Jun
26
4:00 pm16:00

Tribeca Monsters

  • The Cell

Tribeca Monsters  On Sunday, June 26, 4PM, at nancy manocherian's the cell, violinists Mary Rowell leads a monster group of musicians performing works by Don Byron, Annie Gosfield, Andrew NormanTony ScottPreston Stahly, and Jacob TV, including the Division 2 winning piece of the Tribeca New Music 2016 Young Composer Competition by composer Grant Luhmann. 
Performing on the concert in addition to Mary will be an exceptional group of performing artists including Ashley Bathgate, cello; Eleonor Sandresky, piano; and Andrew Sternman, winds.  

On the program:

For AshleyAndrew Norman
The Garden of Love - Jacob TV
Shattered Apparitions of the West Wind - Annie Gosfield
Taffrail (world premiere) - Preston Stahly
Aborea - Grant Luhmann
Improvisation - Tony Scott
Cranks and Cactus Needles - Annie Gosfield
Basquiat - Don Byron

Tickets go on sale May 26.

Hungry?
Restaurants near the cell:
Asuka Sushi - Japanese
Barchetta – Italian Mediterranean
Blossom - Vegan
Company  - Pizza
East of 8th – American
Francisco’s Centro Vasco – Spanish
Guilty Goose – American
The Half King -  Irish
Jakes’s Saloon (two Chelsea locations near the theater)
New York Burger Co.
Pongsri - Thai
Terri - Organic


May
15
4:00 pm16:00

Ashley Bathgate - Stories for Ocean Shells

  • nancy manocheritan's - The Cell

Stories for Ocean Shells  - A concert and CD release party!
Stories for Ocean Shells is the title of a new album on Cantaloupe Music, and is the brainchild of Australian composer Kate Moore and American cellist Ashley Bathgate, who have been collaborating since 2009. As the lives of these two artists from opposite corners of the world collide, intersect, and intertwine in strange and unexpected ways, wordless tales of travel, love, sadness, and beauty are told in a cycle of six works for solo cello. This album, and this concert, seek to communicate to the audience how a beautiful partnership, even oceans apart, can offer entirely new world views and perspectives, as well as an opportunity for quiet self-reflection.

Premieres
Deliquescent (world premiere), by Douglas Cuomo, was written for his father in the last days of his life. It’s an experience in quiet and subtle concentration—a consideration of our experience of time, stillness, anticipation, and what remains after something is gone. 
Flash Crash (NY premiere), by Jascha Naverson, uses data from high-frequency trading algorithms as raw material for a synth-drenched space odyssey.   

Bach Unwound
Ashley will also perform selected works from her Bach Unwound project - a collaboration with the Brooklyn-based composer collective Sleeping Giant (Timo Andres, Chris Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Ted Hearne, Robert Honstein, and Andrew Norman) create an entirely new series of reflections inspired by the Unaccompanied Cello Suites of J.S. Bach.
Sleeping Giant represents a young, stylistically diverse, and daring composer-collective well-suited to redefine the cello as a solo instrument. Each member of Sleeping Giant will compose one movement of the new suite, basing it loosely on a corresponding movement of their choice from the original Bach suites, but free to use the music as an inspiration for expressing and expanding his personal compositional voice.
 

Apr
17
4:00 pm16:00

SEVEN)SUNS

  • nancy manocherian's - The Cell
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"Heart-pounding, incredibly intense, masterfully done!"
—Greg Kennelty, Metal Injection


Fresh from recording on the new Dillinger Escape Plan album with the legendary metal band, SEVEN)SUNS will take over The Cell on Sunday, April 17 at 4PM to perform an exciting set of new and recent music ranging from Dillinger's 43% Burnt, to Arvo Pärt, their own music, and the Division 1 Young Composer Competition winning piece Great Danger, Keep Out  by Matthew Browne.  

SEVEN)SUNS is an important emerging string quartet named after an apocalyptic Buddhist prophecy.  They bring together two related music subcultures, Metal and Hardcore, into the classically oriented performing arts.  The sound of SEVEN)SUNS is, by turns, driven, aggressive, dissonant, and hard-edged as well as contemplative, meditative, still, and serene.
The members of the quartet, Fung Chern Hwei and Amanda Lo, violins; Earl Maneein, viola; Jennifer DeVore, cello, perform their own works, which incorporate Western Art Music, Metal, and Hardcore into their own unique genre, as well as works by other contemporary composers.

