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Cluster Ensemble Plays Philip Glass: Music with Changing Parts

What: Cluster Ensemble presents Philip GlassMusic with Changing Parts for the first time in several decades in New York City.
When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 8:00pm
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $25/20 Online $20/15 Doors
Info: www.roulette.org / (917) 267-0368
Tickets: General Admission $20, Members/Students/Seniors $15, $25/20 Tickets at the door

Brooklyn, NY – For the first time in New York City in several decades, Slovakia’s Cluster Ensemble will play Philip Glass’ minimalist masterpiece Music With Changing Parts on the occasion of the composer’s 80th birthday year. Far from a traditional presentation, Cluster Ensemble’s unique take on the this work from Glass’ early minimalist phase will utilize live video comprised of digitized fragments of a dance performance.

Formed in 2009 in Bratislava, Slovakia, Cluster Ensemble is comprised of nine members playing three electric organs, flute, clarinet, saxophone, electric guitar, marimba and VJ. The ensemble originated with the Slovakian premiere of Steve Reich’s Six Pianos, performed in a piano store in Bratislava. Since then, the loose grouping of artists surrounding the artistic duo of Ivan Šiller and Fero Király have played all over the world, including Austria, Germany, Denmark, Norway, and the United States. The ensemble specializes in rarely-played ensemble works by composers such as Philip Glass, Steve Reich and John Cage, as well as their own artistic projects. The group’s first album, Cluster Ensemble Plays Philip Glass, was released in June 2016 to critical acclaim in Pitchfork, The Guardian, and others.