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On November 19, 2011, at 8 pm, the Garden State Philharmonic presents “Remembering Mahler! 100th Anniversary Tribute”, at the Strand Theater in Lakewood, New Jersey.

Single tickets range from $10 for students to $40 for adults. Additional discounts apply for full-season subscribers, senior citizens, and groups of ten or more. Call 732-255-0460, e-mail info@gardenstatephilharmonic.org, or visit www.gardenstatephilharmonic.org for more information. This is the second concert of our MasterWorks Series, and marks the 56th season for the Jersey Shore’s Premiere cultural resource, and the eleventh year with the Philharmonic for Maestro LaGruth.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
8PM at Roulette
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

The 21st season of Interpretations continues into 2010, presenting two of the downtown scene’s most distinct horn players, both presenting imaginative ensemble configurations that produce vivid imagery. Trumpeter and composer Roy Campbell’s Akhenaten performs music from their recent Aum Fidelity release, Live at the Vision Festival 12. Saxophonist and composer Matana Roberts presents her compositional configuration Illumination, based on ongoing research related to the questions, history, and conundrums of the universal creative act of dreaming.

General admission: $15 ($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members
Free for Roulette and Location One members
For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org2010_5

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Interpretations Presents:
FLUX Quartet premieres David First
Dom Minasi String Quartet

Thursday, December 10, 2009
8PM at Roulette
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on Decermber 10, 2009, featuring two guitarist/composers premiering new music for two very different string quartets. Pioneering new-music group, FLUX Quartet, premieres Elegies For The Afterland, a new work by eclectic composer and punk-era innovator David First, commissioned through the Meet The Composer Commissioning Music/USA program.

David First’s Elegies for the Afterland is an evening length work composed for string quartet and electronics. Drones moving through shifting extended chords tuned to just-intonation ratios provide a field inside which the quartet executes languorous unison melodies, hallucinogenic pitch-bends and deep polyrhythmic rocking. Influenced by numerous world events and circumstances, the title refers to Mr. First’s concern over the planet we are leaving to future generations.

Dom Minasi’s unique string ensemble functions both like contemporary chamber music group and a jazz band, due largely to Minasi’s innovative compositions and the distinct characteristics of the improvising musicians in the ensemble. Minasi’s classical guitar sometimes substitutes for viola, second violin, or cello, diversifying and enhancing richness of the textural palette. With the addition of contrabass and the inter-mingling of parts, this quartet has its own unique sound.

For more information on Interpretations:
Office Phone: 212-627-0990
Interpretations Online: www.interpretations.info

For more information on Roulette:
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
General admission: $15
($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)
For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

8PM at Roulette

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

“Alchemies between music and theater, text, movement, and ritual”

- Benjamin Frandzel, San Francisco Classical Voice

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on November 12, 2009, featuring work by two American masters of integrating composition, electronics, and live performance: Earl Howard and Edmund Campion.

Saxophonist, composer and electronic sound constructionist Earl Howard’s work seamlessly integrates meticulously sculpted electroacoustic textures with the visceral immediacy of  live improvisation. Howard presents Strasser 60 for synthesizer solo, 2455 for saxophone solo, and Crupper, an electroacoustic duet w/ Koto player Miya Masaoka.

Howard successfully moves his composition[s] through different zones of rhythm and harmony without diminishing the buoyant ‘presentness’ which characterizes freely improvised music”- Ben Watson, The Wire

Earl Howard by Robert Kim

Earl Howard by Robert Kim

Edmund Campion by Phillippe Gontier

Edmund Campion by Phillippe Gontier

ALSO: Coming Up on December 10: Interpretations Presents

FLUX Quartet performs David First / Dom Minasi String Quartet

Interpretations Online:             www.interpretations.info

For more information on Roulette:

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

General admission: $15

($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org

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Interpretations Presents:

