Where Seagulls Scream and Breakers Roar

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 - 8:00 pm

Co-Presented by Dixon Place

Ensemble neoN returns to close the 2016 MATA Festival, alongside the Rhythm Method Quartet and other festival friends, in an evening of contradictions, games, and improvisation. Lula Romero’s present/absent is reminiscent of free improvisation despite its complex notation, while Helen Papaioannou’s Splinter (a MATA Commission) enfolds games and improvisations within a fixed form. José Manuel Serrano’s Rosa de Paracelso is a game of texture, wherein the bass flute is veiled by an accompanying quartet. Through the use of text prompts, Edgar Guzmán’s After tomorrow and Ophir Ilzetzki’s Spotlight exist at the intersection of improvisation and fixed notation; musics that are at once stable and mobile. Concluding the festival is Emma O’Halloran’s Cages, an embrace of the joy of composing with text from the writings of John Cage.

Ensemble neoN, Rhythm Method Quartet, Ryan Muncy, and others
8PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Tickets available through Dixon Place

Emma O’Halloran (Ireland): Cages (2013), AP
Lula Romero (Spain / Germany): present / absent (2011), AP
Helen Papaioannou (UK): Splinter (2016), WP – Festival Commission
Ophir Ilzetzki (Israel): Spotlight (2013), AP
José Manuel Serrano (Argentina): Rosa de Paracelso (2014), AP
Edgar Guzmán (Mexico): After tomorrow (2011)
Therese Birkelund Ulvo (Norway): Silent Song (2008)