1700 Kalorama Road, NW Suite 101
Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20009



What would it sound like if:
an amplified Coke can and a mandolin come together in duet?
a flute, bassoon and oboe get inspired by the Techno music of
Ibizia, Spain?
a traditional Cuban song gets a minimalist makeover?
good and evil battle together on one piano?

GREAT NOISE ENSEMBLE continues their second season answering these questions and more on January
26, 2007 with "Dancing, Drumming and Re-Defining" at the Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts,
1700 Kalorama Rd., NW, Washington, DC
at 8 PM. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20
at the door ($10 for students & seniors). Buy
Tickets at Virtuous.com

"Dancing, Drumming and Re-Defining" is part of the New Music Salon series sponsored by the DC chapter of the American
Composers Forum
(ACF-DC). This recital
features works by David Cutler,Gregg Martin,Ken Ueno, local composer Andrew Simpson, and a premiere by
Heather Figi.

Past performances this season included a birthday celebration of Steve Reich and his music, the first of Great Noise's annual Composers in Profile series and "Premieres and Prized
Pieces," an all-premiere program. Coming performances in the 2006-2007 season will feature Great Noise's debut at Ward Hall at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Also in
2006-2007, Great Noise is the ensemble in residence for the Washington chapter of the American Composers Forum.

The mission of the Great Noise Ensemble is to promote the work of young, emerging talents in the field of new music from the United States with a focus on composers from the Washington DC
area and to further the creation of new musical compositions, present world-class performances of masterpieces of music since 1970 and to educate audiences on the work of both established and emerging composers active in the creation of new concert music.

The New Music Salon series creates a space for composers, performers, and audiences to meet, share new work, and build connections. Meet the composers in our midst and find out where music is heading tomorrow. Stay for post-show refreshments and meet the movers and shakers in DC's new music scene.

ACF-DC has been sponsoring composer residencies with community groups and presenting new music in DC since 1997, and is always looking for new ways to break down barriers between artists, new music, and audiences.

The Patricia M. Sitar Center for the Arts provides after-school arts education in music, dance, drama, creative writing, and visual arts to low-income youth in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Tickets at Virtuous.com

For more information, contact ACF-DC:

[email protected]

Or, contact Great Noise Ensemble's Executive Director:
Kristen Williams Benoit
at [email protected]
or visit
or  http://www.myspace.com/greatnoise

Official Website: http://www.composersforum.org/dc

Added by j_matis on January 8, 2007