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Tower of Babel

['taʊɚ ʌv 'beɪbəl]
Genesis 11:5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

Ekmeles's premiere a cappella concert is based around settings by Mauricio Kagel of the Biblical story of the creation of the world's languages.

  • Kenneth Gaburo - The flow of [u] East Coast Premiere
  • Giacinto Scelsi - Litanie
  • Mauricio Kagel - Der Turm zu Babel (Excerpts) US Premiere
  • Kaija Saariaho - From the Grammar of Dreams
  • Aaron Cassidy - I, purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips New York Premiere

personnel for concert

  • Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
  • Christie Finn, soprano
  • Jeffrey Gavett, baritone

location and time

Our Saviour's Atonement Lutheran Church, 189th and Bennett Ave, Manhattan, NY

September 24th, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Free admission

Many thanks to the Harry and Alice Eiler Foundation for making our first concert possible.


2-3-18: Julius Eastman's Macle at
The Kitchen
2-16-18: New Chamber Ballet at
City Center Studios
2-17-18: New Chamber Ballet at
City Center Studios
2-22-18: Microtonal premieres at
The Crypt of Church of the Intercession
3-23-18: Ekmeles in residency at
Heidelberg University
5-19-18: Ekmeles in residency at
Stanford University
5-26-18: End Words and Stimmung in
New York


12-1-17: Ekmeles + at
DiMenna Center
10-7-17: Music of Longing at
The Crypt of Church of the Intercession
5-20-17: End Words at
DiMenna Center
5-12-17: Works by Julius Eastman at
Bowerbird, Philadelphia
3-27-17: Last Words with Attacca Quartet at
Music Mondays
2-9-17: American Works at
DiMenna Center
2-7-17: American Works at
Syracuse University
12-20-16: the little match girl passion at
The MET Breuer
12-12-16: Music of the North with JACK Quartet
Music Mondays

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