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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

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.

Solitary Confinement V

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 8 PM

Program 1: Solitary Confinement V
Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Mark Dancigers from Electric Guitar Etudes (2003)
1. Nonsense
2. A Piece of Water
3. Stamping About in Tattered Cloths

Mark Dancigers, electric guitar

Bruno Ruviaro Instantanea (2005) (US Premiere)
I. Bem rapido [very fast]
II. Moderado [moderate]
Jenny Lin, prepared piano

Vincent Ho Stigmata (2004) (New York Premiere)
Eric Jacobsen, cello

Alexandra Gardner Tourmaline (2004) (New York Premiere)
Brian Scawa, saxophone


Daniel Koontz from 12 Improvements for Piano (2003) (New York Premiere)
Losing Touch
Waltz Impromptu
Hot Flashes
Chorale Prelude

Simon Docking, piano

Missy Mazzoli Shy Girl Shouting Music (2005)
Lisa Bielawa, soprano
Jenny Lin, piano
Mark Dancigers, electric guitar
Bradley Kemp, electric bass

Ryan Brown our friend adam (2005) (New York Premiere)
Andy Laster, alto saxophone
Jenny Lin, piano
Mark Dancigers, electric guitar
Bradley Kemp, electric bass