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  • richardmitnick 8:41 AM on August 7, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Folk and more, , Sam Amidon   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Art: Sam Amidon 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    Cabaret
    Sam Amidon

    Sam Amidon by Harald Krichel


    August 10 at 8:30 pm

    “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Sam Amidon: spokesman for the new, weird America.” —New York Observer

    American Folk music runs through the veins of Sam Amidon. The celebrated young composer and singer’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around” (NPR). Amidon takes the Spiegeltent stage for the first time with an intimate evening of original Americana music, with guitarist Grey McMurray.

    Info & Tickets

    See the full article here.

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    Please help promote STEM in your local schools.

    Stem Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    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 7:17 AM on July 31, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Back To Ab(Normal): Angela Di Carlo’s A.D.D Cabaret and Billy Hough’s Scream Along With Billy, , , Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy, , Sam Amidon, Summertime Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School, The Hot Jazz Age   

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts: The Speigeltent 

    From Bard’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts

    Bard Fisher Center for the performing Arts

    1
    2

    Cabaret
    Mx. Bond’s House of Whimsy

    An alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Featuring Big Dipper, Davon, Sadonna (Miguel Gutierrez), Leigh Crow (Elvis Herselvis), and Star Amerasu.

    3
    Photo by Aidan Grant

    Jazz Through the Looking Glass:
    The Hot Jazz Age
    Presented with the Catskill Jazz Factory and the New York Hot Jazz Festival

    Bix & Tram: A Red Hot Retrospective with the Patrick Bartley Orchestra

    August 2 at 8 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    Grammy-nominated saxophonist Patrick Bartley Jr. leads his orchestra in a celebration of the recordings of jazz age legends Bix Beiderbecke and Frankie Trumbauer. Among the most important and influential recordings in jazz history, this concert re-creates them with impeccable period authenticity and affords a rare opportunity to hear this music note for note as it was recorded close to a century ago.

    August 3 & 4 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    An alluring, edgy, and irreverent evening of divas and deviants from the downtown performance scene, selected and introduced by Mx. Justin Vivian Bond. Past favorites mingle with talented newcomers in a program of variety acts that will ravish, provoke, and astound. Featuring Big Dipper, Davon, Sadonna (Miguel Gutierrez), Leigh Crow (Elvis Herselvis), and Star Amerasu.

    Special Event

    5
    Photo by Nina Galicheva

    Summertime Swing with Professor Cunningham and His Old School
    August 5 at 6 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    End your weekend with a bang … and a swing! Linda and Chester Freeman of Got2Lindy Dance Studios return for a night of swing dancing to the fabulous music of Professor Cunningham and His Old School.

    Cabaret

    6
    Photo by Steve Asenjo
    Cabaret
    Sam Amidon

    August 10 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    American Folk music runs through the veins of Sam Amidon. The celebrated young composer and singer’s “highly personal approach opens a window on the American past and lets us feel it like nothing else around” (NPR). Amidon takes the Spiegeltent stage for the first time with an intimate evening of original Americana music, with guitarist Grey McMurray.

    Cabaret

    7

    Back To Ab(Normal): Angela Di Carlo’s A.D.D Cabaret and Billy Hough’s Scream Along With Billy

    August 11 at 8:30 pm
    Tickets start at $25

    Angela Di Carlo (House of Whimsy 2016 and 2017) returns with her hilarious songs about random observations, pet peeves, and timely topics performed at a lightning pace. A cult sensation in the NYC and Provincetown underground music and cabaret scenes, Billy Hough rounds out the evening with punk-infused singing and ranting that the New Yorker calls “poignant and beautiful.” A double-bill laugh riot, not for the faint of heart.

    For more information and ticketing see 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 Education Coalition

    About Us
    The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, designed by Frank Gehry, illustrates the College’s commitment to the performing arts as a cultural and educational necessity. The Center’s adventurous programs and world-class facilities provide an outstanding environment in which to create, perform, learn, and experience. The Center bears the name of Richard B. Fisher, the former chair of Bard’s Board of Trustees. This magnificent building and the extraordinary arts experiences that take place within it are a tribute to his vision, generosity, and leadership.

    The mission of the Fisher Center is to:

    bring leading artists to the Hudson Valley to engage with the public and the College;
    produce and present adventurous and in-depth programs, including new, rare, and undiscovered works;
    support the development of new work by artists at all stages of their careers; and
    provide a home for Bard student and faculty work in the performing arts.

    Bard College seeks to inspire curiosity, a love of learning, idealism, and a commitment to the link between higher education and civic participation. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to address central, enduring questions facing succeeding generations of students. Academic disciplines are interconnected through multidisciplinary programs; a balance in the curriculum is sought between general education and individual specialization. Students pursue a rigorous course of study reflecting diverse traditions of scholarship, research, speculation, and artistic expression. They engage philosophies of human existence, theories of human behavior and society, the making of art, and the study of the humanities, science, nature, and history.

    Bard’s approach to learning focuses on the individual, primarily through small group seminars. These are structured to encourage thoughtful, critical discourse in an inclusive environment. Faculty are active in their fields and stress the connection between the contemplative life of the mind and active engagement outside the classroom. They strive to foster rigorous and free inquiry, intellectual ambition, and creativity.

    Bard acts at the intersection of education and civil society, extending liberal arts and sciences education to communities in which it has been underdeveloped, inaccessible, or absent. Through its undergraduate college, distinctive graduate programs, commitment to the fine and performing arts, civic and public engagement programs, and network of international dual-degree partnerships, early colleges, and prison education initiatives, Bard offers unique opportunities for students and faculty to study, experience, and realize the principle that higher-education institutions can and should operate in the public interest.

