tags: Nathan Davis

Calder Quartet

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Tuesday, April 20
LPR Main Space


Calder Quartet

Nathan DavisSkrzyp Skrzyn [2010] (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission
Co-Commissioned by the Carlsbad Music Festival

Fabian Svensson
Singing and Dancing [2008]
Lisa CoonsCythére (a trauma ballet in two parts) [2010] (World Premiere)
Daniel WohlGlitch [2009]

The Los Angeles-based Calder String Quartet presents a full-evening of World and New York premieres. Composers include NYC-based composer Lisa Coons’ Cythère (a trauma ballet in two parts), Swede Fabian Svensson’s puckishly-titled Singing and Dancing (written for and premiered by the Calders), Daniel Wohl’s textural study Glitch (also written for the group), and a world premiere by rising New York composer Nathan Davis, co-commissioned by MATA and Carlsbad Music Festival

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.

Nathan Davis

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

Skrzyp Skrzyn [2010] (World Premiere)
2010 MATA Festival Commission

Performed by the Calder Quartet, April 20

Composer and percussionist Nathan Davis makes music inspired by natural processes, acoustic phenomena, and the abstraction of simple stories. He has received commissions from the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Ojai Festival (for Eighth Blackbird and an installation by sound-sculptor Trimpin), Ethos Percussion Group, Concert Artists Guild, and the Moving Theater Dance Company, and received awards from the Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, MTC’s Commissioning Music/USA, Argosy Foundation, ASCAP, and the ISCM. Nathan’s music has been performed in the U.S., Canada, Cuba, Europe, Scandinavia, and China, in NYC’s Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Roulette, LPR, and The Stone, and is available on his solo electroacoustic percussion cd, Memory Spaces, on flutist Claire Chase’s debut Aliento, and on a forthcoming monograph release from ICE. He tours extensively in the cello/percussion duo Odd Appetite and is a member of ICE, and he has recorded for Mode, Tzadik, New Albion, Bridge, and Cold Blue record

The Bright and Hollow Sky

PLAY! Music for Toys – Angélica Negrón, curator

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Interval 2.4
PLAY! Music for Toys
Curated by Angélica Negrón

March 18, 2009 8pm

ISSUE Project Room
At the Old American Can Factory
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Nathan Davis – Simple Songs of Birth of Delight
performed by Douglas Perins, mbira and processing

John Kennedy – The Winged Energy of Delight
performed by Margaret Leng Tan, toy piano, toy cymbals, sand blocks

Erik Griswold – Two movements from Old MacDonald’s Yellow Submarine: Chooks and Bicycle Lee Hooker
performed by Margaret Lend Tan, toy piano, woodblocks, bicycle bell, bicycle horn, train whistle

Angélica NegrónWhat I’m Trying to Say Is…
performed by TRANSIT

Tristan Perichqsqsqsqsqqqqqqqqq
performed by Lorna Krier, Amir Khosrowpour, Tristan Perich – toy pianos

Judy Dunaway – Piece for Tenor Balloon and Voice
performed by Judy Dunaway and Jennifer Walshe

Daniel Wohl – Suite Primaire
performed by TRANSIT, with special guest Domenica Fossati

Odd Appetite and FLUX Quartet – Ha-Yang Kim, curator

Friday, January 25th, 2008

January 25, 2008, 8PM

Interval 1.2

Odd Appetite and the FLUX Quartet
performing works by
Ha-Yang Kim, Lukas Ligeti, Nathan Davis
and Matthew Welch

Curated by Ha-Yang Kim
as part of the MATA Interval Curatorial Associates Program

Issue Project Room
232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11215

A night of music influenced by the rich
musical traditions of Bali, Africa, and India,
curated by Ha-Yang Kim.

Nathan Davis Keybar Untai

Ha-Yang Kim Oon

Matthew Welch Ulrikke

Ha-Yang Kim Samtak

Performed by Odd Appetite:
Ha-Yang Kim, cello
Nathan Davis, percussion


Marco Cappelli, guitars
Ha-Yang Kim, cello
Lukas Ligeti, balafon

Matthew Welch Suite from Suibhal Turnlar for String Quartet

Lukas Ligeti Moving Houses for String Quartet

performed by members of FLUX Quartet:
Tom Chiu and Conrad Harris, violin
Max Mandel, viola
with special guest Ha-Yang Kim, cello