I’m delighted to announce that the fabulous Philadelphia based chamber ensemble Relâche will be premiering a new piece of mine during thier 07-08 concert season. The piece is called “Waiting in the Tall Grass,” and it features totalistic 6 against 5 against 4 rhythms, aperiodic tiling, some rock-out drum kit work, and a face only a mother could love. It’ll be played on November 30th at a location to be determined and on December 1st at the International House in Philly, and will share the billing with new pieces by Duncan Nielson and others.
But wait, there’s more! The rest of the season looks pretty good too–seminal downtowners John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff (including premiere by the latter) will be featured on September 22nd and 23rd; December 17th will see the annual performance of Phil Kline’s classic “Unsilent Night;” more good stuff in January and February, and then the season ends May 23rd and 24th with Kyle Gann’s “The Planets.” (It will presumably be a no Holst barred performance.)