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NOVUS NY: Dangerous Currents

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Novus NY, the vibrant new music ensemble based at Trinity Church, makes its MATA Festival debut in an evening of large-ensemble works. British composer Philip Venables uncovers a vein of Shakespearean tragedy in his boxing melodrama The Revenge of Miguel Cotto. In Letters from Brown Men, Paul Pinto explores the fallout from natural disasters. A monolithic yet ethereal stillness infuses Russian composer Dmitri Timofeev’s elegy, Angel. This year’s final MATA commission, Kristina Wolfe’s Record of Ancient Mirrors, conjures the drones of temple bells through retuned viola da gamba and large ensemble. Bringing it all back home, the Festival closes with New Yorker Pascal Le Boeuf’s bracingly inventive Alkaline for string quartet and jazz combo.

NOVUS NY, Scott Jarrett, conductor; Remy Le Boeuf, alto sax; Anna Webber, tenor sax; Pascal Le Boeuf, piano; Martin Nevin, bass; Peter Kronreif, drums

Saturday, April 29
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC
$25

Tickets available here

Philip Venables (United Kingdom): The Revenge of Miguel Cotto (2012), AP
Kristina Wolfe (USA): Record of Ancient Mirrors (2017) MATA Festival Commission
Dmitri Timofeev (Russia): Angel (2007), AP
Paul Pinto (USA): Letters from Brown Men (2014)
Pascal Le Boeuf (USA): Alkaline (2016)

Kristina Wolfe

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

 

Kristina Wolfe is a composer, wanderer, electronic musician, thing-maker, and multi-instrumentalist. She is of Danish and American heritage, and spent many of her formative years wandering through the forests listening to the sounds of space and place. This environment cultivated her imagination and creative focus on the spirits of the past, and has inspired her work and listening practices up to the present day.  In 2016, she was a composition fellow at MassMoCA and was awarded first prize in the VQ New Works competition.  Starting late 2017, she will be a Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Huddersfield. She has a BA in Music Technology from Florida International University, an MA in Digital Musics from Dartmouth College, and a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University.