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WHAT’S GOING ON:

April 1, 2014
It’s our pleasure to announce that on May 27, New Focus Recordings will release the debut album from composer Robert Honstein, RE: You. A chamber music cycle of songs without words inspired by a series of real-world misdirected lonely-hearts emails, RE: You is Honstein’s musical meditation on the yearning for human connection in a networked world.

Click here for full details about the album, and preview several tracks of the disc, courtesy of Q2 Music.

And catch the full cycle live on May 6 at Brooklyn’s Roulette, presented by Ear Heart Music on a double bill with the Mivos Quartet.

March 14, 2014
We’re heading into a wonderfully busy stretch, including MELLISSA HUGHESAmerican Songbook recital on March 20 for Lincoln Center, and the world premiere of TIMO ANDRES‘ new song cycle, Work Songs — featuring Andres and Ted Hearne, Gabriel Kahane, Nathan Koci and Becca Stevens — on March 19 at the Ecstatic Music Festival and on March 21 and 22 for the SPCO’s Liquid Music series.

We also offer you a preview of THIRD COAST PERCUSSION‘s newest album, David T. Little’s Haunt of the Last Nightfall, from New Amsterdam Records.

Click here for all of this information, and more!

January 21, 2014
Tonight at (le) Poisson Rouge, the quicksilver pianist Jenny Q Chai offer’s If on a Winter’s Night…, an imaginative journey through the landscape of Western Music, visiting an array of composers with whom she feels a vibrant kinship. The featured selections, by Bach, Debussy, Gibbons, Schumann, Stockhausen, and Stroppa, are interleaved with miniatures from Kurtág’s playful Játékok (Games), in a structural gesture inspired by Italo Calvino’s intricately raveled novel examining the nature of reality and fiction, If on a winter’s night a traveler.

Click here for the full program listing, here for concert details and tickets and here to live-stream the performance (beginning at 7:30pm.)

September 17, 2013
On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 New Focus Recordings releases a new album from THIRD COAST PERCUSSION; Resounding Earth, featuring a single four-movement, 35-minute work of the same name, by Augusta Read Thomas.
Click here to read the full press release and here to visit the album’s page on the New Focus website.

July 30, 2013
On this day, Nonesuch Records releases Timo Andres‘ sophomore album, Home Stretch.
Timo celebrates the album release tonight with an event at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe; The Anxiety of Influence, which brings him into conversation with The New Yorker‘s Senior Editor Leo Carey and artist/book designer Peter Mendelsund. He’ll also play a few solo tunes! It’s going to be a great evening, and yes, we hope to see you there.

May 14, 2013
What’s going on? So much has been going on that we’ve completely stopped updating our website! We’re striving to get our vistors more regular updates, but for the moment let us draw your attention to the London premiere of TIMO ANDRES’ Piano Quintet at Wigmore Hall, performed by Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet. Don’t you wish you were there?
If you, like us, can’t make be there, read this excellent review of the Carnegie Hall performance of the same program, courtesy of THE NEW YORK TIMES.

August 9, 2012
The excellent and intrepid THIRD COAST PERCUSSION has been celebrating the delightful percussionist/composer/artist/iconoclast JOHN CAGE all this week (and really all summer, ie, with their brilliant Mode Records release and other concerts), with an acclaimed Tuesday evening performance at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and TONIGHT at MoMA, as the main feature of John Cage Day.

Quite simply, if you are in New York City, you should be there. See you in the Sculpture Garden at 6:30pm!

July 28, 2012
It’s been an unbeliveably busy summer at OtherARTS, and since we’ve (ahem) not listed updates in a while, here are a few concert highlights for you:

– June 3, the awesome youth chamber orchestra FACE THE MUSIC performed ROBERT HONSTEIN‘s Night Mixes for Simone Dinnerstein’s Neighborhood Classics series in Brooklyn.

– June 8, TIMOTHY ANDRES made his UK debut at London’s Wigmore Hall, playing a solo program including his own It Takes A Long Time To Be A Good Composer, How can I live in your world of Ideas?, movements of TED HEARNE‘s Parlor Diplomacy, Ingram Marshall’s Authentic Presence, and short works by Schumann and Brahms.

