First International Composers Exchange - Final Concert
This concert concludes the first International Composers Exchange, which brought five artists from the Netherlands to New York City to work in residency with some of the city's most dynamic young ensembles and artistic institutions. The concert presents the result of this international collaborative work, with a great variety of styles and media, ranging from jazz to chamber music to video installation. Completing this diversity is the world premiere of a new work by Michael Edward Edgerton, the leading specialist of extended vocal techniques, as well as a piece by composer and NYFA scholar Eve Beglarian, who will be going to the Netherlands as part of the second round of the Interational Composers Exchange.
New Video Installation (title tba)
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen (Netherlands)
Mise-En Ensemble, dir. Moon-Young Ha
The Europeans: A Melodrama of Logic, Jeremiah Runnels (USA/Sweden/Netherlands)
Ekmeles Ensemble, dir. Jeffrey Gavett
Ignored Manuals,Thanasis Deligiannis (Greece/Netherlands)
The Island of the Sirens, Eve Beglarian (USA)
Azure Suite, Michael Edward Edgerton (USA)
NYU Composers' Ensemble
9orc, Yedo Gibson (Brazil/Netherlands)
Originally from Brazil, Yedo Gibson is a saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and improviser. He is the founder of The Royal Improvisers Orchestra (RIO), a group of 20 young musicians from all kind of backgrounds playing improvised music conducted by Yedo and other musicians from the orchestra. Yedo is partnering with the NYU Jazz Ensemble.
Born in Houston, Texas, Jeremiah Runnels studied Sonology, Composition and Music Theatre at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague and attended workshops by key artists in the contemporary music scene, such as Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Freneyhough, Robert Ashley and Alvin Curran. He is a co-founder of Ensemble Lös Caballeros and Het Atelier with Yedo Gibson, Cornelis de Bondt. He is partnering with Ensemble Mise-En, the innovative and versatile New York-based contemporary music collective, led by composer Moon Young Ha.
Thanasis Deligiannis grew up in Greece in a family of traditional folk musicians. He is a member of the artistic team of the Nieuw Ensemble, the Atlas Ensemble and a graduate of the Amsterdam Conservatory. He is partnering with Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble, the New York vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works and gems of the historical avant garde.
Music, film and performance artists Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen have worked together since 2007. Their award-winning 3-channel video installation "You'll Never Walk Alone" was recorded in Uganda. In 2010 they had their first solo exhibition, featuring their video "Ebedi Dönus," made during a residency program at Platform Garanti, Istanbul. The video is a mixture of Turkish television programs, poetry of Nazim Hikmet and the imagination of Sander and Witte themselves. The duo will be in residence at the NYFA Studios at Artists Alliance Inc.
Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral (View)
113 Remsen St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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