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10khrs on 09/17/2012 at 02:00PM

New Music from David Behrman and Tim Brady - Concert September 20 @ Roulette

On Thursday September 20, 2012, the 24th Season of INTERPRETATIONS, Thomas Buckner’s longstanding series for the presentation of innovative new music begins with an evening featuring two innovative composers! Composer and Sonic Arts Union founding member David Behrman’s concert-length work is built around texts by Siegfried Sassoon & S. N. Behrman, and features Eric Barsness & Thomas Buckner (voices), Theodore Mook (cello), Ralph Samuelson (shakuhachi), & Peter Zummo (trombone). Canadian Composer Tim Brady’s monumental work takes solo guitar to evocative and dramatic new territory. Featuring Stephanie Griffin (viola), Cheryl Seltzer (piano), and Martin Messier & Nelly-Eve Rajotte (video).

 

In anticipation of our opening event, we would like to offer three pieces of music:  Two tracks from Tim Brady's monumental work 24 Frames, and one piece by David Behrman, performed by Jon Gibson at the Kitchen in the mid 1990s.


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10khrs on 04/23/2012 at 02:30PM

New Music from Robert Ashley!

This week, Thursday through Saturday, Interpretations and Performing Arts Services present Robert Ashley's The Old Man Lives In Concrete at Roulette.  Each of the four evenings presents totally new material--  every night features totally different and totally new material:  a culmination of Ashley's longstanding Conrete project with his esteemed ensemble featuring singers Sam Ashley, Thomas Buckner, Jacqueline Humbert, Joan La Barbara, and Robert Ashley, with mixing and live processing by Tom Hamilton.

Robert Ashley’s newest opera follows Robert Ashley’s preoccupation with the speech of the homeless and of people living together in a home for old people. The libretto might be considered to be the “musings” of an old man, who thinks about strange questions and answers in various forms of sarcasm, indifference, questions about the questions, and explanations.

In anticipation of this major premiere, we are offering a recording of Robert Ashley's work World War Three (Just The Highlights), performed by Thomas Buckner at The Kitchen last year.  We would also like to share an extended interview with Robert Ashley, conducted by fellow composer Richard Carrick.  Enjoy!

 

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