On Behalf

  • Nancy Manocherian's - The Cell 338 West 23rd Street New York, NY, 10011 United States

The dynamic and inventive pianist Brianna Matzke has teamed up with New York City-based violinist Hajnal Pivnick to commission seven innovative pieces for piano and violin, as part of the Response Project commissioning initiative.  Special guest pianist Kathleen Supové will perform a new work that she has commissioned, as well.  These young composers have written new works in response to one simple phrase: ON BEHALF.

This phrase "ON BEHALF" was drawn from an exchange between Killer Mike and Stephen Colbert on The Late Show.

Composers have been invited to consider how this phrase impacts them personally, politically, and/or artistically, as well as potential manifestations of the phrase within musical composition and performance. Each have chosen to speak "on behalf" of an idea, person, community, or condition.

Responses are on behalf of:
·      my two very different Southern grandmothers
·      the failure to create collaborations
·      American tolerance
·      physical disability
·      future humans as imagined by H. G. Wells
·      metaphor in religion
·      whistleblowers

World premiere works by:
·      Will R. Ayers
·      Andy Costello
·      Alexandra du Bois
·      Molly Joyce
·      Nate May
·      D. J. Sparr
·      Dorian Wallace

Tickets go on sale January 23, 2017

·      physical disability