public performances of their works. Programs inspired by Very Young Composers across the United States and around the world connect young people through creative projects.

    All compositions will be performed by Face the Music.

    Very Young Composers from El Puente are mentored by teaching artists Angélica Negrón, Anna Clyne, Kyla Smith and Stephanie Garcia.

    The Very Young Composers Project is supported in part by the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation and the D’Addario Foundation.

    See the full article here .

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 5:28 PM on May 10, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: "Cusp", Alela Diane, , , National Sawdust   

    From National Sawdust: “Alela Diane” 

    From National Sawdust

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    “Alela Diane. Mediamass

    May 26th – 7pm

    For tickets, you will have to visit the full article page as there is no Tickets link.

    About the Show

    Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alela Diane releases her newest album: Cusp. Described as an artist who creates “softly spooked out folk music,” Diane’s newest album is also her most personal: created in celebration of motherhood, a taboo subject in songwriting circles. Having had her daughter five weeks early, Diane is a survivor of a near-death experience in labor, with her and her newborn daughter existing on the cusp of life and death. Alela Diane uses her trademark Argus-eyed writing and clear voice to explore the emotions she has felt before, during, and since that harrowing experience.

    Diane dedicates this album to combatting the stigma associated against motherhood in the music community. “Even just by saying [you’re a mother], it feels like people will write you off,” Diane says. “It’s like you’ve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainable––you’ve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music. Maybe we can create that space.”

    About the Artist

    In music, one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have is also an unspoken artistic taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness’ sake, don’t write songs about it. Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Alela Diane has a problem with that.

    “This music is about motherhood,” Alela says of her highly anticipated fifth album Cusp. “Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. It’s like you’ve suddenly lost the charm of being youthful and even attainable––you’ve been commoditized as available. There is not a big place in the music industry for 30-something women with kids making music.” She laughs as she pauses, then adds, “Maybe we can create that space.”

    If anyone can carve out needed new territory, it’s Alela. Cusp may be a thematic departure for the Portland, Oregon-based artist, but the Argus-eyed writing and clear voice that have long-since wowed Pitchfork, NME, Paste, and other early adopters throughout Europe and elsewhere have never been stronger.

    Produced by Peter M. Murray and mixed by Noah Georgeson, the new 11-song collection was born during Alela’s three-week artist residency at Caldera in Oregon during January 2016. Early in her Caldera stay, Alela broke her thumbnail while shoveling snow, and her signature finger-picking guitar became a challenge. She had noticed a grand piano in the main lodge and wondered: Why not write songs there? The result is the most piano-driven album of her career, fueled by that energy that only comes with facing and falling in love with something new.

    The February weekend that Cusp was mixed in Los Angeles, Alela planned to be there. Instead, she went into labor––five weeks early. Severe complications ensued, and in a harrowing twist, Alela almost died giving birth to her little girl. When she released Cusp in February 2018, it marked exactly one year since her near-death, new-life experience. “Life and death meet in a cusp,” Alela says. “The two are intrinsically linked. My second daughter was born on the cusp.”

    Cusp explores the weight and beauty of creating life. Album opener Albatross bemoans the pain of leaving her daughter behind for a promotional tour––a heartache she’d never experienced. “The chorus is a reference to flying overseas and having to leave my kid at home, the intensity of that,” she says. Forlorn but also imbued with wonder and acceptance, the song is a perfect example of Alela’s ability to capture the nuances of an experience. Gorgeous Move Us Blind delves into our complicated relationship with time, while Buoyant––which Alela says “surprised her”––is rich with the vivid imagery her loyal listeners have come to expect. Throughout the record, Alela refuses to stray from her perspective as a mother and woman. Song for Sandy” was written for British singer Sandy Denny who died shortly after the birth of her daughter. Triggered by the drowned Syrian toddler who washed up on a Turkish shore, Alela penned the haunting Emigré in response to the international refugee crisis. Moody Never Easy tackles Alela’s complex relationship with her own mother, a recurring theme throughout her albums.

    While her music speaks fiercely for itself, Alela also hopes it prompts discussions about what we expect from women artists. “As women, our music is sold based on our sex-appeal,” she says. “There’s a lack of spaces for women to move into that aren’t based on appearance. Those are conversations I’m interested in having.”

