with Aaron Roche, films by Stephen Taylor, Abigail Fischer & NOW Ensemble
Sun November 11th, 2012
Minimum Age: All Ages
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Time: 8:00PM
Event Ticket: $15
Day of Show: $20
Come celebrate the release of the original cast recording of Missy Mazzoli’s new opera, Song from the Uproar, on New Amsterdam Records, with performances by mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer, NOW Ensemble, projections by Stephen Taylor, and a special opening set by noir songsmith Aaron Roche (recently back from tours with Sufjan Stevens, Mike Watt and Ariel Pink). Inspired by the life and writings of early 20th-century Swiss adventurer Isabelle Eberhardt, Song from the Uproar premiered in a sold-out run at New York venue The Kitchen in a Beth Morrison Projects world-premiere production last February.
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Missy Mazzoli and Victoire
Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times), “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York) and “one of the new wave of scarily smart young composers” (sequenza21.com). Her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, the American Composers Orchestra, JACK Quartet, New York City Opera, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, cellist Maya Beiser, violinist Jennifer Koh, pianist Kathleen Supové, Dublin’s Crash Ensemble, the Sydney Symphony and many others. She is currently Composer-in-Residence with Opera Philadelphia, Gotham Chamber Opera and Music Theatre-Group, and in 2011/12 was Composer/Educator in residence with the Albany Symphony. Missy was a visiting professor of music at New York University in 2013, and recently joined the composition faculty at the Mannes College of Music.
The 2014/15 season will include many new projects and collaborations, including a new work for the Ethel String Quartet, a performance on the New York Philharmonic’s CONTACT! Series, and the second release from Missy’s band Victoire – an album of her works recorded with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche and electronic musician Lorna Dune. Missy and Victoire will perform around the country next year in support of their new album, and will join Meredith Monk in a celebration of her work at Carnegie Hall. Along with librettist Royce Vavrek, Missy is also working on Breaking the Waves, a chamber opera based on Lars von Trier’s 1996 film, commissioned by Opera Philadelphia.Breaking the Waves will premiere in 2016.
Continue reading at missymazzoli.com…
This “all-star, all-female band” (Time Out New York) of voices, strings, keyboards, clarinets and electronics performs Mazzoli’s hypnotic blend of dreamy art pop and rich romanticism, enveloping the listener in a tapestry of classical influences, distorted guitars, multi-layered vocals, vintage keyboard sounds and stuttering samples. Victoire has performed all over the world, most recently at Carnegie Hall in a collaborative performance with Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche as part of the Ecstatic Festival. Their debut album Cathedral City, was named one of 2010′s best classical albums by the New York Times, Time Out New York, the New Yorker and NPR, and Pitchfork praised the group for “condensing moments of focused beauty and quiet conviction from the pandemic distractions of modern life. (7.8)” NPR’s First Listen asks “Is Victoire’s music post-rock, post-mimimalist or pseudo-post-pre-modernist indie-chamber-electronica? It doesn’t particularly matter. It’s just good music.” In the past few years they have played in venues all over the world including Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the M.A.D.E. Festival in Sweden, the C3 Festival in Berlin, Millennium Park (Chicago), and the Winter Garden (New York, as part of the Bang-on-a-Can New Music Marathon). Victoire is Missy Mazzoli (compositions, keyboards), Mellissa Hughes (voice), Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards), and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass).
Missy Mazzoli official site
Victoire official site
Lorna Krier official site
Aaron Roche is a musician living and moving in Brooklyn, New York. He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras around the United States. He has had formative musical experiences working with Shahzad Ismaily, Anohni, R. Stevie Moore, and many more.
“!BlurMyEyes” was recorded for New Amsterdam Records a few years back.
Most recently Aaron has completed an album 7 years in the making entitled “Haha Huhu” for Figure 8 Records which grapples with the idea of mental illness in the modern age.
films by Stephen Taylor
Equally expert at music from the Baroque era to contemporary work, mezzo-soprano Abigail Fischer has performed with American Bach Soloists, New York Collegium, Early Music New York, the Rebel Ensemble, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Boston Pops, and has given world premieres of music by John Zorn, Nico Muhly, Missy Mazzoli, Bernard Rands, Elliot Carter, and the Bang on a Can artists.
Hailed as “a deft young group gaining attention” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker) and “a smart young chamber group that straddles a line between contemporary classical music and indie rock,” (John Schaefer, WNYC), NOW Ensemble is a collection of performers and composers dedicated to making new chamber music for the 21st century. With a unique instrumentation of flute (Alex Sopp/Andrew Rehrig), clarinet (Sara Budde), electric guitar (Mark Dancigers), double bass (Logan Coale), and piano (Michael Mizrahi), NOW Ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition, infused with a blend of musical influences that reflects the diverse backgrounds and listening experiences of their members. NOW has premiered over 50 works, including those by composer-members Patrick Burke, Mark Dancigers, and Judd Greenstein, along with many more by a cross-section of the top young voices in contemporary composition, such as Ryan Brown, David T. Little, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly, and dozens more. NOW Ensemble has performed at a wide variety of venues, such as the Bang on a Can Marathon, the Festival Internacional de Chihuahua, Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge, the Carlsbad Music Festival, Sarasota’s New Music New College, Wordless Music, and Look & Listen; in New York, they can regularly be heard at diverse venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub, Galapagos Art Space and the Chelsea Art Museum, as well as on WNYC radio. Their first album, NOW, was released in 2008 to rave reviews around the country, including on AllMusic.com (five stars): “a first-class debut…more of this is demanded, not requested.” Newsweek’s Seth Colter Walls wrote, “NOW… imports a catchy inflection to classical forms… Striking a balance between the old and the new has rarely sounded this good.”Their self-titled debut album is available now through New Amsterdam Records.