General Admission: $15
RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC: The Satie-Cage Connection
The talented composer collective RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC explores the relationship between Erik Satie and John Cage, examining their sense of creativity and play within the construct. Music by Satie and Cage will be interspersed with world premieres, all accompanied by the innovative silent films of French illusionist Georges Méliès.
Now in its seventh season, composer collective and new music ensemble RED LIGHT NEW MUSIC is an essential and unique voice in the vibrant New York City new music scene and beyond. Founded in 2004 by composers Vincent Raikhel, Scott Wollschleger, Christopher Cerrone, and Liam Robinson, and joined by a crew of top-notch, adventuresome musicians, Red Light New Music began with a remarkable series of concerts exploring works by Gerard Grisey, Morton Feldman and Beat Furrer. Red Light has brought its illuminating programs to New York City’s (le) Poisson Rouge, the Galapagos Art Space, The Stone, the Italian Academy at Columbia University, and the Chelsea Art Museum; to the Kennedy Center and the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC; and further afield to the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, the wulf in Los Angeles, as well as week-long residencies at the University of California, San Diego and the Usinesonore Festival in Switzerland.
EAR HEART MUSIC
The “innovative Ear Heart Music series has become a staple in the New York new music soundscape.” (Time Out NY) Curated by Amelia Lukas, Ear Heart Music is a modern chamber music series for modern ears. A showcase of adventurous and cutting-edge performers, composers, and collaborative artists, this is where curious New Yorkers get their aural fix. By presenting high-quality new music that engages and entertains, we nurture our audience. By facilitating open dialogue, we provide context for our work. Shows often combine music with other artistic elements such as electronic processing, performance art, film, and dance. Through unique artist pairings, eclectic programming, and the integral incorporation of the new, Ear Heart Music plays a major role in reshaping the chamber music landscape for the 21st century.
“one of our favorite new music series”
All quotes from Time Out New York.
About curator Amelia Lukas
“a fine balance of virtuosity and poetry” - The New York Times
“a buoyancy of spirit that comes out in the flute, a just beautiful sound” - The Boston Globe
An accomplished and adventurous flutist, Amelia’s recent projects include performances at Carnegie’s Zankel and Weill Halls, the Stone, Bargemusic, Le Poisson Rouge, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the Orford Sound Art Festival, and premieres of works by Columbia University Composers at Lincoln Center. Amelia has appeared with such orchestras as the London Sinfonietta and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition to producing chamber music concerts throughout New York City, she is a Promotion Associate for music publisher G. Schirmer, representing their chamber and dance music catalogues. Amelia holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England where she won three prizes for musical excellence.