In the Loop | Nov 7, 2010

Our next SUNDAY SALON is Sunday, November 21, at 2:00 pm, at Eugene McBride’s apartment, 484 West 43rd St., Apt. 14M. If you would like to schedule a work for the members to hear, please send Richard McCandless (richard.mccandless@verizon.net) that information. (We will also have time for people to bring works on a non-scheduled basis, so feel free to bring something along without formally submitting it.) If you choose to submit a work, please send the following: (1) title, (2) instrumentation, (3) performers, (4) if it’s live, a recording, or MIDI, and (5) length.
Please send submissions no later than Nov. 12 to Richard McCandless at: richard.mccandless@verizon.net
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Congratulations to CESAR VUKSIC, who in addition to being a fine pianist and composer, also paints. His “Water Creatures Series” was exhibited in Freeport, Long Island in the Art Alcove of the Recreation Center, presented by the Long  Island Arts Council.  His works were exhibited for three weeks in late October/early November.
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PERI MAUER has been selected to be one of  the participant composers in the MUSIC WITH A VIEW series at the Flea Theater during the upcoming 2010-2011 season, Kathy Supove, curator. She will present her composition BLOGARHYTHM.
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PETER DIZOZZA wrote the script and score for A Question of Solitude, inspired by and dedicated to The James Bond Legacy. It’s currently in a two-week engagement running concurrent with the Tri-Fold Book-Art Exhibition with remaining dates on November 12 & 13. It’s at the WAH Theater for the Performing Arts, at the corner of Broadway and Bedford (135 Broadway, 3rd floor, Brooklyn 11211). Tickets on sale at wahcenter.net and through http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/134979
A challenging exploration of mind, memory, poetry and music. Investors colonize beneath the earth’s surface. Uncle James and Senior Bond infiltrate as James Bond confronts his solitude.  Running time: 90 minutes with intermission. Performed live by Peter Dizozza, Mike Hill, Flemming Laursen, Annie Levey, Sam Moree,  Zach Pethoud, Kat Yew and Lydia Woods.  Featuring art by Sam Moree and Orin Buck.
Friday, November 12th and Saturday November 13 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18.00 and $10.00 with student ID/senior. For reservations, please visit www.wahcenter.net, or call 718-486-7372. Tickets may also be purchased in person half-hour prior to the performance at The WAH Theater for the Performing Arts (135 Broadway, 3rd floor). TDF accepted.
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DANA DIMITRI RICHARDSON and RICHARD BROOKS will be featured composers in a concert presented by the (Just) Music Duo, a flute and percussion ensemble. To be held Tuesday, November 16 at 7 PM at the Tank, 354 West 45th St, (between 8th and 9th Avenues) NYC, NY 10036. Admission $10. For more information call 212-563-6269. Advance tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006 or on the internet
(Just) music is a flute and percussion duo that was formed by two graduates of SUNY Purchase in a Brooklyn basement in 2009. Alice Jones (flute) and Cesare Papetti (percussion) have performed in New York City at Symphony Space, the Look and Listen Festival, the Composers Now! Festival, and the Tank as well as across Europe and China.
In “Bachatelles,” Richard uses some of Bach’s favorite contrapuntal techniques to develop a theme based on Bach’s name in a modern style, while Dana’s “Reverie and Dance” is in two parts that express the contrasting moods of the title, dreamy contemplation followed by a call to action whose irregular meters owe a debt to Balkan folksong.
Other composers on the bill are Leo Kraft, Eleanor Cory, Paul Hefner, Herbert Deutsch, George Cork Maul. The concert is produced by the Long Island Composers Alliance.
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From JOSEPH PEHRSON, we hear word of the next Composers Concordance concert, “Bow vs. Blow.” Composers Concordance begins its 27th season with a continuation of a “Contrast” theme, pitting different groups of instruments and instrumental colors against one another. The concert is at 8pm on Friday, December 3rd. Austrian Cultural Forum 11 E. 52nd Street. (212) 319-5300. This is a free concert.
This year, the two “competing” groups consist of the string duo of Zentripetal – Jennifer DeVore, cello and Lynn Bechtold, violin-the “Bow”- against  the Brass Trio B3+ of Franz Hackl, trumpet, John Clark, horn,
and David Taylor, bass trombone-the “Blow” of the brass colors.
Zentripetal duo will be performing the following pieces: Away/Home for violin, cello, and electronics by Lynn Bechtold; Beara for solo cello by Sean Hickey; a duo for both instruments by Lei Liang entitled Gobi Canticle; and Al’ Airi Lepo Sviri, a solo piece for violin and electronics by Milica Paranosic. Contrasting brass solos and duos from B3+ include Blues & Variations for Monk for solo horn by David Amram, performed by John Clark; Fur Elise for trumpet and bass trombone by Arvo Part; Franz Hackl’s work for trumpet and horn “Dahier” Brass for 2; and David Taylor’s extravagant Bach Pedal Excercitium, emphasizing the low end of the bass trombone.
For the finale, four individuals closely associated with Composers Concordance will be writing movements for the five instruments combined. The 5 Suite will be written by composers Joseph Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Dan Cooper, and Luis Andrei Cobo. Video will be provided by the talented videographers Astrid Steiner and Carmen Kordas.
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