Tonight! 4/14, Eric Wubbels premiere with Wet Ink

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We have a terrific Wet Ink Ensemble concert line up for Saturday night @ St. Peters Chelsea, featuring large ensemble works by Beat Furrer, Kate Soper, and John Cage.  I’m especially excited about the premiere of Eric Wubbels’ new duo for violin and piano, which he and I have been working together on for the past three or four months.  It’s a big, tough, and beautiful piece, can’t wait to take it out!

Wet Ink @ St. Peters Chelsea

April 14, 2012, 8pm

$10

Tonight, 4/13: Mivos @ BEA

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Come out to Mivos Quartet tonight!  We’re presenting Felipe Lara’s gripping work, Corde Vocale, along with works by Rihm, Kurtag, Marcos Balter and more.  Felipe is the winner of the first annual Kanter/Mivos String Quartet Composition Prize.

April 13, 2012

Brazilian Endowment for the Arts (240 E 52nd St)

$15

 

 

Tomorrow: Eric Wubbels premiere w/ Wet Ink

News, Shows

We have a terrific Wet Ink Ensemble concert line up for Saturday night @ St. Peters Chelsea, featuring large ensemble works by Beat Furrer, Kate Soper, and John Cage.  I’m especially excited about the premiere of Eric Wubbels’ new duo for violin and piano, which he and I have been working together on for the past three or four months.  It’s a big, tough, and beautiful piece, can’t wait to take it out!

Wet Ink @ St. Peters Chelsea

April 14, 2012, 8pm

$10

You, My Mother in the NY Post!

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Griffith, Mikos, Modney, Soper as pictured in NY Post

You, My Mother got a terrific review today in the NY Post, “It’s mom-entously original.”  Especially proud of this shout-out:

‘The piece closed with violinist Joshua Modney, who scraped and battered the strings as he stammered a eulogy for “complicated” mothers everywhere: “On the one hand, you wore blue eye shadow and short shorts… on the other hand, you were a human-rights activist.”’

Please read the full review here.

Still *six* more chances to see this show (2/16 – 2/20), please check out my performance calendar or the Two Headed Calf website for details.

You, My Mother is up and running

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Beth Griffith, Laryssa Husiak, Mike Mikos, Joshua Modney, Mariel Roberts

Very excited to be joining Yarn/Wire (+ Mariel Roberts, cello) and Theater of the Two Headed Calf for a premiere run of operas by Rick Burkhardt and Brendan Connelly.  The show is up this week through Feb 20, please see my performance calendar or click here for details.  We already got some nice feedback from the Village Voice after opening night.

I’m especially excited to be taking a spoken text + violin solo by Rick Burkhardt up and about with the actors on stage (pictured above).

This is captivating new work, I’m really looking forward to our remaining performances!

Concert Review: Wet Ink @ FeNAM

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Wet Ink Septet

Wet Ink got a nice review in the San Francisco Classical Voice for our concert at the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State University. Here are the highlights:

“No group was more bracingly thought-provoking and expansive than the Wet Ink Ensemble. These seven New York musicians/composers are fearless in testing the limitations of what instruments or musical forms can be. Best of all, they don’t shy away from integrating the spoken word as a tasty and dramatic counterpoint to the music. That played out powerfully in the unnerving but entrancing two movements from Voices From the Killing Jar, written by vocalist Kate Soper. Here hypnotic music was defined by start and stop rhythms punctuated by Soper’s sung text and finger-caress of a cymbal. In one of the movements the text was an incantation mining the Iphigenia tale, wherein the words exclaim Clytemnestra’s wish for bloodshed.  Later, sax player Alex Mincek’s Nucleus bloomed in a set of short movements in which saxophone and drum interchanged musically stark exclamations.”

For the full review, please click here.