New York, NY
CONRAD TAO presents
A celebration and examination of the musician's "role" in the
Featuring Sideband, Todd Reynolds + R. Luke DuBois, Iktus Percussion, Face the Music, Iktus Percussion, thingNY, and Sriracha
- Tuesday June 11: ePhemera
with Sriracha, Sideband, and Todd Reynolds + R. Luke DuBois
ePhemera is devoted to electroacoustic music that not only exists within the present but actively operates within some more transient, ephemeral framework. In classical music, "permanence" is often understood as a dominant indicator of quality and/or significance. The music on ePhemera provides an alternative to that narrative.
works by Conrad Tao, Tristan Perich, Jakub Ciupinski, Phil Kline, Todd Reynolds, and more
- Wednesday June 12: REPlay
with Face the Music, Sriracha, Conrad Tao, and Iktus
REPlay is, as its title suggests, a RE-playing of "familiar" works, spanning centuries. It is a re-contextualization of rep. It is a re-purposing of "standard" rep's very definition. What happens when we include seminal works of the late 20th century alongside older works that have been in the "canon" – as it has been perceived – for centuries?
works by Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, Ravel, Messiaen, Philip Glass, David Lang, John Cage, and more
- Thursday June 13: Hi/r/stories
with thingNY, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Face the Music's Pannonia Quartet, Sriracha, and Iktus
Hi/r/stories is about directly engaging with history. If ePhemera and REPlay both explore alternatives to specific narratives in "classical" music, Hi/r/stories is centered around narrative itself. What stories get told in the canonical history? How can music articulate an alternative hi/r/story? And in our digital culture of sharing and re-sharing and adding commentary, how has the process of writing, re-writing, and understanding history changed?
works by Michael Daugherty, Frederic Rzewski, David Su, Paul Pinto, Dominic Donato, and more
For more information, visit unplayfestival.com