Eavesdropping on April 17

Eavesdropping

NTQ is pleased to perform on the season opening concert of Guy Barash’s Eavesdropping Series at Spectrum NYC. Our set features music for sax quartet and electronics including: the US premiere of Ophir Ilzetzki’s Ambience for sax quartet and live electronics, Monte Weber’s Lucidity for soprano, saxophone quartet, and pre-recorded electronics, featuring soprano Alize Rozsnyai; Erin RogersMother Earth for flute, saxophone quartet, and electronics, featuring Andrea Lee Smith on flute; and Matthew Burtner’s Incantation S4-X for saxophone quartet and computer generated sound.

Guy Barash presents: Eavesdropping
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
Sunday, April 17 @ 7pm
$15 door / $10 student/seniors
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Program:
Ophir Ilzetzki – Ambience
Monte Weber – Lucidity (with soprano Alize Rozsnyai)
Erin Rogers – Mother Earth (with flutist Andrea Lee Smith)
Matthew Burtner – Incantation S4-X

Live 45 at Spectrum – March 5

2016-NTQ-Live-45-at-Spectrum

NTQ is exciting to bring two premieres to Michael Vince’s Live 45 series at Spectrum NYC. The Live 45 series is inspired by settling down to a cup of coffee and an old 45 record, with concerts featuring two new “singles” by composers. Our program will premiere two major works by Spencer Arias and Diarmid Flatley.

Saturday, Mar 5 at 7pm
Spectrum NYC – 121 Ludlow St, New York, NY
$15 door / $10 students
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Spencer Arias’ “Controversy for the sake of Controversy” is a response to the experience of controversial social media posts and the discussions that follow. The piece uses repetition as a way to iterate the repetitiveness that can occur during these discussions.

Diarmid Flatley’s “Six Regions of the k=3 d=6 B={0 4 6} Prime Constellation” is a drone composition in just intonation. Algorithmically generated tones are performed by the saxophonists, who are accompanied by sine tone drones based on the same intervallic relationships and stochastic structures. The result is a slowly shifting harmonic sound-mass which activates the space acoustically through standing waves, sum and difference tones, and beat frequencies.

“Without World” in hand

Scott Wollschlege, Without World

New Thread Quartet is excited to have our next big commission in hand: Scott Wollschleger’s “Without World”! We are working our way through the piece in rehearsals and will be scheduling a premiere later this year so stay tuned…

RWO Adams Run recording

RWO Adams Run

Last weekend I got to visit Baltimore for a recording session with Rhymes With Opera. We tracked all the instrumental parts for Ruby Fulton’s massive new work Adams Run, set amidst wild weather in a dystopic future world. Two television show hosts vie for the most viewed program in America. Despite their idealogical differences, existential weather woman Julie Shore and environmentalist evangelist the Reverend Billy Noble fall in love. Television producer Dana Daring tells their story from a news perspective as a series of flashbacks. With multiple screens telling stories within stories, post-Minimalist sounds of wild weather, the voices of eccentric characters, and strains of forbidden love, this video opera explores very real problems of climate change, screen obsession, and overblown media in unexpected ways.

Learn more and support the project on their Indie Go Go page: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/adams-run-a-rhymes-with-opera-video-production#/

Harvestworks Workshop

Harvestworks

I’m joining composer Mike Sperone for a workshop at Harvestworks on music with live electronics. We’ll be talking about his new piece for me “Saxophone Solo for Solo Saxophone” for alto sax and Max. The events starts at 7pm with a performance of the piece around 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Oct 6 @ 7pm
Harvestworks- 596 Broadway New York, NY
FREE