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New York, NY – On June 5 & 6, TRANSIT New Music’s DoubleBill Festival returns for a 6th season presenting recent music by emerging composers from Berlin and Sweden alongside the work of NYC composers. The DoubleBill Festival allows New York audiences to sample a variety of the latest international developments in new music, an experience that might otherwise require air travel. Both concerts take place at the beautiful Dimenna Center in Manhattan and are performed by the TRANSIT’s resident ensemble, whose playing has been described as ‘fantastic’ (Chicago Reader), ‘exquisite’ (NPR), and ‘deliciously lovely’ (NY Times).

Berlin / NYC:
June 5, 7:30 PM
Sweden / NYC:
June 6, 7:30 PM
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th St. (btw 9th & 10th Ave.)
NYC 10018
MAP + travel info HERE

$12, $10 student/senior
tickets available for purchase
at door; cash only
TRANSIT pic (CE roulette performance shot)

P r o g r a m I n f o

Jun 5: Berlin / NYC

Sarah Nemtsov: Deconstructions ; Nils Frahm: Sheets (selected pieces) ; Sebastian Elikowski-Winkler: …Bis als letzter der Zeugen Das Gedächtnis verstummt.

Caleb Burhans: Time to Spare ; Daniel Wohl: One Piece ; Jeff Myers: Makassar Strait

Jun 6: Sweden / NYC

Adrian Knight: Trio ; Caroline Shaw: in manus tuas ; Missy Mazzoli: Still Life With Avalanche

Tomas Hulenvik: Rondo ; Marcus Fjellström: Odboy and Erordog (episode 2) ; Fabian Svensson: Two Sides


TRANSIT New Music is the fresh face of new music. For too long, musicians have been isolated from each other into narrow categories that have diminishing relevance to a digital society in a quickly globalizing world. Taking their cues from the slapdash diversity of the city around them, the artists of TRANSIT seek to create bridges between and among the various schools and styles of music being written and performed today, while embracing innovative projects that are relevant to contemporary culture. Their goal is not to achieve an international style or to promote a particular “sound.” Rather, they champion experimental music from a wide range of influences with the conviction that the music of today is inherently meaningful to audiences and vital to social progress. Paired with superior artistry, shrewd programming, and radically open ears, this determination keeps TRANSIT firmly rooted at the cutting edge of new music.

TRANSIT is Daniel Wohl (composer), David Friend (piano), Joe Bergen (percussion), Andie Springer (violin), Evelyn Wadkins (cello), and Sara Budde (clarinet).

TRANSIT New Music is supported by:

Cary Fund for New Music
New Music USA
Performing Artservices

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Five Nights of Performances February 19-27th in New York City

Avant Media, a non-profit arts organization dedicated to collaborative performance, announced today the first ever Avant Music Festival. The Festival presents five nights of live performances – February 19th-27th at Wild Project in New York City. The Avant Music Festival features some of the most talented young interpreters in New York, highlighting the influence of the performer on experimental music from the 20th century and today.

The Avant Music Festival is Avant Media’s first festival of music exploring the nature of collaboration. The performer is a critical and powerful influence on both the composition and realization of some of the most influential music of the last 70 years. The performers appearing are dedicated to the vibrant history and the exciting future of modern classical music. The festival is curated by Avant Media artistic director, Randy Gibson, and experimental vocalist Megan Schubert to reflect the intense and multi-faceted relationship between composer and performer and features works by Luciano Berio, Caleb Burhans, John Cage, Brian Ferneyhough, Randy Gibson, Alexander Knaifel, Harold Meltzer, Stuart Saunders Smith, John Steimetz, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

“I prefer to write music not for instruments, but for performers,” said Gibson, the brooklyn-based minimalist composer, student of La Monte Young, and artistic director of Avant Media whose work bookends the show. “For me, the relationship I have with my performers is the most valuable I have. It is this collaboration of ideas and process that leads me to a higher plane of understanding of my work, and allows me to push the performers and audience to that same plane.”

The full list of performances is as follows:

  • Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, Randy Gibson’s Apparitions of The Four Pillars, an immersive sound world of pure primal harmonic relationships and visceral, improvised melodies from violins and just intonation toy organs. With special guest soloist: experimental violinist, champion of new music, and founder of the distinguished FLUX quartet, Tom Chiu.
  • Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, An evening of works by John Cage featuring members of the loadbang ensemble, MIVOS quartet, Megan Schubert, Randy Gibson, and Jude Traxler performing String Quartet in Four Parts, One4, Two3, and Songbooks
  • Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, Music für Solisten, Solo performances by some of the most talented young interpreters in New York, featuring: Nicole Camacho, Annie Lyle, Mariel Roberts, Megan Schubert, Jude Traxler and Kobe Van Cauwenberghe
  • Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, Music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, featuring Am Himmel wandre Ich performed by Megan Schubert and Jeff Gavett and Die 7 Lieder der Tage performed by Christie Finn.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, Randy Gibson’s Apparitions of The Four Pillars, with guest soloist William Lang
  • Tickets to individual concerts for $15, $5 for students, and Festival Passes, as well as multi-night subscriptions, are now available exclusively from . All performances will start at 8PM at Wild Project – 195 East 3rd Street.

    Avant Media supports the production and performance of collaborative artistic projects. Focusing on live performance, film, and installation, Avant Media promotes a method of parallel collaboration that engages all members of the creative team from concept through realization. For more information please visit or follow Avant Media on Twitter @avantmedia.

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