Contemporaneous IMAGINATION presents

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Performance 7:30pm / Doors 6:30pm

What: In celebration of the diverse ways we express our lives through music, Contemporaneous IMAGINATION presents a genre-defying concert featuring Boio, Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project.
When: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
Cost: $18 presale, $25 Doors
Info: / (917) 267-0368

Brooklyn, NY – In a snapshot of the endlessly varied forms of musical expression throughout our community, the 22 musicians of Contemporaneous will host a non-genre musical gathering with performances by some of the most powerful artists working amongst us – daring avant-rock band Boio, the genre-obliterating Warp Trio, and Forward Music Project, Amanda Gookin’s multimedia project of solo cello works developed to empower women and girls.

Contemporaneous will end the night with a set of pioneering new works developed by Contemporaneous IMAGINATION, an initiative that seeks to foster a culture of radical creative openness. The ensemble interprets the finale from storied saxophonist/bandleader and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Henry Threadgill’s sweeping and beautiful homage to Butch Morris in a new version for large ensemble. Contemporaneous also presents the world premiere of a new work by Violet Barnum, a talented recent alumna of the Luna Composition Lab for young composers and the first-ever Contemporaneous Composer-in-Residence. Sarah Goldfeather sings with the ensemble in her highly-anticipated song-cycle Treading Water, which draws on her experiences from indie-folk-rock to contemporary classical music in an electrifying musical synthesis.

Fanny Wyrick-Flax, flutes
Stuart Breczinski, oboe
Vicente Alexim, clarinets
David Nagy, bassoon
Cameron West, horn
Evan Honse, trumpet
Daniel Linden, trombone
Amy Garapic & Matt Evans, percussion
Robert Fleitz, piano
Colin Davin, guitar
Sarah Goldfeather, voice
Sabrina Tabby, Finnegan Shanahan, Lauren Cauley, & Curtis Stewart, violin
Scot Moore and Leah Asher, viola
Amanda Gookin & Meaghan Burke, cello
Pat Swoboda, contrabass
David Bloom, conductor

Finnegan Shanahan, voice, guitar, violin, and viola
Robby Bowen, drums

Forward Music Project:
Amanda Gookin, cello
Katy Tucker, projections

Warp Trio:
Josh Henderson, violin
Ju-Young Lee, cello
Mikael Darmanie, piano
Rick Martinez, drums

Contemporaneous is an ensemble of 22 musicians whose mission is to bring to life the music of now. Recognized for a “ferocious, focused performance” (The New York Times) and for its “captivating and whole-hearted commitment” (I Care If You Listen), Contemporaneous performs and promotes the most exciting work of living composers in innovative programs throughout the United States. The ensemble has been presented by such institutions as Lincoln Center, Park Avenue Armory, PROTOTYPE Festival, MATA Festival, and Bang on a Can, and has worked with such artists as David Byrne, Donnacha Dennehy, Dawn Upshaw, and Julia Wolfe. Contemporaneous has premiered more than 150 works, and with its newly-launched program Contemporaneous IMAGINATION, the ensemble champions large-scale works, curated from an open call for artists to submit ideas for projects that take risks and defy constraints. Read more at