232 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11215

Friday, October 24 at 8:00 pm

Either/Or ensemble plays early Minimalism

Philip Glass: Music in Similar Motion (1973) 
Steve Reich: Four Organs (1970)  
Rhys Chatham: Two Gongs (1971)  

Anthony Burr - clarinet, organ
Richard Carrick - piano, organ
Jennifer Choi - violin, organ
David Shively - percussion
Alex Waterman - cello, organ, percussion

Recently praised by the New York Times as a "new and first-rate new music ensemble," Either/Or is a chamber ensemble based in New York City, directed by pianist/composer Richard Carrick and percussionist David Shively.  Either/Or draws on a pool of collaborating musicians, all of whom are active soloists in the field of new and experimental music.   This mobile structure allows Either/Or to present works ranging from soloists to chamber ensembles and beyond, including unconventional formations and works with electronics.  Either/Or has performed at New York's leading venues for experimental music, including The Kitchen, MATA Festival, The Stone, the Goethe Institut, the Austrian Cultural Forum, and others.  Members of Either/Or have worked closely with American composers such as Robert Ashley, Anthony Coleman, Alvin Lucier, Elliott Sharp, and John Zorn, and the ensemble has presented New York premieres of works by Karlheinz Essl, Georg Friedrich Haas, György Kurtàg, Helmut Lachenmann, Thomas Meadowcroft, and many other artists.  Either/Or is a not-for-profit corporation registered in New York State and is supported by private sponsors as well as by grants from BMI Foundation, Eiler Foundation, Landecker Foundation, Meet the Composer, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, and other organizations


Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" music series is proud to announce its first-ever multi-performance curation at ISSUE Project Room from October 22 through the 26th.  Entitled "Essential Repertoire," its six performances are an initial attempt to accumulate a unique and expanding collection of cherished experimental music: from the New York School through the Minimalists, European approaches, and a number of electronic practices, alongside music's connectivity to art, performance, and multimedia.  Darmstadt's curators encourage vivid interpretations of their favorite avant-garde works from the city's liveliest composers and musicians.  Our final day of programming focuses on new work by emerging artists.

Darmstadt "Classics of the Avant Garde" is the Brooklyn-based contemporary music series led by composer-musicians Zach Layton and Nick Hallett which presents the best of New York City's live experimental music and multimedia.  Darmstadt will celebrate its fifth anniversary this November with an annual performance of Terry Riley's In C, which Alan Kozinn described in the New York TImes as "the most vital, audacious and energizing performance of the score I’ve ever heard."  Darmstadt regularly hosts its concerts and DJ sets at Galapagos Art Space, while its founders both create and curate work for such institutions as PS1, The Kitchen, Spiegeltent, and The Stone.  Darmstadt began as a "listening party" of avant-garde recordings before quickly evolving into a live performance series, and in 2007 was included in the New York TImes Best of New Music rundown. Darmstadt's memorable DJ sets have been requested at Brooklyn Academy of Music for Steve Reich's 70th birthday and at the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival in collaboration with filmmakers Jonas Mekas, Virginie Marchand, and Butoh dance master Kazuo Ohno.


October 22 - 26
ISSUE Project Room 
in the (OA) Can Factory
232 3rd Street (at 3rd Ave), Brooklyn
performances at 8pm unless noted otherwise
tickets:  $10 advance (available at Other Music and online) / $15 at door
F, M, R to 9th Street-4th Ave


Official Website: http://darmstadtnewmusic.org

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