On the program:
Summa - Arvo Pärt
Great Danger, Keep Out - Matthew Browne
In Full View - Earl Manneein
Quote Unquote - Mr. Bungle, arr. Patti Kilroy
Malus Olympia - Maneein/Grohowski/Serr
Basher - Earl Maneein
43% Burnt - Dillinger Escape Plan
Yama - Maneein/Lambdin/Grohowski
 

Mar
20
4:00 pm16:00

Bonjour

  • nancy manocherian's - the cell

Bonjour

Debut performance of the complete works from their new album, Bonjour, to be released by Cantaloupe Music.

Ashley Bathgate, cello and voice
Florent Ghys, bass, composition, and voice
James Moore, guitars and voice
Eleonore Oppenheim, bass and voice  
Owen Weaver, percussion an voice


Bonjour • Sunday, March 20, 2016, 4PM, at The Cell - a 21st Century Salon in NYC.  Bonjour is not quite your average chamber music ensemble. The quintet’s members are Eleonore Oppenheim, bass and voice; Ashley Bathgate, cello and voice; James Moore, guitars and voice;  Owen Weaver, percussion and voice; and Florent Ghys, bass, composition, and voice. They are a low string band with drums and percussion founded by bassist and composer Florent Ghys in 2012. Combining basses, cello, guitars, drum set, pitched percussion, melodica, and voices, Ghys creates music that easily slides across genre barriers and brings the listener into a sound world that is equal parts groove, melody, and meditation.  With excitingly uncharacteristic instrumentation, the group has altered the rules of the game. The music plays freely across boundaries between pop, minimalist, and contemporary. 
In this concert Bonjour will perform works from their debut album to be released on the Cantaloupe Music label.

On the Program

Friday 3 PM
Wednesday
Thursday Afternoon
Sunday
Monday Morning
Thursday Morning
Tuesday Noon

The pieces on Bonjour's eponymous debut album are musical snapshots. Performed in no particular order, each one represents a day of the week and its associated mood, some more specific than others: 
Works like Sunday and Friday 3 PM draw on the Indian classical tradition of raga to craft Florent’s own idiosyncratic music that by turns builds like the best kind of post-rock anthem, grooves like a hocket-obsessed West African funk band, and has the harmonic vocabulary of a synthesizing sponge with a diplomatic passport. The players’ voices are alternately treated as additional melodic instruments and as dictaphones spewing nonsensical parallel quotes from a variety of literary, news, and other sources, as in Monday Morning. The combination of vocals with guitars (electric and acoustic) and percussion, which includes everything from drum kit to melodica to glockenspiel, all of it fleshed out by several lush and pliable layers of lower strings, yields a surprising array of textures in which to become lost and then find one’s way out of, or to just relish staying lost in for a while.
 

 

Nov
13
Nov 14

An American Maverick - Jerome Kitzke at 60

  • The DiMenna Center - Mary Flagler Cary Hall

On November 13th and 14th, at The DiMenna Center in NYC, Tribeca New Music will celebrate the 60th birthday of Jerome Kitzke, one of the most original voices in new music today. The concerts will feature 12 works from 1987-2015, including the world premiere on Friday of For Pte Tokahewin Ska, performed by Kitzke’s group, The Mad Coyote

A true "American Maverick," Kitzke thinks of himself to be as much a storyteller as he is a composer. Some of the stories are about life's personal roads, like The Redness of Blood and Sunflower Sutra, which both express the composer's love for his blood family. Many, however, like Haunted America and The Paha Sapa Give-Back, are about the roads that go looking for what it means to be an American early in the 21st century, especially as it relates to the connection between how we live on this land and the way we came to live on it.

Kitzke's music celebrates American vitality in its purest forms. It thrives on the spirit of driving jazz, Plains Indian song, and Beat Generation poetry, where freedom and ritual converge. It is direct, dramatic, and visceral — always with an ear to the sacred ground.

