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MATA Sound Works

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Tuesday, April 20 – Thursday, April 22
LPR Gallery Bar
6pm – 7:25pm
FREE EVENTS

Matthew WrightTotem for Gobi-New York [2010]
(World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Antye GreieWORDS ARE MISSING or Six Ears, I’d Like To Have [2010] (World Premiere)
Bjørn Erik HaugenREGRESS [2008]
Christopher McIntyre – Monuments (Crystal) [2010]
(World Premiere)

MATA continues its annual presentation of sound works with daily presentations of multi-channel audio and video installations in Le Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar.

Christopher McIntyre

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Christopher McIntyre, Artistic Director

Christopher McIntyre leads a multi-faceted career in the contemporary arts as a composer, solo and ensemble performer, and curator/producer. The diversity of his activities led Time Out New York to note “…with every passing week, trombonist-composer Chris McIntyre becomes more central to the new-music experience in New York.” (Nov. ’09) He performs on trombone and Nord synthesizer in a variety of settings, ranging from fully notated concert works to open improvisations. Current projects include solo work, leading TILT Brass (Creative Brass Band and SIXtet), 7X7 Trombone Band, and electro-improv group LOTET, and collaborative efforts including the creative music ensemble Ne(x)tworks. McIntyre’s trombone skills have been utilized in groups such as SEM Ensemble, Flexible Orchestra, The Knights, and the Darmstadt series’ acclaimed performance of Terry Riley’s In C, and in composer-led projects of Zeena Parkins, David First, Michael Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Charles Waters, Jonathan Bepler (w/ Matthew Barney), and Anthony Coleman. Recordings of his work can be heard on New World, Tzadik, and Mode Records, and on Archive.org.

McIntyre’s compositions express a wide-range of musical and intellectual interests. In his composing, he has experimented with conceptual elements such as spatialization, recontextualized notated material, and improvisative strategy, along with ideas of scale, symmetrical pitch constructions, and self-similarity. The aesthetics of visual artists such as Sigmar Polke and Sol Lewitt have played an important role in creating several works. Polke’s use of juxtaposition and imperfect repetition heavily influenced the Ne(x)tworks piece’s Sigmar [unknown source] and Raster for quintet. The stuplimity series for various trombone ensembles (solo with laptop, quintet+, and the 7X7 septet) derives concepts directly from LeWitt’s early 70’s multiple media work Variations on Incomplete Open Cubes, including the presentation of serialized material in disparate formats and media. He experiments with both conventional, instructional, and graphic notation systems to achieve these conceptual ends, frequently employing a combination within a single piece. The work invests a great deal in the creativity and musicianship of its players; each performance is a unique iteration of the original material.

He has contributed to the repertoire of Lotet, TILT, Ne(x)tworks, 7X7, Flexible Orchestra, and B3+ brass trio. Performance highlights include presenting the collaborative folio score stuplimity no.2 (music for Sundown) created for 7×7 and choreographer Yoshiko Chuma (supported by American Music Center’s Live Music For Dance program) both inside and out at ISSUE Project Room’s Gowanus Canal location, and the combined forces of TILT and Lotet premiering Metaxis at Roulette in December ’06, commissioned by Roulette and Jerome Foundation. Metaxis, a collection of cell-based notated material, has been heard in subsequent iterations including Metaxis 2 for TILT SIXtet, and Metaxis [Wave], a site-specific version presented at Free103point9’s Wave Farm. During the Spring ’08 season, McIntyre’s multi-channel sound work silOM was presented at the 2008 MATA Festival Sound Installation (co-presented with Diapason Gallery), and Ne(x)tworks premiered an revised version of Raster for quintet, piano and string quartet, during the critically acclaimed 2009 MATA Festival.

Beyond performing and creating music, McIntyre is active as a curator and concert producer. He is currently Artistic Director of MATA, a non-profit organization that commissions and presents the work of young composers. MATA’s public programs include the bi-monthly series Interval (co-presented with Issue Project Room) and its annual Festival. He was curator for Ne(x)tworks for the past 3 years, developing repertoire ideas and programming concerts for the group, including its annual multi-event residencies (IPR ’06, The Stone ’07, CAM ’08). He has served as Associate Music Curator at The Kitchen, acting as Artistic Director of the ten-piece experimental chamber orchestra Kitchen House Blend, and lead curator of live events during New Sound, New York Festival. Recent independent curatorial work at The Kitchen includes the multi-event projects Let’s Go Swimming: A Tribute to Arthur Russell (May ’08) and A Power Stronger Than Itself: A Celebration of the AACM (Oct. ’08). Other recent independent projects include curating the month of June 2007 at John Zorn’s East Village venue The Stone, featuring the festival Trombonophilia, and co-curating Horn Week in Feb. ’08 at Issue Project Room.

