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THURSDAY MARCH 12, 2015, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution ($10 suggested)

CHRIS MANNIGAN & DANNY TUNICK: New Music for Saxophone and Percussion
With special guest Drew Krause, piano

The Old Stone House

in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue

Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map


Musical Ecologies continues Thursday March 12th with the Brooklyn-based saxophone and percussion duo of Chris Mannigan and Danny Tunick. Joined by guest pianist and composer Drew Krause, the duo will present a program of duos and trios, including works they have recently commissioned by composers Rich Woodson, Dan Joseph and Drew Krause, as well as a rare performance of A Shrub by the Japanese composer Jo Kondo.  The evening will include World Premieres of Woodson’s Trio for Marimba, Sax, Piano, and Taped Percussion (2015) and Joseph’s Underground Suite (2014), as well as an encore performance of Krause’s Force of Habit (2011).

Photo by Rich Woodson

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 a 30-minute conversation with the curator and audience.

About the artists:

Chris Mannigan was born in Watertown, NY. He studied saxophone performance with Ronald Caravan, Joe Riposo, and Brian Scherer and composition with Christopher Hopkins, Joseph Downing, Daniel Strong Godfrey & Andrew Waggoner. He has appeared as a soloist with the Syracuse University Orchestra, and with a wide range of chamber ensembles and has recorded for the Arabesque, SUR and Between the Lines record labels. As a composer he has written extensively for stage, studio, film and theater.

Percussionist Danny Tunick has staked out his tent on the outer fringes of the classical/rock/experimental music scenes, as well as in the direct center of those same scenes, for more than 30 years. His performances can be heard on over 30 record labels, and he has worked with well over 30 groups as a conductor/performer in the dance, theater, film, and music worlds. He has performed with Merge and Flying Nun recording artists The Mad Scene, the Tzadik and Important Records recording artist Barbez, Arnold Dreyblatt's Orchestra of Excited Strings, and Elliott Sharp's Carbon Orchestra. He has conducted or premeired works by the likes of Pierre Boulez and Charles Wourinen. His most recent recording is “All of It and Nothing,” a solo album by Hamish Kilgour, founding member of legendary New Zealand band The Clean.

Pianist/composer Drew Krause has composed music using computer algorithms for over 20 years. He lives in New York City, where he is on the music faculty of New York University. As a pianist, he has played a wide variety of contemporary music.

Upcoming:;  Acoustic Ecology Festival (April 16-18); Amy X Neuburg (5/14); TBA (6/11)

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