I am pleased to be a part of a Milton Babbitt Memorial Concert at CUNY Graduate Center in a couple of weeks. I will perform Babbitt’s Composition for Four Instruments with an incredible lineup of musicians: Pat Spencer, flute, Charles Neidich, clarinet, and Chris Gross, cello. I will also be giving my second performance since the premier of “Vitulatory Strains” for solo violin, by Daniel Colson, a former Babbitt student.
Babbitt Memorial Concert
CUNY Graduate Center
May 10, 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30, 8pm
St Peters Church – Chelsea
346 West 20th St (between 8th and 9th Aves)
Wet Ink is proud to present a concert of U.S. and world premieres by some of the most vital and compelling voices in contemporary music, including newly commissioned works by legendary trombonist/composer George E. Lewis and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lewis Spratlan. The concert will also feature U.S. premieres of major works by Stefan Prins and Simon Steen-Andersen, two of Europe’s leading young composers, along with new large-scale works by Wet Ink directors Sam Pluta and Eric Wubbels.
George Lewis – New Work *
Lew Spratlan – Process/Bulge *
Simon Steen-Andersen – Chambered Music #
Stefan Prins – Fremdkörper #1 #
Sam Pluta – Portraits/Self Portraits *
Eric Wubbels – katachi *
*World Premiere #US Premiere
Cori Kresge and Performers
On Tuesday evening I will perform with the inspirational dancer Korhan Basaran in a collaborative improvisation. The music, derived from the D Minor Partita of J.S. Bach, will begin in an abstract state of “D-ness” and move gradually toward a complete realization of Bach’s Ciaccona.
After our set, Cori Kresge will present a new dance piece, Sapience I-X “Human Story.” Sapience I-X “Human Story,” portrays a dystopian vision of a future world where no animal species remain. Since humans have nothing against which to measure their own humanity, they must find new ways to define themselves collectively and individually.
Imaginary Friends at the Gershwin Hotel
Tues April 26 at 8pm
7 E 27th st between 5th and Madison Aves
$15 tix at the door
I’m at my Alma Mater for the week, and very excited to be sharing some contemporary music. This trip I’m going to be working with the violin students on some acoustic concepts and premiering Dillon Kondor’s new violin concerto, for chamber ensemble and improvising soloist, with the Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble.
A couple weeks ago I was at IC for a recital of recent solo violin works (Berio, Ferneyhough, Pierzak, Shai, Brook, Feldman). The community in Ithaca is so receptive to new sounds, it was really inspirational.
If you’re in the finger lakes region this week, come check out the concert!
Ithaca College Contemporary Ensemble
Wednesday, Apr 6, 8:15PM
Hockett Recital Hall, Ithaca College
Wet Ink Columbia University Residency – Fall Premieres: Part 2
St Peters Church
Saturday December 11, 2010 – 8pm
Wet Ink’s residency at Columbia University will include five world premieres for large ensemble by New York City based composers as well as Alex Mincek’s large scale electro-acoustic work Pendulum. From the sweeping orchestral textures of composers like Mika Pelo and Geof Holbrook to the sound explorations of Brahim Kerkour and Yoshiaki Onishi to the multimedia experimentations of Josh Cody this large ensemble concert looks to be a highlight of the fall concert season in New York.
Brahim Kerkour – New Work
Mika Pelo – Cloudy
Geof Holbrook – Future Perfect
Alex Mincek – Pendulum V
Yoshi Onishi – Palinody
Joshua Cody – Good Men and Good Women
I’m thrilled to be performing Berio’s Sequenza VIII for solo violin on Issue Project Room’s first Darmstadt Essential Repertoire concert. The series highlights some of the seminal works of the latter-half of the 20th Century. This year’s debut concert includes the first 10 of Berio’s Sequenzas for solo instruments. Sequenza VIII has a lot of meaning to me as a violinist and as a musician; it’s great to have this opportunity to revisit it. I am honored to be sharing the stage with some of NYC’s finest, including Claire Chase, Stephen Gosling, John Pickford Richards, Gareth Flowers, Shelley Burgon, Daisy Press, Chris McIntyre, Joshua Rubin, and James Austin Smith.
December 1, 8pm
Issue Project Room (click for concert listing)
Darmstadt New Music site
On November 3rd, Wet Ink will give its first concert of premieres for chamber septet @ Symphony Space. The program will feature works by Katharina Rosenberger, Rick Burkhardt, Ian Power, Kate Soper, Sam Pluta, and Alex Mincek. The Wet Ink septet is:
Kate Soper, voice; Erin Lesser, flutes; Alex Mincek, saxes; Ian Antonio, percussion; Eric Wubbels, piano; Joshua Modney, violin; Sam Pluta, electronics.
We will be joined by Eliot Gattegno on alto sax. Hope to see you there!
MIVOS quartet + Ned Rothenberg on Tzadik
Ned Rothenberg and MIVOS celebrate the release of Rothenberg’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings originally commissioned by Roulette through NYSCA and now out on John Zorn’s Tzadik Composer’s series. We are very excited to have our first CD together, please join us!
June 14, 2010, 8:30pm
20 Greene Street
Part 2 of Wet Ink’s Festival of New American Music, co-presented by Roulette Intermedium and Carrier Records, will feature chamber and large ensemble works by Mark Applebaum, Kate Soper, Ben Hackbarth, Ming Tsao, and more. The festival will be recorded live at Roulette, and released as a 2-CD set by Carrier Records.
May 27, 2010, 8:30pm
20 Greene Street
This Monday, 5/10, I will be performing Daniel Colson’s “Vitulatory Strains” for solo violin at the CUNY Elebash Recital Hall in midtown Manhattan. Looking forward to playing solo in such a gorgeous space!
If you’d like to come out, here are the details:
5/10/2010, 8pm, free admission
CUNY Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave)