Past Performances



Sun Nov 10 2013
Tenri Cultural Institute

opens its 15th anniversary season by checking in with old friends, composers with whom the ensemble has worked over its 15 years of concert-making. With world and U.S. premieres of new works by Suzanne Sorkin and Bernhard Gander, and second c)i performances of works by Charles Halka, Eric Moe and Erich Holt Stem, the program surveys the aesthetically diverse counter)induction archives while continuing to look to the future. As historical models, the program presents works by Morton Feldman and John Cage, composers of different interests and outlooks that orbited and engaged with each other for decades. [more info]

Rituals, Dances, and Journeys (New date and time!)

Sun Mar 16 2014
Greenwich Music House

counter)induction continues its 15th anniversary season with RITUALS, DANCES and JOURNEYS. Featuring Robert Suderberg’s monumental Ritual Cycle of Lyrics and Dances, this concert explores the rituals of public performance, the space-outside-time they create, and the collective, meaningful journeys shared by performers and audience alike. Program includes a world premiere by Kyle Bartlett, and New York premieres by Douglas Boyce, Ryan Streber; rounding out the concert is the counter)induction signature piece, Centauro Marino by Salvatore Sciarrino. [more info]

Mario Davidovsky @ 80 - Transvocality

Sat Jun 7 2014

counter)induction closes its 15th anniversary season with a Mario Davidovsky birthday celebration. In TRANSVOCALITY, c)i explores this seminal American composer through his acoustic chamber and vocal music: dynamic, elegant, radical and traditional in equal parts; rooted in the Modernist moment but still leading us to the edge of the future.

With special guests Mary Hubbell, soprano; Amelia Lukas, flute; Douglas Balliett, contrabass; Daniel Lippel, guitar. [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