AGAINST METHOD: A celebration of counter)induction’s 20 years of thought-provoking programming and relentless virtuosity. A party for unexpected paths and contrarian aesthetics. A re-awakening for the familiar, and a baptism for the new.
Kyle Bartlett – Before (2019) (NYC Premiere)
Douglas Boyce – Trio Etude #2 (2019) (World Premiere)
Ryan Streber – Quartet (2018)
Jessica Meyer – Forgiveness (2015)
Mark Rimple – Mystic Fragments (2017)
c)i marks its 20th year with a satisfyingly strange program of recent music by the ensemble’s composers and a premiere by longtime counter)induction friend Suzanne Sorkin. Kyle Bartlett’s obstreperously percussive trio Before, for bass clarinet, cello, and guitar, at turns severe, more severe, and sweet, begins the program. Douglas Boyce’s Trio Etude #2 is a virtuosic hero’s journey, a tripled chase of shifting allegiances, down paths crude and subtle. It is counterpointed by the film noir sensibility of Ryan Streber’s Quartet, an unsettled elegance told in shadows and fleeting gestures. Jessica Meyer’s Forgiveness for bass clarinet and looping explores the iterative and imperfect nature of love and relationships. Suzanne Sorkin contributes a celebratory premiere.
ALL THE DETAILS:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 07:00pm
18 Whitwell Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tickets, $20 suggested donation at the door