Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra is the first sound-based installation commissioned by The Met. Hybrid by design, it is a musical instrument, a series of live performances, and an installation composed of thirty-two sculptures, utilitarian vessels, and decorative objects from the Museum collection. Selected for their natural pitches, which range from low C to high G on the chromatic musical scale, they form an arresting and unexpectedly versatile instrument, similar to an organ with multiple pipes.
Ekmeles will perform new compositions and improvisations on this radical musical instrument in an intimate concert.
Performing works by Ashkan Behzadi, Gelsey Bell, Paul Pinto, Kamala Sankaram, Kate Soper, Dorian Wallace and Bethany Younge.
Charlotte performs Natacha Diels’ Bahnhof, Alvin Lucier’s Wave Songs and Kaija Saariaho’s Lonh on this program of new music for voice and electronics.
Presented by Bowerbird, Ekemeles performs a program of contemporary vocal music including Salvatore Sciarrino’s seminal Madrigals.
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Presented by the G((o))ng Tomorrow festival at Copenhagen Contemporary, Charlotte will appear in a new realization of Henning Christiansen’s Opus 37, an opera first presented at Aarhus Kunstmuseum on March 22, 1968. In this iteration, the opera will be reinterpreted and staged by Anton Lukoszevieze with an arrangement by his UK-based ensemble Apartment House.
Presented by Blank Forms in conjunction with the exhibition Henning Christiansen: Freedom is Around the Corner, on view at 55 Walker Street is a new realization of Henning Christiansen’s Opus 37, an opera first presented at Aarhus Kunstmuseum on March 22, 1968. In this iteration, the opera will be reinterpreted and staged by Anton Lukoszevieze with an arrangement by his UK-based ensemble Apartment House.
Reggie’s Chicago hosts a three day festival of prog rock, Oct. 19-21. The Knells (featuring Charlotte Mundy as vocalist) will appear on the first night of the festival. The New York Times writes, “[The Knells’] lyrics ponder cosmic conditions and cycles — time, space, dissolution, regeneration — and they are sung by three women, often in cascading counterpoint that can invoke Renaissance polyphony or Minimalism. The songs… sweep ahead, through passages of tolling solo electric guitar, of elegiac vocal melodies and harmonies, of note-bending quasi-Indian strings and guitar, of progressive-rock processionals.”
TAK Ensemble gives the American Premiere of Ashkan Behzadi’s stunning Love, Crystal and Stone, an evening-length cycle of Lorca poems set to passionate, darkly mysterious music written especially for TAK ensemble. This concert takes place at Project Q, a musicians’ takeover of a parking garage in Harlem.
Weston Olenki and Lester St. Louis open the show.