Cited more than once by the New York Times as one of the most vital interpretations of Terry Riley’s 1964 masterwork in recent memory, Darmstadt’s annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Now in its eleventh year, Darmstadt presents an eclectic ensemble of new music legends, including guitarist David Grubbs, clarinetist Joshua Rubin of the ICE Ensemble, Trombonist Chris McIntyre, electronic musician Ben Vida, flautist and conductor Petr Kotik of the SEM Ensemble, and the breathtaking drumming of Jonathan Kane.
Terry Riley‘s work was radical for its abandonment of classical form, allowing any group of musicians to play its 53 musical fragments in just about any combination they wish. The result is a hypnotic interweaving of mantric musical fragments, and is open to myriad interpretations, Darmstadt’s birthday concert serves as the annual benefit for its celebrated Essential Repertoire series. Funds raised will support a three night concert festival in May at Roulette celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music.
Darmstadt is the new music series led by composers Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, presenting seminal works throughout the history of experimental music, including masterpieces by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton.
2016’s ensemble includes Ben Neill, David Grubbs, Alex Mincek, Petr Kotik, Eli Spindel, Joshua Rubin, Jonathan Kane, Ben Vida, Daisy Press, Laura Ortman, Evan Rapport, Christopher McIntyre, Matt Mottel, Jeanann Dara, Jessica Pavone, Megan Schubert, Josh Modney, Peter Gordon, Jen Baker, Peri Mauer, Peter Hess, Justin Kantor, Zach Layton, Jason Cady, Jen Baker, Nick Hallett, Joe Drew, and Bradford Reed .
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Seated: $25 advance, $30 day of show
Standing: $20 advance, $25 day of show
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Table seating for all seated shows is reserved exclusively for ticket holders who purchase “Table Seating” tickets. By purchasing a “Table Seating” ticket you agree to also purchase a minimum of two food and/or beverage items per person. Table seating is first come, first seated. Please arrive early for the best choice of available seats. Seating begins when doors open. Tables are communal so you may be seated with other patrons. We do not take table reservations.
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Terry Riley’s “In C”, presented by Darmstadt
Darmstadt is the presenting series led by composers Nick Hallett and Zach Layton, known for staging radical re-interpretations of works from the canon of experimental music and art, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Pauline Oliveros, Meredith Monk, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, and Anthony Braxton.