As part of a yearlong collaborative project, Cadillac Moon Ensemble presents an evening of pieces from composer collective Circles and Lines. This concert is the culminating event of a long-standing collaboration with CME and C&L, which has included interviews with WVUM 90.5 in Miami, Florida and WRIU 90.3 in Kingston, Rhode Island, and an open rehearsal held at New York University and streamed for a worldwide audience.
CME will perform new works by Eric Lemmon and Dylan Glatthorn, as well as previously performed works by Angélica Negron, Conrad Winslow and Noam Faingold that have long been regarded as favorites in CME’s repertoire. Immediately following the concert, there will be a Q&A session with the audience and both groups discussing the collaborative process. The concert is Friday, May 17, 2013 at 5:00pm at Tenri Cultural Institute (43A West 13th Street, Manhattan). Tickets are: $15 general; $10 students and seniors.
About Cadillac Moon Ensemble:
Described as a “commission-crazed young group” (Time Out NY) “with excellent ensemble awareness and phrasing” (The Examiner), Cadillac Moon Ensemble has commissioned and premiered over fifty works to date and strives to strongly connect with audiences through the varied, diverse programming of new works. Atlas, CME’s newly released debut album under New Dynamic Records, has been described as “an auspicious collection of new compositions by contemporary composers that combines the fun and wit of rock and film music with the intensity and challenging sonics that have come to define the best of the New York indie classical scene” by Lucid Culture and “a well-packaged, well-performed, and well-recorded presentation of several up-and-coming composers” by I Care If You Listen.
CME was formed in 2007 by four performers enthusiastic about building a strong and well-rounded repertoire for their ensemble of flute, violin, cello, and percussion. Recent commissions include works by: Caleb Burhans, Timothy Andres, David Claman, Osnat Netzer, Alex Weiser, Daniel Felsenfeld, Rick Burkhardt, Lukas Ligeti, and Zack Browning. CME has performed on series including Ear Heart Music, Portland String Quartet Concert Series, Music With a View, the Trinity Church Wall Street Concerts at One, Contagious Sounds, and at Vox Novus Composer’s Voice series as well as at numerous bars, museums, and churches.
Cadillac Moon Ensemble is: Roberta Michel, flutes; Patti Kilroy, violin; Meaghan Burke, cello; Sean Statser, percussion.
About Circles and Lines:
Circles and Lines is a new composer consortium dedicated to providing an eclectic and accessible sample of compositional styles in contemporary classical music. Their music draws from a wide range of influences including ambient electronica, rock, tango, minimalism and traditional classical. The group has put on concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, Greenwich House and Vaudeville Park, has had its music featured on Q2’s Live Concert Series and has been reviewed in the New York Times. Its members have won prestigious prizes such as the American Music Center Award, and ASCAP Morton Gould Award, have received commissions from, MATA, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, and Quintet of the Americas, and have won grants from New Music USA, and Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Angélica Negrón – Quimbombó*#
Eric Lemmon – Canis Major * # †
Dylan Glatthorn – Fever Dreams * # †
Noam Faingold – A Knife in the Water
Conrad Winslow – Abiding Shapes * #
* commissioned by CME
# premiered by CME
† World Premiere
Funded in part through New MusicUSA’s MetLife Creative Connections program.
Cadillac Moon Ensemble and Circles and Lines is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.