On October 13 Cadillac Moon Ensemble begins its season with a rhythmically driven concert including three premieres of commissions by Cadillac Moon Ensemble of works by Zack Browning, Quinn Collins, and Malina Rauchenfels. Also on the program are works by Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann and Tristan Perich. This program revels in post-minimalist, rock-inspired music juxtaposed with slow, calm, meditative works, all written within the last four years. The concert is October 13, 2009, 8 PM at St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Ave., New York, NY). Tickets are $10 and are available at the door.
Cadillac Moon Ensemble is changing the idiom of quartet music. With its unique instrumentation of flute, violin, cello, and percussion, the ensemble is dedicated to retaining the intimacy and artistry of traditional chamber music while constantly challenging the way composers view a quartet. CME is focused on commissioning new works from and developing integral relationships with emerging and established composers. Recently signed by New Dynamic Records, CME is slated to record its debut CD under the New Dynamics Records label in 2010/2011. Making commissioning and premiering new works by up-and-coming composers a priority, CME is becoming an important and exciting vehicle for new music and composers. Recent performances include: Hits of the Avant Garde at LaGuadia Performing Arts Center, Kathleen Supové’s Music With a View series at The Flea Theater, Vox Novus Composer’s Voice Series, and performances at Pianos, the Gershwin Hotel, Nicholas Roerich Museum, Waltz-Astoria, and SUNY-Purchase. For more information, please see www.CadillacMoonEnsemble.com.
Malina Rauchenfels Five Sketches (2009)*
Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann Pensar Geométrico al Trasluz (2005)
Quinn Collins Churn (2008)*
Tristan Perich J’ai quand mÃªme une tÃªte bizarre (2007)
Zack Browning Moon Thrust (2009)*
*a Cadillac Moon Ensemble commission premiere