You can read Timo’s program notes here, and can listen here to a May 29 performance of the program taped live at (le) Poisson Rouge, courtesy of Q2.

– June 10, Ensemble ACJW closed their season with a concert at (le) Poisson Rouge which featured a new commission for the occasion from ROBERT HONSTEIN. Scored for 4-hand piano, string quartet and double bass, the work is called Beginnings.

– June 20, composer collective Sleeping Giant (which includes TIMOTHY ANDRES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, TED HEARNE, ROBERT HONSTEIN, JACOB COOPER and ANDREW NORMAN) presented a two-concert set at The Stone, with special guest MELLISSA HUGHES.
Despite it being a boiling hot night, both shows were packed, and the music was completely awesome.

– July 15, MELLISSA HUGHES joined up with ALARM WILL SOUND for a riotous, delightful, fully-staged production of John Cage’s Song Books,, the final performance of the New York City River to River Festival. This concert followed Mellissa and AWS’s performances of the production on June 6 at the Cork Opera House in Ireland, and June 9 at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam.

Read the Village Voice review of the July 15 concert here!

On the horizon, we are SO looking forward to THIRD COAST PERCUSSION‘s John Cage performances (with a special new work, RENGA:CAGE:100, featuring miniature contributions from 100 composers, including ALL of the OtherARTS composers) on August 7 at The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, and on August 9 at MoMA, as the culmination of the Museum’s JOHN CAGE DAY.

Yep, it’s going to be amazing. More info on those dates soon!!

May 22, 2012
Today is a big day at OtherARTS!
It’s the official release of THIRD COAST PERCUSSION‘s first full-length album, from MODE RECORDS: JOHN CAGE: The Percussion Works 2.

Featuring the First, Second and Third Constructions, Living Room Music, Quartet and Trio, the album is really something special — and don’t forget that you can also watch these performances on the DVD Mode has released, which you can preview here.

Here’s another fantastic item: RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC closed its season last night with a gorgeous program at SymphonySpace (performed by the Red Light Ensemble and guest MELLISSA HUGHES), Music in Layers.

Steve Smith reviewed the concert in today’s THE NEW YORK TIMES, saying:
“What Cage had in mind was a poetic perspective toward the music of the everyday — wind, traffic, sputtering bursts from a distant jackhammer — and a notion that simultaneous sounds, however disparate, could be complementary rather than contradictory. Embracing that view, Red Light New Music fashioned a program that melded increasingly complex compositions with episodes of ambient sound, carefully amplified and subtly lighted…Full credit to these careful, diligent performers, including the violist Erin Wight and the cellist John Popham, for making a conception so heady sound so effortless, even natural.”

April 22, 2012
In today’s edition of The New York Times, Steve Smith writes about MELLISSA HUGHES and her performance of DAVID COLL’s “Position, Influence” at the final night of the MATA Festival:
“Ingenious and eloquent in theory, the piece takes a special artist to make it stick; here, happily, Mr. Coll had access to Mellissa Hughes, a versatile, charismatic soprano endowed with brilliant technique and superlative stage instincts. By turns diva, seductress, scold and gorgon, as her voice resounded in piteous shrieks and livid roars, Ms. Hughes was astonishing, demonstrating anew why she has become indispensable to New York’s new-music ecosystem.”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves. Read the full review here.

April 15, 2012
Today is the second annual FAST FORWARD AUSTIN new music festival. The marathon (8 hours of music) features (festival co-founder) ROBERT HONSTEIN’s Waterloo Dance Hall, performed by the Bel Cuore Sax Quartet.
If you caught this work in performance at Vicky Chow’s Contagious Sounds Series in February, you know it is “brash and sonorous” and utterly delightful.

And if, like us, you’re sadly not in the Austin area today, check out this great interview with the FFA founders Ian Dicke, Robert Honstein and Steven Snowden…and make plans to be there next year!

March 22, 2012
This weekend is a big one for OtherARTS: two of our artists, composer-pianist TIMOTHY ANDRES and soprano MELLISSA HUGHES are offering world premiere performances, on the West and East Coasts, respectively.

In Brooklyn, MELLISSA HUGHES sings the world premiere of DAVID T. LITTLE’s work, Am I Born with Alan Pierson, the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, as part of the Beth Morrison Productions multi-media event BROOKLYN VILLAGE at the downtown Brooklyn space ROULETTE.