    The Bard College of today reflects in many ways its varied past.
    Bard was founded as St. Stephen’s College in 1860, a time of national crisis. While there are no written records of the founders’ attitude toward the Civil War, a passage from the College’s catalogue of 1943 applies also to the time of the institution’s establishment:

    “While the immediate demands in education are for the training of men for the war effort, liberal education in America must be preserved as an important value in the civilization for which the War is being fought. . . . Since education, like life itself, is a continuous process of growth and effort, the student has to be trained to comprehend and foster his own growth and direct his own efforts.”

    This philosophy molded the College during its early years and continues to inform its academic aims.

    Bard College
    30 Campus Rd,
    Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504

    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 March 4, 2018 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , James McVinnie, , , , Paul Corley, Puzzle Muteson, Sam Amidon,   

    From Bedroom Community: Latest Releases 

    Bedroom Community

    Latest Releases

    12
    Ben Frost The Center Cannot Hold

    13
    Nadia Sirota Tessellatum

    14
    Ben Frost Threshold Of Faith EP

    15
    The Crash Ensemble Ghosts

    16
    Valgeir Sigurðsson DISSONANCE

    17
    James McVinnie Cycles_1

    See the full article here .

    Bedroom Community is an Icelandic record label/collective formed in 2006 by Valgeir Sigurðsson, with Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, later adding Sam Amidon, Daníel Bjarnason, Puzzle Muteson, Paul Corley, Nadia Sirota and James McVinnie to the intimate roster. 2015 saw two new additions to the family being: Emily Hall & Jodie Landau and wild Up.

    11

    4
    Valgeir Sigurðsson

    4
    Nico Muhly

    63
    Ben Frost

    5
    Sam Adidon

    7
    Daniel Bjarnason

    8

    9
    Nadia Sirota

    Like-minded, yet diverse individuals from different corners of the globe all creatively orbit around an inconspicuous building and its inhabitants on the outskirts of Reykjavík Iceland – Greenhouse Studios – where the music is mostly created.

    For new music by living composers
    newsounds.org from New York Public Radio

    For great Jazz
    WPRB

    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 help promote STEM in your local schools.

    STEM Icon

    Stem Education Coalition

     
  • richardmitnick 10:59 AM on December 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ACME, , , , , , , , , , , Sam Amidon, , ,   

    From The New York Times:”Freelance Musicians Hear Mournful Coda as the Jobs Dry Up” but… 

    First, I am not nor have I ever been a musician. I am simply an avid listener, a passionate New Music and Jazz listener, with a computer. I cannot even type very well.

    So, here is this sort of sad article in The New York Times about the reduced opportunities for freelance musicians these days around the New York City Metropolitan area.

    But, is it really so bad? Not for some, who have taken the D.I.Y approach, formed new groups, sometimes with interchangeable members, and put themselves out in the public view.

    Maybe this dynamic goes back to the seminal D.I.Y group, Bang On a Can, “Formed in 1987 by composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe. B.O.A.C “is dedicated to commissioning, performing, creating, presenting and recording contemporary music.” B.O.A.C even has its own label, Cantaloupe Music. And, of course,there are the Bang On A Can All-Stars.


    Bang On A Can All-Stars.

    While B.O.A.C paved the way, there are now a number of other very worthy groups who have formed up to present themselves to the public.

    First to my mind is ACME, The American Contemporary Music Ensemble


    ACME

    I know this group because of one Nadia Sirota, accomplished violist, host and proprietor of Nadia Sirota on Q2, and fellow traveler with the Bedroom Community group of musicians.


    Nadia Sirota


    Bedroom Community’s main players: Sam Amidon, Nico Muhly, Ben Frost, Valgeir Sigurðsson (I hope I got the order correctly)

    Then, there is ICE, International Contemporary Ensemble, mentioned in the article.

    Check their web site and look at their concert schedule. They range far and wide and frequently.

    A group about which I only recently learned is yMusic, “an expandable group of performers actively engaged and equally comfortable in the overlapping classical and pop music world.”


    yMusic
    Recognize anyone?

    Do you know the group Ethel, this string group has been around since 1998. It is safe to say that thye are world famous.

    I really have to quit this post, I could go on and on. Worthy of mention also are So Percussion, eighth blackbird, others not right now bubbling up to memory.

    There are two common threads here, and they are both very important: these groups are basically smallish new music and contemporary music groups; and I leafrned about all of them at Q2 , WQXR’s 24 hour “New Music” web stream.

    So, is it really so bad for freelance musicians, probably, although even most professional journalists are capable of some hyperbole. But maybe the lesson is, what my father did, start your own business.
    Gte your group together, get some compositions that either members of the group compose, or existing works, and go out and sell yourselves. Can you do it alone? Sure, if you are Maya Beiser. But, she is pretty rare.

     
  • richardmitnick 7:43 AM on November 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Sam Amidon,   

    Sam Amidon Makes the Wall Street Journal 

    Sam Amidon is written up in the Wednesday November 17, 2010 Wall Street Journal.

    Mr. Amidon is well associated with Nico Muhly and The Bedroom Community’s Valgeir Sigurdsson.

    sa
    Sam Amidon

    vs
    Valgeir Sigurdsson

    Read the full article here.

     
    • richardmitnick 7:59 AM on November 18, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So, how did I get to Sam Amidon?

      WNYC>wnyc2>Q2> Nadia Sirota>Nico Muhly>BedroomCommunity>2009 Whale Watching Tour

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