CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Wednesday, November 20, 2013 | 7:30 PM

New Voices, New Music

Zankel Hall
Featuring world premieres by young composers and performers coached by David Lang and members of the International Contemporary Ensemble.

This concert is part of My Time, My Music.

Performers

  • Eastman BroadBand
  • gnarwhallaby
  • Hotel Elefant
  • Mivos Quartet

Program

    DANIEL GOODE Stamping in the Dark
    NICHOLAS DEYOE Lullaby 4 (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    PAULINE OLIVEROS 13 Changes
    ROBERT HONSTEIN Arctic (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    CARLOS ITURRALDE Fata Morgana (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    BRUNO MADERNA Serenata per un satellite
    MARY KOUYOUMDJIAN This Should Feel Like Home (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)


Bios

  • Eastman BroadBand


    Formed at the Eastman School of Music in 2007 by composers Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, the Eastman BroadBand is  a flexible group whose repertoire includes modern classics by Ligeti, Lutosławski, Birtwistle, and Carter, as well as recent music by living composers.

    The Eastman BroadBand has performed at the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Mexico; Festival Spaziomusica in Cagliari, Italy; and as resident ensemble at the 2008 Festival Internacional Chihuahua in Mexico. Recently, the group also performed in New York City at Symphony Space's Sonidos festival, Americas Society, and Miller Theatre of Columbia University. The group gave the premiere of Garth Fagan's Edge/Joy with the Garth Fagan Dance Company at the Joyce Theater. In 2010, the ensemble recorded Zohn-Muldoon's Cantos on Bridge Records with famed new music soprano Tony Arnold, a disc that garnered the composer a finalist spot for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. Most recently, Eastman BroadBand released Diaries on Urtext Records in 2012, featuring the music of Sanchez-Gutierrez.

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  • gnarwhallaby


    gnarwhallaby is a Los Angeles-based quartet that formed in 2011 to revive and perform repertoire composed for the unique instrumentation of clarinet, trombone, cello, and piano. Using the repertoire of the historic avant-garde Polish ensemble Warsztat Muzyczny as its starting point, gnarwhallaby also performs more recent works and commissions, as well as compositions and arrangements by its own members. They have been featured performers at MicroFest, the Pacific Standard Time Festival, and the Dog Star Orchestra Festival, as well as ensemble residencies at UC-Santa Cruz and UC-San Diego. gnarwhallaby recently completed their first album, Exhibit A, featuring music from Poland, Germany, Russia, and North America. Visit gnarwhallaby.com for more information.

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  • Hotel Elefant


    Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative, living composers. Formed in 2011 by Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant ambitiously presents new music through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. The ensemble has worked closely with progressive composers like Robert Ashley, Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Its debut sparked the interest of Alex Ross, Q2 Music, I Care If You Listen, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.

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  • Mivos Quartet


    Mivos Quartet is devoted to presenting the works of contemporary composers to diverse audiences. Since the quartet's beginnings in 2008, it has performed, commissioned, and closely collaborated with an ever-expanding group of international composers who represent multiple aesthetics of contemporary classical composition. The quartet's international performance schedule has included appearances at the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt's Summer Course for New Music; Asphalt Festival in Düsseldorf, Germany; Concerti Aperitivo in Udine, Italy; HellHOT! New Music Festival in Hong Kong; Edgefest in Ann Arbor, Michigan; and the Aldeburgh Music festival in the UK. Beyond expanding the string quartet repertoire, Mivos Quartet is committed to working with guest artists, collaborating on multimedia projects, exploring group improvisation, and supporting young musicians through educational activities. Mivos released its first full-length album on Carrier Records this past fall, featuring works by Alex Mincek, David Franzson, Felipe Lara, and Wolfgang Rihm. Visit mivosquartet.com for more information

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At a Glance

Welcome to New Voices, New Music, the culminating performance of a six-day workshop led by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble and Pultizer Prize–winning composer David Lang, 2013–2014 holder of the Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. This uniquely structured workshop focused on the dynamic process of collaboration between composers and ensembles as they prepared four new works commissioned by Carnegie Hall. The workshop also included four young arts journalists, who worked closely with Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times and the other workshop participants, creating a dialogue between and among composers, performers, and writers about the different but intersecting means through which they each communicate about music. The three open-form scores on the program by Daniel Goode, Pauline Oliveros, and Bruno Maderna provided a further common ground for all participants in the workshop to engage with each other as performers.
Program Notes
Workshops and master classes are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
David Lang is the holder of the 2013–2014 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall.
Recording of workshops and master classes is provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
This performance is part of Now Arriving.

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