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Ensemble Pamplemousse & Lisa Moore

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Thursday, April 21
LPR Main Space

Ensemble Pamplemousse

Ensemble Pamplemousse presents a program of pieces created under a cohesive idea entitled Symbiosis

Natacha DielsSymbiosis II [2010] (World Premiere)
Rama Gottfried Nest [2009] (World Premiere)
Andrew Greenwald On Structure II [2010] (World Premiere)
David BroomeThe Grid (Symbols + Numbers + Text)
[2010] (World Premiere)

Tristan Perich qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq [2009]
Performed on toy pianos by David Broome, Lorna Krier and the composer.


Lisa Moore

Julian Day Bad Blood [2010] (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Sam Adams Piano Steps [2010]  (World Premiere)
Paul Swartzel Honky Tonk Toccata [2009]
Missy Mazzoli – Orizzonte [2005]
Timothy Andres – How can I live in your world of ideas? [2007]

The 2010 MATA Festival continues with a program that offers its audience a rich cross-section of current modes of compositional practice. Virtuoso pianist Lisa Moore, “New York’s queen of avant-garde piano” (The New Yorker) and a founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, presents an engaging solo program that includes the world premiere of works by Julian Day (2010 MATA Commissionee) and Sam Adams, along with Paul Swartzel’s Honky Tonk Toccata, Timothy Andres’ How can I live in your world of ideas?, and MATA ED Missy Mazzoli’s Orrizonte.

The composer/performer group Ensemble Pamplemousse presents a program of pieces created under a cohesive idea entitled Symbiosis. Works include world premieres by Director Natacha Diels (Symbiosis II), Andrew Greenwald (On Structure II), David Broome (Textures: Symbols – Text), and Rama Gottfried’s 2009 work Nest. In addition, members of Pamplemousse will join composer Tristan Perich for the performance of his toy piano trio and 1-bit sound work qsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq.

MATA Sound Works

LPR Gallery Bar

MATA continues its annual presentation of sound works with daily presentations of multi-channel in Le Poisson Rouge’s Gallery Bar. Works by 2010 Commissionee Matthew Wright, MATA AD Christopher McIntyre, Antye Greie (aka AGF), and Bjørn Erik Haugen.

Missy Mazzoli

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Missy Mazzoli, Executive Director

Missy Mazzoli’s music has been performed all over the world by ensembles including the Minnesota Orchestra, Present Music, NOW Ensemble, Newspeak and Ensemble Klang. She has been decribed as “gifted” by Alex Ross of the New Yorker, and after a performance by the Minnesota Orchestra, her work These Worlds In Us was highly praised by James Oestreich of the New York Times. In 2006 Missy was a featured composer at Merkin Hall in New York City and at the Gaudeamus New Music Festival in Amsterdam. She is a recipient of the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award as well as a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2006 she taught composition at Yale University, and is now Executive Director of the MATA Festival of New Music in New York City. In 2002 she received a Fulbright grant and traveled to the Netherlands, where she studied with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. In 2004 she was composer-in-residence at STEIM, Amsterdam’s center for electronic music. In 2006 she received her Masters at the Yale School of Music, where she worked with Aaron Kernis, Martin Bresnick and David Lang.

Upcoming projects include two performances of These Worlds In Us by the Minnesota Orchestra, as well as new works composed for Eighth Blackbird, the Albany Symphony, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and pianist Kathy Supove. She is also working on a large-scale multimedia work with NOW Ensemble. Her work will also be performed as part of the MATA Festival of New Music, the Bang-on-a-Can New Music Marathon, the 2007 Cabrillo Festival of New Music, the VIM Tribeca series, and Kathy Supove’s Exploding Piano series.

More info at www.missymazzoli.com

Missy Mazzoli

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Orizzonte [2005]
Performed by Lisa Moore, April 21

Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” by the New York Times. Her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, the Minnesota Orchestra, the South Carolina Philharmonic, NOW Ensemble and many others. Upcoming projects include a performance by the American Composers Orchestra, and performances of her chamber opera, Song from the Uproar, at Bard College and on the New York City Opera’s VOX series. She is the recipient of three ASCAP Young Composer Awards, a Fulbright Grant, and grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Barlow Endowment. In 2006 Missy taught beginning composition at Yale University, and is now very very happy to be Executive Director of the MATA Festival in New York City.


NOW Ensemble & Bing and Ruth

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Friday April 3 at 7:30

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
NOW Ensemble

Jascha Narveson Nice Boots [2008]

Patrick Burke Hypno-germ [2006]

Greg Spears Quiet Songs [2006]

David Crowell sCrAmBLe SuIt [2007]

Missy Mazzoli Magic With Everyday Objects[2007]


Bing and Ruth

Music by composer/leader David Moore

Put Your Weight Into It [2007]*

City Lake/Tu Sei Uwe [2009]*
2009 MATA commission

Rails [2008]

Broad Channel [2005]

In This Ruined House [2008]

…and then it rained [2007]

Little Line in a Round Face [2009]
* with projected original film by Sebastian Cros

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

Either/Or & Newspeak

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Friday, April 4th, 2008

2008 MATA Festival
Brooklyn Lyceum, 8pm

Either/Or Ensemble
Richard Carrick, Co-director/piano
Stephen Gosling, piano
Michael Ibrahim, saxophone
Jane Rigler, flute
David Shively, Co-Director/percussion
Alex Waterman, cello

Newspeak Ensemble
Caleb Burhans, violin
Mellissa Hughes, voice
Jim Johnston, keyboards
Ha-Yang Kim, cello
Taylor Levine, guitar
David T. Little, Director/drums
Eileen Mack, clarinets
Yuri Yamashita, percussion

Richard Carrick Towards Qualia World Premiere (2007, rev. ‘08)
Choi, Waterman, Ibrahim, Rigler, Carrick, Shively

Andrew Byrne White Bone Country World Premiere (2007)
Gosling, Shively

Missy Mazzoli In Spite of All This (2005)
Burhans, Johnston, Kim, Levine, Little, Mack, Yamashita

David T. Little sweet, light, crude (2007)
Burhans, Hughes, Johnston, Kim, Levine, Little, Mack, Yamashita

Oscar Bettison Breaking and Entering (with aggravated assault) (2006)
Burhans, Johnston, Kim, Levine, Little, Mack, Yamashita

Sean Griffin Buffalo ‘70 World Premiere (2008)
MATA commission
Combined forces of Either/Or & Newspeak
Richard Carrick, conductor
Alex Waterman, cello
David Shively, percussion
Caleb Burhans, voice
Jim Johnston, keyboards
Taylor Levine, guitar
David T. Little, percussion
Yuri Yamashita, percussion
special guest – Jeremy Lydic, voice

This event is supported (in part) through Subito, the quick
advancement grant program of the San Francisco Bay Area
Chapter of the American Composers Forum, in partnership
with the American Composers Forum of Los Angeles.