    In the end, Cusp provokes those questions as it honors days left behind, embraces the complexity of today, and explores hope for what’s to come. “A song can start out a certain way and then grow into itself, change, and become something you didn’t expect it to be,” Alela says. So can a woman.

    See the full article here .

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:28 AM on May 9, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: A dazzling collision of mesmeric light color and sound, A live dream soundtrack, Best experienced lying down with eyes closed, Dream Machine, National Sawdust, Red Bull Music Festival New York   

    Brought Forward by National Sawdust: Red Bull Music Festival New York – “Dream Machine” 

    From National Sawdust

    May 11
    Dream Machine
    An immersive journey inspired by the landmark hallucinogenic invention.

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    Pioneer Works
    159 Pioneer St
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Two Shows:
    Show One Tickets 7:30pm
    Show Two Tickets 10:30pm

    Musical Direction: Dave Harrington and Sophia Brous
    With:
    The Master Musicians of Jajouka – Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar
    Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
    Oliver Coates
    Dave Harrington Group
    Sophia Brous
    Zeena Parkins
    Trevor Dunn
    Greg Fox
    Bill Kouligas (PAN)
    Spencer C Yeh
    Arrington de Dionyso
    And More Special Guests

    With Projections by
    Ben Russell
    Makino Takashi (Japan)
    Peter Burr

    A dazzling collision of mesmeric light, color and sound, Red Bull Music Festival New York and Pioneer Works presents the live reimagining of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs’ seminal experiential invention, the dream machine. Described by Gysin as “the world’s first work of art designed to be viewed with eyes closed,” the dream machine brought about vivid hallucinations of brilliant color through the repeat exposure of high-intensity flicker light. In this immersive concert installation, multi-instrumentalist/composer Dave Harrington, musical director and chanteuse Sophia Brous and designers Wild Dogs International come together to create an extended live meditation on the landmark invention, combining high-intensity strobe, immersive lighting and ceiling projection and a live dream soundtrack performed by an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime gathering of music luminaries. Performers include the legendary Moroccan Sufi trance ensemble The Master Musicians of Jajouka led by Bachir Attar, industrial pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, British cellist and electronic producer Oliver Coates, harpist Zeena Parkins, drummer Greg Fox, bassist Trevor Dunn and more very special guests to be announced. An unrepeatable event, best experienced lying down with eyes closed.

    Created by Sophia Brous, Dave Harrington and Wild Dogs International

    Please be advised:
    Strobe lighting will be in effect

    See the full article here .

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 9:23 PM on May 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , National Sawdust, , , Songs of David Del Tredici and Eric Moe   

    From New Music USA: “Songs of David Del Tredici and Eric Moe” 

    From New Music USA

    Songs of David Del Tredici and Eric Moe

    National Sawdust

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    at 7:00 PM

    National Sawdust
    80 North 6th Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11249

    $21—29
    Tickets

    Songs of Eric Moe and David Del Tredici. Will include Moe’s & a Warm Hello From the Alien Ant Farm and selections from Del Tredici’s Gay Life, Three Baritone Songs, Penis Poems and others.

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    See the full article here .

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

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  • richardmitnick 1:53 PM on May 5, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Experiments in Opera presents Matthew Welch’s “And Here We Are”, National Sawdust, , , Shadow Puppetry   

    From National Sawdust: Experiments in Opera presents Matthew Welch’s “And Here We Are” 

    National Sawdust

    A Shadow Puppet Opera Sunday, May 6th — 7 pm

    Sun, May 6, 2018, 7:00 PM

    Tickets- Sorry, you will have to visit the full article website as there is no links for tickets

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    About the Show

    And Here We Are is a 90-minute work scored for 4 vocal soloists, choir and mixed ensemble. The premiere production will be staged using an updated take on traditional Southeast Asian shadow puppetry. The music is written for a combination of Blarvuster’s hybrid sound mixing Eastern and Western musics and Mantra Percussion’s energetic and forward-thinking approach to percussive music. The groundbreaking production will feature lighting design and shadow puppetry by visual artist Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.

