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21c Liederabend op. 2
Thu, Apr 07, 2011, 8:00 pm - Sat, Apr 09, 2011, 11:59 pm
Package offer from The Kitchen Box Office: Two-Nights: $25; Three-Nights: $35
Produced in collaboration with Beth Morrison Projects, Opera on Tap, and VisionIntoArt, 21c Liederabend, op.2 is an ambitious multimedia festival of boundary-pushing, post-classical song featuring the brightest rising young stars as well as beloved, well-known composers of New York City’s contemporary music scene.
Over three evenings, 21 composers, encompassing an explosive array of styles, will present new work alongside newly commissioned films, video projections and sculptural lighting design. See below for the entire lineup of composers and performers, including a special commission work and the festival’s eight world-premieres (listed in italics).
Festival Night One, Thursday, April 7
Composers: Paola Prestini, Theo Bleckmann, Julia Wolfe, Phil Kline, Matt Marks, Gregory Spears, Russell Platt and Gabriel Kahane
Featured Performers: ACME, Gabriel Kahane, John Buffalo Mailer, Jonathan Safran Foer, Rinde Eckert, Melvin Van Peebles, Theo Bleckmann, Ted Hearne, Kate Geissinger, Toby Twining, Tony Boutte, Mellissa Hughes, Anthony Roth Costanzo, and Amelia Watkins
Festival Night Two, Friday, April 8
Composers: Paola Prestini, Douglas J. Cuomo, Kamala Sankaram, Missy Mazzoli, Du Yun (Festival Commission), Peter Golub, Ted Hearne, and Milica Paranosic
Featured Performers: ACME, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Helga Davis, Charlotte Dobbs, David Grimm, Royce Vavrek and Susan Yankowitz, Tony Boutte, Kamala Sankaram, Du Yun, Phil Moffa, Amelia Watkins, Abigail Fischer, Lori Cotler, and Glen Velez
Festival Night Three, Saturday, April 9
Composers: Sarah Kirkland Snider, John Zorn, David T. Little, Paola Prestini, Du Yun, Lev Zhurbin and Daniel Felsenfeld
Featured Performers: ACME, Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, Shara Worden, Abigail Fischer, Lisa Bielawa, Royce VavrekMartha Cluver, Kirsten Sollek, Kathryn Mulvahill, Mellissa Hughes, and Corey Dargel
Films by Ali Hossaini, Carmen Kordas, Stephen Taylor and S. Katy Tucker, with photography by Murat Eyuboglu. Lighting design by Marcus Doshi and projection design by S. Katy Tucker.