A MEETING-OF-THE-MINDS FOR THE NEW MUSIC COMMUNITY
“‘Genre Lines,” a new music weekend summit embedded within the 2019 Nief-Norf Summer Festival taking place the weekend of June 14–15, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. In this summit, we will examine music that has defied, reaffirmed, and/or blurred the boundaries of genre in experimental music of the past 50 years.“ -Nief Norf
4:30pm–6:00pm: Genre Lines afternoon concert (Powell Hall)
• Nick Zammuto’s Green Yellow Green Red (2014), performed by Aaron Michael Butler
• Cassie Venaglia, Experiment with Haikus, performed by Lucy Yao (piano) and Lily Shababi (violin)
•Madhuvanti for solo harmonium with electronics, performed by Igor Iwanek
• Kristina Warren, Intimidators (2019), solo for Exo.Rosie
• Robin McLaughlin, In the Beginning (2019) for spoken word, flute, piano, percussion, and lighting design (Krisztina Dér on flute, Erik Schmidt on percussion, and Socrates Razo speaking text)
• Jay Derderian, Ludic Loops (2018), performed by L+M Duo: Laurel Black (marimba) and Marianne Parker (piano)
• Nico Muhly, Flexible Music (2002), performed by Kyle Blake Jones (saxophone), Chelsea de Souza (piano), Sean Brennan (guitar), Matthew Overbay (percussion)
Trajectories is a collaboration between music + projections by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurður Guðjónsson that premiered at the Cadences of Line and Colour in the Reykjavik Center for Visual Music by pianist Tinna Þorsteinsdóttir. Inspired by the intersection of the shivering stars in Guðjónsson's dark and active visual pieces, Lucy Yao is presenting commissions that weave visuals of experiments with light, piano, + electronics. This collaboration could not be possible without Tim Kwasny, Alissa Voth, Cassie Wieland, and Inti Figgis-vizueta.
$15 / $5 GA/students*
more info and other events: https://www.aretevenue.com/events
Premiering works commissioned in 2019 inspired by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and Sigurdur Gudjonsson’s Trajectories. See the original impetus that sparked this project back in October of 2018 here: http://artmuseum.is/exhibitions/cadences-line-and-color
This concert is part of a new series, House of Glass, by Emily Thorner and Lucy Yao. House of Glass aims to give space to performers and composers to celebrate their voice. Come to the cafe to have a beverage and enjoy the pre-concert talk at 7:30 and concert at 8!
FEATURING THE WORKS OF:
event link: http://artsatthearmory.org/events/house-of-glass-concert/
Sing in Solidarity, the chorus of NYC-DSA, together with the Immigrant Justice Working Group, presents:
Voices for Immigrant Justice: a night of music and solidarity.
This concert will feature the chorus of NYC-Democratic Socialists of America and Lucy Yao playing Inti Figgis-Vizueta’s “a bridge between starshine and clay”. Please join in solidarity to raise money for the Central American migrant caravans. Through New Sanctuary Coalition we will be giving all our proceeds to aid the Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Hondurans walking thousands of miles north in caravans to the U.S. Border.
An evening of world premieres of flute pieces by Harvard composers, followed by Julius Eastman’s radiant “Gay Guerrilla” that was written for any arrangement of instruments. It has previously been played by four pianos, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. In this special performance, Claire Chase’s performance class, which consists of guitar, voices, violins, trombone, trumpet, will be joined by the Berklee Interdisciplinary Institute, which adds synths, two pianos, saxophone, and guitar. A truly special ensemble! Free admission.
This concert program is curated by composer Trey Makler and the pieces are written by non-binary composers to raise awareness of voices that are left out of the performance canon. Works by Maeve King and Inti Figgis-Vizueta for solo piano and piano with soprano, Emily Thorner.
NYU Composers Collective is hosting a concert that features the world premiere of Rohan Chander’s “Complex Identities”: What’s Left Unanswered and a US Premiere of “I.” for Piano Trio.
Lucy Yao (Piano)
Isabella Constanza (Violin)
Frederick Renaud (Cello)
NYU 303 at 8pm.
a weird evening of short stories that are loosely centered around sci-fi by boston writers read aloud while I respond with improvisation on synths. Wild! Part of the weekend long Hassle Fest.
Tix: $5 or get your pass here: https://hasslefest10.brownpapertickets.com/
Bach to the Future Marathon concert featuring the works of the master himself, J.S.
Including interpretations w/ electronics, partitas, and improvisation by musicians from Rhode Island and Boston!
Community Works presents the 6th annual all-night marathon of J.S. Bach performance as classical and non-traditional/experimental musicians from Providence and beyond, including our MusicWorks Collective musicians, pass the baton of Bach from dusk 'til dawn.
Manning Chapel at Brown University
Admission is free
All night coffee generously donated by The Coffee Exchange
Bring your blanket & pillow and come and go as you please!
