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4/18/19 Flyer

16-Apr-19

4/18/19 PR

29-Mar-19

THURSDAY APRIL 18, 2019, 8:00 PM, $10

NATE WOOLEY: Coyote

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

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies concludes Thursday, April 18 with composer and trumpeter  Nate Wooley. Originally from Oregon, Wooley has been based in New York City since 2001 where is is active in a range contemporary classical, jazz, noise, and electronic music as an interpreter, improviser, and composer. On this evening, Wooley will perform a version of his long-form solo trumpet work Coyote, which takes its initial impulse from Joseph Beuys’s I Like America and America Likes Me performance, in which the artist is locked in a gallery space with a live coyote. In Coyote, Wooley acts as the ritual performer through a series of slow, subtle and deliberate movements involving the entire body, with the trumpet being the mechanistic other.  The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its sixth 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:

Nate Wooley grew up in Clatskanie, Oregon. He began his professional music career at age 13 performing in big bands with his father, and studied jazz and classical trumpet at the University of Oregon and University of Denver. He settled in New York in 2001, and maintains an active schedule in jazz and experimental music in the U.S. and abroad. He has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Éliane Radigue, Annea Lockwood, Yoshi Wada, Christian Wolff, Wadada Leo Smith, and others. Mr. Wooley has performed as a soloist or commissioned composer internationally and has been an artist-in-residence at London’s Cafe OTO and Brooklyn’s ISSUE Project Room. He was a 2016 recipient of a Grants to Artists award in Music / Sound from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. In addition to his composing and performing career, Wooley is the editor of Sound American, an online journal intended to demystify contemporary experimental music with the intention of expanding and perpetuating a base audience for the radical and avant-garde. He is currently the curator of the Database of Recorded American Music (DRAM) and teaches at The New School for Social Research. Photo by Frank Scheemmann.

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3/28/19 Flyer

25-Mar-19

3/28/19 PR

01-Mar-19

THURSDAY MARCH 28, 2018, 8:00 PM, $10

JACK CALLAHAN: Toward Agave Expressionism

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

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, March 28 with New York based composer Jack Callahan. Well known as the founder of the influential underground cassette label Bánh Mì Verlag, Callahan is also a respected composer of instrumental and electronic music. His works often investigate the boundaries between experimental and popular, and the tensions between high and low culture. On this evening, he will perform 106 Kerri Chandler Chords for voice and computer, a work derived from his project Housed, an archive of (currently) 850 chords from classic House tracks Callahan collected in 2016, which was released on NNA Tapes and is currently being turned into an online archive. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its sixth 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:

Jack Callahan (b. 1990) is a composer and sound engineer based in New York. He received a BA in Music Composition & Theory from Hampshire College in 2012. In 2011 he studied privately with Jürg Frey in Aarau, CH. Since 2013 Callahan has been primarily working under the moniker die Reihe, taken from the journal edited by Herbert Eimert and Karlheinz Stockhausen. With this project he has toured the both the U.S. and Europe multiple times and has released music with labels such as Anomia, Ascetic House, NNA Tapes, Salon. In 2013 he founded Bánh Mì Verlag, an imprint dedicated to contemporary experimental music and culture. As a composer his music has been performed internationally by ensembles such as the S.E.M. Ensemble, the Wet Ink Ensemble, So Percussion, the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, the Dog Star Orchestra. He currently curates the concert series Pennies from Heaven in collaboration with Control Synthesizers and Electronic Devices in Brooklyn. In 2018 he coauthored the manifesto Toward Agave Expressionism with Alec Sturgis. This lead to the establishment of the festival Neo-Pastiche: Changes in American Music which will take place in Asheville, NC in April 2019.

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Upcoming: Nate Wooley (4/18/19)

2/28/19 Flyer

22-Feb-19

2/28/19 PR

21-Jan-19

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2019, 8:00 PM, $10

PAMELA Z: Other Rooms

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

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, February 28 with San Francisco-based composer/performer Pamela Z. Well-known for her mixed-media solo performances that incorporate voice, electronics, video, found objects and midi-based gesture controllers, Z will perform a selection of short works and excerpts from her extensive solo repertoire, using processing on her voice, and manipulating live and sampled sounds with her gestures.

