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Jimmy Page power chords meet Yom Kippur prayers in All Vows, cellist Maya Beiser’s convention-flouting survey of her eclectic musical personality.

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Annual Gala Concert, featuring Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D Major, Robert Sirota’s A Sinner’s Diary & Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence.

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On April 30th, 8:00pm, at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn

Cadillac Moon Ensemble presents: Reworking the Canon

Cadillac Moon Ensemble’s Reworking the Canon is a concert of newly commissioned pieces that view canonical masterworks through a modern lens. The performance will feature the world premieres of works by Osnat Netzer, Ryan Francis, Peyman Farzinpour, and Kyle Tieman-Strauss – the winner of CME’s first Young Composers Competition, as well as highlight recent commissions by Viet Cuong and Caleb Burhans.



Windmill by Viet Cuong

l’Histoire de quatre musiciens by Osnat Netzer

Until the Sunset Knows No Morrow by Caleb Burhans

Sospeso in memoriam… by Peyman Farzinpour

Record Keeping by Kyle Tieman-Strauss

Sequences-1 by Ryan Francis

Cadillac Moon Ensemble

Roberta Michel, flute ✴ Sean Statser, percussion ✴ Karen Kim, violin ✴ Aminda Asher, cello

The “commission-crazed” (Time Out NY) Cadillac Moon Ensemble is one of New York’s most visible new music groups, performing not just in traditional venues such as Roulette and the DiMenna Center, but in non-traditional spaces such as the High Line as well as in collaborations with dance, theater, origami, and cabaret artists. The group strives to present a cross-section of contemporary music styles, tying together both uptown and downtown aesthetics with the creative use of thematic programming. Recent commissions have included works by Timothy Andres, Caleb Burhans, Shawn Allison, Nicholas Deyoe, Rick Burkhardt, Osnat Netzer, Matt Marks, Alex Temple, Melody Loveless, and Viet Cuong. Cadillac Moon Ensemble’s first full CD, Atlas, released on the New Dynamic Records label in September 2012, was hailed 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.” (Lucid Culture). CME was featured on the critically acclaimed release of Zack Browning’s “Secret Pulse” on Innova Records in 2012 and has also been featured on John Shaefer’s New Sounds program on WNYC, Jackson Parodi’s Classical Lunch program on WVUM, the University of Rhode Island’s WRIU Music for Internets, and WQXR.

CME’s recent season includes a California tour, performances at the MuSE Sounds of Arts Festival, SUNY-Plattsburg, and in NYC. CME strives to illuminate the collaborative process between composers and performers through open rehearsals and live-streamed workshops. Planned commissions include works by Shawn Allison, Lainie Fefferman, Levy Lorenzo, and Jacob Cooper. Cadillac Moon Ensemble has performed on Kathleen Supové’s Music With a View series, Ear Heart Music, the Lark Society Chamber Series of Portland, ME, the Trinity Church Wall Street Concerts at One, the Vox Novus Composer’s Voice series, and at numerous non-traditional venues. The quartet has also collaborated with Ethos Percussion Group, TRANSIT, Sospiro Winds, Circles and Lines Composers’ Collective, Random Access Music, KDNY Dance, and Iktus Percussion.

Reworking the Canon

April 30th, 2015, 8:00pm

South Oxford Space

138 South Oxford St.

Brooklyn, NY 11217

Tickets: $15/10

Composer links:

Caleb Burhans:

Viet Cuong:

Peyman Farzinpour:

Ryan Francis:

Osnat Netzer:

Kyle Tieman-Strauss:


For press inquiries please contact:

Aminda Asher



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Concerts on the Slope presents the world premiere of Composer-in-Residence Robert Sirota’s Spindrift. Sandbox Percussion, the visually and aurally stunning percussion quartet that commissioned Spindrift, will be performing the piece, as well as works by ensemble members Jonathan Allen and Victor Caccesse, plus works by David Crowell, Thomas Kotcheff, Natalie Dieterrich, Jason Treuting, and Lukas Ligeti. Concerts on the Slope performances are open to the public and no tickets are required; a free will donation is suggested. Sandbox Percussion is Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum, and Terry Sweeney.

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What: John Zorn’s Cobra
Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
When: Saturday, November 29, 8pm, doors open at 7pm
Cost/Info: $35 – $15 /

Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents John Zorn’s Cobra, Saturday, November 29th, 8pm. Cobra, a unique composition created by Zorn, is a piece created for multiple improvisors which consists of a system of cues and corresponding rules. Devoid of traditional musical notation, Cobra creates an electrifying environment where the composition can be radically different with each live performance.

