I'll play on Darius' piece LawNOrder (pronounced “law no order”), a 45-minute game piece dealing with social justice and American history. Each player represents a separate character (unknown to the other players) and is handed a law to follow at the beginning of the piece.
ABOUT THE EVENT
For The People is a collection of compositions by Darius Jones, in collaboration with The Wet Ink Large Ensemble, that expresses the many reasons why American citizens should vote in this year’s November Congressional election. As artists, we have the power to inform, inspire, and empower our community to action.
Inspired by the idea of America as an experiment, Jones needed a compositional strategy that would be flexible, and due to of the experimentalism, improvisation, ensemble interaction, and theatricality inherent to the structure, writing game pieces was a natural choice. He created a scenario where participants must follow the rules of the piece while simultaneously giving their unique perspective: an important aspect that reflects American culture as a culmination of multiple opposing perspectives. There is never only one viewpoint. There is no dictator. We all have a voice.
The evening includes the world premiere of A Child Caged in Ice, followed by the second performance ever of America The Joke. Jones closes the evening with the return of LawNOrder (pronounced “law no order”), a 45-minute game piece dealing with social justice and American history. Each player represents a separate character (unknown to the other players) and is handed a law to follow at the beginning of the piece.
I'll perform new movements from my multidisciplinary music and movement suite, Islander, with my creative collaborators Melinda Faylor and Mary Prescott. I'll be sharing the bill with Allanna Clarke and Annie Sama.
About Women Between Arts
Women Between Arts is the first and currently only interdisciplinary women artists series curated by multi- and interdisciplinary artist Luisa Muhr at The New School (Arnhold Hall Glass Box Theater).
The series has been created for professionals who identify as women, their groups/ensembles/collaborators (including people of all genders and non-binary people), who work with any combination of music, theater, dance, poetry, performance art, installations, and/or visual arts in an unconventional way. Each series features three women artists and/or their groups and presents 15 minutes of their work each. There is a talk-back after the performances where audience members have the opportunity to engage with the artists.
Luisa's mission is to provide a platform for and encourage dialogue between strong, diverse female artists of at least one or a combination of multiple fields to create interdisciplinary work.
I'll show an excerpt (including a new section!) of Islander, which is currently a work-in-progress. I'll be joined by Yoko Murakami and Shelley Washington.
About Little Theatre
The OBIE Award-Winning Little Theatre—a more-or-less monthly presentation of new theatre, dance, performance & media curated by William Burke, Jeff Jones, Katie Rose McLaughlin & Shannon Sindelar—continues its 18th season.
I'll be speaking at SxSW! Event page here.
Sounding Style: Bridging Fashion & Classical Music
What do classical music and fashion have to do with each other, and why does it matter? Pianist and multidisciplinary artist Sugar Vendil will demonstrate how she has incorporated fashion into classical music concerts with her ensemble The Nouveau Classical Project, and discuss the stigma around fashion in classical music, its relationship to gender inequality, and how the seemingly disparate art forms not only can inform each other but are also intrinsically tied to one another.
Performing with my ensemble, The Nouveau Classical Project. “Currents” features music composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics. NCP has commissioned four works by some of today’s most exciting artists.
Zero Initiative OLGA BELL
Where is my voice GABRIELLE HERBST
Artifacts ISAAC SCHANKLER
Ticket info coming soon.
I'll be with my ensemble, The Nouveau Classical Project, at Cal Poly Pomona. We'll do a workshop/masterclass with composer Isaac Schankler, and perform "Currents." “Currents” features music composed for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and electronics. NCP has commissioned four works by some of today’s most exciting artists.
Zero Initiative OLGA BELL
Where is my voice GABRIELLE HERBST
Artifacts ISAAC SCHANKLER
Performance + Party celebrating Target Margin's new theater THE DOXSEE! My set is at 9 pm. Mary Prescott, Melinda Faylor, and I will perform a short work in progress portion of Islander, my music and movement suite that examines the residue colonialism has left behind confronts questions of identity. Composer Trevor Gureckis will be helping us run sound!