An all-star cast of musicians will come together to perform this two-night celebration, including the string quartet ETHEL, The Mad Coyote, Anthony de Mare, Jennifer Marshall Evens, Ralph Farris, Tony Flynt, David Friedman, Jay Johnson, Kip Jones, Peggy Kampmeier, Lisa Karrer, Alan Kay, Noah Kay, Guy Klucevsek, Nathan Koci, Kjersti Kveli, Margaret Lancaster, Dorothy Lawson, Corin Lee, Michael Lowenstern, Wendy Luck, Barbara Merjan, Nicholas DeMaison, Mike Perdue, Sara Schoenbeck, Will Smith, Jude Traxler, Allen Won, and Jerome Kitzke.

On the programs:
Friday, November 13, 2015
Mad Coyote Madly Sings (1991)
For Pte Tokahewin Ska (2015) - world premiere
Haunted America (2002)
Sunflower Sutra (1999)
Winter Count (2008)

Saturday, November 14, 2015
The Animist Child (1994)
A Keening Wish (1988)
The Green Automobile (2000)
Breath and Bone (1996)
The Paha Sapa Give-Back (1993)
The Big Gesture (1987)
The Redness of Blood (1995)

 

Jun
22
7:00 pm19:00

Oceans Eat Cities

  • The Cell
“Always rich in young composers, this series has taken on venerable status.” –New York Times

Take a deep dive into a variety of works including Oceans Eat Cities, a world premiere by composer Neil Rolnick, with live video by Luke DuBois. Oceans Eat Cities realizes actual Climate Central data by creating a clear musical theme that is submerged in stages according to the percentage of cities consumed by rising seas. The piece is written for and will be performed by Face the Music and their stunningly virtuosic teen string quartet, Quartet: This Side Up.

A full-fledged player in New York City’s vibrant contemporary classical scene, Face the Music, directed by Jennifer Undercofler, has rapidly become what Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has called “a force in the New York new-music world.”

Also highlighted on the program, FTM will team up with new music monster violinist Mary Rowell (ETHEL founding member), to tag-team a variety of new and recent works by Sam Friedman (FTM composer), Katherine Hoover, Paris Lavidis (FTM composer), Missy Mazzoli, Daniel Bernard Roumain, and Caroline Shaw.  

Before the show, head to one of the many local eateries listed below.*

On the program
Oceans Eat Cities (world premiere) - Neil Rolnick, with video by Luke DuBois
Dissolve, O my Heart - Missy Mazzoli
Filter - Daniel Bernard Roumain
Limestone & Felt - Caroline Shaw 
Prelude for Solo Violin - Katherine Hoover
String Quartet No. 2 - Paris Lavidis 
Mechanical Studies - Sam Friedman

Monday, June 22
7:00pm Concert


*Restaurants near The Cell theater

Asuka Sushi
Barchetta – Italian Mediterranean
Blossom - Vegan
Company  - Pizza
East of 8th – American
Francisco’s Centro Vasco – Spanish
Guilty Goose – American
The Half King -  Irish
Jakes’s Saloon
New York Burger Co.
Patsy’s Pizzeria
Pongsri - Thai
Terri - Organic

May
17
4:00 pm16:00

Fireflies

  • The Cell

This concert features the music of Rick Baitz, Geoffrey BurlesonGerald Cohen, Kevin Eppich, Phillip Golub (NY premiere), David Rakowski (world premiere), and Jacob TV in a rich offering of exciting new and recent works for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano.
Tribeca New Music is especially pleased to present the winning composition of its 2015 Young Composer Competition, Fireflies (NY premiere) for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, by Phillip Golub.
Performing will be pianist Geoffrey Burleson, violinist Jennifer Choi, clarinetist Vasko Dukovski, pianist Alexandra Joan, and cellist Wendy Law.
After the 90 minute show, head to one of the many local eateries listed below.

