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photo_jasoncadyTHURSDAY MAY 16, 2013, 8:00 PM, Admission by contribution

Jason Cady: Works for Voice and Ensemble

The Old Stone House
336 Third Street, bet. 4th/5th Avenues
Park Slope, Brooklyn

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 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. Admission is by contribution and a reception follows.

Musical Ecologies continues on Thursday May 16 with Brooklyn-based composer Jason Cady who will present a broad range of short works for voice and ensemble. From a 1993 composition for soprano, blender and ice cream to an excerpt from a current opera-in-progress about zombies, the program will showcase Cady’s extensive body of vocal, chamber and operatic works. The performers will include sopranos Amelia Watkins and Erin Flannery, mezzo-soprano Lisa Komara with Tim Dahl, bass guitar, Matt Hurley, percussion and the composer on synthesizer.

About the artist:

Jason Cady is a composer of experimental vocal and chamber music. His recordings have been released on Lockstep records and Peacock recording and he has received funding for his projects from the Brooklyn Arts Council, New Music USA, free103point9, and the American Music Center. His work has been performed at Roulette, Issue Project Room, The Stone, (le) Poisson Rouge, Tonic and in many other venues in New York City and throughout the US from Arizona to Alaska. Cady is also a co-founder, with composers Matt Welch and Aaron Siegel, of Experiments in Opera (EiO), an organization dedicated to cultivating and presenting new opera. A native of Flint, Michigan, Cady is a graduate of Wesleyan University where he studied with Alvin Lucier and Anthony Braxton, and Arizona State University where his teachers included Richard Lerman and Harold Budd. Cady was featured in NPR’s “The Mix: 100 Composers Under 40.”

Upcoming on Musical Ecologies: Dan Joseph solo (6/13).

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