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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
SATURDAY APRIL 9 program:
Philip Glass: Piece in the Shape of a Square for two of the same instruments (1967) performed on two violas
Steve Reich: Violin Phase (1967)
Joseph Byrd: Animals for prepared piano and ensemble (1961)
Joseph Byrd: Water Music for amplified percussion and tape (1963)
SUNDAY APRIL 10 program:
Meredith Monk: Stringsongs (2005)
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)
Charlemagne Palestine: Strumming Music (1977)
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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