PRESS RELEASE: Sunday at LPR: Nick Photinos "Petits Artéfacts" NYC Release Show

Sunday at (Le) Poisson Rouge:

Petits Artéfacts Album Release Show

debut solo album from Eighth Blackbird's
Nick Photinos

featuring works by Bryce Dessner, Florent Ghys, Molly Joyce, David Lang, Pascal Le Boeuf, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón, and Andrew Norman

come early for a special pre-show event with NewAm staff and Petits Artéfacts artists, including a CD signing with Nick Photinos, ticket giveaways, and more starting at 7pm!

October 1, 2017, 8pm

buy/stream album via Bandcamp

Join cellist Nick Photinos (Eighth Blackbird) for a special night of music as he celebrates the release of his debut solo recording, Petits Artéfacts, on New Amsterdam. Composer and bassist Florent Ghys, whose music has been described as "thrilling breed of post-minimal chamber music" (Time Out New York), will open the evening with a set of original compositions.

Photinos will perform selections from Petits Artéfacts, which brings together never-before-recorded works from some of the most acclaimed names in new music — David Lang, Andrew Norman, Bryce Dessner, David T. Little — but also a newer generation of groundbreaking composers like Angélica Negrón, Florent Ghys, Molly Joyce, and Pascal Le Boeuf, who are quickly gaining notoriety. The music ranges from quirky and hilarious to profound and ethereal, and the pieces create worlds and context far outweighing their length.

The idea for the album began to take shape when Photinos premiered a work by bassist Florent Ghys at the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival called Petits Artéfacts for cello, electronics and video. Ghys’s piece explored a breadth of musical styles in a single multi-movement piece, with a mixture of play (in the movement “Game”), spoken word (in “Information”), electronic manipulation of sound (“Cuisine”), purely acoustic sound and emotional depth (“Factory”), playing against highly processed sound (“Family”), and layering of sound (“Flowers”). The work brought to mind all the other short yet powerful pieces Photinos had performed over the years, written by some of the most compelling creators in new music but never before recorded. The idea to create a collection of these special small, man-made objects — these “petits artéfacts”— was born.

Photinos hand-picked the pieces on Petits Artéfacts for the personal connection he has felt with them, and their creators, musically and emotionally.

Read more about the album here.

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