The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, presents organist James McVinnie with electronics duo Darkstar for a full evening of new music for electronics and organ performed on Northrop's spectacular refurbished Aeolian-Skinner organ.
The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, presents new music and dance duos by Dustin O’Halloran & Fukiko Takase and Mike Lewis & Eva Mohn.
The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, presents ModernMedieval with chants of Hildegard of Bingen, new music by Julianna Barwick, and world premieres by Ben Frost and Angélica Negrón.
A New Sounds co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer.
The Brooklyn Youth Chorus presents a live collaboration with the beloved rock duo Wye Oak, plus the premiere of a new work by Owen Pallett plus other collaborators TBA. Acclaimed for their "enormous versatility and polish" (New York Times), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus has been praised for their "perfect intonation" (Classical Voices) and "astonishingly secure performances" (New Yorker) .
Special guest appearance by Todd Rundgren.
NYC's "infectiously visceral" (Pitchfork), "vital and brilliant" (New Yorker) string quartet ETHEL teams up with the dynamic youth ensemble Face the Music for an afternoon of invigorating new music. The performance showcases repertoire commissioned for ETHEL and developed during the quartet's 2018-19 residency with Face the Music at Kaufman Music Center.
A New Sounds Live co-presentation hosted by John Schaefer & streamed live on NewSounds.org.
Bang on a Can’s People’s Commissioning Fund (PCF) is a radical partnership between artists and audiences to commission works from adventurous composers. Founded in 1997, long before crowd-funding became the norm through Kickstarter and the like, Bang on a Can’s PCF has pooled contributions of all sizes from hundreds of friends and fans and since its inception has commissioned over 50 works of music for New York’s electric Bang on a Can All-Stars.
The Liquid Music Series, a partner of New Amsterdam, presents French choreographer/dancer/curator Dimitri Chamblas with musician/songwriter/visual artist Kim Gordon in an intimate and highly experimental evening of improvisatory music and movement. Co-presented with American Swedish Institute.
From Copenhagen to Brooklyn, the “revolutionary" (Shadowproof.com) free jazz collective Irreversible Entanglements has shared its message of liberation, starting with its first appearance at a Musicians March Against Police Brutality in New York City in early 2015. Comprised of mesmerizing vocalist Camae Ayewa (a.k.a. Moor Mother) – whose searing poetic narrations of Black trauma, survival and power drive each work, alto saxophonist Keir Neuringer, trumpeter Aquiles Navarro, double bassist Luke Stewart and Tcheser Holmes on drums, this quintet will join forces for a unique evening of music-making with two equally powerful artists: Legendary pianist/vocalist/improviser Amina Claudine Myers, a member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1966; and the "furiously inventive" (Los Angeles Times) composer/flutist Nicole Mitchell. A member of the AACM since 1965, her influences are multi-dimensional, across generations and genres. She received a 2011 Herb Alpert Award in the Arts, and has been named “the most important jazz flutist of her generation" (Allaboutjazz.com).
Boundless energy, laser-like precision, and an endless array of sonic possibilities are the common ground where Deerhoof, "Earth's most exuberant art-pop band" (Time Out New York), and the “high octane” (New York Times) Tigue, the upstart band-that-happens-to-be-a-percussion-trio, meet. They’ll perform Deerhoof’s widely-beloved 2007 album, Friend Opportunity, with new percussion additions by Tigue, and Tigue will write a new piece for the two bands together, plus more TBA.