Ensemble neoN: Ultima Thule

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Neon foto av André Løyning

Co-presented by Scandinavia House

Fresh from Norway, Ensemble neoN makes its American debut in a vivacious program of works from six different countries. From the primordial ur-language of Neil Luck’s charismatic Bubbles to the kaleidoscopic interplays of Alexander Kaiser’s [ˈprɪz(ə)m], the program is an expedition to the farthest reaches of the human condition. Diego Jiménez Tamame argues for understanding in his Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree], while Jan Martin Smørdal celebrates transcribed noise in his All Play. Seán Clancy’s Fourteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of Greeting Cards maps out a life in epigrams, and Matthew Welch’s Comala’s Song (a co-commission of MATA and Norway’s Ultima Festival) closes out the evening with its borderless music of ecstatic intensity.

8PM at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, between 37th and 38th Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Tickets available here: http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/mata-festival/

Alexander Kaiser (Italy): [ˈprɪz(ə)m] (2014), AP

Matthew Welch (USA): Comala’s Song (2016), WP – Festival Commission 

Seán Clancy (Ireland): Fourteen Minutes of Music on the Subject of Greeting Cards (2013), AP

Neil Luck (UK): Bubbles (2009/16), WP (revised version)

Diego Jiménez Tamame (Spain): Don’t condescend [Don’t even disagree] (2014), AP

Jan Martin Smørdal (Norway): All Play (2014/16), AP