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THURSDAY JANUARY 12, 2017, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

THOMAS BUCKNER: Music for Voice and Electronics

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday January 12th with baritone Thomas Buckner. A major figure in the New York avant-garde, Buckner has been a steadfast advocate of new and improvised music for over four decades. Tonight he will present a one hour program of works for voice and electronics by Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and a collaborative work with Annea Lockwood.  The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph, and a reception will follow. 

Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held every 2nd Thursday (except where noted) at the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Curated and hosted by composer Dan Joseph, each event typically focuses on a single artist who presents a work or project either in the form of a talk or lecture, a multimedia presentation, a performance, or combination thereof. Each presentation is preceded by an extended conversation with the curator and audience.

About the artist:

For decades, baritone Thomas Buckner has dedicated himself to the promotion and performance of new and improvised music, collaborating with a host of new music luminaries including Robert Ashley, Noah Creshevsky, Tom Hamilton, Earl Howard, Matthias Kaul, Leroy Jenkins, Bun Ching Lam, Annea Lockwood, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Wadada Leo Smith, Chinary Ung, Christian Wolff and many others. Buckner has appeared at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Herbst Theatre, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Berlin Spring Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival the, the Prague Spring Festival, and the Angelica Festival of Bologna. He is featured on over 50 recordings, including 6 solo albums, the most recent being “New Music for Baritone & Chamber Ensemble,” which includes works by Annea Lockwood, Tania Leon, and Petr Kotik. Buckner also appears in the newly released CD/DVD “Kirili et le Nymphéas (Hommage à Monet)” filmed at the Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris, which hoses the Monet’s celebrated Water lilies murals. For the past twenty-five years Thomas Buckner has curated the Interpretations series in New York City, and continues to produce recordings on the Mutable Music label, introducing current artists and repertoire, as well as presenting important historic material, previously unavailable in CD format..

Photo by Stefan Falke

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