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This memorial for avant-garde composer, synthesizer keyboardist, and improvisor Richard Lowe Teitelbaum (May 19, 1939 – April 9, 2020)—a pioneer in live electronic music and brain-wave controlled synthesizer music who brought many different world music performers together— features his well-known compositions and work by colleagues from throughout his career.
Daniel Fishkin will present a new version of Teitelbaum’s Threshold Music, and the evening also includes two improvising ensembles that feature some of Teitelbaum’s long-time colleagues: MEV co-founder Alvin Curran, percussionist Andrew Cyrille, and Elliott Sharp are joined by James Ilgenfritz for a quartet. Then, Miguel Frasconi presents a group with cellist Leila Bordreuil and vocalist Shelley Hirsch, incorporating sounds from Teitelbaum’s Ableton sample library.
At the end of the evening, Ghost Ensemble presents the World Premiere of Catherine Lamb’s interius/exterius and is joined in a performance of Pauline Oliveros’s NY Air (Arctic Air) by special guest IONE, improvising text/sound artist and Oliveros’s partner. Ghost Ensemble’s commission of Catherine Lamb has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
“While our aspiring musical philosophical styles in concert were distinct, Richard gave us the reliable mystical thread that bound us all.” -Alvin Curran
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing. Watch below or on YouTube.