Second Annual Avant Music Festival

February 11-19, 2011
8pm, unless otherwise noted
Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

2011 Avant Music Festival
2011 Avant Music Festival

Five nights of performances curated by Randy Gibson and Megan Schubert, featuring some of the most talented young interpreters in New York in works that highlight the influence of the performer on experimental music from the 20th century and today.

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.

The 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.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

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

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.

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.

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.

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.