MATA’s second night is a movement into the nearness of origins. The unhewn sounds of em_bruto is our Big Bang: a multimedia soundscape by Brazil’s André Damião Bandeira that tears away perceptions of music and the musical experience; stirrings come forth in Natacha Diels’s exploration of grammatology: A is for Alphabet; the sublime alchemy of Canary Islands’ native Rubens Askenar Garcia Hernandez’s El Puerperio reframes the possibilities of the piano; while a new work from MATA’s own Alex Weiser restores our confidence in resonance and harmony. Capping off the evening is a world premiere MATA commission by Carolyn Chen for ensemble and video (Relationships with Gravity) that restores our faith in reason.
Rubens Askenar García Hernández: El Puerperio (2012)
André Damião Bandeira: em_bruto (2012)
Carolyn Chen: New Work (2014) – MATA Commission
Natacha Diels: A is for Alphabet (2013)
Alex Weiser: New Work (2014)
Thursday, April 17
512 West 19th St.
$20 adults / $15 students
Tickets available at: www.thekitchen.org