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The American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs two concerts of music revolving around conceptions of minimalist composition, featuring key works by composers seminal both within and beyond The Kitchen's history. Among the compositions will be rarely performed pieces by Joseph Byrd, Julius Eastman, Philip Glass, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, and Charlemagne Palestine. Organized as part of "From Minimalism into Algorithm" by ACME with Nico Muhly.
April 9 and 10, 8pm
The April 9 concerts include Philip Glass' Piece in the Shape of a Square performed by violists Nadia Sirota and Caleb Burhans; Steve Reich's Violin Phase performed by Ben Russell; and Fluxus composer Joseph Byrd's Animals for prepared piano and ensemble and his Water Music for amplified percussion and tape.
On April 10, ACME performs a world premiere transcription of Julius Eastman's The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc for ten cellos. All but a fragment of a score for this work has been lost, but a recording of a live performance (date unknown) at New York's Third Street Music Settlement was released in 2005 by New World Records. From this recording, cellist and ACME Artistic Director Clarice Jensen has made a new transcription of the piece, which will be performed for the first time at The Kitchen. Jensen has also transcribed of a new version of Charlemagne Palestine's landmark work Strumming Music specifically for this performance. The evening also includes Meredith Monk's rarely performed string quartet Stringsongs.
ACME musicians performing during these concerts include Ben Russell, violin; Caleb Burhans, violin and viola; Nadia Sirota, viola; Clarice Jensen, cello; Peter Dugan, piano; Chris Thompson, percussion; Grey Mcmurray, guitar; with additional cellists Hamilton Berry, Emily Brausa, Gabriel Cabezas, Chris Gross, Michael Haas, Alexandra Jones, Clara Kennedy, Caitlin Sullivan, and Paul Wiancko.
SATURDAY APRIL 9 program:
Steve Reich: Violin Phase (1967)
Philip Glass: Piece in the Shape of a Square for two of the same instruments (1967) performed on two violas
Joseph Byrd: Animals for prepared piano and ensemble (1961)
Joseph Byrd: Water Music for amplified percussion and tape (1963)
SUNDAY APRIL 10 program:
Julius Eastman: The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc for ten cellos (1981-score missing; 2016 world premiere of transcription by Clarice Jensen from live recording)
Meredith Monk: Stringsongs (2005)
Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music (1977; arr. by Clarice Jensen 2016 from the 1977 recording)
This program is made possible with generous support from Mila and Tom Tuttle; endowment support from Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust; annual grants from The Amphion Foundation, Inc., The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Howard Gilman Foundation, and The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation; and in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and National Endowment for the Arts.
Photo: Mark Shelby Perry
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