Friday, April 12th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

On Friday, April 12, the Friends of MATA, and their conductor, Carl Bettendorf, are joined by guest vocalists Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Charlotte Mundy for irl, an eclectic program that examines the complexity of communication in today’s world.  Composers, filmmakers and performers from Iceland to Turkey to Brazil come together explore the ways in which intent can be misunderstood, systems can fail, and how human communication can seem impossible.  With performances by composer-performers Ali Can Puskulcu and Daniel Corral (Timur and the Dime Museum), and the American premiere of Maja Hannisdal and Tone Kittelsen’s short film The Nordic Escape with music by Kristín þóra Haraldsdóttir, irl takes the challenges of communication head-on to understand how we may truly connect in the social media age.

Friday, April 12

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

Anna-Louise Walton (USA) Small Songs (2018) New York Premiere
Ali Can Puskulcu (Turkey/USA) Gibberish Shreds Vol. 1 (2018) New York Premiere
Daniel Corral (USA) Comma (2016) New York Premiere
Aurelio Edler-Copes (Brazil/France) Hörspiel #1 (2017) US Premiere
Kristín þóra Haraldsdóttir (Iceland), Tone Kittelsen (Norway), and Maja Hannisdal (Norway) The Nordic Escape (2016/17) US Premiere


The Friends of MATA
Carl Christian Bettendorf, conductor

Emi Ferguson, flute
Nadav Lev, guitar
Caitlin Cawley, percussion


Lucy Fitz Gibbon, Charlotte Mundy, vocalists
Ali Can Puskulcu, violin
Daniel Corral, electronics