In Los Angeles, TIMOTHY ANDRES is featured in a Brooklyn vs. LA mashup presented by the brash new music collective wild Up, and joins Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a series of concerts culminating in the world premiere of his new piano concerto, Old Keys and performances of his re-composition of the Mozart “Coronation” Concerto. (Timo of course does the honors at the keyboard for both works.)
These performances are made possible by LACO’s amazing Sound Investment commissioning program.

All together, these concerts on both coasts represent the best of the new music scene. They are not to be missed!

March 15, 2012
Today the Chicago-based percussion ensemble THIRD COAST PERCUSSION announces the May 22 release of JOHN CAGE: The Works for Percussion 2 on the acclaimed indie label MODE RECORDS.
Released as both a CD and DVD (with audio/visual of all featured works,) JOHN CAGE: The Works for Percussion 2 features works from Cage’s early career (1935-1941) and embodies Third Coast Percussion’s deep connection with Cage the percussionist, innovator and passionate young musician.
Click here to read the full press release, here to watch a promotional video of the album, and here to visit Third Coast Percussion’s website, where you can learn more about the album and accompanying Summer 2012 concert tour.

March 12, 2012
This month witnesses TIMOMANIA in Los Angeles. Yes, you read that right — TIMOMANIA.
What does that mean? Composer/pianist TIMOTHY ANDRES takes a week-long jaunt to the West Coast, where he joins the LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA for the world premiere of his new work Old Keys and his “startling” re-composition of the Mozart Coronation Concert (watch a video of Timo performing this with the Metropolis Ensemble here.)
He is also featured in two concerts presented by LA-based ensemble WILD UP, a program they’re calling Brooklyn vs. Los Angeles.
Who will win the battle? All we can say is that West Coast audiences can not lose.
If, like us, you’re on the East Coast, you can participate a bit by checking out the LACO TIMOMania blog post here, and by listening to Timo’s interview with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen.
Great stuff indeed!

February 27, 2012
Tonight, RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC presents its second mainstage concert of the season: The Viola In My Life: The Influence of Morton Feldman.
With Feldman’s Viola In My Life I and II and new and recent works by TED HEARNE, SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER, and KEERIL MAKAN, Red Light offers a brilliant illumination of Feldman’s influence — as a composer, a philosopher and a dynamic cultural figure — on 21st-century composers and compositions.
We can’t express how much we’re looking forward to this one, folks. It’s going to be truly great. See you there!

February 15, 2012
Good gracious, February has been a month of great announcements and concerts — and it’s only half-way through so far!

To get things up to speed, here are a few of the major points:
The LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC has announced its 2012/2013 season — and of first importance to OtherARTS is the fact that it includes a major new work by TED HEARNE. The work will be performed on a subscription series also featuring the Copland Organ Concerto (with Cameron Carpenter) as part of the LA Phil’s Brooklyn Festival.
If we may editorialize a bit, this is a truly brilliant opportunity for Ted. Congratulations!

Another piece of fantastic HEARNE news is the ALBANY SYMPHONY’s announcement that he will be a featured composer for its 2012/2013 season, culminating in the season-ending American Music Festival.
Look for more news on this soon.

Also in the major news category, WIGMORE HALL has announced that TIMOTHY ANDRES will make his UK debut in a solo recital on June 8, 2012, playing a program featuring his own music alongside works by Schumann, Brahms, Ingram Marshall and Ted Hearne. Click here to see the full program.

If you’re not across the pond for that concert, you can catch a NYC preview on May 29, 2012 at (LE) POISSON ROUGE. Click here for tickets and more info.

And finally, OtherARTS is very pleased indeed to announce a new client:
THIRD COAST PERCUSSION

This Chicago-based ensemble offers daring, inventive programs in performances of the highest caliber, and we could not be more delighted to work with them. Look for more TCP news soon (especially about their upcoming JOHN CAGE album for MODE RECORDS!)

February 4, 2012
Tonight: TIMOTHY ANDRES joins Jason Weinberger and the Waterloo Cedar Falls Symphony for his Mozart “Coronation” Concerto re-composition and Bathtub Shrine.
IF you’re not in the area, well, just click here to see what you’re missing.