Daan Vandewalle: Piano Works of  Gordon Mumma,

Alvin Curran, & Contemporary Belgian Composers

Thursday, October 15, 2009

8PM at Roulette

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

Daan Vandewalle brings a keen awareness of architecture and an incisive touch that enables him to express episodes of delicacy, buoyancy, lyrical flow, hard-edged abstraction, dancelike movement, and spirituality., Art Lange, Fanfare

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music continues on October 15, 2009, with dynamic Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle performing selections from his recent recording of piano works by pioneering composer Gordon Mumma dating from 1960-2001. Also featured are works by American Composer Alvin Curran, and a handful of contemporary works by Belgian composers, including leading postwar Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts (1923-1993), emerging Flemish composer Thomas Smetryns, the extremely prolific and unusual composer Boudewijn Buckinx.

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Unsentimental nostalgia, capacious in feeling but iron-beamed, imbued equally with a sense of wonder and of hard curiosity.,Brian Olewnick, The Squid’s Ear

Daan Vandewalle enjoys an international reputation as new music specialist,with a strong focus on 20th and 21th century american piano music. He studied at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium, with Claude Coppens, and at Mills College, California, with Alvin Curran. His programs are often highly unusual both on a technical or intellectual level, often combining the classical repertoire such as Mussorgski and Chopin with premieres of new works written especially for him by composers including Fred Frith, Alvin Curran, and Fredrick Rzewski.

For more information on Interpretations:

Office Phone:                                     212-627-0990

Interpretations Online:             www.interpretations.info

For more information on Roulette:

20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

General admission: $15

($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org

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Interpretations Presents:

Adam Rudolph / Yusef Lateef:
3 World Premieres

Thursday, September 17, 2009
8PM at Roulette
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)

The 21st Season of Thomas Buckner’s innovative series of new music begins on September 17, 2009, with a presentation of the longstanding collaboration between saxophonist/composer Yusef Lateef and percussionist/composer Adam Rudolph. The collaborative duo of Yusef Lateef & Adam Rudolph began working together in 1988, and over the last 20 years, they have shared their work with enthusiastic audiences in Europe and the USA. Presented a few short weeks prior to Lateef’s 89th birthday, this evening’s program features three newly commissioned works and readings of original poetry by Yusef Lateef, with musical accompaniment.

Lateef: Concerto For Percussion (for Adam Rudolph)
With the S.E.M. Ensemble conducted by Petr Kotik
Lateef: A Syllogism (for baritone and piano)
Featuring Joseph Kubera, piano and Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
Rudolph: Nightsky (for baritone and percussion)
Featuring Adam Rudolph, percussion and Thomas Buckner, baritone voice
Readings of Original Poetry by Yusef Lateef, with musical accompaniment.

“Lateef’s robust sound and dynamic phrasing brought the sheer essence of African-American music history to every note he played. Rudolph’s drumming was equally fascinating, spinning with lightning speed and propulsive acceleration.”
-Los Angeles Times

At nearly 89 years of age, DR. YUSEF LATEEF has been a major force on the international musical scene for more than six decades. He has been named an American Jazz Master for the year 2010 by the National Endowment for the Arts, in recognition of his many contributions to the world of music. His explorations into sound have led him from study of Eastern music since the 1950′s to a recent four year Senior Research Fellowship at Ahmadu Bello University, in Zaria, Nigeria. He contributed to the legendary groups of Dizzy Gillespe, Charles Mingus and Cannonball Adderly and led his own ensembles in tours worldwide. He has composed for and performed with the Detroit, New World, and Augusta Symphony Orchestras. His recent work The African American Epic Suite was recorded and performed by the Cologne Radio Orchestra and featured himself and Adam Rudolph as soloists. Dr. Lateef also has many publications to his credit in both music and literature. He is currently a Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Massachusetts. www.yuseflateef.com

