Shows


9
Nov 18

New Chamber Ballet + Ekmeles

New Chamber Ballet joins forces with Ekmeles for the second performances of their collaborative ballet to music by Kaija Saariaho and Karin Rehnqvist.

Ekmeles rep for concert

  • Kaija Saariaho – From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
  • Karin Rehnqvist – Davids Nimm (1983)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles’s 2018-2019 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the generosity of private donors.


31
Oct 18

ICEBERG New Music

Ekmeles performs new works by ICEBERG composers Stephanie Ann Boyd, Victor Baez, Derek Cooper, Max Grafe, and Jonathan Russ. Also on the program is a work by one of the winners of ICEBERG’S third annual call for scores. Like every ICEBERG event, this concert features an open bar happy hour beginning at 7:30, and a discussion with the composers and performers after the show.

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles’s 2018-2019 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the generosity of private donors.


31
Oct 18

Mystical Paths

This program takes the spiritual and nostalgic atmosphere of the crypt as inspiration. Each of the pieces is deeply human, as befits a set for voices unaccompanied, with works inspired by Sufism, silence, cooking, and humor.

  • Forrest Pierce – Tighten to Nothing (2012)
  • Taylor Brook – Motorman Sextet (2013) Ekmeles commission
  • Lucia Ronchetti – Anatra al sal (2004) U.S. Premiere
  • Agata Zubel – Madrigals (2015) U.S. Premiere
  • Evan Johnson – Three in, ad abundantiam (2012)
  • Evan Johnson – vo mesurando (2012)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles’s 2018-2019 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the generosity of private donors.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


31
Oct 18

Madrigals and Animals

This program celebrates the history and future of unaccompanied part song, and the interaction between human and animal voices. At the center of the program is the U.S. premiere of Salvatore Sciarrino’s epic 12 Madrigali

  • Karola Obermüller – mass:distance:time (2010/16) U.S. Premiere
  • Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf – void – un delitto italiano (2009)
  • Salvatore Sciarrino – 12 Madrigali (2006) U.S. Premiere
  • Carola Bauckholt – Instinkt (2007/8) U.S. Premiere

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles’s 2018-2019 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, and the generosity of private donors.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


23
Aug 18

Ekmeles and Friends

This program features works for voices augmented by exceptional instrumentalists and innovative systems of electronics. Bass clarinetist Carlos Cordeiro, trombonist Will Lang, and International Contemporary Ensemble’s Jacob Greenberg on celesta will join with the voices of Ekmeles. The program includes classic works by established masters of vocal and electronic music, as well as new works written expressly for Ekmeles.

  • Kaija Saariaho – Tag des Jahres arr. Rachid Safir (2001)
  • Nathan Davis – The Sand Reckoner (2017) New York Premiere
  • Ann Cleare – Earth Waves (2018) World Premiere
  • Bernhard Lang – Hermetica V – Fremde Sprachen (2011/12)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Guest artists for concert

Ekmeles’s 2018-2019 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, and the generosity of private donors.

Composition of Earth Waves by Ann Cleare funded by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


1
Feb 18

Eastman: That Which is Fundamental

Ekmeles performs Julius Eastman’s early graphic work Macle on a festival dedicated to the composer’s work. The concert will also feature performances by Tilt Brass, Julian Terrell Otis, and ACME.

Ekmeles rep for concert

  • Julius Eastman – Macle (1968)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles in Manhattan, Spring 2018 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net


16
Jan 18

New Chamber Ballet

New Chamber Ballet joins forces with Ekmeles for a new ballet to music by Kaija Saariaho and Karin Rehnqvist. Also on the program: a new ballet to music by Bach.

Ekmeles rep for concert

  • Kaija Saariaho – From the Grammar of Dreams (1988)
  • Karin Rehnqvist – Davids Nimm (1983)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles in Manhattan, Spring 2018 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net


1
Jan 18

Microtonal Premieres

This program features U.S. and world premieres by composers experimenting with the infinite tuning flexibility of the human voice. A world premiere commission by Marc Sabat is paired with U.S. premieres by Catherine Lamb and Rebecca Saunders, and an Ekmeles favorite by Erin Gee.

  • Marc Sabat – Seeds of Skies, Alibis (2017)
  • Rebecca Saunders – Soliloquy (2007)
  • Catherine Lamb – pulse/shade (2014)
  • Erin Gee – Three Scenes from SLEEP (2008)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

Ekmeles in Manhattan, Spring 2018 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net


15
Aug 17

Ekmeles +

Ekmeles is augmented by electronic accompaniment for this celebration of collaborative sound. Ekmeles’s Chamber Music America commission from Christopher Trapani receives its second performance here, paired with an older work for voices and electronics by established master of computer music Kaija Saariaho. Finally, the expansive and open form of John Cage mixes voices and electronics in four interconnected solos.

  • Christopher Trapani – End Words (2016)
  • Kaija Saariaho – Nuits, Adieux (1991)
  • John Cage – Four Solos for Voice (93-96) (1988)

Ekmeles personnel for concert

End Words has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.


8
Aug 17

Music of Longing

Ekmeles performs the World Premiere of James Weeks’s Primo Libro, the U.S. Premiere of Cassandra Miller’s Guide and other works on the theme of personal and spiritual longing.

  • James Weeks – Primo Libro (2016) World Premiere
  • Cassandra Miller – Guide (2013) U.S. Premiere
  • Liza Lim – Three Angels (2011)
  • Ben Johnston – Rose (1971)
  • Courtney Bryan – Come Away, My Beloved (2013)
  • Kayleigh Butcher and Bethany Younge – Her Disappearance (2015)

Ekmeles personnel for concert