No Longer Showing.
The flutist, new-music pioneer, and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, described by The New Yorker as “the young star of the modern flute,” returns to The Kitchen for Density 2036: part iv (2016), the most recent iteration of her ambitious 23-year project. This year’s lineup, featuring world premieres by Vijay Iyer, Pauchi Sasaki, Tyshawn Sorey, Suzanne Farrin, and Richard Beaudoin, investigates the flute in dialogue with other forces: ondes martenot, drum set, small choir (with settings of new poems by Paul Griffiths), electronics, and an interactive dress constructed of pipes and speakers. Even Varèse’s 1936 solo masterpiece, Density 21.5, is presented this year in a duo version created with the Swiss artist Julie Beauvais.
Directed by the Berlin-based Lydia Steier, with live sound by Levy Lorenzo and lighting design by Nick Houfek, and featuring Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Suzanne Farrin, ondes martenot; and the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth.
December 1–2, 8pm
Ticket holders are welcome to join us at 7pm for the following pre-show discussions:
December 1: Steve Smith in discussion with the composers Pauchi Sasaki, Tyshawn Sorey, Suzanne Farrin, and Richard Beaudoin as well as artist Julie Beauvais.
December 2: Steve Smith in discussion with Claire Chase and Lydia Steier, the Berlin-based director who is doing the mise-en-scène and conceptual direction for part iv. Steier's production of Stockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht this fall at Theater Basel was named Production of the Year by Opernwelt magazine.
Claire Chase: density 2036: part iv is made possible with 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 and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Aug 03 2020
We are pleased to announce the launch of Kitchen Magazine , a new publishing initiative that will house new texts alongside posts previously published on our blog. Part of The Kitchen OnScreen —our recently launched platform that houses all of our digital programming—Kitchen Magazine organizes ...Read On
Apr 17 2020
Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. In an effort to support our artists during this moment in which concerts, exhibitions, album releases, book launches, and other events are cancelled or postponed, The Kitchen is comp...Read On
Jul 13 2020
Please visit The Kitchen OnScreen to read this post along with other texts published in Kitchen Magazine. “From the Archives” is a series that spotlights The Kitchen’s history. As a complement to our Archive Website, these posts offer focused reflections on the artists, exhibitions, even...Read On