Tag Archives: Michael Gordon

Open Source Music Festival: lineup & tix

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The festival culminates with an all-day concert on November 18 featuring performances by Joel Fan, JACK Quartet, TIGUE, Jeffrey Ziegler, Teen Girl Fantasy + ADR, Ben Monder,

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A Powerful, Spellbinding, Paradigm-Shifting Asian Art-Song Evening Tonight at the Lincoln Center Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

From singer Gong Linna and the Bang on a Can All-Stars‘ new album Cloud River Mountain, it seemed that last night’s release show at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival would have been all about the drama. Sure, there were plenty of spectacular peaks from the fearless Chinese singer and her American backup band, but there were equal amounts subtlety and dynamics in a mix of distinctly Chinese-flavored and just as distinctly western material written by Lao Luo and the Bang on a Can organization’s three-headed monster: Julia WolfeMichael Gordon and David Lang.

There’s just as ...

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High-Voltage Chinese Singer Gong Linna Teams Up with New York Avant Garde Mainstays At This Month’s Lincoln Center Festival

Source: New York Music Daily

If you could see Bjork backed by Lark’s Tongues in Aspic-era King Crimson – or the Velvet Underground, for that matter – singing Asian-tinged art-songs, would you go to the show? That’s an approximation of what Chinese chanteuse Gong Linna sounds like, backed by the irrepressibly mutable Bang on a Can All-Stars, on her new album Cloud River Mountain. It’s streaming at Bandcamp, and she and the band are playing an album release stand of sorts, with shows at 8 PM on July 14 and 15 at the Lynch Theatre at John Jay College, 524 W ...

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BAM Next Wave Festival: 2017 Lineup & Tickets

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

BAM has announced the lineup of the 2017 Next Wave Festival which takes place September 14 – December 16, featuring 31 dance, music, opera, theater, physical theater, and performance art engagements…

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Steve Reich 80th birthday celebrations happening at Carnegie Hall with Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The celebrations also include works by Philip Glass, Terry Riley, David Lang, and more.

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BAM announces 2016 Next Wave Festival lineup

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Magnetic Fields, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pharrell Williams, Baryshnikov, and lots more.

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A Mesmerizing Michael Gordon World Premiere at the Miller Theatre

Source: New York Music Daily

Isn’t it cool when you see a piece of music that’s so much fun that it wouldn’t be fair to spoil the ending? The world premiere of Michael Gordon‘s Material, a work for percussion quartet performed by Yarn/Wire last night at the Miller Theatre, actually ended pretty much where it started, on an vividly uneasy note. The trick ending about ten minutes before that was the highlight – and is too good to spoil.

In between, it was hypnotic to the point of being hallucinatory, and also troubling, and grew far louder than you would expect a single concert ...

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This Year’s Bang on a Can Marathon Focuses on Its Core Talent

Source: New York Music Daily

What better to jar a sleepy crowd out of a pre-noon summer torpor than a steel pan orchestra? Kendall Williams’ arrangement of a Lord Nelson calypso hit, with its exubertant resemblance to a ballpark organ version of Take Me Out to the Ballgame, made an apt kickoff to this year’s Bang on a Can Marathon. The 2015 edition of the annual avant garde festival differentiated itself from previous concerts with its emphasis on larger-scale works, circling the wagons with a somewhat abbreviated list of performers. Past years featured an often exhilarating mix of global acts, frequently going on til ...

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