January 28, 2012
Tonight at 92YTribeca, TIMOTHY ANDRES plays a set of “Songs Without Words,” including the world premiere of MARTIN SUCKLING’s Lieder Ohne Worte and his own At the River and Fast Flows the River.
The other section of the evening features NEW MORSE CODE. Should be very good stuff — click for ticket info and details.

And tomorrow, January 29, MELLISSA HUGHES joins the ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET and PEDJA MUZIJEVIC at Stanford Lively Arts for JONATHAN BERGER’s Thetokia. The song cycle is a “a set of hymns to the mothers of god. In this case, god is the persona of a delusional schizophrenic whose mothers include both conjured characters and a very real mother – one who proves to be as troubled as her son.” (from the program note.)
Interesting, yes? If you’re in the Bay Area, you should go! Get tickets here.

January 26, 2012
Tonight, at ISSUE PROJECT ROOM‘s new performance space, 110 Livingston, Brooklyn, TED HEARNE joins his partner in noise, PHILIP WHITE for a set as R WE WHO R WE. The evening is part of IPR’s Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
See you there.

January 17, 2012
Hello to all of you arts lovers, and best wishes for a wonderful 2012!

Here at OtherARTS, we’ve gotten the year off to a very full and productive start (it was great to see many friends and colleagues at the various January arts conferences,) and are now launching into an incredible string of concerts this week.

First, on January 19 soprano MELLISSA HUGHES joins the amazing clarinetist DAVID KRAKAUER at Weill Hall as part of an evening of composer MOHAMMED FAIROUZ’s chamber music. Click here for tickets and more information.

Then, on January 20 and 21, LEMBIT BEECHER presents an program of his own works at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, including the incredibly moving And Then I Remember at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music. Tickets are here, and information about the program is here.

Finally on January 21, TIMOTHY ANDRES joins Broadway star MICHAEL CERVERIS for two performances at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, for “An Idea of South,” a program which features Timo at the keyboard for the the gorgeous Barber Knoxville: Summer of 1915 . Tickets and information here.

We’ll be at all of these performances — hope to see you soon!

December 17, 2011
Tonight in Hamden, CT, period ensembles QUODLIBET and THE SEBASTIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS perform the world premiere of ROBERT HONSTEIN’s The Vivaldi Project. Tomorrow night, they perform it in Collinsville, CT. Click for more info.

December 10, 2011
Who doesn’t love new music on period instruments? Next weekend, on Dec. 17 and 18, the period instrument groups THE SEBASTIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS and THE QUODLIBET ENSEMBLE present the world premiere of THE VIVALDI PROJECT, an intriguing pairing of Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico with a new companion suite by ROBERT HONSTEIN.
Honstein’s suite imagines the nocturnal pulse of the Ospedale della Pietà, the Venetian convent/orphanage/music school where Vivaldi worked and wrote music for much of his life.
Honstein is documenting the compositional process through a fascinating blog, which you can check out here.

December 5, 2011
This month, the SLEEPING GIANT composer collective (comprising TIMOTHY ANDRES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, JACOB COOPER, TED HEARNE, ROBERT HONSTEIN and ANDREW NORMAN,) hosts and curates WQXR’s online-only streamed Q2 program, Hammered.
You can hear the programs throughout the month, and read their insight into the music they select, online here.

December 2, 2011
It’s a weekend of youthful vigor for the composers of OtherARTS.
Tonight TIMOTHY ANDRES joins JULIAN PELLICANO and the LONGY CONSERVATORY ORCHESTRA to play his piano concerto, Home Stretch. (If you can’t be there to hear it live, remember that a recording of the work will be released sometime in the not-too-distant future.)
Tomorrow night, ROBERT HONSTEIN‘s RE: You will be heard at The Hartt School.
(CORRECTION: this performance of RE: You has been postponed until the early spring. More details soon!)
And Sunday afternoon, RYAN MCADAMS leads the NEW YORK YOUTH SYMPHONY in the world premiere of TED HEARNE‘s Word for Word at Carnegie Hall.
Good stuff!

November 24, 2011
On this Thanksgiving Day, we at OtherARTS have a lot to be thankful for, not least our truly excellent clients and wonderful collaborators. Thanks and well wishes to you all!