On the program
TaTaTaTa - Jacob TV
Fireflies - Phillip Golub (NY premiere)
Dark Fire - Rick Baitz
PIMPIN - Jacob TV
Study for the Left-Hand - Kevin Eppich
Two Miniatures for the Left Hand - Peter Schickele
Rango - Prelude #49 (world premiere) - David Rakowski
Ain't Got No Right - Etude #67 (world premiere) - David Rakowski
The Right To Be Sinister (world premiere) - Geoffrey Burleson
Variously Blue - Gerald Cohen

General Admission • $20 online ($25 at the door)
Students/Seniors • $10 online ($15 at the door)

Sunday, May 17
4:00pm Matinee


Restaurants near The Cell theater

Asuka Sushi
Barchetta – Italian Mediterranean
Blossom - Vegan
Company  - Pizza
East of 8th – American
Francisco’s Centro Vasco – Spanish
Guilty Goose – American
The Half King -  Irish
Jakes’s Saloon
New York Burger Co.
Patsy’s Pizzeria
Pongsri - Thai
Terri - Organic

Apr
26
4:00 pm16:00

Hands Free!

  • The Cell
Michael Lowenstern (left) and The Hands Free (right) share a double bill concert!

Michael Lowenstern (left) and The Hands Free (right) share a double bill concert!

Between strictly notated and spontaneous expression, tasty improvisation is the name of the game for this concert as Tribeca New Music continues its Artists in Residency at The Cell theater with the third of a five-concert series.  This concert is a double-bill featuring The Hands Free, a new quartet (guitar/banjo, violin/mandolin, accordion/brass, and bass) led by guitarist James Moore (Dither), and soloist composer/bass clarinetist Michael Lowenstern.  Both acts will be premiering new and performing recent works from their repertoire.  

On the program
Set 1 - Michael Lowenstern
Arms Out (premiere)  
Little Bit (premiere) 

Stomp
Ariel's Hands
Lost in Translation (by popular request)  
Drift


Set 2 - The Hands Free
(James Moore-guitar/banjo, Caroline Shaw-violin/mandolin, Nathan Koci-accordion/brass, Eleonore Oppenheim-bass)
Yes or No - James Moore
Needle and Thread
 - James Moore
A Grin without a Face - James Moore
Sade - James Moore
Reels & Ballads - (arr.) Nathan Koci

General Admission • $20 online ($25 at the door)  
Students/Seniors • $10 online ($15 at the door)


Sunday, April 26 
4:00pm Matinee

 

Mar
23
6:30 pm18:30

Tribeca New Music - Groupmuse!

  • The Cell - a twentyfirst century salon
Jennifer Choi, James Moore, Vicky Chow

Jennifer Choi, James Moore, Vicky Chow

Hosted by Preston Stahly, TNM director

It’s BYOB to this friendly lounge and art gallery party, as Tribeca New Music hosts its first Groupmuse, combining and connecting traditional classical music (first set) with “new classical" music (second set) in a friendly house party setting.  

Violinist Jennifer Choi and guitarist James Moore will be joined by pianist Vicky Chow as they perform works by John Adams, JS Bach, Beethoven, Lou Harrison, Michael Gordon, Niccolo Paganini, Terry Riley, Preston Stahly, and others.

We'll start with drinks at 6:30pm and then music around 7pm.


Seating is limited to only 50.  So if you haven’t already, sign up and join the fun.

Make a reservation here: Groupmuse.
 

 

Nov
16
4:00 pm16:00

Escape New York - Jennifer Choi & Cornelius Dufallo in Concert

Jennifer Choi and Cornelius Dufallo perform

Jennifer Choi and Cornelius Dufallo perform

SEASON OPENER!  We are thrilled to have both Jennifer Choi and Cornelius Dufallo, two of new music’s most compelling violinists, teaming up to perform an array of challenging and expressive solos and duos. Escape New York features some of their favorite recent contemporary scores that promise to transport you to new musical worlds. 

In addition, Tribeca New Music is proud to present the winning work of its national 2014 Young Composer Competition, for young musicians 21 years old and younger, a stunning three-movement solo violin piece written by 20-year-old
Andrew Hsu which will receive its NYC premiere by Jennifer Choi.  A native of the San Francisco Bay Area and composition student at the Curtis Institute of Music, Andrew has already won the BMI and multiple ASCAP awards for composition and is a rising star on the new music scene.  

Join us at 4pm for the concert at the cell, and then have dinner afterward at one of the many fine restaurants in the area.  
(See local restaurant list
 below.)

