MATA Artistic Director Chris McIntyre sits down with composer Rama Gottfried to talk about Rama’s upcoming piece, “Nest”, on the 2010 MATA Festival. Rama is a composer in residence with NYC’s Ensemble Pamplemousse, and his piece will be performed on April 21, 2010 at Le Poisson Rouge by Pamplemousse as part of the 12th Annual MATA Festival of New Music.
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Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
Thursday, April 21
LPR Main Space
Ensemble Pamplemousse presents a program of pieces created under a cohesive idea entitled Symbiosis
Natacha Diels – Symbiosis II  (World Premiere)
Rama Gottfried – Nest  (World Premiere)
Andrew Greenwald – On Structure II  (World Premiere)
David Broome – The Grid (Symbols + Numbers + Text)
 (World Premiere)
Tristan Perich – qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq 
Performed on toy pianos by David Broome, Lorna Krier and the composer.
Julian Day – Bad Blood  (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Sam Adams – Piano Steps  (World Premiere)
Paul Swartzel – Honky Tonk Toccata 
Missy Mazzoli – Orizzonte 
Timothy Andres – How can I live in your world of ideas? 
The 2010 MATA Festival continues with a program that offers its audience a rich cross-section of current modes of compositional practice. Virtuoso pianist Lisa Moore, “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker) and a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, presents an engaging solo program that includes the world premiere of works by Julian Day (2010 MATA Commissionee) and Sam Adams, along with Paul Swartzel’s Honky Tonk Toccata, Timothy Andres’ How can I live in your world of ideas?, and MATA ED Missy Mazzoli’s Orrizonte.
The composer/performer group Ensemble Pamplemousse presents a program of pieces created under a cohesive idea entitled Symbiosis. Works include world premieres by Director Natacha Diels (Symbiosis II), Andrew Greenwald (On Structure II), David Broome (Textures: Symbols – Text), and Rama Gottfried’s 2009 work Nest. In addition, members of Pamplemousse will join composer Tristan Perich for the performance of his toy piano trio and 1-bit sound work qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq.
MATA Sound Works
LPR Gallery Bar
MATA continues its annual presentation of sound works with daily presentations of multi-channel in Le Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar. Works by 2010 Commissionee Matthew Wright, MATA AD Christopher McIntyre, Antye Greie (aka AGF), and Bjørn Erik Haugen.
Wednesday, April 7th, 2010
Performed by Ensemble Pamplemousse, April 21
Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) holds degrees in composition from the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont. His primary teachers have included Walter Zimmerman, Marc Sabat, Nils Vigeland, Reiko Fueting, Justin Dello Joio, and Ernest Stires. Since 2002, he has been composer in residence with New York based Ensemble Pamplemousse exploring instrumental and electro-acoustic techniques, conceptual curation, and installation performance. Currently he is working on his PhD in composition and acoustics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Performed by Natacha Diels, flute