Mirror Ensemble

This week: concerts in New York (January 16, 2017 – January 22, 2017)

Mirror Vision Ensemble

Mirror Vision Ensemble performs four world premieres by the winners of MVE’s Young Composers Competition, as well as MVE commission A Visit with Emily by Tom Cipullo set to poetry by Emily Dickinson and her correspondence with T.W. Higginson.
Monday, January 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20, $15 students
Sheen Center, Loreto Theater, 18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
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Ka Baird: Sapropelicisms

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ka Baird (aka Sapropelic Pycnic) will explore piano improvisation, electroacoustic interventions, extended vocal techniques, physical movement, and electronic manipulation of the flute to present Sapropelicisms, featuring Marcia Bassett on Buchla Easel and sound reactive projections from Camilla Padgitt-Coles.
Wednesday, January 18 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $15-$20
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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ICE at New York Public Library

International Contemporary Ensemble is joined by composer Ashley Fure in an exploration of two of her works–Therefore, I Was for cello, piano and percussion, and Shiver Lung Two.
Thursday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library Branch, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY
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The Anti-Inaugural Ball

So Percussion-- Photo by Janette Beckman

So Percussion– Photo by Janette Beckman

On January 20th, 2017, all-star musicians from throughout the experimental and jazz communities of NYC will come together for a marathon fundraiser concert/dance party. There will be performances by Phyllis Chen & Friends, Jordan Dodson, ETHEL, Flor de Toloache – Mariachi Femenino, Flutronix, Gemini, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), JACK Quartet, Darius Jones, loadbang, So Percussion, and Adam Tendler.
Friday, January 20 at 7:00 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY
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Late Night at National Sawdust: a Live Radio Broadcast Vol. 1

Late Night at National Sawdust is a collaboration between Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music on a quarterly concert series airing live on Relevant Tones, the world’s only weekly syndicated contemporary music radio program. The evening also features a pre-broadcast open reading session in which Open G musicians will read through works received through a call for scores. They received more than 600 scores from composers around the world and four of them will be chosen to be read live and up to two may be featured on the next broadcast.
Friday, January 20 at 10:00 PM
Tickets $20-$29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Music Composition Hackathon


Spend a day composing music from scratch, collaborating with musicians, composers, computer programmers, and hackers of all sorts. In the evening perform what we came up with for each other. Talks at noon and guided workshops in the afternoon.
Saturday, January 21 at 12:00 PM
Spotify, 45 West 18th Street, New York, NY
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Bridging The Gap Concert II

Robert Sirota - Photo by Brian Hatton

Robert Sirota – Photo by Brian Hatton

Bridging the Gap, created by National Sawdust Curator Robert Sirota, is a series of concerts of chamber, choral, and solo compositions that explore the student/teacher and mentor/mentee relationships between generations of composers. This program features composers from the Yale School of Music: Martin Bresnick, Michael Gilbertson, Balint Karosi, and Aaron Jay Kernis.
Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 PM
Tickets $19-$29
National Sawdust, 80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Defiant: Shaken Me To My Core

The program, curated by composer-conductor Sung Jin Hong, will include works by black female composers including Margaret Bonds and Valerie Capers, composers inspired by Middle Eastern culture (including the female Turkish poet Bejan Matur), and 4 world premieres addressing the spirit of our times — Michelle Obama: Shaken me to my core and Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator.
Sunday, January 22 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $20
Church of the Holy Apostles, 296 9th Avenue, New York, NY
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