Talea Ensemble and Steve Coleman

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 @ 8:00 pm



In this exciting program, the Talea Ensemble presents world premieres of two of New York’s finest young composers today, David Adamcyk and David Brynjar Franzson.  The centerpiece on the program is the premiere of the next incarnation of jazz giant Steve Coleman’s ever-growing work, Synovial Joints, originally premiered at the Newport Jazz Festival last August.  Coleman remarks about his piece, “I envisioned this composition Synovial Joints to be dynamically composed in two senses. First, almost all of the components were spontaneously created, only needing orchestration to complete. Secondly, I don’t view this composition as a fixed work, but one that will undergo continuous evolution and mutation, much like the human body that it is inspired by and based on.”

David Adamcyk: New Work (2014) *World Premiere
David Brynjar Franzson: New Work (2014) *World Premiere
Steve Coleman: Synovial Joints (2014) *World Premiere

James Baker, conductor
Steve Coleman and Five Elements

$15 Adults
Free Admission for Students/Seniors

The Talea Ensemble has been labeled “…a crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere” by the New York Times.  Recipient of the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, the ensemble has given many important world and US premieres of new works by composers including Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Olga Neuwirth, John Zorn, Unsuk Chin, Rand Steiger, Beat Furrer, and Fausto Romitelli.  Talea has performed at Lincoln Center Festival, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wien Modern, Contempuls, Newport Jazz Festival, La Ciudad de las Ideas (Mexico), Art Summit Indonesia (Jakarta), and the International Contemporary Music Festival (Peru). Radio broadcasts of performances have been heard on ORF (Austria), HRF (Germany), and WQXR’s Q2.  As an active collaborator of new music Talea has joined forces with the Austrian Cultural Forum, Consulate General of Denmark, Korean Cultural Service NY, Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ukrainian Institute.  Assuming an ongoing role in supporting and collaborating with student composers, Talea has served as ensemble in residence at Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Ithaca College, Cornell University and New York University. Talea has recorded works on the Living Artists Label, Gravina Musica, Tzadik, and New World Records. Recently commissioned composers include Anthony Cheung, Oscar Bettison, and Georges Aperghis.  Please visitwww.taleaensemble.org for more information,