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June 7 at SubCulture!

Mario Davidovsky@80 – Transvocality

Chamber and vocal works by the modernist master at one of the hippest venues in town. [ click for more info ]

The reviews are in:


The New York Times: The concert… became a showcase for vivid, engrossing and highly communicative new chamber music. The sterling lineup of performers included the core ensemble members Miranda Cuckson on violin and viola, the violist Jessica Meyer and the clarinetist Benjamin Fingland, as well as the radiant cellist Karen Ouzounian and the pianist Ning Yu, who played with great clarity and balance.[ Click here for complete review.}


A Closer Listen: This ensemble is not here to entertain or make passing salutes at cultural milestones, it is here, under an absolute commitment, to philosophize with a hammer.’ [ Click here for complete review.]

Lucid Culture: Frequently dark, challenging, compelling music utilizing an imaginative mix of devices and genres from across the decades to the present.’ [ Click here for complete review.]

Sound Notion: An hour long conversation with Sound Notion about the CD, the history of c)i, and some philosophy mixed with news! [ Click here for complete video.]

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING


c)i’s March concert featuring music by Nono, Lachenmann, and Schoenberg has garnered an unqualified rave! Allan Kozinn writes that

The superb new-music ensemble counter)induction probably did not set out to make a case for Schoenberg in its concert at Casa Italiana, at Columbia University, on Sunday evening. But it found a way to make his “Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte” (1942), a mature, 12-tone work, seem barely a stone’s throw from late Beethoven…

Allan Kozinn, The New York Times

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“Serious new music, like serious old music, isn?­t made to be dribbled around in a basketball arena.”
--Mel Powell