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Augenmusik

A program exploring visually intriguing scores from 14th century France and today.
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Includes ancient works by Baude Cordier and Jacob de Senleches, and new works by Erin Gee, Evan Johnson, Liza Lim, and Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf. For 6 voices.
  • Liza Lim - 3 Angels (2011)
  • Baude Cordier - Belle bonne sage (14th c.)
  • Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf - void (un delitto italiano) (2009)
  • Jacob de Senleches - La Harpe de Melodie (14th c.)
  • Evan Johnson - Vo Mesurando (2012)
  • Evan Johnson - Three In, Ad Abundantiam (2012)
  • Jacob de Senleches - Tout par Compas (14th c.)
  • Erin Gee - Three Scenes from Sleep (2008)


Madrigals & Metamorphoses

A program dedicated to new madrigals and transformations of older works.
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Includes madrigals by Gesualdo in 31TET, and new works by Peter Ablinger, Marc Sabat, Kaija Saariaho, Kristina Warren, and James Weeks. For 6 voices with hand percussion and light electronics.
  • James Weeks - Primo Libro (2016) (Ekmeles commission)
  • Carlo Gesualdo - Se vi duol (16th c.)
  • Carlo Gesualdo - Merce, grido piangendo (16th c.)
  • Peter Ablinger - Studien nach der Natur (1997, 2002)
  • Kristina Warren - We'd a seen it (2013) (Ekmeles commission)
  • Kaija Saariaho - From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
  • Marc Sabat - Seeds of Skies (2017) (Ekmeles commission)


Resonances

A program which explores resonances vocal, metallic, and historical.
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Music by Martin Iddon, David Lang, and Alvin Lucier. For 5 voices with percussion, glass harmonica and electronics.
  • David Lang - the little match girl passion (2007)
  • Martin Iddon - hamadryads (2010) (Ekmeles commission)
  • Alvin Lucier - Theme (1994)


selected repertoire

  • Peter Ablinger - Studien nach der Natur
  • Mark Barden - Chamber *
  • Joanna Bailie - Harmonizing (Artificial Environment no. 7) *
  • Vykintas Baltakas - Instruktionen zur Durchführung einer alten Liebesbeschwörung, die Ihre/Ihren Geliebte(n) auf einmal und für immer an Sie binden wird *
  • Eve Beglarian - Island of the Sirens
  • Carl Christian Bettendorf - Tre madrigali decomposti di Don Carlo Gesualdo
  • Taylor Brook - Motorman Fragments †
  • Courtney Bryan - A Time for Everything †
  • John Cage - Five
  • John Cage - Four Solos for Voice
  • John Cage - Hymns and Variations
  • John Cage - Litany for the Whale
  • John Cage - Song Books
  • Elliott Carter - Mad Regales
  • Aaron Cassidy - I, Purples, spat blood, laugh of beautiful lips •
  • Christopher Cerrone - Invisible Cities (Chorus) †
  • Thanasis Deligiannis - Ignored Manuals †
  • Zosha di Castri - The Animal After Whom Other Animals Are Named †
  • Pascal Dusapin - Two Walking
  • Julius Eastman - Macle (first performance since 1980s)
  • Beat Furrer - FAMA *
  • Kenneth Gaburo - The Flow of [u] #
  • Jeffrey Gavett - Peccavi fateor *
  • Erin Gee - Three scenes from Sleep
  • Stefano Gervasoni - Dir - In Dir *
  • Stefano Gervasoni - In dir *
  • Carlo Gesualdo - Selected madrigals
  • Randy Gibson - Circular Trance †
  • Philip Glass - Knee Plays from Einstein on the Beach
  • Troy Herion - Um, So †
  • Martin Iddon - Ἁμαδρυάδες (hamadryads) †
  • Bryan Jacobs - Do You Need, Do To Me, 18 Me, 18 Mean †
  • Evan Johnson - a general interrupter to ongoing activity *
  • Ben Johnston - He's goin' away
  • Ben Johnston - Rose
  • Ben Johnston - Sonnets of Desolation
  • Mauricio Kagel - Der Turm zu Babel (excerpts) *
  • Louis Karchin - To the Stars
  • Bernhard Lang - Hermetica V: Fremde Sprachen *
  • David Lang - the little match girl passion
  • György Ligeti - Nonsense Madrigals
  • Liza Lim - Three Angels *
  • Alvin Lucier - Theme
  • Luigi Nono - Quando stanno morendo *
  • Luigi Nono - Sará dolce tacere
  • Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf - void - un delitto italiano *
  • Karin Rehnqvist - Davids Nimm
  • Wolfgang Rihm - Sieben Passions-Texte
  • Kaija Saariaho - From the grammar of dreams
  • Josep Sanz - King Lear *
  • Salvatore Sciarrino - L'alibi della parola •
  • Salvatore Sciarrino - Responsorio delle tenebre *
  • Salvatore Sciarrino - Tre canti senza pietre *
  • Giacinto Scelsi - Litanie
  • Giacinto Scelsi - Tre Canti Sacri
  • Johannes Schöllhorn - Madrigali a Dio *
  • Solage - Fumeux fume par fumee
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung
  • Igor Stravinsky - Les Noces (Soloists)
  • James Tenney - A Rose is a Rose is a Round
  • James Tenney - Hey When I Sing These 4 Songs, Hey Look What Happens
  • Christopher Trapani - End Words †
  • Jude Traxler - When the Lights Change †
  • Andrew Waggoner - ...that human dream...
  • Iannis Xenakis - À Hélène

† - World Premiere
* - US Premiere
# - East Coast Premiere
• - NY Premiere

upcoming

9-7-18: Ekmeles and friends at
DiMenna Center

recent

5-26-18: End Words and Stimmung in
New York
5-19-18: Ekmeles in residency at
Stanford University
4-4 - 4-5-18: Ekmeles presented by Innuan at
Columbia University
3-23-18: Ekmeles in residency at
Heidelberg University
2-22-18: Microtonal premieres at
The Crypt of Church of the Intercession
2-17-18: New Chamber Ballet at
City Center Studios
2-16-18: New Chamber Ballet at
City Center Studios
2-3-18: Julius Eastman's Macle at
The Kitchen
12-1-17: Ekmeles + at
DiMenna Center
10-7-17: Music of Longing at
The Crypt of Church of the Intercession

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