Nate Young, Nate Wooley, David Berhman & more playing Tectonics Festival NY this week (schedule)
Nate Young w/ Wolf Eyes @ RBMA 2013 (more photos by Greg Cristman)
ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce the return of Iceland’s acclaimed Tectonics Festival for the second-annual New York edition: Tectonics Festival New York 2015, presented by ISSUE Project Room over three evenings, May 7, 8 & 9, 2015, at the First Unitarian Congregational Society, Brooklyn, and Abrons Art Center, NYC. Founded in 2012 by conductor Ilan Volkov, Tectonics provides a rare forum for the critical consideration of new developments in contemporary composition, with explorations of improvisation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experimental performance practice from an international array of emerging and established composers.
Highlights of the second annual Tectonics Festival include a new commission by Nate Young of Wolf Eyes with Mario Diaz de Leon, solo pipe organ works by Klaus Lang and Morton Feldman, classic compositions by David Berhman and Julius Eastman, and the premiere of Nate Wooley‘s Seven Storey Mountain V which features a 19-piece ensemble. Tickets are $15 per night or you can buy a $40 series pass. Full schedule and show descriptions below…
Tectonics Festival New York 2015
Thursday, May 7 @ First Unitarian church: Works by Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman & Annea Lockwood
Tectonics Festival opens at the First Unitarian church, utilizing their pipe organ in works by Klaus Lang, as well as Feldman performed by James Rushford. Yarn/Wire play works of Lang and Annea Lockwood. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and Mario Diaz de Leon premiere a newly commissioned collaboration for large ensemble.
Friday, May 8 @ Abrons Art Center: David Behrman, James Rushford & Klaus Lang, Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, Barbara Monk Feldman, John McGuire
David Behrman presents his classic “Wave Train” and the ensemble work “Long Throw.” James Rushford & Klaus Lang play a first-time duo. A solo program by Joseph Kubera includes works by Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Barbara Monk Feldman. Beth Griffith sings work by “postminimalist” John McGuire.
Saturday, May 9 @ Abrons Art Center: Nate Wooley: Seven Storey Mountain V, Maya Dunietz, Fritz Welch, TILT play William Dougherty
Tectonics closes with the premiere of Nate Wooley’s “Seven Storey Mountain V”, expanded in scale and complexity for a 19-piece ensemble. Maya Dunietz performs “Boom” for vocals, electronics, piano, and video. Fritz Welch (Peeesseye) performs solo. TILT Brass play a trombone quintet by William Dougherty.