Keep in mind that after the turkey and stuffing, there’s a lot of music happening next week. Kick things off right with TED HEARNE and his bandmates, TIMOTHY ANDRES, LEAH COLOFF, JAMES ILGENFRITZ, NATHAN KOCI, TAYLOR LEVINE and RON WILTROUT for DELUSION STORY, a set of truly awesome rock art songs you can preview here.
Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Public Assembly, Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts with THE LOW END and DANIEL WOHL’s CORP EXQUIS. See you there.

November 21, 2011
Speaking of TIMOTHY ANDRES, tune in to WQXR’s Q2 this week for their week-long exploration of his works and compositional process. It’s all part of WQXR’s Beethoven Awareness Month — and since Q2 is unlikely to stream Beethoven’s music, they pay tribute to the master by presenting portraits of four contemporary composers.

November 21, 2011
Thanksgiving will be celebrated not just in the US this week — the excellent CRASH ENSEMBLE presents a Nov. 25 program in Dublin, Ireland: YOUNG AMERICANS.
Featuring works by Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Ken Ueno and Sean Friar, the program also includes TIMOTHY ANDRES’s CRASHING THROUGH FENCES.

And, looking forward, today is officially two months out until LEMBIT BEECHER‘s And Then I Remember opens at the DiMenna Center in New York City. More details to come soon!

November 18, 2011
Tomorrow night, November 19, the BOSTON NEW MUSIC INITIATIVE presents a program of new works for voice, chamber ensemble and chorus at the LONGY SCHOOL OF MUSIC. Included on the program are TED HEARNE’s PRIVILEGE and LEMBIT BEECHER’s SONGS IN MISTRANSLATION.
Learn more about the performance here.

November 14, 2011
ALLAN KOZINN reviews the JACK QUARTET and ENSEMBLE SIGNAL‘s performances IN MEMORIAM HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI for THE NEW YORK TIMES:“The Polish composer Henryk Gorecki died last Nov. 12, and to commemorate the first anniversary of his death Le Poisson Rouge and the Polish Cultural Institute presented two of his substantial chamber works in a free concert on Tuesday evening. Le Poisson Rouge was packed for the occasion: 45 minutes before the performance listeners who thought they had arrived early enough to get a seat were filling the standing room.”
Read the full review.

November 8, 2011
TONIGHT, at (LE) POISSON ROUGE, the POLISH CULTURAL INSTITUTE NEW YORK and LPR co-present IN MEMORIAM HENRYK MIKOŁAJ GÓRECKI. A FREE concert (with required email RSVP to gorecki@lprnyc.com) honoring Polish composer Henryk Górecki on the first anniversary of his passing, the all-Górecki program includes ENSEMBLE SIGNAL playing Kleines Requiem für Eine Polka and the JACK QUARTET playing String Quartet No. 2 “Quasi una Fantasia”.
Really, does it get any better? I think not. See you there!

October 31, 2011
Today at 1pm, soprano MELLISSA HUGHES sings Bach’s Solo Cantata Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, with John Scott and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, as part of Trinity Wall Street’s weekly Bach at One service.

October 23, 2011
The intrepid composers of the SLEEPING GIANT collective TIMOTHY ANDRES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, JACOB COOPER, ROBERT HONSTEIN, TED HEARNE and ANDREW NORMAN, are offering works and wine together tonight at a special fall fundraiser in Brooklyn.
With performances by the composers and special guests MELLISSA HUGHES and ASHELY BATHGATE, it should be a great evening. Come on out.

October 21, 2011
Tonight, pianist Vicky Chow’s Contagious Sounds Series opens its season with two sets at New York City’s GERSHWIN HOTEL.
The excellent CONCERT BLACK plays the second set, at 9pm, and will feature ROBERT HONSTEIN‘s wonderful and poignant RE: You.
Come on out or, if you’re not in NYC tonight, stream the show live here (via My Ears Are Open.)

October 16, 2011
Today’s SONiC offering is pretty epic — the JACK Quartet curates a marathon of new & recent works at Miller Theatre, from 12 noon to 12 midnight.
The lineup includes a host of musicians (TIMO ANDRES will guest with NOW Ensemble) playing works by more than forty different composers.