    Performers:

    Elyse Kakacek – soprano
    Kate Maroney -mezzo-soprano
    Daniel Neer – baritone
    Joe Chappel – bass
    Ben Holmes – trumpet
    Joe Bergen – percussion
    Chris Graham – percussion
    Mark Utley – percussion
    Emily Manzo – piano
    Ian Riggs – bass guitar
    Joe Tucker – drums
    Matthew Welch – conductor
    Tomas Del Valle – Assistant Direction and Design
    Emma Wiseman, Meghan Williams, Maria Cama, Justin Perkins, Leah Ogawa -Puppeteers
    Chris Carcione – Video Design and Programming
    Eric (Jiaying) Zhang – Toy Theater of Town Hall builder
    Tom Lee – Additional Design Edits

    See the full article here .

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
  • richardmitnick 8:39 PM on May 3, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ARTNOIR presents Hear/Here, Cross disciplinary approaches to creativity, National Sawdust   

    From National Sawdust: “ARTNOIR presents Hear/Here” 

    National Sawdust

    Fri, May 25, 2018, 8:00 PM
    Tickets

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    Doors at 7PM
    Advance $25 | At the Door $30

    ARTNOIR Presents: Hear/Here, the first volume in a series of live performative experiences that mediate on ideas unified by cross disciplinary approaches to creativity. These experiences explore and respond to a variety of subjects percolating in popular culture at the current moment via the lens of music, visual art and poetry. Hear/Here loosely references Brown: Poems by Kevin Young in addition to a range of other cultural influences making this uniquely immersive experience a dynamic showcase of work by some of our generation’s most gifted creatives. Hear/Here features the works by composer and pianist Samora Pinderhughes, visual artist Nina Chanel Abney, poet Aja Monet and musician Ambrose Akinmusire whose collective talents leverage the power of collaboration as a platform for discourse, debate and self-discovery.

    Hear/Here is organized by Samora Pinderhughes & Larry Ossei-Mensah in partnership with ARTNOIR.

    See the full article here .

    National Sawdust, is an unparalleled, artist-led, nonprofit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery. A place where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

    In a city teeming with venues, National Sawdust is a singular space founded with an expansive vision: to provide composers and musicians across genres a home in which they can flourish, a setting where they are given unprecedented support and critical resources essential to create, and then share, their work.

    As a composer, I believe the role of an artist in the 21st century should be that of creator, educator, activist, and entrepreneur. I believe that 21st-century composers/artists need to be thinking about what impact they can have on their existing community, both locally and globally. At NS we believe in remaining flexible and true to the needs of artists. Our core mission is centered on the support of emerging artists, and on commissioning and supporting the seeds of ideas. Each year, we explore one large theme and construct programming and questions around that theme. This year, that theme is Origins. With this season, we are channeling the National Sawdust mission—empowering high-level artistry, regardless of training, genre, or fame—through multicultural artists who tell their stories through their music. Ultimately, Origins is a radical sharing of culture. We hope this cultural storytelling of the highest caliber will help bring our divided country closer together.

    We also believe the future of new art lives in education. To us, education is about giving young people and community members opportunities and tools to explore their potential for artistic and creative expression. But it is also about ensuring that artists themselves never stop learning – about their craft, about the work of their peers, about the business of the arts, about their own capacities to be educators and advocates. NS facilitates this kind of learning by bringing together artists from around the world in exciting composition- based projects, teaching opportunities, cultural exchanges, and hands-on management experience. Through this cultural synthesis artists leave lasting impressions on one another, become more versatile and resilient professionals, and create works that reflect a plural understanding of American society.

    –Paola Prestini, co-founder & Artist Director

    Space waiting

    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

    John Schaefer


    For new music by living composers

    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio


    https://www.wnyc.org/
    93.9FM
    https://www.wqxr.org/
    105.9FM
    http://www.thegreenespace.org/

    For great Jazz

    88.3FM http://wbgo.org/

    WPRB 103.3FM

    Dan Buskirk Spinning Jazz Mondays 11:00AM-1:00PM
    Will Constantine Jr, Blues Bop and Beyond Thursdays 11:00-2:00 featuring Latin Jazz
    Jerry Gordon Serenade to a Cookoo Frdays 11:00AM-2:00PM with Jerry’s Room at 1:00Pm
    Jeannie Becker Sunday Jazz 10:00AM-1:00Pm


    Please visit The Jazz Loft Project based on the work of Sam Stephenson
    Please visit The Jazz Loft Radio project from New York Public Radio

     
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