Sounds from Philadelphia
Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM EDT
ACOUSTIC+ Sounds from Philadelphia:
Adam Vidiksis, Matthew Greenbaum, and Kurt Nelson
$20 General Admission // $10 Student
ACOUSTIC+ is an exciting and engaging series of collaborations between ENSEMBLE MISE-EN and three participating composers. The program focuses on showcasing a program of new works that emphasize a synergy between live performance and fixed/interactive multimedia elements. This installment process is accentuated by the participating composer’s unfettered access to MISE-EN_PLACE, the Bushwick home of ENSEMBLE MISE-EN, where they will be able to cater to the space to invoke a truly site-specific environment.
The first concert in the ACOUSTIC+ series is entitled “Sounds from Philadelphia” and will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 8pm. This concert will consist of two parts 1) a set of solo percussion and electronics by Adam Vidiksis; and 2) ENSEMBLE MISE-EN’s set featuring by Philadelphia-based composers Adam Vidiksis, Matthew Greenbaum and Kurt Nelson.
Adam Vidiksis is walking a tightrope between acoustic and electronic means of sound production. He is a percussionist and technologist of international acclaim and is a faculty member of Temple University. Also on Faculty at Temple University is New York native Matthew Greenbaum, whose volume of work is supported by over three decades of dedicated output. His works are performed internationally and domestically alike, and he has released an album on Centaur Records. Kurt Nelson’s music has received exceptional performances in recent years by the JACK Quartet, Argento Chamber Ensemble, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and violinist Miranda Cuckson.
Nelson’s After the Darkling Thrush refers to a nineteenth century poem by Thomas Hardy. His reinterpretation “belongs to our own time and reasserts the argument of Hardy’s text through its own persona.” The composer does not wish to suggest a program, but rather a compelling association though a musical enactment the events after the thrush.