October 15, 2011
SONiC continues tonight with eighth blackbird offering a program of recent works at Miller Theatre — including TIMOTHY ANDRES’s Crashing through fences. See you there.

October 14, 2011
The American Composers Orchestra’s SONiC FESTIVAL kicks off tonight at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall, with a performance of 21st Firsts by the ACO’s Orchestra Underground, led by George Manahan.
On the program, MELLISSA HUGHES sings the world premiere of Alex Temple’s Liebeslied.
You can read Alex’s fascinating interview with Daniel J. Kushner about the work, here.
(And for those regular readers out there, yes, that’s the second world premiere performance Mellissa will sing in the span of three days. The other was a preview of David T. Little’s Am I Born with Alan Pierson and the Brooklyn Phil, which can be heard for a few more days via Q2/WQXR’s site here.)

October 5, 2011
The daring soprano MELLISSA HUGHES kicks off a month of world premieres and Bach on Wednesday, October 12 singing a preview of DAVID T. LITTLE’s new work, Am I Born with ALAN PIERSON and the BROOKLYN PHILHARMONIC.
Also on the program? MOS DEF, performing DEREK BERMEL’s chamber arrangements of Life in Marvelous Times. Free, at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden, hosted by JOHN SCHAEFER for NEW SOUNDS LIVE. Yes!

October 1, 2011
This Monday, Oct. 3 at Symphony Space, RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC opens its seventh season with IN A LANDSCAPE: MUSIC AS A MAP.
The concert is a Time Out New York critic’s pick, and features works by JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, CHAYA CZERNOWIN, and world premieres by Red Light composers, VINCENT RAIKHEL and CHRISTOPHER CERRONE.
See you there!

September 19, 2011
ROBERT HONSTEIN has received a commission from the SEBASTIAN CHAMBER PLAYERS for a companion suite to Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico, supported by a grant from Meet the Composer’s MetLife Creative Connections.
The project debuts on December 18, 2011 in Collinsville, CT. Learn more here.

September 14, 2011
Tomorrow at New York City’s Angel Orensanz Center, TIMOTHY ANDRES joins Andrew Cyr and the METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE at the keyboard for a season-opening performance of his “mesmerizing” re-envisioning of the Mozart Coronation Concerto. Also on the program are world premieres by Vivian Fung and Ray Lustig.
See you there.

August 31, 2011
Tonight at PUBLIC ASSEMBLY, TED HEARNE hits the stage with R WE WHO R WE partner PHILIP WHITE, as part of THE BELIEVER’s celebration for its annual music issue. Other guests include Jacob Cooper, Nadia Sirota, Tyndai Braxton and Alex Ross.
Be there or be square.

August 29, 2011
As we on the East Coast deal with the impact of Hurricane Irene, let’s remember that six years ago today, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf Coast.
TED HEARNE wrote the spectacular, incredibly moving KATRINA BALLADS in response to the deluge of media commentary after the tragedy. Watch an excerpt of a live performance at (le) Poisson Rouge with video by the visual artist, BILL MORRISON.

August 18, 2011
8pm tonight, at the South Oxford Space in Fort Greene, the American Opera Project presents an evening of music celebrating the New York State Marriage Equality Act.
Of special note on the program is a performance of Pulitzer Prize-winner DAVID DEL TREDICI’s one-woman drama, Haddocks’ Eyes, based on a scene from Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and sung here by the fiercely talented, truly amazing MELLISSA HUGHES.
Go!

August 9, 2011
RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC announces its 2011/2012 concert season today. Check out the press release to learn more about the excellent mainstage concerts, featuring works by JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, CHAYA CZERNOWIN, KEERIL MAKAN, world premieres by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, TED HEARNE, VINCENT RAIKHEL, SCOTT WOLLSCHLEGER, and oh yes, a group-composed score to the great 1927 silent movie, Fritz Lang’s METROPOLIS.
It’s going to be an amazing season. See you there!

July 20, 2011
At 8pm this Saturday, July 23, TED HEARNE brings new and recent works together in DELUSION STORY, a rocking set of songs with a rocking band (featuring Timo Andres, Leah Coloff, James Ilgenfritz, Nathan Koci, Taylor Levine, Ron Wiltrout and of course, TH himself!)
Head over to Brooklyn’s awesome EXAPNO to check it out.

