Past Performances

Season:

critical distance

Fri Sep 9 2005

The program, “Critical Distance”, deals with music written by composers living at a distance from their home – as expatriates, exiles, or simply in seclusion. Karel Husa escaped the Iron Curtain to become an icon of American music. Alexandre Lunsqui, while drawing on training as an engineer/jazz musician in Brazil, has recently immersed himself into the worlds of IRCAM in Paris and Columbia University in New York City. Georges Aperghis, a self-taught Greek composer operating out of Paris, draws inspiration for many of his compositions from both painting and theatre. Born in Maine and now Guest Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, composer Eli Marshall draws on a broad pallet of approaches ranging from jazz to traditional Chinese music. c)i’s own Douglas Boyce was born in New York, and grew up in its orbit, but now finds himself an academic in Washington DC. Eric Moe’s And Life Like Froth Doth Throb was written while the composer was ensconced at the MacDowell Colony, a place where many artists choose to distance themselves for the purpose of artistic inspiration. This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. [more info]

Boston Conservatory New Music Week

Mon Nov 14 2005

c)i will perform at Boston’s Seully Hll as part of the Boston Conservatory New Music week. [more info]

Talk Dirty to Me

Tue Dec 6 2005

“Talk Dirty to Me” will explore the interface of speech and sound in music. Vinko Golobokar’s Dos a Dos transforms speech into volcanic eruptions of extended techniques, while Miroslav Pudlak’s Sextet uses synthetic grammar to generate an empty language, devoid of semantic content, but filled with elegant gestures and delicate textures. Also featured will be works by Jonathan Harvey, Douglas Boyce, and Kyle Bartlett. Douglas Boyce’s Palimpsest considers the Renaissance suggetto cavato technique to distinctly modern effect, and Kyle Bartlett’s Discipline examines how texts are rendered incomprehensible through translations from language to language, context to context and voice to instrument. This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. [more info]

Sonati

Fri Feb 17 2006

“Sonati” is a concert of music by contemporary Italian composers. Italy has developed a very distinct musical dialect, with an attention to the microscopic, coloristic elements. This concert will feature works by neo-impressionist masters Scelsi and Sciarrino, as well as several works from the next generation of Italian composers, including the New York and North American premieres of pieces by Emmanuella Ballio and Anne Marie Turcotte. This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. [more info]

Message In A Bottle

Sat Jun 10 2006

“Message in a Bottle”, showcases repertoire from young American composers. On the program will be a world premiere by c)i composer-member Kyle Bartlett, a work written specifically for c)i by Los Angeles composer Peter Knell, and two pieces selected directly from our ongoing call for scores – which has already resulted in the performance of over a dozen works. The remaining two pieces on the program will be determined by the results of a nationally-advertised composition competition currently in development, which will be open to American applicants and adjudicated by a panel of prominent composers. This concert is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. [more info]

“The future is what the present can bear.”
--Robert Fripp