Bad Romance

Thursday, April 12th, 2018 - 8:00 pm


On Thursday April 12th, MATA delves into a world of dreams and nightmares, probing the depths of self and other in an evening of newly commissioned work from composer-performers Erin Rogers and a harrowing performance by Ken Ueno (MATA 2002, 2008) together with MATA’s Artistic Director, and 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, Du Yun. Also featured are works from the exciting new talent of Egyptian new music Bahaa el-Ansary (Nightmare), Aaron Graham’s (USA/Canada) scenaOld Voltage” for six-hand piano, Jenny Hettne’s (Sweden) intimate While She Was Dreaming performed by Pauline Kim Harris and Steven Blake Whiteley’s (USA) psychodrama for performer featuring Charlotte Mundy. Finally, Chris Perren (Australia) repeats a suspended moment of dramatic recognition with his Samurai Loops, scored for two pianos and video projection.

Thursday, April 12

8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC
$25

Tickets available at The Kitchen

Bahaa Al-Ansary (Egypt): Nightmare (2015) AP
Steven Whiteley (USA): [    ][   ][  ][ ][] (2015) AP
Chris Perren (Australia): Samurai Loops (2015) AP
Jenny Hettne (Sweden): While She Was Dreaming (2012) AP
Aaron Graham (USA / Canada): Old Voltage (2015) AP
Erin Rogers (USA): Light-on-Light (2018) WP MATA Commission
Ken Ueno (USA): New Work (2018) WP MATA Alumni Commission

The Friends of MATA
Dan Lippel, guitar
Paul Kerekes, Isabelle O’Connell, Miki Sawada, pianos
Matthew Evans, Amy Garapic, percussion
Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Carrie Frey, viola

with

Charlotte Mundy, Erin Rogers, Ken Ueno, Du Yun, performers