Ten years ago, a group of Brooklyn composers formed a new music ensemble called Forecast. Their MO was putting together performances of new music in galleries and clubs and places like Galapagos just a little bit before such things became trendy. Last year, Eric Schwartz, one of the founding members of Forecast, moved the band to North Carolina, and Thursday night they’ll play at The Garage, a downtown bar and artist hangout. They are doing music by composers from around the region, including the premiere of my Sparkling in the Dark for soprano sax, bassoon and electronics. Also on the program, The Horror Show, Violin Bonkers and Witchcraft Recipes #5c. Obviously just another staid and stuffy Classical music concert.
The other composers involved, beside Eric and me, are Michael Burns, Mark Engebretson, Kenneth Frazelle and Alejandro Rutty. At this point, the six of us are navigating the logistics of stage setup, rehearsal time and concert order, as a result of which I just had the strange pleasure of putting the words “Sparkling Dress” in my calendar for the first (but hopefully not the last) time.
Thursday night, 8 pm – gown optional.