Past Performances


Homages & Overwrites

Sun Sep 30 2007
Tenri Cultural Institute

Homages and Overwrites features contemporary works directly inspired by older pieces, situating the techniques of the avant garde within a tradition of compositional practice extending centuries. Alfred Schnittke’s Piano Quartet is hauntingly obsessed with Mahler’s one movement Piano Quartet. American composer Justin Merritt’s The Day Florestan Murdered Magister Raro is a riff on Schumann’s character pieces, represented in the concert by selections from Carnaval. American composer Kyle Bartlett, inspired by Xenakis’ ideas of “architecture mapped into sound” wrote Bas Relief, which is paired with Xenakis’ Charisma for cello and clarinet. [more info]

Song & Dance

Fri Dec 7 2007
Christ & St. Stephen's Church

The program considers both the literal and metaphoric readings of the phrase Song and Dance. New works for voice and chamber ensemble by Douglas Boyce, Andrew Simpson and Ryan Streber are juxtaposed with instrumental works by Philip Rothman and Jukka Tiensuu.

Guest artists included Robert Baker (tenor), Bo Chang (mezzo) and Beata Moon (piano).

The concert begins at 8pm. [more info]

Fast Forward: Coleman and Kagel

Tue Mar 18 2008
Merkin Concert Hall

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This is a joint concert with composer/performer Anthony Coleman; the first half of the concert will feature Coleman and friends performing Kagelā??s rarely heard Der Schall, quite possibly a once in a life time opportunity.

This concert considers Mauricio Kagel as a window to the past and the future. Kagel’s compsitional output itself pivots between looking forward and looking backward. Tonight we encounter him as a teacher, a model, and a colleague.

The concert begins at 8pm. [more info]

Look and Listen

Fri May 2 2008
Robert Miller Gallery

counter)induction performs at the Look and Listen festival in NYC. [more info]

Chou He

Fri Jun 13 2008
Tenri Cultural Institute

c)i collaborates with the Beijing New Music Ensemble to present dual concerts on two continents. Chinese and American composers will explore the Chinese poetic tradition known as chou he, using common materials to make divers musics. [more info]

“Once when father (George Ives) was asked: 'How can you stand it to hear old John Bell (who was the best stonemason in town) bellow off-key the way he does at camp-meetings?' his answer was: 'Old John is a supreme musician. Look into his face and hear the music of the ages. Don't pay too much attention to the sounds. If you do, you may miss the music. You won't get a heroic ride to Heaven on pretty little sounds!'”
--Charles Ives