2011 Avant Music Festival
February 11-19, 2011, New York City

Five nights of music from the evolving Avant-Garde
Curated by Randy Gibson and Megan Schubert

Directions & Neighborhood Guide

February 11-19, 2011
The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street, New York City

The second annual Avant Music Festival focuses on evolution as its guiding theme, from the evolution of a single work (Gibson’s Apparitions of The Four Pillars) to the literal exploration in Georges Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’Origine des espèces and everything in between.

All concerts will begin at 8pm.

Full schedule:

Friday, February 11, 2011

The World Premiere of Apparitions of The Four Pillars with Their Lowest Additive Primes as limited to the 3rd, 7th, 9th, and 11th New Primes chosen Cyclically, The Toll of Premonition, The Memorial Connector over the Outlying Primal Abyss, and The Mid-Winter Ending by Randy Gibson

Performed by Randy Gibson, William Lang, and The Apparitions String Ensemble (Drew Blumberg: Conductor, Violin; Catherine McCurry: Violin; Mariel Roberts: Cello), with video by Oscar Henriquez.

Find out more about the performance of Apparitions of the Four Pillars.

Warning: the intense volume and vibrational nature of Apparitions of The Four Pillars may interfere with pacemakers. Projected visuals may be of a concern to people prone to photosensitive seizures.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 5.30pm

Panel Discussion between Nils Vigeland, Reiko Füting, and Randy Gibson. Moderated by Megan Schubert.

This one hour discussion is free and open to the public and will be held in the theatre prior to the Cage performances.

Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 8pm

Works by John Cage

Dream and In A Landscape performed by Vicky Chow,
Song Books performed by Ekmeles, and
Two5 performed by Randy Gibson and William Lang.

Read more about the chance-determined production of Song Books here.

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Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Duets by Reiko Füting and Nils Vigeland

Performed by Benjamin Capps, Victor Lowrie, Joshua Modney, Carol McGonnell, Erin Lesser, and on piano, Yegor Shevtsov.

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Friday, February 18th, 2011

The New York Premiere of the Opera Sextuor: L’Origine des espèces by Georges Aperghis

Performed by vocalists Gelsey Bell, Christie Finn, Amirtha Kidambi, Megan Schubert, Fabienne Séveillac, and cellist Émilie Girard-Charest.

Directed by Jeremy Bloom.

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Saturday, February 19th, 2011

The Avant-Premiere of Apparitions of The Four Pillars with Their Lowest Additive Primes as limited to the 3rd, 7th, 9th, and 11th New Primes chosen Cyclically, The Toll of Premonition, The Memorial Connector over the Outlying Primal Abyss, and The Mid-Winter Ending by Randy Gibson

Performed by Randy Gibson, William Lang, and The Apparitions String Ensemble (Drew Blumberg: Conductor, Violin; Catherine McCurry: Violin; Mariel Roberts: Cello), with video by Oscar Henriquez.

Find out more about the performance of Apparitions of the Four Pillars.

Warning: the intense volume and vibrational nature of Apparitions of The Four Pillars may interfere with pacemakers. Projected visuals may be of a concern to people prone to photosensitive seizures.

Click here to see photos from the performance >>