The program will include works by:
Kinan Azmeh
Eve Beglarian
Kenji Bunch
Caleb Burhans
Anna Clyne
Rob Deemer
Cornelius Dufallo
Andrew Hsu
 (NYC premiere)
Preston Stahly

The Cell - A Twenty First Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street, NYC  10011

General Admission $25
Students/Seniors $20

 

Tracy Silverman - Concerto for One • Performance and Party
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Tracy Silverman - Concerto for One • Performance and Party

  • The Cell

Works by:

John Adams
Kenji Bunch
Nico Muhly
Gyan Riley
Terry Riley
Tracy Silverman

Special guests:
Ralph Farris (from ETHEL)

In Concerto for One Tracy takes orchestra works written for him by John Adams, Kenji Bunch, Nico Muhly, and Terry Riley, and arranges them into solo performances using electronics and live loop recordings for a virtual symphonic experience.

Tracy Silverman: "This performance is a special opportunity for me to demonstrate the range and versatility of the six-string electric violin and what I refer to as 21st-century violin playing - which is fully immersed in and reflects the popular, multicultural landscape of contemporary American musical life."

Album Release
The concert will also serve as the album release party for Tracy's new album Between the Kiss and the Chaos, which the New York Times praised for the way it "conjures expansive colorful sound worlds."

Party
The party will feature Tracy's special Nashville recipes for Mint Julep Shooters, Devil's Food Cupcakes, Mint Julep Cupckaes, and more.

 

Devil's Duo
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

Devil's Duo


Mary Rowell and Tracy Silverman, violins

John Adams     The Dharma at Big Sur (excerpts)
Richard Einhorn     Maxwell's Demon (excerpts)
Howard Hersh     Madam's Tavern
Nico Muhly     Seeing is Believing (excerpts)
Terry Riley     Palmian Chord Ryddle (excerpts)
Mary Rowell     New Work  (world premiere)
Tracy Silverman     Axis and Orbits (world premiere of the complete duo)

Join us for the after-party!

Where?

The Cell - a 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Poetry in Motion
May
17
7:00 pm19:00

Poetry in Motion


Curated by Christopher Cerrone
Mellissa Hughes, soprano; Jacob Cooper, electronics; Matt Evans, percussion; Sarah Goldfeather, violin & voice; Karl Larson, piano

Christopher Cerrone     I Will Learn to Love a Person
Jacob Cooper     Two Songs from Silver Threads
Ted Hearne     Protection
Andrew Norman     Don't Even Listen
Eric Shanfield     Borrowed Love Songs

Join us for the after-party!

Where?

The Cell - a 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

No Ordinary Window
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

No Ordinary Window


Martha Mooke and Jessica Meyer

Martha Mooke:  
• No Ordinary Window  (TNM commission & world premiere)
• REM: A Dream in Sound

Jessica Meyer:  
• Getting Home (I must be...)
• Afflicted Mantra
• Source of Joy  
(world premiere)
• Touch
• Duende

Join us for the after-party!

Where?

The Cell - a 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Stainless Staining
May
15
7:00 pm19:00

Stainless Staining

  • The Cell

Vicky Chow, piano

Donnacha Dennehy     Stainless Staining
Ryan Francis     Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
Florent Ghys     Poor Margie (world premiere)
Christopher Cerrone     Hoyt-Schermerhorn
Steve Reich     Piano Counterpoint


Join us for the after-party!

Where?

The Cell - a 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Film to Stage
May
14
7:00 pm19:00

Film to Stage

  • 338 W 23rd St

Curated by Douglas Cuomo (Sex and the City)
Bleecker String Quartet
Douglas Cuomo, guitar; Adeena Karasick, voice; Frank London, trumpet; Rob Schwimmer, Theremin & keyboard; Deep Singh, tabla & percussion

Carter Burwell      Air (Adapted from No Country for Old Men) (world premiere)
John Corigliano     Red Violin Caprice (excerpts)
Douglas Cuomo     
Stations of Light
Frank London     Salomé (excerpt)  Film by Abigail Child, Text by Adeena Karasick
Rob Schwimmer     The Fall of the House of Usher
Bora Yoon, 
Huang Ruo, Douglas Cuomo     Shift

Join us for the after-party!

Where?

The Cell - a 21st Century Salon
338 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011