July 7, 2011
Tomorrow, on Friday, July 8, the electric guitar quartet DITHER hosts its second annual Invisible Dog Extravaganza — a night offering performances by many wonderful ensembles and musicians, including SO PERCUSSION, MARC RIBOT, NATHAN KOCI, and TED HEARNE in performance with PHILIP WHITE, among others.
Sounds like an awesome night, no? See you there.

June 25, 2011
On a lovely, breezy day in New York City, OtherARTS is pleased to share video of RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC‘s Make Music New York performance of Mauricio Kagel’s Eine Brise.
Enjoy!

June 24, 2011
In today’s NEW YORK TIMES, Vivien Schweitzer writes: “After this riotous music came the mellow “At the River,” performed by the pianist TIMOTHY ANDRES, who composed it as part of a series influenced by Charles Ives. The alluring work is a fantasy on the hymn ‘Shall We Gather at the River,’ with the tune woven through a canvas of repetitive figurations.”
Read more of her thoughts on the 2011 BANG ON A CAN MARATHON here.

June 21, 2011
Today is both the summer solstice and the annual MAKE MUSIC NEW YORK celebration! RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC joins the fun with the Manhattan premiere of Mauricio Kagel’s Eine Brise for 111 Cyclists. If you want to make music too, join RLMN by arriving outside the Cornelia Street Cafe, Tuesday, June 21 at 3:30pm with a bike, bell, and helmet. They’ll teach you the score!

If you’d just like to experience the performance without a bike, be there by 4pm — and stay for the Cornelia Street Block Party.

June 19, 2011
The annual BANG ON A CAN MARATHON returns today, at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden. TIMOTHY ANDRES performs his own solo piano work, At the River in the 6-8pm block. If you can’t be there in person, check out the piece here — and mark your 2012 calendar for next time!

June 16, 2011
Tonight the red-hot folks of RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC bring a program inspired by the mobile art of Alexander Calder to Issue Project Room. Join us there at 8pm!

June 15, 2011
At 8pm tonight, TIMOTHY ANDRES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, TED HEARNE, ROBERT HONSTEIN and all the gentlemen in the awesome composer-collective Sleeping Giant, take to the stage at Littlefield. If a giant sleeps in Brooklyn, will you be there to hear it?

June 9, 2011
8pm tonight, at New York City’s floating chamber music hall, BARGEMUSIC, TIMOTHY ANDRES plays a recital of new and recent works — including the world premiere of Parlor Diplomacy by TED HEARNE, Hoyt-Schermerhorn by CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, and his own At the River, among other works.
Doesn’t an evening on a boat sound like the perfect way to end this boiling hot day?
See you there.

June 7, 2011
Tonight at 8:30pm, DUSTIN O’HALLORAN plays his New York City LUMIERE tour date at Brooklyn’s Littlefield. Hope to see you there!

June 6, 2011
For those of you who missed Invisible Cities (It was wonderful to have sold-out houses, but we were very sorry to turn folks away at the door!) check out the Indie Opera Podcast for a audio clips and an interview with composer CHRISTOPHER CERRONE.

June 3, 2011
Tomorrow night, Saturday, June 4, TED HEARNE joins noise artist PHILIP WHITE for a performance of their collaborative work, R We Who R We at the Greenwich House Music School, presented by EMF Productions. Click to learn more about the performance — which is free and open to the public!

June 1, 2011
Tomorrow night, just two weeks after the world-premiere, fully-staged performances of INVISIBLE CITIES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE‘s new opera, ALL WOUNDS BLEED is given a first reading by the American Lyric Theater at New York City’s SYMPHONY SPACE. Get your tickets here.

May 31, 2011
Next Monday, 4pm June 6, catch TIMOTHY ANDRES with Gabriel Kahane on WQXR for The New Canon, a conversation with the very smart and funny Olivia Giovetti. It promises to be a great afternoon — listen in, and join the simultaneous chat online!

May 25, 2011
Tonight, pianist LISA MOORE plays TIMOTHY ANDRES‘s piece, How Can I Live in Your World of Ideas? at the Abrons Arts Center as part of the Keys to the Future program.
UPDATE Read Zachary Woolfe’s NEW YORK TIMES review.

