Posts Tagged: Jeffrey Gavett


28
Jun 19

MET Museum: Oliver Beer’s Vessel Orchestra

Ekmeles performs the opening evening of the MET Museum’s first commissioned sound installation: Oliver Beer’s Vessel Orchestra. It is both an installation work, and a playable keyboard instrument comprised of objects from the MET’s collection.

Ekmeles will perform a new work by director Jeffrey Gavett, a work by Forrest Pierce, and will perform an improvised work to transition between Oliver Beer’s installation and the live performance. They will also be joined by pianist Bruce Brubaker, who will split the set.

  • Jeffrey Gavett – Waves (2019) World Premiere
  • Forrest Pierce – Breadmaking (2016)
  • Improvisations and collaborations

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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.


10
Jan 17

American Works

Taylor Brook – Motorman Sextet score excerpt

Ekmeles performs 21st century American works, including a premiere by Andrew Waggoner, a work by director Jeffrey Gavett, Taylor Brook’s epic microtonal work, and portions of an opera by Erin Gee.

  • Taylor Brook – Motorman Sextet (2013)
  • Jeffrey Gavett – Peccavi fateor (2015)
  • Erin Gee – Three scenes from SLEEP (2008)
  • Andrew Waggoner – That Human Dream… (2014/2016) World Premiere revision

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Ekmeles in Manhattan, Spring 2017 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


6
Jan 16

Music on the Edge

The program is built around a range of modern interpretations and possibilities for the idea of the madrigal. In his In Dir, Stefano Gervasoni sets the tightly-constructed koan-like texts of medieval German mystic Angelus Silesius. Gervasoni uses the enigmatic texts as inspirations for a distinctive kind of text-painting that informs the structure of each movement. Salvatore Sciarrino’s L’alibi della parola leverages the composer’s unique language of skitters and sighs to create a space of wonder – of special interest is the pulsing of the second movement’s quasar. My Peccavi fateor is based on a few lines of music from an eponymous work by Michael Praetorius, and explores every possible combination of the six voices of our ensemble. Peter Ablinger’s Studien nach der Natur is a collection of ten canons, each of which is a clever imitation of the sounds of everyday life. Finally, Elliott Carter’s Mad Regales brings the composer’s vital rhythmic impetus to bear on a set of witty and strange texts by John Ashbery.

  • Stefano Gervasoni – In Dir (2003-2004)
  • Salvatore Sciarrino – L’alibi della parola
  • Jeffrey Gavett – Peccavi fateor (2015) (US Premiere)
  • Peter Ablinger – Studien nach der Natur (1997, 2002)
  • Elliott Carter – Mad Regales (2007)

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13
Dec 13

NYU Residency

Ekmeles finishes out their residency at NYU with a concert, including a premiere by director Jeffrey Gavett, commissioned by NYU

  • Louis Karchin – To the Stars (2003)
  • Taylor Brook – Motorman Sextet (2013)
  • Peter Ablinger – Studien Nach der Natur (1997, 2002)
  • Thanasis Deligiannis – Ignored Manuals (2013) World premiere of revised version
  • Jeffrey Gavett – Quomodo Musica (2013) World Premiere

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