This Roulette season highlight event, the 30th anniversary celebration of the highly acclaimed, frequently performed and world traveled composition, will feature Trevor Dunn, bass, Sylvie Courvoisier, piano, Mark Feldman, violin, Erik Friedlander, cello, George Lewis, trombone, Cyro Baptista, percussion, Eyal Maoz, guitar, John Medeski, organ, Ikue Mori, electronics, Marc Ribot, guitar, Kenny Wollesen, drums, John Zorn, prompter.

There will be a pre-concert audience discussion with John Zorn and select musicians.

General Admission tickets are $25 pre-sale, $35 at the door.
Members/students/seniors $20 pre-sale, $30 at the door.
Series Members – $15 Pre-sale, $25 at the door
FREE for All-Access Members
Tickets can be purchased at:

Roulette is celebrating the 30th Anniversary of John Zorn‘s Cobra which originally premiered at Roulette in 1984. One of the most often performed compositions in new music, the phenomenon of John Zorn’s Cobra lives on into the 21st Century with continuous monthly performances in Japan, Europe, Australia and the United States. Under the direction of the composer himself this newest performance gives Zorn’s infamous game piece a startling new reading by some of downtown New York’s leading improvisers. Cobra is never really Cobra without Zorn himself at the helm—and here the music takes some surprising turns that even he never expected. A 21st Century update of a 20th Century classic.. Zorn has said of Cobra “deliberately chosen not to publish (or even write down) the rules”.

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Resonances from East & West

Music from Asia and the Americas



DANIEL BLAKE    Resonances
MAY HOWLETT  The Invisible Lake

MAX LIFCHITZ    Yellow Ribbons No. 50
WONG CHUN WAI   Lament from the Forest


Laura Nichols, mezzo-soprano
Max Lifchitz, conductor
The North/South Consonance Ensemble

Tuesday, June 10 at 8 PM
Christ and St Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th St (bet Bway & Columbus)
New York, NY 10023

Free Admission


On Tuesday evening June 10, the North/South Consonance Ensemble under the direction of Max Lifchitz will present a special concert featuring premieres of recent works for large mixed ensembles by composers hailing from Australia, China and the US.
The event – part of the 34th consecutive season of free-admission concerts sponsored by North/South Consonance, Inc –will start at 8 PM and end approximately at 9:30 PM. It will be held at the intimate but acoustically superior auditorium of Christ & St Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St – between Broadway and Columbus) on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The auditorium is ADA accessible. Admission is free – no tickets needed.

The exciting program will feature premieres of works by the Brooklyn-based saxophonist/composer Daniel Blake and the Minneapolis-based Carleton Macy the Carleton College faculty member.

It will also introduce New York audiences to the music of Australian composer May Howlett and Hong Kong based Wong Chun-Wai. A work by Max Lifchitz — the Mexican-born musician who is the ensemble’s director – will round off the program.

Soloist for the occasion will be Laura Nichols, the Minneapolis based mezzo-soprano and dedicatee of Macy’s work.

The composers will be present at the concert to introduce their works and meet with the audience.

Performers and composers are available for media events and interviews and may be contacted through the North/South Office at

Since its inception in 1980, North/South Consonance has brought to the attention of the New York City public over 1,000 recent works by composers representing a wide spectrum of aesthetic views. It activities are made possible in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For the complete concert series schedule please visit
            To stream, download and/or purchase the more than 60 compact discs
released under the North/South Recordings label please go to

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Batterie-en-Valise — The Xylotrunk (shot by Dani Leventhal)

Kinetic Ontology presents an evening of original percussion works



Batterie-en-Valise: music for two percussionists and five suitcases

“…this performance is sure to astound and confound.” -Classicalite

Part found-object sonic sculpture, part new music performance, and part interactive conversation about human relationships with objects,             Batterie-en-Valise is currently presenting a suite of five original compositions entitled, “The Question Concerning Technology.” Recent performances include HERE Arts Center and Barbès; coming soon to World Maker Faire, 2013.

Five gutted-out vintage suitcases – each housing a collection of carefully curated found objects – transform into a cacophonous jungle gym of repurposed harmonic assemblages and other dangling curiosities.

