Composers Concordance’s 3rd Annual Festival ‘Timbre Tantrum’ : Dec 1 – 8, 2013

    December 1, 2013 – December 9, 2013 all-day

    Composers Concordance’s 3rd Annual Festival

    ‘Timbre Tantrum’

    music • art • video • fashion

    December 1 – 8, 2013

    composers concordance logoWho’s throwing a Timbre Tantrum? Throughout the first week of December, Composers Concordance (“enterprising new music organization” -NYTimes) presents its 3rd annual festival, entitled ‘Timbre Tantrum,’ as each concert will focus on specific timbres. For example, the opening concert, ‘ArtBeat,’ to be held at DiMennaCenter on December 1st, will feature percussion instruments only, on a program with 4-time Grammy winner Glen Velez, as well as the acclaimed Lukas Ligeti and Peter Jarvis (MoonriseKingdom, Boardwalk Empire.) This concert will also include original sculpture-percussion by Gorazd Poposki, and a repeat of the program will be held at WilliamPatersonUniversity on December 2nd. Next up, the all-piano event ‘Three’s Keys,’ featuring Taka Kigawa (“extraordinary pianist” -NYTimes,) as well as Inna Faliks, and Carlton Holmes (“Inventive” -Jazziz,) hosted by Klavierhaus on December 4th. For this program, composers Dan Cooper, Sean Hickey, Debra Kaye, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker have composed a triple-piano suite, which will performed on Klavierhaus’ antique instruments, including a 19th-Century Pleyel. On December 6th, an ‘E-nstallation’ will be presented at the innovative Gallery MC in Hell’s Kitchen. This event will feature the electronic music of Lynn Bechtold, Svjetlana Bukvich, David Morneau, and Daniel Palkowski, among others, plus contemporary fashion designs by Vicky Vale and Patrick Kavanaugh. On December 7th, the CompCord String Orchestra (CCSO,) conducted by Thomas Carlo Bo, will take the stage of West Park Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s upper west side for the program ‘Legends,’ featuring music by Dan Cooper, Otto Luening, Milica Paranosic, Gene Pritsker, Dave Soldier, and Randy Woolf. Guest artists include Tongo Eisen-Martin, Keve Wilson, and Publiquartet. Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa, whose influence will be heard in Soldier’s ‘Bambaataa Variations,’ will be honored with a Legends award, to be received by a member of Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation. On Sunday, December 8th, the festival week will wrap up at Drom NYC with a ‘Fretathon,’ a 3-hour program featuring fretted instruments, performed by no fewer than twenty-six of NYC’s cutting-edge composers. Each of the ‘Timbre Tantrum’ events will include a brief reception.

    Composers Concordance 3rd Annual Festival
    ‘Timbre Tantrum’

    12.1.13 @ 3pm – ArtBeat
    The Dimenna Center
    450 West 37th Street, NYC, $20

    12.2.13 @ 7pm – ArtBeat (repeat of program)
    William Paterson University
    300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ, FREE

    12.4.13 @ 7pm – Three’s Keys
    211 West 58th Street, NYC, $15

    12.6.13 @ 8pm – E-nstallation
    Gallery MC
    549 West 52nd Street (8th floor), NYC, $15

    12.7.13 @ 8pm – Legends
    WestPark Presbyterian Church
    165 West 86th Street, NYC, $20

    12.8.13 @ 8pm – Fretathon
    5th Annual Composers Play Composers Marathon
    Drom NYC
    85 Avenue A, NYC, $15