MAY 14, 2011
This was the final night of RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC and THE ITALIAN ACADEMY‘s co-production of CHRISTOPHER CERRONE‘s INVISIBLE CITIES. This production was an amazing collaborative effort between artists of all stripes; the totally sold-out shows were rapturously received. Congratulations to all involved!

MAY 12, 2011
Tomorrow the OPUS ZERO BAND, a new music ensemble at Williams College, offers a full performance of TED HEARNE‘s KATRINA BALLADS. Thomas Bergeron directs the piece, realizing the plans of the ensemble’s late conductor, Steven Dennis Bodner, who was determined to present this work in its entirety after presenting selected movements last fall to great acclaim. The group dedicates this performance to honor Mr. Bodner’s memory.

MAY 11, 2011
This morning, hear CHRISTOPHER CERRONE discuss INVISIBLE CITIES with stage director LOUISA PROSKE, host CARL SCHOONOVER and other RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC folks — there will be a live performance! — on WKCR 89.9FM, 10am-12pm.
Yes, it’s two days and counting before opening night — May 13. Tune in!

MAY 7, 2011
Videographer DENISE BLOSTEIN has created a beautiful preview video for INVISIBLE CITIES (five days and counting!!!) Watch it here.

MAY 6, 2011
It’s one week until CHRISTOPHER CERRONE‘s INVISIBLE CITIES is given its fully-staged world premiere production at THE ITALIAN ACADEMY at Columbia University. Buy tickets here.
Click to read THE NEW YORKER listing for these performances, which will feature TED HEARNE as Music Director, LOUISA PROSKE as Stage Director, video art by LAURA GREY, JOSHUA COPELAND as Kublai Khan, JAMES RODGERS as Marco Polo, MELLISSA HUGHES as Armilla, RACHEL CALLOWAY as Isidora, the RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE, the EKMELES vocal ensemble — and more.

APRIL 30, 2011
Tonight at 8pm, the KEYED UP MUSIC PROJECT presents TIMOTHY ANDRES in concert with pianist and series creator MARC PELOQUIN. They play selections from Shy and Mighty, some Timo/Mahler transcriptions and more.

APRIL 29, 2011
Two weeks and counting: INVISIBLE CITIES. Watch a video for performance information and a musical preview.

APRIL 28, 2011
Congratulations to TED HEARNE for winning the PITTSBURGH NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE’s 2011 Harvey Gaul Composition Competition. The prize, a $6,000 commission, will lead to a 2012 or 2013 premiere by PNME.

APRIL 27, 2011
TIMOTHY ANDRES joins host John Schaefer in the studio today at 2pm on WNYC’s Soundcheck. (The other guest? Mister STEVE REICH.)

APRIL 26, 2011
DUSTIN O’HALLORAN announces a May/June 2011 US Tour supporting his critically acclaimed FatCat Records debut release, LUMIERE. Watch a just-released video of a live Lumiere performance in Berlin, March 30, 2011.

APRIL 22, 2011
It’s officially three weeks and counting until the world-premiere performance of CHRISTOPHER CERRONE‘s opera, INVISIBLE CITIES. On May 13 and 14, where will you be?

APRIL 17, 2011
A few weeks ago, NPR Music and Q2 launched a crowdsourced project to determine their listeners 100 favorite composers under the age of 40.
Wouldn’t you know, TIMOTHY ANDRES, CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, TED HEARNE and DUSTIN O’HALLORAN all made the list! Listen to the show with selected tracks from each composer.

APRIL 8, 2011
Tonight the YALE GLEE CLUB celebrates its 150th Anniversary at CARNEGIE HALL, performing the NYC premiere of TED HEARNE‘s new work, Partition. Click for feature articles in the NEW YORK TIMES and the COLUMBIA SPECTATOR to learn more about the YGC, its anniversary celebrations, and Ted’s composition.

APRIL 8, 2011
The NEW YORK TIMES’ Steve Smith offers his thoughts on the first night of the 21c LIEDERABEND, which featured TIMOTHY ANDRES at the keyboard, and TED HEARNE‘s work, Is it dirty, among others. (On the NYT site, scroll down for the review.)