Created by Brooklyn-based found-percussionist Eric Farber, featuring Dylan Thurston, the music juxtaposes a long history of traditional rhythms with hyper-contemporary breakbeats and object-oriented “samples.”


TIGUE Percussion Trio

TIGUE Percussion Trio is the latest project from Matt Evans, Amy Garapic, and Carson Moody. Founded in early 2012, TIGUE presents contemporary music of friends, contemporaries, and themselves through a lens of percussion elements. TIGUE has recently presented at The Stone, The Color Field Festival and The Beethoven Festival.


shot by Dani Leventhal

Batterie-en-Valise — The Snakeskin Sample Case (shot by Dani Leventhal)


Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 7:30pm

The Great Room at South Oxford Space
138 S. Oxford St. (bet Fulton & Atlantic)
Brooklyn, NY

$10 suggested donation
Free Refreshments

(an evening of 100% UN-amplified percussion)

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Brooklyn’s Opera on Tap and American Opera Projects “book” Galapagos Art Space for an evening of music based on texts of Brooklyn writers

Sunday, September 18, 7:00pm–Discussion with Robert Levine, 6:00pm

Galapagos Art Space–16 Main Street at Water Street, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

Directions:—Subway-F train to York Street; A/C train to High Street

Tickets: Advance:$15; Door: $200–

Info: and

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Two new operatic monodramas featuring two iconic mothers will receive their first public concert readings a day after Mother’s Day.  Nora, In the Great Outdoors, music by Daniel Felsenfeld and libretto by Will Eno, continues the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House moments after Nora abandons her family; and The Wanton Sublime, music by Tarik O’Regan and libretto by Anna Rabinowitz, explores the mythic and human aspects of Mary, mother of Jesus. The evening will feature performances by soprano Caroline Worra (The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Boston Lyric, Glimmerglass) and Amy Shoremount-Obra with music direction by Mila Henry. Both one-act operas have been commissioned by the Brooklyn-based opera development company AMERICAN OPERA PROJECTS (AOP) and will be presented by the organization at The Players (16 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, May 9 at 8pm in New York City, and at South Oxford Space (138 South Oxford St.) on Thursday, May 12 at 8pm in Brooklyn.  Both will feature a panel discussion with the artists.  Tickets are $20; $10 for Players NYC members or Students/Seniors.  Tickets and more info are available at

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Music at First announces an evening of contemporary music featuring the talents of the “gorgeously subtle” (Time Out New York) janus and the “finely polished” (The New York Times) Mantra Percussion ensemble.  Flute, viola and harp trio janus presents a range of older and brand new works by Sofia Gubaidulina, Kaija Saariaho, Michael Ippolito, Caleb Burhans and Ryan Brown, while Mantra brings a special preview performance of an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s new evening-length percussion sextet, Timber.

Bringing together both the old and the new, janus will perform two “older” works by two established composers: The Garden of Joys and Sorrows by Sofia Gubaidulina (which was written in 1980) and New Gates by Kaija Saariaho (written in 1996), as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned work, Ballade by Michael Ippolito, which includes the composer on accordion.  In support of their “beguiling new CD” (Time Out New York), the trio will perform two tracks from the release, Keymaster by Caleb Burhans and Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, both of which were written for janus.

In a special preview performance, Mantra will present an excerpt from Michael Gordon’s Timber, a new evening-length tour de force for six percussionists.  Scored for six graduated wooden two-by-fours, the work brings the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level. Gordon shapes the music in both polyrhythmic and dynamic textures, such that the player’s hands are often in separate rhythmic worlds, each traversing a different dynamic contour.  The piece was co-commissioned by the Dutch dance company, Club Guy and Roni, and the percussion ensembles Slagwerk den Haag and Mantra Percussion, with support from the Nief-Norf project.

Concert Details:
WHAT: Music at First Series featuring janus and Mantra Percussion
WHEN: Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:30pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights)
124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY
2/3 to Clark St.; A/C to High St.; R/4/5 to Borough Hall

About Music at First Series:
Music at First is an exciting new concert series that takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights curated by Brooklyn-based composer and FPC organist Wil Smith.  It features a diverse mix of some of New York City’s top new music ensembles, performers, and composers, accessible to a wide audience of both community members and seasoned new music listeners.  Concerts take place monthly at First Presbyterian Church and begin at 7:30pm with a $10 admission.

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