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MAY 28, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
On Saturday, May 28th at 8PM, TRANSIT presents the latest installment of the DoubleBill Series. This innovative project presents new music from around the world alongside the work of young composers from NYC, giving listeners a wide-raging experience that would otherwise incur jetlag. The program on May 28 focuses on emerging composers from London and New York City.
Line Telling ***
by Christopher Mayo
by Charlie Piper
by Mark Bowden
by Daniel Wohl
by Jason Cady
Headless Monkey Attack ***
by Ryan Carter
*** designates a WORLD PREMIERE
TRANSIT DoubleBill: London / NYC
Tenri Cultural Institute
34A W. 13th St NYC
(near 6th Ave)
Tickets available at the door:
$15, 12 for students, seniors
TRANSIT 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 was founded by an idealistic bunch of like-minded musicians at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. Since 2007, the TRANSIT collective has commissioned composers from around the world, and premiered new works in affordable concerts in New York City. In addition to the DoubleBill Series, TRANSIT pursues other projects focusing on new and experimental music, most recently including a three-part event at Galapagos Art Space featuring So Percussion and Tristan Perich, a large-scale multimedia project with Daniel Wohl, and a sound installation residency at Diapason Gallery. TRANSIT has performed in established new music series and venues (MATA Interval Series, Darmstadt at Issue Project Room, Detour at Le Poisson Rouge, CUNY Grad Center residency) as well as in events that bring new music to diverse audiences (March is Music at Pregones Theater in the Bronx, Astoria Music Society Series, ImagineScience Film Festival). Its individual members have performed in the US and abroad with preeminent groups including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the NOW Ensemble, newspeak (the Harry Partch Ensemble), Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Composers Orchestra, Anti-Social Music, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, NJ Percussion Ensemble, and Sequitur, among others.<
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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: brooklyn, daniel wohl, Diapason, Lesley Flanigan, Meet the Composer, new music, New York, Sergei Tcherepnin, Sound Installation, TRANSIT
TRANSIT presents an inventive evening featuring new works by Lesley Flanigan, Sergei Tcherepnin, and Daniel Wohl:
The Diapason Gallery is renowned for its exceptional capabilities in facilitating world-class sound installations. In this project, 3 NYC-based emerging composers take advantage of these resources by creating experimental new works for TRANSIT that blend elements of sound installation and live performance.
Funding for this project is provided by Meet the Composer.
TRANSIT @ Diapason
January 28, 8PM
882 3rd Ave (btw 32/33 St.)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
D, N, R train to 36th St.-4th Ave.
Lesley Flanigan is renowned for her innovative performances utilizing the human voice and hand-built feedback electronics. At Diapason, she brings her estimable talents as vocalist, instrument-builder, and sound sculptor to a collaborative performance with the members of TRANSIT.
Sergei Tcherepnin is a Brooklyn-based composer and performer whose music has been performed at major venues around the world. For this project, he takes full advantage of the multi-channel sound system at Diapason in an intricate work for the ensemble.
Daniel Wohl is a co-founder of TRANSIT and has worked closely with the ensemble from its inception. Tonight, he capitalizes on his intimate working history with the group to create a specially tailored set of chamber pieces that highlights individual players in an electro-acoustic soundscape.
Andie Spring, violin
Evelyn Farny, cello
Sara Budde, clarinets
Joe Bergen, percussion
David Friend, piano
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TRANSIT presents an innovative Triple Bill Concert at Galapagos Art Space on Oct 14 featuring So Percussion, Tristan Perich, and Corps Exquis:
SO PERCUSSION has rightly won high praises for their tireless innovation and borderless virtuosity. In a set featuring brand new original music, the four fellows of So will prove once again that they continue to attract ‘both kinds of blue hair…elderly matron here, arty punk there’ (Boston Globe)
Fresh off the heels of his second successful Cantaloupe release, 1-Bit Symphony, TRISTAN PERICH presents a world premiere set of pieces composed for TRANSIT. Using an innovative system of digitized amplification, the intricately manicured levels of sound in this avant-chamber work highlight Tristan’s eloquent ingenuity.
CORPS EXQUIS is a new multimedia project between composer Daniel Wohl, 6 NYC-based video artists, and the TRANSIT collective. Using the exquisite corpse process, the artists work collaboratively to create a surreal multimedia world at the intersection of experimental chamber music, video installation, avant-garde film, and post-punk-avant-Baroque-pop rock.
This exciting show highlights the impossible richness of creativity in NYC’s new music scene. Not to be missed!
