CALENDER INFO

Interpretations: Alain Kirili, Somei Satoh, Kei Takei with Aki Takahashi, & Thomas Buckner
    Wednesday, October 24 - Saturday, October 27, 8pm. Post - performance discussion on Thursday, October 24. At The Kitchen, 512 W 19th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents 'Time of Communion', an interaction between the sculpture of Alain Kirili, the dance of Kei Takei, and the music of Somei Satoh, pianist Aki Takahashi, and baritone Thomas Buckner. For a decade Alain Kirili has invited prominent artists, such as Archie Shepp and Cecil Taylor, to interact with his art. In this program, he will collaborate with Somei Satoh, one of Japan's most acclaimed composers of the post-Takemitsu era. Satoh's evocative music has been influenced by Shintoism, Zen Buddhism, his Japanese cultural heritage, Western music, and electronic technology. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Alvin Singleton
    Thursday, November 7, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents new work by Alvin Singleton, who has composed for theater, orchestra, solo instruments and chamber ensembles, combining scored passages with jazz improvisation. The program includes the world premiere of a new work for baritone and orchestra with text by Patricia Hampl.  Featured performers are the Marian Anderson String Quartet, Peggy Benkeser (percussion), Martha Mooke (electric five-string viola), baritone Thomas Buckner, and members of the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble with Petr Kotik conducting. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: George Marsh / Pauline Oliveros
    Thursday, November 21, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents performances by San Francisco based percussionist George Marsh and pioneering composer / performer Pauline Oliveros. Oliveros performs worldwide as a soloist on her just tuned accordion and with the Deep Listening Band. Accompanying artists include David Wessel (computer processing), Mel Graves (acoustic bass), Rich Fudoli (reeds) and Jennifer Wilsey (percussion). Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Pauline Oliveros at Merkin Hall
    November 21, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, New York City. Pauline Oliveros performs 'Concert with Timeless Pulse'. Part of the Interpretations series.Info.

Interpretations: Anthony Coleman / Bob Ostertag & Pierre Hebert
    Thursday, January 9, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents keyboardist / composer Anthony Coleman, an active member of the downtown New York music scene. He will premiere Pushy Blueness with Jim Pugliese (percussion) and Doug Wieselman (reeds). Also, Bob Ostertag, an influential pioneer in digital sampling teams up with live film animator Pierre Hébert for their collaborative performance 'Between Science and Garbage'. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Larry Austin & James Dashow
    Thursday, January 30, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents two pioneers in electronic music: Larry Austin and James Dashow. Their program, New Music for Performers and Electronic Media, features Esther Lamneck (clarinet, arogato), Paul Hoffman (piano), Michael Lowenstern, (bass clarinet), the FLUX String Quartet, and soprano to be announced. Both composers will present several premieres; Dashow will also present music from Archimedes, a Planetarium Opera with libretto by Cary Plotkin and additional poetry by Ted Weiss. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Tom Johnson / Esther Ferrer
    Thursday, February 27, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents American composer in Paris, Tom Johnson. His program will feature 'Galileo' performed on an instrument of his own design that swings on five pendulums. Also, performance artist Esther Ferrer presents ' Walking Is the Way'. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Michael J. Schumacher / Joe Giardullo & Joe McPhee¹s Shadow & Light
    Thursday, March 13, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents Michael J. Schumacher's new ensemble works with electronics. Schumacher works primarily with electronic media, specializing in multi-channel computer generated sound environments. Also, longtime new music and jazz innovators and collaborators Joe Giardullo (flute, bass clarinet, shenai, soprano sax) and Joe McPhee (tenor sax) will be joined by Tani Tabbal (percussion) and Mike Bisio (bass). The ensemble first recorded on September 11, 2001; its music is an artistic affirmation of life, faith and hope. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Martin Bresnick & Lisa Moore / Dan Joseph
    Thursday, April 3, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents prize-winning composer Martin Bresnick, who has written work in virtually every medium from chamber and symphonic music to film and computer music. His two new works will be performed by pianist Lisa Moore of the Da Capo Chamber Players and the Bang On A Can All-Stars, and accompanying artists. Also, Composer / musician Dan Joseph whose diverse work spans totalism, mimimalism, improvisation, electronica, live electronic music and Eastern folk. His program will feature new works for hammered dulcimer. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: S.E.M. Ensemble
    Thursday, April 22, 2003, 8pm. - midnight At Paula Cooper Gallery, 534 West 21st Street, New York, New York City. The S.E.M. Ensemble, Petr Kotik, Conductor, performs the conductor's own work, 'Explorations in the Geometry of Thinking', with text by R. Buckminster Fuller. More info: (718) 488-7659 (phone) or web.

Interpretations: Patricia Burgess / Rova Saxophone Quartet
    Thursday, May 1, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents Patricia Burgess, whose work is heavily influenced by the weaving of different musical genres, cultures, and technology. She will present Reflection of the Watermoon, the story of the last minutes of Amelia Earhart¹s life as she faces death. Also, Rova Saxophone Quartet, the acclaimed all-saxophone ensemble, whose genre-bending music has its roots in post-bop free jazz, avant-rock, 20th century new music and traditional and popular styles of Africa, Asia, Europe and the U.S. The quartet will present works by members Larry Ochs and Jon Raskin, along with works by Gino Robair. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web

Interpretations: Thomas Buckner
    Thursday, May 22, 2003, 8pm. At Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York City. Interpretations presents tenor and producer of avant garde music, Thomas Buckner. Through his work with both established and emerging composers and improvisers, he has pursued activity in a wide range of musical contexts - from chamber works and orchestral pieces to jazz-oriented improvisations; from computer enhanced electronic works to multi-media theater pieces. Tickets: $10. More info: (212) 627- 0990 (phone) or web


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