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APRIL 21, 2015   7:30pm

St. Peter’s Church 619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St., NYC

Richard Brooks, Into the Twilight for flute, violin, viola, bassoon, and piano
Peri Mauer, Journey for oboe
Max Giteck Duykers, Dark Body for flute, violin, cello, and piano
Susan J. Fischer, Intermezzo for oboe, violin, cello, and piano
Orlando Legname, Vortici D’etere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano
Eugene Marlow, Trois Chansons Pour une Poetesse for flute and alto flute
Gayther Myers, The Workday for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and piano
David Picton, Turning Leaves for Sandy for oboe and guitar

Performers include Margaret Lancaster and Roberta Michel, flute; Christa Van Alstine, clarinet; Christa Robinson, Keve Wilson, and Virginia Chang Chien, oboe; Nanci Belmont, bassoon; Matt Marks, horn; Esther Noh, violin; Hannah Levinson, viola; John Popham, cello; Oren Fader, guitar; Stephen Gosling, piano; and Tamara Cashour, conductor.

$20 suggested donation payable at the door; students FREE

For more information, call 212-787-8309

All NYCC concerts are ADA- accessible.


The New York Composers Circle is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt artistic and educational organization dedicated to new music — its creation, its performance, and the development of new audiences. Its members and supporters are composers, performers, and music lovers. Its activities include concerts of new music (currently six each season), monthly salons at which composers play and discuss new works and works in progress for fellow members and guests and hear talks by various members of the new-music community, an annual competition open only to nonmembers, and a program of outreach concerts designed to benefit the broader community and to attract new concert audiences. 


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Music at First announces its final concert of the spring season, featuring the “expert” and “theatrical” flutist Margaret Lancaster (The Village Voice) and the first Music at First commission, written by bi-coastal composer Eric km Clark and performed by the Deprivation Choir.  Lancaster’s mostly electro-acoustic set will include works by composers Corey Dargel, JacobTV, Paula Matthusen, Paul Steenhuisen, Arthur Kampela and Wil Smith. Performed by a choir whose eyes and ears will be covered with strips of cloth and headphones, Clark’s 40-minute work experiments with the rituals of performance via the deprivation of senses normally deemed critical to performing music.

Hailed by The New York Times as a “new music luminary,” Margaret Lancaster is known for her versatility as a performing artist, often using her training as an actor and dancer to create a unique interdisciplinary approach to music performance. Expressing her enthusiasm to share the bill with the Deprivation Choir, Lancaster programmed her set accordingly, with the Dargel, Steenhuisen, and Kampela works presenting “varying states of psycho-emotional, romantic, and spiritual deprivation,” and the Smith, Matthusen and JacobTV works offering the “proactive responses” of redemption and enlightenment.

Active in Los Angeles, New York City, and Toronto, violinist and composer Eric km Clark is a regular contributor to the North American new music scenes. Part of an ongoing succession of works that involve the use of hearing deprivation, Clark’s latest work also requires the choir to be sight-deprived. As Clark puts it, for the musician “the medium of hearing and sight deprivation is perhaps personally intrusive while also being expansive, as each person is suddenly confined within their mind at a heightened level of awareness.” The performance will include live video projection onto the ceiling of the church.

Concert Details:
WHAT: Music at First Series featuring Margaret Lancaster and Eric km Clark’s Deprivation Choir
WHEN: Friday, May 20, 2011, 7:30pm
WHERE: First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights)
124 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY
2/3 to Clark St.; A/C to High St.; R/4/5 to Borough Hall

About Music at First Series:
Music at First is an exciting new concert series that takes place at First Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn Heights curated by Brooklyn-based composer and FPC organist Wil Smith.  It features a diverse mix of some of New York City’s top new music ensembles, performers, and composers, accessible to a wide audience of both community members and seasoned new music listeners.  Concerts take place monthly at First Presbyterian Church and begin at 7:30pm with a $10 admission.

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