Tonight includes work by: Gabrielle Herbst John Leland Eyebodega + Dustin Wong
GABRIELLE HERBST Hot and cold spaces in nature and fantasy, born at Robert Wilson’s The Watermill Center and developed in Brooklyn. Composed by Gabrielle Herbst (voice and electronics) in collaboration with Matthew O’Koren, percussion, Josh Henderson, violin, and Rick Quantz, viola, joined by Contemporaneous featuring: David Bloom, conductor, Brad Cherwin, clarinet, Dylan Mattingly, electric guitar, Maxwell McKee, piano, Leila Bordreuil, cello, Finnegan Shanahan, violin. http://www.contemporaneous.org
Gabrielle Herbst resides in Brooklyn. She studied composition at Bard College. As a featured vocalist she has performed with Marina Rosenfeld’s Teenage Lontano in the Whitney Biennial, Da Capo Chamber Players at Bard College, Beyond the Mind at the 2009 Russian American Cultural Center Gala at the Ana Tzarev Gallery, The Green Death at Saint Mark’s Church, Allie Tsypin’s Low Culture Symphony at the former convent of St. Cecilia’s Parish, Brooklyn, at La MaMa E.T.C, and as a vocalist for Zeena Parkins and Elliott Sharp. Premiered compositions at Roulette Intermedium, The Stone, Cabinet Magazine’s Exhibition Space, Club Helsinki, and HERE Arts Center. Recipient of the 2011 Artist Residency at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center in partnership with New York Theater Workshop.
Original music featuring composer/vocalist Gabrielle Herbst with the Kalmia String Quartet, David Bloom (conductor), John Boggs (piano), Leila Bordreuil (cello), Tamas Zetenyi (cello), Conor Brown (clarinet), Elana Gleason (voice), Kylie Collins & Patricia Spencer (flutes), Anthony Kingsley & Matthew O' Koren (percussion), David Nagy (bassoon), Allie Avital Tsypin (design and costumes)
Combining traditional notation with graphic scores and improvisation, the music is sensory and imagistic, pursuing an intimacy between instruments and voices, audience and spatial environment. Drawing from many influences she composes for her own and other voices with orchestra, chamber ensemble and electronics.
Heartbeats: "skin and bone is part of the hearing": string quartet, voices, heartbeats, percussion, clarinet and bassoon. Amidst the audience participants listen to their heartbeats on stethoscopes and tap their pulse on controllers.
Arctic: clarinet and voice duet with live voice processing
Arctic Part II: two flutes, violin, cello, voice
entangled//disintegration//calm: cello and voice with live voice processing
Precious maps are falling: voice, cello, violin, piano, percussion
Stormy Goggles: voice, string quartet, percussion, electric guitar, piano, clarinet
Gabrielle Herbst resides in Brooklyn. She studied composition at Bard College with Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins, Marina Rosenfeld, Bob Bielecki, Keith Fitch, Richard Teitelbaum and Kyle Gann. She studies voice with Ilka and Tom LoMonaco and Rufus Muller. She danced in Noemie Lafrance's Rapture Part 1 as part of Dance Across Borders. As a featured vocalist she performed with Marina Rosenfeld's Teenage Lontano in the Whitney Biennial 2008, Da Capo Chamber Players at Bard College, Beyond the Mind at the 2009 Russian American Cultural Center Gala at Ana Tzarev Gallery, The Green Death at Saint Mark's Church, Allie Tsypin's Low Culture Symphony at the former convent of St. Cecilia's Parish, Brooklyn. She curated and performed at the exhibition, Postcards from Gowanus in Cabinet Magazine's exhibition space, sponsored by Free103.9 Transmission Arts and broadcast as a radio exhibition. She will be recording for a new work by Zeena Parkins this winter.