Thursday, Oct 14
Galapagos Art Space
16 Main St. (@ Water St.)
(map and directions)
Doors 7 PM, Show 8PM
More information and Audio Samples:
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Posted by s21concerts in Concert Announcement, tags: Banglewood, Christopher Marianetti, daniel wohl, David Friend, Joe Bergen, New York, nyc, percussion, piano, ted hearne, Tenri, TRANSIT, Tristan Perich, Yale
On May 22nd, 2010 (8PM) at Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC, TRANSIT presents a recital featuring soloists Joe Bergen (percussion) and David Friend (piano) in a program of works by some of New York’s leading young composers including Ted Hearne, Christopher Marianetti, Tristan Perich, and Daniel Wohl.
About the performers:
NYTIMES: ‘finely polished’
GRAMOPHONE: ‘This is a disc to treasure…’
Joe Bergen is an active performer, an advocate of new music, and a co-founder of several ground-breaking groups including TRANSIT (Voice of America: ‘…expertly played…’) and Mantra Percussion (New York Times: ‘…a fresh source of energy.’). Joe also performs with numerous other groups including Beaten Path Percussion Duo, Fragile, and Kyklos, and has collaborated extensively with Newband (the Harry Partch Ensemble), New Jersey Percussion Ensemble, the Crossmen Drum Corps, S.E.M. Ensemble, Blarvuster, Aaron Siegel Ensemble, Mad Coyote Group, Jason Cady and the Artificials, Samba NY! and the Instruments. In the fall of 2010, Mantra Percussion will give the U.S. premiere of Michael Gordon’s latest work Timber, for percussion sextet. Joe can be heard on Innova, Shsk’h, Peacock, Equilibrium, and Atma Classique record labels as well as playing timpani on the new release of the RockStar video game: Red Dead Redemption.
NYTIMES: ‘enlivening vigor’
GUARDIAN (UK): ‘streamlined virtuosity’
David Friend has performed new and experimental music around the world in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Festival Hall (London), the Chan Centre (Vancouver), and the Reina Sofia Museum (Madrid) and in alternative spaces such as Issue Project Room, Le Poisson Rouge, the World Financial Center Winter Garden, the Players Theater, and New York art galleries. He has performed with artists including the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Talujon Percussion, Trio Mediaeval, Bill Frisell, Red Light New Music, and Ensemble Pamplemousse; and worked with composers including Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Charles Wuorinen, and Steve Reich. As a founding member of the TRANSIT collective, Mr. Friend works with young composers from around the world and performs the latest music from emerging composers. He also enjoys working with artists from other disciplines, such as contemporary dance-theatre troupe Dance Imprints. Recently, Mr. Friend created a multimedia installation in conjunction with the QAS initiative involving found sounds, a live choir, video art, and modern dance.
Daniel Wohl: Ritual (2009)
Christopher Marianetti: Trench Hero Aria (2010)
Tristan Perich: Observations (2008)
Ted Hearne: One of us, One of them (2005)
Tristan Perich: Month (2000)
Christopher Marianetti: Y (2005)
Daniel Wohl: Aorta (2010)
Saturday May 22, 8 PM
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A W. 13th St.
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, or L to Union Square
$15/10 student, senior
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On May 6th at 7 PM, TRANSIT will continue its popular DoubleBill series at the Nabi Gallery (137 W. 25th St. NYC) in a program co-curated by Samson Young. The program features work from a stellar roster of emerging composers including world premieres of Samson Young, Daniel Wohl, Fung Lam, and Lan-Chee Lam, as well as recent works by Ted Hearne and Matthew Welch.
The DoubleBill series focuses on bringing together new music from two different cities on the same program. The resulting snapshot of emerging composers from two diverse musical scenes ensures that the programming is always fresh, and that audiences enjoy a global cultural experience without incurring jetlag.
In the two seasons since its founding, the TRANSIT collective has already made a name for itself in the New York new music community. Aside from its own programming, it has performed at Issue Project Room, Le Poisson Rouge, and Galapagos Art Space, and has been invited to play on series including MATA Interval, Darmstadt- Classics of the Avant-Garde, and March is Music (Pregones Theater). Voice of America calls their concerts ‘…expertly played.’
Learning to Write Andante Cantabile * (2010)
Lan Chee Lam
Spiritual Rain * (2010)
A Pensive Moment * (2010)
Remembering Dowland * (2004/2010)
Untitled/Aorta * (2010)
One of us, One of them (2005)
Symphony of Drones #2 (2002)
TRANSIT DoubleBill: NYC vs. HKG
May 6, 2010
$15/12 student, senior
137 W. 25th St.
(btw. 5th and 6th Ave.)
1, C, E, to 23rd St.
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