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.)
MAP + travel info HERE
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
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