Septmeber 23: Ian David Rosenbaum, Solo Percussion Concert

Ian David Rosenbaum
Solo Percussion Concert
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
8pm - FREE (donations, of course, accepted)
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street

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Ian Rosenbaum by Matt Fried

The New Music Collective is proud to present virtuoso percussionist Ian Rosenbaum in a solo concert. The Concert program will consist of a variety of 21st-century electroacoustic works for percussion and is centered around recent Pulitzer Prize nominee Christopher Cerrone‘s 22-minute work Memory Palace. Scored for found and homemade percussion instruments ranging from tuned beer bottles to 17 planks of wood and accompanied by field recordings made by the composer, Memory Palace is a beautiful exploration of the sonic possibilities of percussion. The program also includes Celestial Sphere, a work for live marimba and pre-recorded marimbas written for me this year by David Crowell, Simple Songs of Birth and Return for mbira and electronics by Nathan Davis, 21 for marimba and electronics and Stop Speaking for snare drum and electronics, both by Andy Akiho (A South Carolina born and raised composer who went on to The Manhattan School of Music and Yale and recently won the Rome Prize).


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September 5: Earth People (Eric Wubbels and Jessie Marino)

Thursday, September 5, 2013
8 pm | donations accepted (and encouraged)
Room 239, Cato Center for the Arts
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Earth People, featuring pianist Eric Wubbels (Wet Ink Ensemble) and cellist Jessie Marino (Ensemble Pamplemousse), travel to Charleston as part of their Modernist Love Tour to present works by NMC favorites Alvin Lucier and Peter Ablinger.

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April 11: R WE WHO R WE

April 11, 2013
8 pm (talk) / 9 pm (performance) | FREE
Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
161 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina

R WE WHO R WE mixes the free theft/collage style of digital sampling virtuoso Girl Talk with the raw noise of Japanese noise artist Merzbow. Philip White’s mixer feedback, controlled through a homemade rig of circuits and low-fi electronics, conjures the sound world of legendary experimental musician David Tudor, but becomes something entirely new when fused with the production aesthetics of pop pioneer Dr. Luke. Ted Hearne’s voice—inflamed, athletic and powerfully stark, with the operatic drama of a latter day Jeff Buckley, the experimentalism of Mike Patton and party chic of Ke$ha herself—does battle with his own auto-tune. A tribute and commentary to both classic and ephemeral artists of the pop landscape, R WE WHO R WE uses pop music like graffiti uses public space, exploiting the tension between theft and tribute, like collage artist John Oswald did 30 years ago with his seminal and mischievous Plunderphonics.


This presentation is funded in part by New Music USA’s MetLife Creative Connections grant program.

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