tags: Yotam Haber

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

Yotam Haber

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Yotam Haber was born in Holland and grew up in Israel, Nigeria, and Milwaukee – his music is informed by those places. He received the 2007-2008 Frederic A. Juilliard/Walter Damrosch Rome Prize, a 2005 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, and fellowships from Bellagio, Bogliasco, MacDowell Colony, the Aaron Copland House and Yaddo. Recent commissions include two works for Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor; new works for Gabriel Kahane, Alarm Will Sound; the 2012 Bang on a Can Summer Festival; Neuvocalsolisten Stuttgart and ensemble l’arsenale; JACK Quartet, and Cantori New York.  He is currently collaborating with MacArthur Prize Fellow Anna Schuleit on a large-scale project of 104 piano pieces inspired by 104 paintings, drawn from stories by the Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard; and an evening-length work for the Alabama Symphony (September 2013 premiere) to commemorate the 1963 16th St. Baptist Church bombing. Haber is the artistic director of MATA, the non-profit organization founded by Philip Glass, that has, since 1996, been dedicated to commissioning and presenting new works by young composers from around the world. Haber’s music is published by RAI Trade.

www.yotamhaber.com

www.voiceimitator.org

 

Gabriel Kahane

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Songs written, commissioned for and performed by Gabriel Kahane

A set of brand-new, hot-off-the-press songs written expressly for singer/pianist/songwriter/composer Gabriel Kahane to perform. Composers include Timo Andres, Andrew Norman, Yotam Haber, Joseph Hallman, Chris Thile, Shara Worden, Paola Prestini, Brett Banducci, and Ted Hearne. The evening will also include a set of works written by Mr. Kahane himself, including the world premiere of a new work. Kahane will also sing and perform Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe from the piano, offering an innovative and personal interpretation of this extraordinary piece.

These world premiere works were generously commissioned by Linda and Stuart Nelson.

PROGRAM

I.
Durrants
Side Streets
Where Are the Arms?

by Gabriel Kahane

 

II.
Intimacy and Resistance – Ted Hearne
Family Play – Timo Andres
Christopher – Brett Banducci
Birds Undress – Shara Worden
The Valleys – Joseph Hallman
The Fat Man in the Mirror – Gabriel Kahane
Wake Up Poem – Paola Prestini
Once the ocean takes you – Yotam Haber
Don’t Even Listen – Andrew Norman
The Only Interesting Thing Is That I Took Ambien for the First Time – Chris Thile

III.
Dichterliebe – Robert Schumann

Panel Discussion with Alex Ross

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007 at 6:45 PM

Panel Discussion with Alex Ross, music critic of The New yorker, and 2007 MATA Festival Commissionees
Festival Commissionees: Yotam Haber, K-Kalna, Ned McGowan and Christopher Tignor

A Little Knights Music

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007 at 8 PM

Program 3: A Little Knights Music
Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New york 11215

The Knights Chamber Orchestra
Lisa Bielawa, soprano
Josh Frank, trumpet
Guillaume Pirard, violin
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Yalin Chi, piano/keyboard
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Pico Alt, violin
Amie Weiss, violin
Miranda Sielaff, viola
Jane O’Hara, cello
Chris McIntyre, laptop
Diana Cohen, violin
Kyle Sanna, electric guitar
Alex Sopp, flute

Cecilia Arditto Casi cerca [Almost close] (2003) (US Premiere)
Lisa Bielawa, soprano
Josh Frank, trumpet
Guillaume Pirard, violin
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Yalin Chi, piano/keyboard
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Jeff Herriott Trio (2003) (New York Premiere)
Colin Jacobsen, violin
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Yalin Chi, piano

Ondrej Adamek Random Eye Movements(2003) (New York Premiere)
Pico Alt, violin
Amie Weiss, violin
Miranda Sielaff, viola
Jane O’Hara, cello
Chris McIntyre, laptop

Intermission

Christopher Bailey The Quiet Play of Busy Pipes (2004) (New York Premiere)
Diana Cohen, violin
Alex Greenbaum, cello
Kyle Sanna, electric guitar,
Alex Sopp, flute
Yalin Chi, piano
Joseph Gramley, percussion
Chris McIntyre, laptop
Eric Jacobsen, conductor

Yotam Haber A Wine Dark Sea (2007) (World Premiere [MATA Commissioned])
The Knights
David Goodman, conductor