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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Three-dimensional works for one or two players. Thursday’s MATA Festival concert opens with Oleg Elagin’s space age electronic fanfare, The Formation of New Sensual Experience, setting the tone for an evening of evolution and innovation. Samuel Cedillo’s Monólogo III refashions the viola in an incredible tour de force of expression. The consummate Daniel Lippel brings elegance to the shifting guitar figures of Karin Wetzel’s Amorphose II and Basque composer Mikel Urquiza’s dialogues with Dowland, Belarretan. The evening reaches for the heavens with Nikolet Burzyńska’s Cold burning out, played by TIGUE’s Matt Evans, and Liisa Hirsch’s ethereal Cloud Tones for piano “glides” and viola. 

Dan Lippel, guitar; Matt Evans, percussion, Philip White, live electronics;

Thursday, April 27
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC

Tickets available here

Oleg Elagin (Russia): Formation of New Sensual Experience (2016), WP
Liisa Hirsch (Estonia): Cloud Tones (2015), AP
Samuel Cedillo (Mexico): Monólogo III (2009)
Karin Wetzel (Switzerland/Germany): Amorphose II (2012), AP
Mikel Urquiza (Spain/France): Belarretan (2014) AP
Nikolet Burzynska (Poland): Cold Burning Out (2011) AP

Dan Lippel

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017


Guitarist Daniel Lippel, called an “exciting soloist” (New York Times), “precise and sensitive” (Boston Globe), and a “modern guitar polymath” (Guitar Review), enjoys a diverse career ranging through solo and chamber performances and recordings to collaborations in diverse contexts. Highlights of his recent solo performances include the New York Classical Guitar Society, WNYC’s Greene Space, Sinus Ton Festival in Germany, University of Texas at San Antonio, and the Cleveland International Guitar Festival (CIM). He has been the guitarist for the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2005. As a chamber musician, Lippel has performed at the Macau Music Festival (China), Teatro Amazonas (Manaus, Brazil), Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), and the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, and as a guest with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York New Music Ensemble, Either/Or Ensemble, and counter(induction, among others. Lippel is owner and director of New Focus Recordings, and has also recorded for Bridge, Kairos, Wergo, Innova, Albany, and Tzadik. He received his DMA from MSM, under David Starobin’s guidance. 

Neither Land, Nor Sea, Nor Air

Friday, April 15th, 2016

Co-Presented by Dixon Place

MATA’s penultimate concert reimagines tradition and genre, pointing the way toward new musical taxonomies. Sabina Ahn’s alchemical Breath morphs the body’s energy into light and sound. In the same vein, Nicolai Worsaae’s Upon your body I’m crawling exhausts its performer (the legendary William Schimmel) as it engages with folk and modern conventions in a breathless one-man accordion-harmonica duet. Traditional instruments are transformed with rippling figurations and angular melody in Ukrainian composer Maxim Kolomiiets’ oboe-accordion duet Re-Pulse, and similarly in Qian Zhou’s serene Qu Shui Ming Yun for qin and electronics. Mátyás Wettl’s Unusual, a song for guitar, voice, and electronics, proposes a new avant-indie sound, while Germán Alonso’s Time In & Out is an extended riff for bass clarinet and electronics, paying homage to jazz icon Eric Dolphy.

Stuart Breczinski, oboe; Eliza Bagg, voice; Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet; Dan Lippel, guitar; Sam Pluta, live electronics; William Schimmel, accordion; Zhou Yi, qin

8PM at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYC
$25 / $20 Students

Tickets available through Dixon Place

Maxim Kolomiiets (Ukraine): Re-Pulse (2012), AP
Nicolai Worsaae (Denmark): Upon your body I’m crawling (2012)
Zhou Qian (China): Qu Shui Ming Yun (2016 Qin Version) (2011/16), WP
Sabina Ahn (South Korea): Breath (2015), AP
Mátyás Wettl (Hungary): Unusual (2014), AP
Germán Alonso (Spain): Time In & Out (2013), AP