Benjamin Kreith - phraseBenjamin Kreith presents a recital of contemporary violin music featuring ‘My New Address’ by Italian composer Stefano Scodanibbio. The program includes solo works by Javier Arias Bal, Luciano Chessa, Laurie San Martin, David del Puerto, and Anton Vishio. Daniel Cullen will join Kreith to perform his piece ‘Stream’ for violin and electronics.

Thursday 9 May 7:00 PM @
The Tank
151 W 46th Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Tickets: $12 @ door / $10 here: http://eavesdropping59.brownpapertickets.com/

For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/155805897925061/

Violinist Benjamin Kreith has performed as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestra player throughout the US and Europe. He has premiered solo works at the Strasbourg
and Marseille festivals and performed as a guest artist with the Ying and Muir Quartets.

Ben helped to found the Ensemble CGAC in Santiago de Compostela, and has also performed with sfSound, Barcelona 216, and the Harvard Group for New Music. Recently he spent several years in Montana as a member of the Cascade Quartet and concertmaster of the Great Falls Symphony. He has had the privilege of working directly with composers including Francisco Guerrero, Gunther Schuller, and Magnus Lindberg.

His live recording of Christian Lauba’s Kwintus for violin solo is available on the Accord/Universal CD Morphing, and Luciano Chessa’s Preludio e Siciliana (1987/2013) is forthcoming on Stradivarius records. Ben also plays the harmonica and experienced a brief moment of renown when his improvisations with Leonard Bernstein were broadcast on international television.

He has taught at the Escola de Música de Barcelona, and served as artist-in-residence at the University of California, Davis.

About the series:

Composer and curator Guy Barash’s new music series Eavesdropping kicks off its third year of adventurous modern programming. It returns to The Tank to present some of today’s most daring performers and astonishing composers.

For artists, Eavesdropping provides a stage for risk-taking and the exploration of non-conventional sound, to present a relevant boundary-breaking artistic work. Shows often include multimedia elements, real time electronic processing, and performance art.

The Tank’s intimate black box theater brings our audiences close enough to become part of the creative process. We are committed to presenting innovative repertoire that is relevant and intriguing. Eavesdropping is a cross-genres new music series presented to the city’s inquisitive listener – the one that seen it all and heard it all but craves for cultural excitement.

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