NYC debut and album release for Nathalie Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti, feat. Spektral Quartet and out in August 2019 on New Amsterdam Records. As part of 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Mary Halvorson and John Dieterich celebrate the release of a tangle of stars at Roulette in Brooklyn, NY.
Bang on a Can People’s Commissioning Fund Concert as part of the 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Collaboration between Missy Mazzoli and Kelly Moran, as part of the 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Collaboration between Nadah El Shazly, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, and Faten Kanaan, as part of 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound collaborates with Hamid Al-Saadi as part of the 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Alarm Will Sound performs Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger as part of the 10th annual Ecstatic Music Festival in New York, NY.
Christopher Cerrone's The Pieces That Fall to Earth is celebrated at Areté in Brooklyn, NY, with Theo Bleckmann singing The Naomi Songs in an arrangement for piano and voice, accompanied by Timo Andres, who also wrote liner notes to the album. Rachel Lee Priday will perform Cerrone’s propulsive Violin Sonata with Andres, and percussionist Andy Meyerson of The Living Earth Show will play a solo version of Cerrone’s meditative A Natural History of Vacant Lots. Tickets for the hourlong show are $20, including a copy of the album.
Christopher Cerrone's The Pieces That Fall to Earth is celebrated at LA Dance Project in Los Angeles, CA, with Wild Up’s Jodie Landau singingThe Naomi Songs with the ensemble. The program also features flutist Erin McKibben in Cerrone’s Liminal Highway, plus additional works.
Immersive listening experience with Missy Mazzoli's Vespers for a New Dark Age, feat. Glenn Kotche, Lorna Dune, Victoire, and released on NewAm in 2015. Hosted by Discover Albany Visitors Center, Discover Albany, & The Album Experience at Henry Hudson Planetarium in Albany, NY.
Composer and New Amsterdam Records co-founder/artistic director William Brittelle and the Grammy-nominated chamber orchestra Metropolis Ensemble announce "Forbidden Colors" — a walk-about concert on June 25 in the style of a roving electronic music mini-festival featuring performances and installations all hand-crafted to take advantage of the "profoundly high-fidelity" (New York Times) custom-built sound system at the new venue Public Records in Gowanus.
The event is named for a piece on Spiritual America, the new album written by Brittelle and featuring Metropolis Ensemble, Wye Oak, and Brooklyn Youth Chorus, and is inspired by the mosaic of sonic worlds it features. The album was recently released through a partnership between New Amsterdam and Nonesuch Records; to celebrate, selections from the album will be played between live performances at the event, and attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the album. Learn more about the story behind the project here.
The evening will feature electro-acoustic music ranging from experimental jazz, sound-art, hacked theremins, custom built synthesizers, interactive computer music installations, and post-classical, including the world premiere of a new piece written by Brittelle for synthesizer and harpsichord entitled "Lost in Norfair” (an ode to the original Metroid video game). Other composer/performers and electronic artists include: Jordan Dodson, Chris Fishman, JK Kim, Molly Joyce, Live Footage and Danny Meyer, Susanna Hancock, Daniel Fishkin, Ryan Francis, Ian Rosenbaum, Jay Scorce. Additionally, selections of music from Daniel Wohl's new album, État, (also recently released through Nonesuch/New Amsterdam Records) will be played, along with a live performance of his Mutations in Plainchant (with the saxophone quartet Singularity).
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.