NCP BENEFIT HONORING SANDRA SPRECHER
GOLDIE PEACOCK, MASTER OF CEREMONIES
OCTOBER 4, 2017 · 6:30PM - 10:00PM
COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSORED BY GLENFIDDICH
FLYING SOLO · 434 WEST BROADWAY, NYC
This is the annual benefit of the music ensemble I founded, The Nouveau Classical Project. Your support will help make our season happen!
I'll perform I. and II. from ISLANDER, a music and movement suite a music and movement suite. From the lens of a second generation Filipino American, the work examines the residue colonialism has left behind through centuries and generations, and explores the tension that exists within one’s identity.
Performers: Me, Melinda Faylor, Mary Prescott
Electronics: Trevor Gureckis
Costumes: Cynthia Alberto and Heather Huey
About this event
Curator Alexis Convento invites Filipinx artists both from the homeland and the diaspora come together to reclaim, to decolonize, to (re)trace our roots.
“To decolonize is to tell and write one’s own story, that in the telling and writing others may be encouraged to tell their own.” —Leny Mendoza Strobel, “Coming Full Circle”
Carlo Antonio Villanueva
Jana Lynne Umipig
Vendil will show a portion of her work-in-progress, "Islander" (working title). “Islander,” is a music and movement suite scored for various keyboard instruments, kulintang (Philippine gamelan), and electronics, and incorporate Filipino folk song and dance, appropriated Spanish dances, and fashion. The work will closely examine the residue colonialism has left behind, the permanent and alterable state of identity, and lost and found culture. Vendil’s longtime collaborator, composer Trevor Gureckis, will score electronic elements. Along with Vendil, pianists Melinda Faylor and Mary Prescott will perform.
CO-CONSTRUCTING: ARCHITECTURE FOR THE ARTS
BRUNCH WITH BUREAU V
Join A/D/O at its in-house restaurant, Norman, as it launches its new brunch series Co-Constructing: Architecture for the Arts. Each brunch partners an architect responsible for designing a notable arts space with an artist currently working/performing within that space in an effort to explore the impact of the building on the artist's practice.
A/D/O kicks off the series with Peter Zuspan, a founding principal of Bureau V, the firm behind one of Brooklyn’s most talked about new music venues, National Sawdust...and yours truly! Guests are also invited to attend my August 24th performance at National Sawdust at a discounted price.
RSVP mandatory: coconstructing.splashthat.com
The Nouveau Classical Project will perform the music from their debut album, Potential Energies, composed by Trevor Gureckis and released later this summer by Philip Glass’s label, Orange Mountain Music.
This colorful and hypnotic work was commissioned in 2014 and premiered by NCP and TrioDance Collective at BAM Fischer. Originally conceived as a ballet for both musicians and dancers, Potential Energies breaks barriers between music and movement. Acting as two sides of a single identity, individual musician and dancer pairs explore the struggle to reconcile bright-eyed ambitions with reality through physical interaction and interference.
This concert staging will include the original collaborators of PE: dancers will choreographed by Barbie Diewald and all performers will wear costumes designed by Atelier de Geste. Special pre-release copies will be available for sale.
Mysterium Novum is an immersive installation that melds ribbons, light, music, and interactive technology inspired by synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sense immediately triggers another. Lush ribbons by synesthetic artist Anne Patterson provides an environment embedded with music by Paul Haas performed by The Nouveau Classical Project, reactive flowers by Joel Mellin, scents by Atelier de Geste, and lighting by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Audience members are free to roam around this synesthetic forest and experience a synthesis of art and the senses.
Potential Energies, a ballet for musicians and dancers, with choreographer Barbie Diewald
Test Site 1: (In)Habit
A project that began with my stay at the A-Z West wagon station encampment in Joshua Tree, CA, “Test Site” is an experiment in process, revolving around the body, nature, urban life, and obligation (in this case, the piano), drawing connections as well as acknowledging the tension between these elements. Created in collaboration with choreographer Coco Karol.
All music composed by Trevor Gureckis
Other performances on the program: DoubleTake Dance Co (Ashley Carter and Vanessa Martínez de Baños) with composer JC Gonzalez, Leigh Schanfein with composer Matt McBane and Build, Royce Zackery
Tickets: $25 ($15 students/artists)