2015 SONiC Festival: wild Up (New York debut) // AfterHours New Sounds – New Moves: Composers & Choreographers

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

These two performances are part of SONiC, a festival of 21st century music by more than 60 composers age 40 and under. SONiC will be held in venues around NYC from October 15 through October 23, 2015.

One ticket will provide admission to both the 7 PM and the 10 PM shows

Wild (7:00 pm)
a study of west coast: experimentalism, pulse music, noise, punk rock, Los Angeles, and tumbleweeds

wild Up (ensemble) with
Archie Carey, electric bassoon
Brian Walsh, baritone saxophone
Richard Valitutto, piano

FEAR: NY’s alright if you like saxophones
CHRIS KALLMYER: this nest, swift passerine
ANDREW THOLL: Three Meditations on California Girls
ANDREW THOLL: corpus callosum
JULIA HOLTER: Endless Song for the End of Summer
JEN HILL: In Memoriam My Liver…
MISFITS: Where Eagles Dare
ANDREW McINTOSH: Yelling Into the Wind
NICK DEYOE: A New Anxiety

wild Up is the Los Angeles contemporary music ensemble heralded as “Searing. Penetrating. And thrilling…” by Fred Child of Performance Today and “Magnificent” by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times.

Led by Artistic Director Christopher Rountree, the 24-piece group blurs the borders between classical music, rock and performance art, believing music is a catalyst for shared experience, and that a concert venue is a place to excite, challenge and provoke a community of listeners.

Since forming in 2010, wild Up has collaborated with orchestras, rock bands and cultural institutions around the world. wild Up has been Orchestra in Residence at the Hammer Museum, and Public Engagement Ensemble in Residence with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. In the 2013-14 season, wild Up made their Los Angeles Philharmonic debut as part of the Philharmonic’s Brooklyn Festival, premiered on Walt Disney Concert Hall’s mainstage at the Minimalist Jukebox Festival. www.wildup.org

AfterHours (10:00pm)

New Sounds – New Moves: Composers & Choreographers (All World Premieres)
Music by Peter Evans with Sam Pluta; Choreography by Jacob Slominski
Music by Dana Jessen with Paula Matthusen; Choreography by Biba Bell
Music by Tyshawn Sorey; Choreography by Abigail Levine

SONiC (Sounds of a New Century) is a festival of 21st century music by more than 60 composers age 40 and under.

SONiC returns to New York from Thursday, October 15 through Friday, October 23, 2015. Produced by American Composers Orchestra, SONiC events range from a daylong marathon to late-night AfterHours concerts, from a free symphony concert at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place to collaborations between emerging choreographers and composers. SONiC concerts take place at venues throughout New York City, and include performances by 13 extraordinary ensembles featuring at least 19 world premieres, three U.S. premieres, and 14 New York premieres.

SONiC is curated by ACO Artistic Director Derek Bermel (main stage concerts)  with Associate Curator Anna Clyne (AfterHours concerts), and is presented in collaboration with Carnegie  Hall, Arts Brookfield, National Sawdust, Kaufman Music Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette, 92Y, and Americas Society, with lead support from The Fromm Music Foundation and additional support from the Howard Gilman Foundation. Q2 Music, the new music online stream of WQXR, is the digital media partner for SONiC.