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02-Mar-17

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THURSDAY MARCH 9, 2017, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

TEODORA STEPANČIĆ: New Piano Music from The Hague

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-768-3195

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday March 9th with Brooklyn-based pianist and composer Teodora Stepančić. A native of Serbia and a recent arrival to New York City, Stepančić seeks works for the piano that speak in the voice of the outsider, a hushed voice, that does not try to draw attention to itself, and that stresses generosity, attentiveness, intimacy, spirit and focus. This focus also informs her own compositions, into which she often incorporates theatrical and visual elements. She will perform a one-hour program of piano works by Assaf Gidron, Hollas Longton, Tom Aldrich and her own For pianist and helperformer. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph

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:

Teodora Stepančić was born in 1982 in Belgrade, Serbia and is currently based in Brooklyn. She is a core member of Ensemble Modelo62 (NL), Ensemble Studio6 (RS), Stepančić-Gidron duo (US), and frequently collaborates with different new music ensembles as pianist and composer. She regularly performs in Europe, Middle East, North and South America and appeared on festivals such as BBC Proms (London), Gaudeamus Music Week (The Netherlands), Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, Zwei Tage Zeit (Zurich), Hawler International Theater Festival (Erbil). Teodora holds master's degree in piano and composition from the University of Art in Belgrade and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She also graduated from the ballet school in Belgrade.

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Upcoming: David Grubbs (new date TBA), Michael Pisaro (4/13) and Alexandra Gardner (5/11)

1/12/17 Flyer

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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
718-768-3195

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..

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Upcoming:  David Grubbs (2/9/17); Teodora Stepačić (3/9/17)…

12/8/16 Flyer

05-Dec-16

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15-Nov-16

zimmerphone-hotel-room-tubaTHURSDAY DECEMBER 8, 2016, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

MARK STEWART: New Music Hootenanny

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-768-3195

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday December 8th with Brooklyn-based Multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart. Though best known as a guitarist, Stewart is also widely regarded as a prolific inventor of handmade musical instruments. For over two decades he has maintained an instrument workshop and sonic salon known as the “lab” creating a dizzying array of invented instruments out of collected garbage, PVC pipes found on street corners, and latent objects of every sort charged with unexplored musical potential. The evening will focus on these unique creations through a “new music hootenanny” wherein Stewart will introduce and demonstrate many of his instruments and lead the audience in a spontaneous participatory performance. 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:

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, composer and instrument designer Mark Stewart has been heard around the world performing old and new music. Since 1998 he has recorded, toured and been Musical Director with Paul Simon.  A founding member of the Bang on a Can All-Stars, the comic duo Polygraph Lounge with keyboard & theremin wizard Rob Schwimmer, Mark has also worked with Steve Reich, Sting, Anthony Braxton, Bob Dylan, Charles Wourinen, Cecil Taylor, Meredith Monk, Stevie Wonder, Phillip Glass, Hugh Masakela, Iva Bittova, Bruce Springsteen, Ornette Coleman, Edie Brickell, Don Byron, Joan Baez, Paul McCartney, Jimmy Cliff, the Everly Brothers, Fred Frith, Alison Krauss, David Krakauer, Bobby McFerrin, David Byrne, James Taylor, The Roches, Aaron Neville and Marc Ribot. He has worked extensively with composer Elliot Goldenthal on music for the films Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Across the Universe, Titus, The Butcher Boy, The Good Thief, In Dreams and Heat, often playing instruments of his own design and construction. He has designed instruments for TFANA's productions of Midsummer Nights Dream & King Lear and is the inventor of the WhirlyCopter, a bicycle-powered Pythagorean choir of singing tubes and the Big Boing, a 24 ft. sonic banquet table Mbira that seats 30 children playing 490 found objects. He is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music &  a Visiting Lecturer at MIT. Stewart can be heard on Warner Bros., Sony, Sony Classical, Point/Polygram, Nonesuch, Label Bleu, Resonance Magnetique, Cantaloupe and CRI recordings. He lives in New York City making his living playing and writing popular music, semi-popular music and unpopular music.

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Upcoming:  Thomas Buckner (1/12/17); David Grubbs (2/9/17); Teodora Stepačić (3/9/17)…

11/10/16 Flyer

07-Nov-16

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14-Oct-16

i-vnhn262-mTHURSDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

VICKI RAY: The Art of the Miniature

The Old Stone House
in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map
718-768-3195

Musical Ecologies continues Thursday November 10th with Los Angeles-based pianist Vicki Ray. A leading interpreter of contemporary piano music, Ray is known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century. Making a rare New York appearance, Ray will present a one-hour program exploring different approaches to the short form, with works by John Cage, Joseph Periera, György Kurtág and Chinary Ung. 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:

Described as “phenomenal and fearless,” Vicki Ray is a leading interpreter of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vicki’s concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation. As a founding member of Piano Spheres, an acclaimed series dedicated to exploring the less familiar realms of the solo piano repertoire, her playing has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times for “displaying that kind of musical thoroughness and technical panache that puts a composer’s thoughts directly before the listener.” Recent recordings include David Rosenboom’s Twilight Language on Tzadik Records and Feldman’s For Piano and String Quartet with the Eclipse Quartet on Bridge Records. Her 2013 recording of Cage’s The Ten Thousand Things on the Microfest label was nominated for a Grammy. Ms. Ray’s work as a collaborative artist has been extremely diverse and colorful, as a member the California E.A.R. Unit and Xtet, chamber music appearances on the Dilijan, Jacaranda and the Green Umbrella Series, regularly performances on the venerable Monday Evening Concert series, as well as major solo roles with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, and the Blue Rider Ensemble of Toronto, with whom she made the first Canadian recording of Pierrot Lunaire. She is currently head of the piano department at the California Institute of the Arts, where she has been on the faculty since 1991, and for the past eight years she has served on the faculty at the Bang on a Can summer festival at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. 

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Upcoming:  Mark Stewart (12/8); Thomas Buckner (1/12); David Grubbs (2/9/16)…