Line: Voices

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ticket Information

Time
8:00 PM
Event Type
Performances
Genre
Classical/Contemporary
Event Contact
Dylan Borja
Description

Featuring the world premiere of the Nouveau Classical Project’s latest commission, mini_014 by Paul Pinto, Line: voices inhabits the physicality of text and emotional intimacy of collective performance through three non-traditional works that explore group chant, verbalization, and reactive impulses, and instructive scores.

 

Composer Paul Pinto on mini_014:
mini_014 is a short song for chanting instrumentalists. When I wrote it, I wanted to make a sentimental piece about my father's aphasia. Instead, what came out is a one-sided phone conversation between the ensemble and my dad, musing on the loss of abilities, Quechua, and the great state of New Jersey. – Paul Pinto

 

Composer Bethany Younge on She Lapsed 12 Times Into Feigned Lines

I wonder if musicians can translate voice into dance. I wonder if basic movement (i.e. walking) can render a musical idea, where a person's shoes function as musical instruments. I question the demarcations that serve to sort musical ideas from kinesthetic ones, and furthermore visual scores from auditory ones. 

 

The Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) is a New York-based contemporary classical music ensemble that is "bringing a refreshing edge to the widely conservative genre" (VICE). It began by collaborating with fashion designers for its concerts and has expanded to creating multidisciplinary performances. Its mission is to engage new audiences and show that classical music is a living, breathing art form. 

 

To provide opportunities for composers, NCP holds annual Calls for Scores, Calls for Proposals, and commissions new work via the NCP Commissioning Fund. The collaborative nature of its work also allows the ensemble to create opportunities for artists from a variety of disciplines. 

 

NCP has performed at exciting venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Fisher, (le) poisson rouge, Galapagos Art Space, Symphony Space, The Center for Fiction, and Issue Project Room as part of MATA’s Interval series. Fashion shows include CFDA winner Pamela Love, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones, Kempner Collection, Ecco Domani winner Novis, Tanya Taylor, and more. Its projects are supported by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), and other generous foundations and individual donors.

 

Ensemble Name
Nouveau Classical Project
Composers
Paul Pinto, Bethany Younge, Angela Morris, Mieko Shiomi
Program

Program

mini_014 by Paul Pinto (World Premiere)

She Lapsed 12 Times Into Feigned Lines by Bethany Younge (New York Premiere)

Boundary Music by Mieko Shiomi

Listicles by Angela Morris

Program

mini_014 by Paul Pinto (World Premiere)

She Lapsed 12 Times Into Feigned Lines by Bethany Younge (New York Premiere)

Boundary Music by Mieko Shiomi

Listicles by Angela Morris


Venue
Areté
Location
67 West Street
Brooklyn, NY