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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:
Thursday
June 5, 7:30 PM
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Sweden / NYC:
Friday
June 6, 7:30 PM
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DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W. 37th St. (btw 9th & 10th Ave.)
NYC 10018
MAP + travel info HERE

$12, $10 student/senior
tickets available for purchase
at door; cash only
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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

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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
NYSCA
Performing Artservices

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Missy Mazzoli & Sarah Kirkland Snider

Tuesday, October 5th @ 8:00pm

Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY

Tickets $15

New Amsterdam Records and Manhattan New Music Project are proud to co-present a double-feature performance of the music of composers Missy Mazzoli and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The concert will take place at Galapagos Art Space on October 5 and will feature members of ACME, Janus trio, MIVOS Quartet and MaNi. The music, which will be performed by varying-sized combinations of brass, strings, woodwinds, percussion, and female vocals, will feature three New York City premieres, including Snider’s “Shiner” and “The Reserved, The Reticent” – a solo cello piece to be performed by Clarice Jensen of ACME – as well as Mazzoli’s “Death Valley Junction” – a string quartet to be performed by the MIVOS Quartet.

Snider and Mazzoli have already proven themselves luminaries of the New York music scene and beyond. Mazzoli, hailed as one of the “most consistently inventive and surprising composers now working in New York” by the New York Times, has garnered attention as bandleader of the electro-chamber outfit Victoire as well as for her chamber compositions, which have been performed by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Snider, also a composer of ambitious and ethereal chamber music, has been noted to possess “an enviable knack for crafting moody, strikingly beautiful works” (Time Out New York). Her latest work, Penelope, is an hourlong, epic song cycle written for vocalist Shara Worden of indie band My Brightest Diamond and chamber orchestra Signal. With Mazzoli releasing a full-length Victoire album in September and Snider releasing a studio recording of Penelope in October, the concert will present a collection of recent chamber works from neither album which promise to further reveal the breadth of these composers’ formidable abilities.

Of her compositions, Mazzoli says, “like most of my music, these pieces are really about transporting the listener to a dreamy and unfamiliar but very specific place.” Snider’s pieces inhabit a similar realm of lush but uneasy beauty, a world she perfected in her large-scale opus Penelope. But unlike the latter work, these shorter pieces are more “classically inspired” in nature, containing fewer of the pop music and songwriting references evident in much of her latest work.

This performance program is made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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