The evening will begin with a “Composers Interviewing Composers” conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph. Composers Interviewing Composers is sponsored by Composers Now, and this evening’s event is part of the 2019 Composers Now Festival which celebrates living composers, the diversity of their voices, and the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together myriad performances ranging in genre from jazz to indie, classical to post-classical, experimental to folk, and beyond. Composers will be in attendance at all events. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York.

Now it its sixth 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:

Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who works with voice, live electronic processing, sampled sounds, and video. A pioneer of live digital looping techniques, she creates solo works integrating experimental extended voice, operatic bel canto, found objects, text, digital processing, and MIDI controllers that allow her to manipulate sound with physical gestures. In addition to her performance work, she has an increasing body of installation work including sound works and objects with embedded interactive sound and video. She has composed and recorded commissioned scores for dance, theatre, film, and new music chamber ensembles including Kronos Quartet, New York’s Bang on a Can All-stars, Ethel (the NY-based string quartet), St Luke’s Chamber Orchestra, choreographer Brenda Way of ODC Dance, and experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer. Her large-scale multi-media works have been presented at venues including Theater Artaud and ODC in San Francisco, The Kitchen in New York, and REDCAT in Los Angeles, and her media installation works have been presented in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum (NY), the Diözesanmuseum (Cologne), and the Krannert Art Museum (IL).  She is the recipient of numerous awards including a Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Creative Capital Fund, the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts, The MAP Fund, the ASCAP Music Award, an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA and Japan/US Friendship Commission Fellowship.

Photo by Goran Vejvoda

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Winter Break

16-Nov-18

Musical Ecologies is on winter break. The series resumes on Thursday February 28, 2019 with composer/performer and media artist Pamela Z. Until then, please enjoy our photo album 😀

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11/15/18 Flyer

09-Nov-18

11/15/18 PR

18-Oct-18

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2018, 8:00 PM, $10

DAVID WATSON: Listen Faster!

The Old Stone House

in Washington Park, 3rd Street & 5th Avenue

Park Slope, Brooklyn – Map

718-768-3195 – TICKETS

The 2018-19 season of Musical Ecologies continues Thursday, November 15 with experimental musician David Watson. Originally from New Zealand, Watson has lived and worked in New York City since 1987 where he is active in a wide variety of contexts as an improvisor, composer, and presenter. For the last 25 years Watson has used the highland bagpipe as a tool to explore space and sound, and on this evening he will engage with the pristine acoustics of the Old Stone House using both the Great Highland Bagpipe and Scottish small-pipes in a suite of compositions and improvisations with the superbly creative and idiosyncratic bass trombonist Sam Kulik titled Listen Faster! This will be a first meeting for these two musicians, and the title comes from a retort by the late composer and poet Chris Mann. The evening will begin with a conversation hosted by series curator Dan Joseph.

Now it its sixth 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 with the curator and audience.

About the artist:

David Watson is an experimental musician – a guitarist, bagpiper and advocate for intelligent listening. Having co-founded the experimental label Braille Records in New Zealand and organized several music festivals there in 1980’s, he settled in New York and into the scene around the Knitting Factory and A-mica Bunker music series. His guitar playing has been featured in many combinations, notably for John Zorn’s Cobra, and in groups with Ikue Mori, Christian Marclay, Zeena Parkins, Fred Lonberg-Holm, and Tipple. In the early 90’s he began playing Highland bagpipes and has worked to create a new vocabulary for the instrument, pushing the limits of space, sound and timbre, the results of which can be heard on his double-CD release Fingering an Idea on Phill Niblock’s XI Records label. Watson also has an ongoing project creating processions – new music in the context of walking and the outdoors. This has led him to making pieces for the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, for the Tasmanian Police Band in Australia, and for a large ad hoc ensemble in a parking lot in Los Angeles. In 2015 Watson founded and the Brooklyn/Queens based music performance series WOrK predicated on exploring what “experimental” means today.

Photo by Andrea Callard

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