+++ Schedule is subject to change +++
7:30 Heath Marlow *
7:45 Dr. Hilltop
8:00 Megan Koch
8:15 Laurie Amat
8:30 Lucy Yao
8:40 What Cheer? Brigade
8:50 CMW Phase II *
8:55 Joe DeGeorge 1
9:05 Zoe Cute *
9:10 Holly Dyer * & Malcolm Dyer
9:20 Desmond Bratton
9:40 Wendy Eisenberg
10:00 Ealain McMullin *
10:05 Jesse Holstein/Miguel Vasquez/Sarah Kim *
10:25 Bromp Treb
10:45 David Rubin/Holly Dyer/Luke Fatora/Zach Hazen *
10:55 Jeanne Mansfield Leclair
11:10 Jeff Louie
11:45 Adrienne Taylor*/ Ashley Frith*/ Luke Fatora*/ Roseminna Watson
12:00am Kelly Reed
12:05am Grace Ward/Jacob Hiser/Jacob Shulman/Jeff Cox/Jolee Gordon
12:20 Luke Fatora* & Zan Berry*
12:30 Ed Williams
12:50 Roseminna Watson
12:55 Luke Fatora *
1:00 Cool and Frank
1:20 Tessa Sacramone *
2:05 Ashley Frith *
2:25 Anne Athema
2:40 Lefthand Man (Laura Brown-Lavoie)
2:55 Johann Sebastian Vox (Armand Aromin & Zan Berry *)
3:15 J.P.A. Falzone
3:40 Matt McLaren
3:50 Joe DeGeorge 2
4:00 Ai Isshiki & Hank Mason
4:20 Marcel Zaes
4:40 David Rubin *
5:15 Rachel Rosenkrantz
5:30 Alex Dupuis
5:45 Sebastian Ruth *
6:00 COOCHY COOCHY
6:15 Jacob Berendes
6:30 House Red
6:45 Laura Gulley
Boston Conservatory Contemporary Classical Music Ensemble: contraBAND presents African Voices in Contemporary Music.
AYO OGUNRANTI: “African Rhythms”
JOSHUA UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Ukom”
KEVIN VOLANS: “Walking Song”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Illulu”
VIMBAYI KAZIBONI: “Two Folk Songs from Zimbabwe”
UZOIGWE: “Talking Drums: Egwu Amala”
HAMZA EL DIN: “Escalay”
Vimbayi Kaziboni, conductor
silence | visible is a 7 minute work composed and directed by Lucy Yao for quartet with flutes and voices specifically written in response to Fujiko Malaya’s fog sculptures. The piece aims to collaborate with Fog and its amorphous qualities and engage in a dialogue with nature’s fluctuating variables. Fog, which blurs boundaries between the beginning and end, inspired silence | visible to explore the cycles of life that are present in nature, and a wish to relinquish control to the uncertainty of the “how”, and “when”, and more on events as they are happening at that moment. At any given day, nature can give shape to the fog depending on variables that are completely controlled by climate. In this live performance, layers of sound form around the sculpture in an on-site specific work by pianist and composer Lucy Yao.
This project is performed as a response to Fujiko Nakaya’s FOGxFlo at the Franklin Park Ruins. Listeners are welcome to walk into the dense mass of sound and fog to experience the work. silence | visible is made possible by the Berklee Interdisciplinary Institute and the Emerald Necklace Conservancy.
And of course, it would not be possible without the help and collaboration with performers Rose Hegele, Morgan Gates, Antonina January, and Caroline Shaffer!
There will be two performances of this multi-disciplinary work on Sunday October 28 afternoon at 5:00 and 5:15 PM at Fog x Island, Olmsted Park. Fog x Island is one of the five fog installation sites and can be found at 56 Pond Avenue, Brookline 02445. Further directions can be found here: https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/20th/visit/
Information on the project can be found here (the time needs to be updated on the site): https://www.emeraldnecklace.org/event/silence-visible/
in collab with Violinist Dorisya Yosifova
"The truth is, of course, is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time." —David Bowie
Evan Ziporyn, conductor
Maya Beiser, cello
Featuring the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Contemporary Music Players
Friday, October 12, 2018, 7:30 PM
At the Moss Arts Center, 190 Alumni Mall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
In the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre
ticket info here! : https://bit.ly/2Lu0Lgw
Program presented by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.
Limestone and Felt - Caroline Shaw
Bri Tagliaferro, cello
Dan Reifsteck, marimba
Cendres - Kaija Saariaho
Caroline Shaffer, flute
Ben Baker, cello
Lucy Yao, piano
Black Angels - George Crumb
Alec Norkey, violin
Brian Stuligross, violin
Roselyn Hobbs, viola
Bri Tagliaferro, cello
Et maintenant c’est vous de jouer - Giacinto Scelsi
Ben Baker, cello
Gillian Dana, bass
Redness of Blood - Jerome Kitzke
Shannon Leigh, clarinets
Chris Gunnel, percussion
Nick Stevens, percussion
Kevin Madison, piano