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THURSDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2020, 8:00 PM, $10

: Discrepancies in Musical Space

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

The 2019-20 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 13th with composer Paula Matthusen. Splitting her time between New York City, and Middletown, CT where she is Associate Professor of Music at Weslayan University, Matthusen writes acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. Tonight’s program will include a new work-in-progress for electric guitar performed by guitarist James Moore, an experimental piece for two resonating cymbals performed by Moore and Seth Cluett, and a solo work for electronics performed by the composer. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its seventh season, Musical Ecologies is a monthly symposium on music and sound held 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 between the artist and curator.

About the artist:

Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, she also collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. Her work often considers discrepancies in musical space—real, imagined, and remembered. Her music has been performed by Dither, Mantra Percussion, the Bang On A Can All-Stars, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), orchest de ereprijs, The Glass Farm Ensemble, and many others. She performs frequently with Object Collection, and through the theater company Kinderdeutsch Projekts. Awards include the Walter Hinrichsen Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Fulbright Grant, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers’ Awards, First Prize in the Young Composers’ Meeting Composition Competition, the MacCracken and Langley Ryan Fellowship, the “New Genre Prize” from the IAWM Search for New Music, and recently the 2014 Elliott Carter Rome Prize. Matthusen completed her Ph.D. at New York University. She was Director of Music Technology at Florida International University for four years, where she founded the FLEA Laptop Ensemble. Matthusen is currently Associate Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, where she teaches experimental music, composition, and music technology.

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