Either/Or

Either/Or at Whitebox Art Center

Co-Produced by Whitebox Art Center, Either/Or and Issue Project Room

Either/Or : Ninth Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music

June 26th and 27th 2014 | 8pm

Tickets: $10 cash at the door
Whitebox Art Center
329 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
PH: 212-714-2347

Either/Or performs their Ninth Annual Spring Festival of Contemporary Music for three nights of uncompromising and experimental new music. Either/Or is Aaron Baird (bass), Richard Carrick (electric guitar), Vasko Dukovski (clarinet), Russell Greenberg (percussion), Margaret Lancaster (flute), and co-director David Shively (percussion and electric guitar).

June 26th performance features soloists Aaron Baird, Vasko Dukovski, Margaret Lancaster, and co-director David Shively in a theatrical melange of works by iconic composers. Stockhausen’s flute solo will be performed in full body cat suit to Kagel and Druckman’s theatrical adventures and Lucier’s pure sound exploration of two slowly detuning electric guitars, this is a concert not to be missed.

Either/Or Program for June 26th:
Mauricio Kagel – Rigaudon (1982)
Toshio Hosokawa – Atem-Lied (1997)
Jacob Druckman – Valentine (1969)
Alvin Lucier – Criss-Cross (2013)
Wei-Chieh Lin – quivering (2014, WP)
Karlheinz Stockhausen – ZUNGENSPITZENTANZ (vom SAMSTAG aus LICHT, 1983)
Mauricio Kagel – Rigaudon / Ranz des vaches (1982)

June 27th performance is a CD release concert for co-director Richard Carrick’s upcoming CD Stone Guitars to be released by New Focus Recordings in early July. Stone Guitars multi-layered electric guitar music features Carrick (guitar) and Vasko Dukovski (clarinet) alongside special guests Gamin (Korean piri) and Chris Cochrane (guitar).

Link to Facebook Album

June 29th 2014 | 3pm

Tickets: $15 at the door or online: http://issueprojectroom.org
Issue Project Room
22 Boerum Place, Ground floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
PH: 718-330-0313

The festival culminates on June 29th with a special event for Either/Or’s 10th Birthday: Morton Feldman’s rarely heard 4 1/2 hour epic, For Philip Guston, at Brooklyn’s Issue Project Room. Either/Or has championed Feldman’s music for the past decade and his late trios for flute, piano, and percussion are among the works closest to the heart of the Either/Or repertoire. This will be a rare performance of one of the true masterworks of late 20th century experimentalism, balancing the sheer timbral beauty of this unique ensemble with virtuosic interplay and Feldman’s inimitable sense of scale.

The ninth annual Either/Or Spring Festival is a co-production between Issue Project Room, Whitebox Art Center, and Either/Or. More event details can be found at www.eitherormusic.org and issueprojectroom.org

Check out a sample of the music at : https://soundcloud.com/rcrichardcarrickcom/dawn

Either/Or’s 2013-14 Concert Season is made possible by the generous support of the BMI Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts (a New York State agency), Musik i Syd/Swedish Arts Council, and by our private donors. Either/Or is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

Photograph by Julieta Cervantes

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