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Knockdown Center
presents
Piano Vectors for 6 pianos
a world premiere by John King

featuring

Laura Barger, Taka Kigawa, Joseph Kubera, Jenny Lin, Tania Tachkova and Ning Yu

A major work of 80 minutes duration for the Knockdown Center’s 50,000 sq. ft. space, “Piano Vectors” for 6 pianos will fill the air with mysterious and intriguing layers of sound creating an entrancing aural tapestry. Each pianist is a soloist, and each piano will be located at chance- determined locations throughout this incredible venue. The composition was begun with a system for organizing time, and this system in turn generated all subsequent musical and spatial elements. Imagine the 6 pianists traveling through space and time, each at their own rate, compressing or stretching Time in randomized and improvised ways. This will be the world premiere of Piano Vectors, which explores and summarizes King’s cosmic ideas on the organization of time and space and sound. Steinway and Sons will be providing 6 9-foot concert grand model D’s for the shows – their largest model!

This concert is also supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts and the 92nd St. Y School of Music.

Live Stream available on 5/22: www.littledoglive.com

May 22nd & 23rd at 8PM
Knockdown Center
52-19 Flushing Avenue
Maspeth, NY 11378
www.knockdowncenter.com
L Train to Jefferson Street Station
Admission: $10
Tix: http://knockdown.center/event/piano-vectors/

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BEYOND CAGE Festival — a major event running in multiple NYC venues, Oct. 22-Nov. 7 — will open on Monday, October 22 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with the 86-piece Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble performing Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music. It will be the first time these works are presented together in their complete version. This historical event will also mark the 20th anniversary of the complete version of Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. at Carnegie Hall, a performance Cage helped prepare but sadly did not live to hear.

“Static sonorities shifted, intangible events solidified; collective images began to appear amid shapeless sound. I was reminded of orthodox Easter service: across expanses of tedium, an epiphany rises in the back of the mind.” —Alex Ross, New York Times in 1992

Monday, October 22, 8 P.M.

THE ORCHESTRA OF THE S.E.M. ENSEMBLE
Petr Kotik, conductor / Joseph Kubera & Ursula Oppens, pianists

JOHN CAGE: ATLAS ECLIPTICALIS & WINTER MUSIC
Premiere of complete works performed together

CHRISTIAN MARCLAY: SHUFFLE
Orchestral premiere

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets: $25 / $15 Students (at Box Office)
www.carnegiehall.org / CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

BEYOND CAGE Festival (New York City, Oct. 22-Nov. 7) will present Cage’s most significant (and rarely performed) works as well as his legacy in today’s composition. The program, featuring 8 performances and 2 talks, will span three generations, from Cage’s closest associates to young emerging composers in order to display Cage’s broad and lasting influence on the music of our times. Works featured in the festival will include music by Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Roscoe Mitchell, Petr Kotik, Lucie Vitkova, Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, and many others.

For a complete schedule of events: http://www.semensemble.org

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