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OPEN FOR’m: Chaya Czernowin

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2013 at 9:23 am
“What I try to do is to create a strong experience which is almost kinesthetic… through your ears, you can actually smell, you can see, you can really come into touch with something that is not a melody or a harmony or a counterpoint. More than that, it is almost like a living organism… not an organism that we already know — it’s not something that you already have a drawer for. It is something that is a holistic entity, it has its own kind of way of existing in the universe. It is completely new.”
— Chaya Czernowin, composer

 
OPEN FOR’m: Chaya Czernowin
Tuesday, Oct 29th, 2013
7:00 PM in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory
FREE ADMISSION
 
OPEN FOR’m is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. The Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, discussion, open rehearsal, Q and A session, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception. Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges and beauties from inside the group!
 
Tonight’s concert is an encounter with the music of Chaya Czernowin (Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music, Harvard University), that will continue at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Thursday (10/31) with the premiere of Czernowin’s new work, Slow Summer Stay III: Upstream. The piece was commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, with generous assistance from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.
 
We would love to see you on Tuesday, October 29th at our OPEN FOR’m in Brown Hall at the New England Conservatory — and please join us on Thursday, October 31st at the Gardner Museum for the premiere.  Click here to read a glowing preview article in the Boston Globe.
For $5 student tickets at the Gardner, please call the Box Office at 617.278.5156 (Wed-Mon, 10a-4p).

Above photo of Chaya Czernowin: Astrid Ackermann/Schott Promotion

Feb. 20, OPEN FOR’m: Lei Liang

In concerts on February 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm

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Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

7:00 P.M. in Brown Hall @ NEC
(NOTE: EARLY START TIME!)

OPEN FOR’m is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience.  The Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q and A session, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception.  Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges and beauties from the inside of the group!

Tonight’s concert is an encounter with the music of NEC alumnus Lei Liang ’96, ’98 M.M.  This evening will include experiences with the following pieces:

Brush Stroke (2004)
Aural Hypothesis (2010)
Bamboo Lights (2013)
Parts for a Floating Space (2001)

OPEN FOR’m will continue with a concert at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on February 21st — the very next night — that will include the premiere of Bamboo Lights by Lei Liang, one of several Callithumpian Consort premieres scheduled for the Gardner Museum in 2013.

Earle Brown: Beyond Notation

In concerts on January 17, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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This Friday and Saturday, January 18 and 19th, Boston celebrates the American avant-garde composer Earle Brown (1926-2002) in the symposium Beyond Notation, hosted by Northeastern University. A native of Massachusetts, Brown studied at Northeastern and Schillinger House (now Berklee College of Music) before establishing his career in New York and Europe as a groundbreaking composer and conductor of graphic notation and “open form” music.

Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort are among the international group of presenters, hailing from music, art, and dance disciplines, who will come together in examining the life and musical legacy of Earle Brown. Presenters include Kyle Gann (Bard College), Richard Toop (Sydney Conservatorium), Susan Sollins Brown (President, Earle Brown Music Foundation), Thomas Fichter (Director, Earle Brown Music Foundation), Carolyn Brown (Merce Cunningham Dance Company), Louis Pine, pianist Steffen Schleiermacher (Leipzig, Germany), and Mickey Katz (Boston Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players).

Callithumpian Consort will be performing in two evening concerts, sharing the bill both nights with pianist Steffen Schleiermacher. On January 18th, the program includes Earle Brown’s Times Five, Folio, Octet I, and String Quartet, alongside Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstueck XI (Schleiermacher), Lee Weisert’s New England Drift, and Christian Wolff’s Microexercises.  January 19th‘s program will feature Earle Brown’s Available Forms I, Sign Sounds, Centering, and Corroboree (3 pianos), as well as John Zorn’s For Your Eyes Only and Pierre Boulez’s Constellation-Miroir (Schleiermacher). Both evening concerts will be at 8:00 PM at the Fenway Center.

The U.S. premiere of Brown’s sound installation, Music for Galerie Stadler (1964) will be hosted by Gallery 360 at Northeastern University alongside a photo exhibit, January 14 – February 26. Events will be held at the Fenway Center of Northeastern University, Blackman Auditorium, and Calderwood Hall at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Click here to register for any of the events/performances of Beyond Notation. All events are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended, as seating may be limited. The Art and Music of Earle Brown session on January 18 at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will be subject to museum admission fees for registrations submitted after January 17.

See the full schedule and register at www.music.neu.edu/earlebrown.

OPEN FOR’M: CHEAP IMITATION

In concerts on October 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 8pm
BROWN HALL at NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY
O P E N   F O R ‘ M :   J O H N   C A G E   C H E A P   I M I T A T I O N

OPEN FOR’M is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. On Tuesday, October 30, the Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music — John Cage’s Cheap Imitation — in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q & A, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception.

The evening will include an open rehearsal of the piece, as well as excerpts from related works (Satie’s Socrate), related video footage, commentary from special guest LAURA KUHN from the John Cage Trust, discussions with the players themselves, and refreshments.

Consider yourself invited to eavesdrop on the ongoing conversation between the music and the musicians (and vice versa). Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges, and beauties from inside of the group!

Join us in exploring John Cage’s Cheap Imitation.

The encounter with John Cage’s Cheap Imitation for orchestra continues with the performance of the complete work (alongside music of Luigi Nono and Morton Feldman) at the Gardner Museum on November 1st, 2012 as part of Callithumpian Consort’s year-long celebration of the John Cage Centennial.