For more information, visit www.cmcintyre.com

Christopher McIntyre

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Monuments (Crystal) [2010] (World Premiere)
MATA Sound Works April 20-22
Website
Ne(x)tworks
TILT Brass

Christopher McIntyre leads a multi-faceted career in the contemporary arts as a solo and ensemble performer, composer, and curator/producer. The diversity of his activities led Time Out New York to note that “…with every passing week, trombonist-composer Chris McIntyre becomes more central to the new-music experience in New York.” He performs on trombone and synthesizer in a variety of settings that often incorporate improvisation within notation. Current projects include leading TILT Brass and 7X7 Trombone Band , and collaborative efforts such as Ne(x)tworks. His trombone skills have been utilized in groups such as SEM Ensemble, Flexible Orchestra, The Knights, and the Darmstadt series, and in composer-led projects of Zeena Parkins, David First, Michael Schumacher, Elliott Sharp, Charles Waters, Jonathan Bepler (w/ Matthew Barney), and Anthony Coleman. Recordings of his performance work can be heard on New World, Tzadik, and Mode Records, and on Archive.org. In his composing, McIntyre has experimented with conceptual elements such as spatialization, recontextualized notated material, and improvisative strategy, along with ideas of scale, symmetrical pitch constructions, and self-similarity. He has contributed work to the repertoire of TILT (Brass Band and SIXtet), Ne(x)tworks, 7X7 Trombone Band (for choreographer Yoshiko Chuma), Flexible Orchestra, and B3+ brass trio. He has created original music for filmmaker Redmond Entwistle (Monuments) and visual artist José Alvarez. Beyond performing and creating music, McIntyre is active as a curator and concert producer. He is currently Artistic Director of the MATA Festival , and frequently presents independent projects at venues including The Kitchen, Issue Project Room, and The Stone (June 2007). Visit cmcintyre.com for more info.

Soundtrack for quartet music: part 2

Playing In The Band: Performer/Composers Speak

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

LPR Gallery Bar – 4:30 to 6:00

Playing In The Band: Performer/Composers Speak
Panel Discussion
Free!

Panelists:
Sawako – solo laptop composer/performer
Cornelius Dufallo – Director and violinist, Ne(x)tworks
Marc Dancigers – guitarist, NOW Ensemble; MATA alumni
Annie Gosfield – composer/performer; MATA alumni
Richard Carrick – Co-Director and pianist, Either/Or; MATA alumni

Moderator: Chris McIntyre – MATA Artistic Director; trombonist, Ne(x)tworks

One of the most powerful currents in today’s concert music scene is the renewed prominence of composer/performers — creators who interpret their own music, bringing new life to a once-dormant tradition. The 2009 MATA Festival features a number of such works, most often in groups committed to presenting the work of their ensemble colleagues.

Moderated by MATA Artistic Director Chris McIntyre, PLAYING IN THE BAND will informally examine current trends in the field, their relationship to past attitudes, and how they inform the panelists’ work. In addition to the artists taking part in the 2009 Festival (Sawako, Dufallo, Dancigers, and McIntyre), the panel includes MATA alumni Annie Gosfield and Richard Carrick, both of whom have forged successful careers writing and playing their own music.

Sawako & Ne(x)tworks

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Wednesday April 1, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012

Electronic Works by Sawako
then, opening again
faucet and water drop for laptop, faucet and glass
sign and sigh for two violins and sine tone
coda

Miguel Frasconi, glass instruments
Cornelius Dufallo & Ariana Kim, violin

INTERMISSION

Ne(x)tworks
Kate Moore Sensitive Spot from Music Out of The City [2007]
Christopher McIntyre Raster for Quintet [2008-9]
Shelley Burgon Josephine’s Tiger [2008]
Cornelius Dufallo mindscape 2 [2009]

LPR Main Space – 6:50 to 7:30
Mike Vernusky The Hidden (new sound work)
2009 MATA commission
A collaboration with filmmaker Daniel Maldonado