METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE AND NEW AMSTERDAM PRESENT
LEAN BACK AND RELEASE
Featuring Kristin Lee
Celebrate the debut EP of composer Molly Joyce, Lean Back and Release! Metropolis Ensemble and New Amsterdam Records will be co-presenting a FREE release party at Metropolis' new pop-up venue 1 Rivington featuring performances by Joyce and Metropolis Ensemble concertmaster Kristin Lee, “a true artist” (The Strad).
Acclaimed for being written to “superb effect” by The Wire, Lee will perform the EP’s title track, a delirious exploration of the violin’s range as it gradually “leans back” and finally “releases” itself into the guttural low registers. Joyce will also perform a short set and demonstration on her vintage toy organ, including the premiere of a new work for organ and electronics.
This album represents some of Joyce’s first expeditions into composing for acoustic instruments with electronics, specifically how the sonic personality of solo the violin morphs and churns in an electro-acoustic texture.
We are beyond excited to introduce Molly as a new member of the Metropolis Ensemble community. Over the coming seasons we look forward to many fruitful collaborations, including several new commissions.
Doors open at 6:00pm
Wine reception to follow (sponsored by Miro Cellars)