Composer and hand percussionist ADAM RUDOLPH has been hailed as “a pioneer in world music” by the New York Times and “a master percussionist” by Musician magazine. He has recorded extensively and performed at festivals and concerts throughout the North & South America, Europe and Japan, with Don Cherry, Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, Kevin Eubanks, Pharoah Sanders, and Hassan Hakmoun. Rudolph has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, California Institute of the Arts and the Danish Jazz Federation Summer Institute. He has received grants from the Cary Trust & NEA and has released several recordings and toured internationally his own ensemble, Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures. His first opera, The Dreamer, recently premiered to coincide with its CD release. Rudolph’s rhythm repository and methodology book, Pure Rhythm was published in 2006 by Advance Music, Germany. Rudolph has received grants and compositional commissions from the Rockefeller Foundation, Chamber Music America, Meet the Composer, Mary Flagler Cary Trust, the NEA, Arts International, Durfee Foundation and American Composers Forum. In July 2009 he received his second “New Works” grant from Chamber Music America. www.metarecords.com/adam.html

For more information on Interpretations:
Office Phone: 212-627-0990
Interpretations Online: www.interpretations.info
James Ilgenfritz, Publicist: james@mutablemusic.com

For more information on Roulette:
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
General admission: $15
($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)
For reservations, call 212-219-8242 or visit www.roulette.org
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Interpretations Season 21:: Fall 2009
New York’s Home for the Musical Avant-Garde
Thomas Buckner, Producer & Director

We proudly announce the Fall 2009 events for the 21st season of Interpretations, a New York-based concert series focusing on the relationship between contemporary composers and their interpreters. Featuring exciting premieres of new musical works from composers young and old, and new presentations collaborative endeavors between seasoned veterans of the avant-garde, Interpretations presents four Thursday evening events, once per month. All events take place at Roulette in SoHo.

“music of passing frictions and artful striations”, Nate Chinen, New York Times

September 17 – Adam Rudolph / Yusef Lateef: 3 World Premieres
A presentation of the longstanding collaboration between percussionist Adam Rudolph and saxophonist/composer Yusef Lateef (presented a few short days prior to Lateef’s 89th birthday). Featuring premiers of Lateef’s Concerto For Percussion (with the S.E.M Ensemble conducted by Petr Kotik) and A Syllogism (for baritone and piano, featuring Thomas Buckner), Rudolph’s Nightsky (for baritone and percussion, featuring Thomas Buckner), and readings of poetry by Yusef Lateef, with musical accompaniment.

October 15 – Daan Vandewalle: Piano Works of Gordon Mumma & Contemporary Belgian Composers
Belgian pianist Daan Vandewalle performs selections from his recent recording of piano works by pioneering composer Gordon Mumma dating from 1960-2001, as well as leading postwar Belgian composer Karel Goeyvaerts (1923-1993), emerging Flemish composer Thomas Smetryns, the extremely prolific and unusual composer Boudewijn Buckinx, and American composer Alvin Curran.

November 12 – Earl Howard / Edmund Campion
Saxophonist, composer and electronic sound constructionist Earl Howard presents Strasser 60 for synthesizer solo, 2455 for saxophone solo, and Crupper, an electroacoustic duet w/ Koto player Miya Masaoka. Mixing formal composition, improvisation and interactive instrument design, Edmund Campion’s music focuses on real-time interactive computer/instrument environments. Invited guests include saxophonist Susan Fancher.

December 10 – FLUX Quartet performs David First / Dom Minasi String Quartet
Eclectic composer and punk-era innovator David First premieres new music for the FLUX Quartet, and guitarist/composer Dom Minasi presents works from his recent CD Dissonance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder, featuring Dom Minasi on nylon string guitar, with Jason Hwang, Tomas Ulrich, and Ken Filiano.

Roulette:
20 Greene Street (between Canal and Grand)
General admission: $15
($10 students, seniors, Harvestworks & DTW members; free for Roulette and Location One members)

For reservations, call 212-219-8242.
www.roulette.org

For more information on the Interpretations series, call 212-627-0990 or visit:
www.interpretations.info

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