jason on 09/01/2011 at 01:00PM
Now entering it’s 23rd season, Interpetations is Thomas Buckner’s longstanding series for new music in New York City. With a special emphasis on premieres of new works and new collaborative endeavors, Interpretations has a long history of presenting the most innovative composers and performers from New York City and around the world. As curators for the Free Music Archive, we are offering material recorded at events from previous seasons, as well as unreleased material from artists featured on the current season.
The 2011/12 season features new works and new collaborations from many of New York’s most respected and innovative artists. The varied cast includes influential improviser/composers George Lewis, Joe McPhee, Jin Hi Kim, Wadada Leo Smith, Jason Kao Hwang, and 2011 Guggenheim fellow Earl Howard; new music ensembles Wet Ink Ensemble and the Canadian saxophone quartet Quasar; dynamic performers Ralph Samuelson, Thomas Buckner, Yoko Hiraoka, Monique Buzzarté, and Melvyn Poore; and composers Bun-Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Matthias Kaul, Narong Prangcharoen, Ann Guthrie, and Robert Ashley, who presents his new opera "CONCRETE, the Next Generation"
Interpretations 2011/12 kicks off Thursday September 22nd with Morton Subotnick + Tony Martin / George Lewis & Wet Ink Ensemble. In the meantime, enjoy a preview excerpt of George Lewis' 2008 installation along with highlights from the vast Interpretations archives curated by James Ilgenfritz (10khrs).