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On August 7 at 7:30PM at (le) poisson rouge in NYC, GRAND BAND will perform a captivating program of music for six pianos by composers including Steve Reich, Julia Wolfe, Philip Glass, and Kate Moore.

Fresh off the heels of its ‘awesome’ (Sequenza21) debut at the 2012 Bang on a Can Marathon, this ‘super-group of soloists’ (The Glass) provides another rare opportunity to hear a live performance of contemporary music for six pianos. With a program including Steve Reich’s iconic ‘Six Pianos,’ Julia Wolfe’s Aretha Franklin-inspired ‘my lips from speaking…,’ and a new version of an immersive work by up-and-coming composer Kate Moore, this concert promises to be a new music highlight of the summer.

August 7, 2012
@ (le) poisson rouge
158 Bleecker St. (btw Sullivan & Thompson)

7:30PM (doors at 6:30)
$20 day of show/$15 advance

http://lepoissonrouge.com/events/view/3529

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GRAND BAND is a new piano sextet featuring six of New York City’s top pianists: Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Blair McMillen, Lisa Moore and Isabelle O’Connell. Described as “awesome” (Sequenza21) following their performance of Steve Reich’s Six Pianos at this year’s Bang on a Can marathon in June, this stunning collection of performers creates a powerful sonic force. Of the group’s debut performance, Lucid Culture wrote: “Grand Band had a ball [in the Wolfe], each wearing an ear monitor so as to catch the innumerable, suspenseful series of cues as the gospel licks grew from spacious and minimalist to a joyously hammering choir,” and The Glass declared “the 6 pianists are a super-group of soloists that played what sounded kind of like classical pop-crossover meets post-minimal.” A thoroughly modern ensemble, Grand Band is a champion of new music and living composers.

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Music of Steve Lehman
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 7:30pm
(le) Poisson Rogue
158 Bleecker Street

Free Admission with RSVP; ICE@lprnyc.com


MNMP joins International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) to commission Steve Lehman as part of ICElab, their groundbreaking new model for commissioning, developing, and performing new music.

This ICElab concert spotlights an evening-length new work by Steve Lehman, Impossible Flow, tailor-made for ICE. Long known as a virtuosic saxophone player at the center of New York’s experimental jazz scene, Steve Lehman has also developed a reputation as a brilliant composer. His 2009 album Travail, Transformation, and Flow was placed on an unprecedented 30 Top-Ten lists of jazz and experimental albums around the world. Meanwhile his work with composers Tristan Murail and Anthony Braxton, and his extensive experience in electroacoustic media, have yielded a musical style at the frontiers of contemporary concert music and experimental jazz.

Steve Lehman (b. 1978): Impossible Flow: for flute, alto saxophone, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drums and percussion (2011) WORLD PREMIERE

1. Impossible Flow: Prologue (2011) for flute, clarinet, horn, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set and percussion
2. Baltimore/Berlin (2008) for clarinet, trombone, piano, double bass, drum set
3. For McCoy Tyner, Tristan Murail, Anthony Braxton and Alexander Scriabin (2011) for alto saxophone and piano
4. Impossible Flow: Epilogue (2011) for alto saxophone

Steve Lehman’s new ICElab work, Impossible Flow, is commissioned jointly by the Manhattan New Music Project and ICE.

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