The vigorous new music collective RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC explores the dynamics of eccentricity and play in the creative process, with a program focused on the aesthetic ties between avant-garde artists ERIK SATIE and JOHN CAGE.
John Cage · Chess Pieces†
Gérard Grisey · Solo pour deux
Scott Wollschleger · Larval Soup
Vincent Raikhel · Afternoon, Alpine Lake* · Dune Shadow*
Christian Wolff · Nocturne for John
Erik Satie · Sports et Divertissements (selections)π · Descriptions Automatiquesπ ·La Belle Excentriqueπ · High Society Cancanπ
* world premiere
† arr. by Liam Robinson, Vincent Raikhel, and Scott Wollschleger
π arr. by Scott Wollschleger and Vincent Raikhel
Selected films by French illusionist GEORGES MÉLIÈS will screen during the concert.
Now in its eighth season, new music collective RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC is an essential and unique voice in the vibrant New York City new music scene and beyond. Founded in 2004 by composers Vincent Raikhel, Scott Wollschleger, Christopher Cerrone, and Liam Robinson, and joined by a crew of top-notch, adventuresome musicians, Red Light New Music began with a remarkable series of concerts exploring works by Gerard Grisey, Morton Feldman and Beat Furrer. Red Light has brought its illuminating programs to New York City’s (le) Poisson Rouge, the Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, and the Chelsea Art Museum; to the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; and further afield to the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the wulf in Los Angeles, as well as week-long residencies at the University of California, San Diego and the Usinesonore Festival in Switzerland.
EAR HEART MUSIC
“… a feisty contemporary-classical concert series” (The NY Times)
A showcase of highly talented and adventurous performers, composers, and collaborative artists, Ear Heart Music is a modern chamber music series for modern ears. Operating at the Tank in Manhattan for the past three years, curator Amelia Lukas “piloted impressive events on a shoestring budget. Roulette offers greater resources, and Ms. Lukas is taking advantage in an ambitious season filled with premieres and cross-disciplinary collaborations. ” (The NY Times)
Ear Heart Music “has become a staple in the New York new music soundscape.” (Time Out NY) Thoughtfully designed programs highlighting recent masterworks stimulate creative thought and instill new avenues of perspective for the listener. Intelligent and inspiring music-making resonates in the mind and body, nurturing the audience. Shows include electronic processing, performance art, visual art, film, and dance, providing deeper context for the music. Unique artist pairings, diverse programming, and the integral incorporation of the new all contribute to Ear Heart Music playing a major role in reshaping the chamber music landscape for the 21st century.
“one of our favorite new music series”
All quotes from Time Out New York.