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Richard Teitelbaum Memorial featuring Alvin Curran, Andrew Cyrille, Elliott Sharp, Shelley Hirsch, Catherine Lamb, and Ghost Ensemble

Tuesday, December 20, 20228:00 pm
doors 7:00pm

Free with RSVP

Presented by Infrequent Seams
Click here to donate to the Richard Teitelbaum Memorial Fund

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 two of his well-known compositions and work by colleagues from throughout his career. 

Ralph Samuelson performs Teitelbaum’s Hi Kaeshi Hachi Mi Fu for solo Shakuhachi. Daniel Fishkin presents a new version of Teitelbaum’s Threshold Music. 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 Lea Bertucci and James Ilgenfritz for a quintet. 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.


Performers:
Ralph Samuelson – shakuhachi
Alvin Curran – piano, electronics, and shofar
Andrew Cyrille – drumset, percussion
Elliott Sharp – 8-string guitarbass, bass clarinet, electronics
Lea Bertucci – alto saxophone / tapes / electronics
James Ilgenfritz – bass, objects
Miguel Frasconi – glass instruments & laptop
Shelley Hirsch – voice
Leila Bordreuil – cello
Daniel Fishkin – daxophone
Ghost Ensemble
Featured guest: IONE (improvising text/sound artist)
Margaret Lancaster (flute), Sky Macklay (oboe), Ben Richter (accordion), Chris Nappi (percussion), Lucia Stavros (harp), Martine
Thomas (viola), Tyler J. Borden (cello), James Ilgenfritz (contrabass), and Kyle Motl (contrabass), with special guests Catherine Lamb (viola), Katie Porter (clarinet), Jen Baker (trombone), and Thomas Verchot (trumpet)

Special thanks to David and Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc. and Hiroko Sakurazawa

Photograph by Peter Gannushkin

Richard Teitelbaum Memorial featuring Alvin Curran, Andrew Cyrille, Elliott Sharp, Shelley Hirsch, Catherine Lamb, and Ghost Ensemble

Tuesday, December 20, 20228:00 pm
doors 7:00pm

Free with RSVP

Presented by Infrequent Seams
Click here to donate to the Richard Teitelbaum Memorial Fund

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 two of his well-known compositions and work by colleagues from throughout his career. 

Ralph Samuelson performs Teitelbaum’s Hi Kaeshi Hachi Mi Fu for solo Shakuhachi. Daniel Fishkin presents a new version of Teitelbaum’s Threshold Music. 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 Lea Bertucci and James Ilgenfritz for a quintet. 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.


Performers:
Ralph Samuelson – shakuhachi
Alvin Curran – piano, electronics, and shofar
Andrew Cyrille – drumset, percussion
Elliott Sharp – 8-string guitarbass, bass clarinet, electronics
Lea Bertucci – alto saxophone / tapes / electronics
James Ilgenfritz – bass, objects
Miguel Frasconi – glass instruments & laptop
Shelley Hirsch – voice
Leila Bordreuil – cello
Daniel Fishkin – daxophone
Ghost Ensemble
Featured guest: IONE (improvising text/sound artist)
Margaret Lancaster (flute), Sky Macklay (oboe), Ben Richter (accordion), Chris Nappi (percussion), Lucia Stavros (harp), Martine
Thomas (viola), Tyler J. Borden (cello), James Ilgenfritz (contrabass), and Kyle Motl (contrabass), with special guests Catherine Lamb (viola), Katie Porter (clarinet), Jen Baker (trombone), and Thomas Verchot (trumpet)

Special thanks to David and Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc. and Hiroko Sakurazawa

Photograph by Peter Gannushkin