tags: Gordon Beeferman

April 18 FACE OFF: JACK QUARTET + QUARTET NEW GENERATION

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The first night of the festival pits two extraordinary quartets: the JACK string quartet, (David Patrick Stearns (Philadelphia Inquirer) proclaimed their performance as being “among the most stimulating new-music concerts of my experience,” and NPR listed their performance as one of “The Best New York Alt-Classical Concerts Of 2010”; and Quartet New Generation, a recorder – yes, recorder! – collective, the likes of which you
have not heard, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “mind-blowing” and First Prize Winners of the 2004 Concert Artist Guild International Competition. MATA commissions two talented young composers: Huck Hodge, the 2011 Rome Prize winner, to write a new work from the JACK Quartet, and the Shanghai-based Yi Qin to write for QNG. We begin each night of the festival with one part of  Jacob Cooper’s newly-created hypnotic video series, Triptych.

Program

Jacob Cooper, Triptych, I: Commencer Une Autre Mort (video)

Qin Yi , Sound Shadow, (MATA Commission), QNG

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri, Atemlos, QNG with with motor driven devices designed and built in collaboration with Swiss artist Pe Lang

Huck Hodge, re[(f)use] (MATA Commission), JACK

Hugi Gudmunsson, Matins, JACK

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Oscar Bianchi, Crepuscolo, QNG

Gordon Beeferman, Passages, QNG

Yotam  Haber, Estro poetico-armonico for JACK and QNG

Gordon Beeferman

Monday, January 9th, 2012

 

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Composer/pianist GORDON BEEFERMAN’s work spans opera, orchestral and chamber music, improvisation, and collaborations with dance and other arts. His compositions have been performed by diverse ensembles from Anti-Social Music to the New York City Opera. He leads two avant-jazz ensembles: Music for an Imaginary Band, a septet which performs his compositions, and the quartet Other Life Forms. Recent performances as a pianist include the Vision Festival, Roulette, ISSUE Project Room, Bowerbird, and Einstein on the Beach with the Philip Glass Ensemble. Beeferman’s collaborations with choreographers have been produced at the Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The Chocolate Factory, and Abrons Arts Center. His chamber opera The Rat Land (“complex and daringly modern” – NY Times), written with librettist Charlotte Jackson, will receive its stage premiere in 2013 in Los Angeles by The Industry L.A. Current projects include The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera, a new collaboration with Jackson.

MATA Benefit 2007

Tuesday, September 25th, 2007

September 25, 2007

Paula Cooper Gallery
521 West 21st Street, 2nd Floor

MATA Celebrates
10 Great Years and Honors
Co-Founder Phlip Glass

Jenny Lin, toy piano
Lisa Bielawa, voice
Genevieve Belleveau, voice
Carla Kihlsedt,violin and voice
Theo Bleckmann, voice and electronics
Kathy Supove, Piano
Lukas Ligeti, percussion and electronics
Annie Gosfield, keyboard and sampler
Wynne Bennett, piano
Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin
Gordon Beeferman, piano
Daniel Bermel, clarinet
Eleanor Sandresky, piano and computer playback

Julia Wolfe East Broadway for toy piano and toy boombox
Jenny Lin, toy piano

Lukas Ligeti Great Circle’s Tune for electronic percussion
Lukas Ligeti, percussion & electronics

Daniel Bernard Roumain Hip-Hop Study and Etude in F Minor
Daniel Bernard Roumain, violin
Wynne Bennett, piano

Annie Gosfield The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory, part II
Annie Gosfield, keyboard and sampler

Theo Bleckmann anteroom (excerpt)
Theo Bleckmann, voice and electronics

Gordon Beeferman new work written for occasion
Gordon Beeferman, piano

INTERMISSION

Derek Bermel Thracian Sketches for solo clarinet
Derek Bermel, clarinet

Carla Kihlstedt The Squonk & Hold My Own
Carla Kihlsedt, violin/voice
Lisa Bielawa, voice

Nick Brooke You Feel This from Tone Test
Genevieve Belleveau, voice

Eleonor Sandresky Conversation 1
Eleanor Sandresky, piano, computer playback

Lisa Bielawa Selections from Kafka Songs
Carla Kihlstedt, voice & violin

Phil Kline Near-Perfect Clarity & The Funeral of Jan Palach
Theo Bleckmann, voice
Kathy Supove, Piano

Family Matinee

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Sunday, March 18, 3:00 PM

Theodore Wiprud, Host

Pico Alt, violin
Christopher Tignor, violin, casted right hand, and electromagnetic hijinx
Chris McIntyre, trombone and computer
Lisa Bielawa, soprano
Andy Laster, alto saxophone

William Bolcom In Memoriam Joe Venuti
Pico Alt, violin

Christopher Tignor Improvisation
Christopher Tignor, violin, casted right hand, and electromagnetic hijinx

Leonard Bernstein Elegy for Mippy II
Chris McIntyre, trombone

Christopher McIntyre excerpt from stuplimity no. 3
Chris McIntyre, trombone and computer

Gordon Beeferman West of Winter
Lisa Bielawa, soprano

Andy Laster Improvisation
Andy Laster, alto saxophone

Group Improvisation
Everyone!

Relache Ensemble

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003

MAY 6TH, 8 pm

St. Peter’s Church

Relache Ensemble
Bob Butryn, saxophone, clarinet
Andrea Clearfield, piano
Jon Gaarder, bassoons
Michelle Kelly, flute, piccolo
Douglas Mapp, contrabass, electric bass
Harvey Price, percussion
Lloyd Shorter, oboe, english horn
Anthony Simmons, viola

Erel Paz In the Neighborhood (American Premiere)

Andrea Clearfield, piano
Michele Kelly, flute
Douglas Mapp, bass

Jennifer Walshe as mo cheann (New York Premiere)
Jennifer Walshe, voice
Todd Reynolds, violin

Daniel Felsenfeld L’Envoi (New York Premiere)
Marie Mascari, voice
Gordon Beeferman, piano

Eleanor Sandresky Someone Comes By (World Premiere)
text by William Bronk
Marie Mascari, voice
Gordon Beeferman, piano

lmprovisations
Gordon Beeferman, piano
Jeff Arnal, percussion

intermission

Matthew Shipp Vortex Z
Relache Ensemble

Erik Satie Cinema Music

Roshanne Etezady earshot (World Premiere)

Relache Ensemble

COMMISSIONED BY MATA FOR THE RELACHE ENSEMBLE WITH FUNDS FROM THE JEROME FOUNDATION