Past Events

II.1: Jürg Frey – Unhörbare Zeit

Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 9pm at Willow Place Auditorium

Unhörbare Zeit is a much needed American showcase of the music of the Swiss composer Jürg Frey, a longtime member of the Wandelweiser collective. Frey’s music is often at the threshold of silence, requiring virtuosity of a different kind: extreme sensitivity to sound and timbre. The concert features at its center the American premiere of the monumental work Unhörbare Zeit (Streichquarttet & Schlagzeug), commissioned by the Bozzini Quartet the subject of a 2007 documentary by Urs Graf.

Index 0 Benefit Concert

Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 10pm at Willow Place Auditorium

We would like to invite you to a benefit concert for Index 0, the first release by the cooperatively run label Index, on February 10, 2013, at 8 pm. The record includes pieces by Elizabeth Adams, Jack Callahan, Beau Sievers, Andrew C. Smith, and K.C.M. Walker.

II.2: The Audience vs Ecstasy Mule vs John Cage vs Ecstasy Mule vs The Audience

Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 8pm at Willow Place Auditorium

The Audience vs Ecstasy Mule vs John Cage vs Ecstasy Mule vs The Audience is an aleatoric construction as opposed to an indeterminate one, using elements of the John Cage compositions Indeterminacy, Music Walk, Water Walk, Variation #1, Imaginary Landscape #5 and Radio Music, as well as some other chance determined sound sourcings. It was created at the request of Miguel Fransconi for the Cage100 Festival at the Stone in September, 2012 and was subsequently performed in the RipRig Series in Philadelphia. For this performance, the entire audience will be asked to play the piece.

II.3: Casey Anderson

Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8pm at Willow Place Auditorium

New and recent work by Casey Anderson organized as a circus. A simultaneous performance of numerous works which can be performed simply by speaking, operating radios, or using other everyday objects.

II.4: Ghost Ensemble

Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 8pm at Willow Place Auditorium

Ghost Ensemble presents an evening of music that reaches toward sensual

II.5: Séverine Ballon

Friday, March 29, 2013 at 8pm at Willow Place Auditorium

Séverine Ballon will play pieces from her solo repertoire, including works written specifically for her, developed in collaboration with composers. These includes works by Liza Lim, Rama Gottfried, Ashley Fure, Mauro Lanza, and Dominik Karski.

II.6: For Trombone Quartet & String Quartet

Friday, June 28, 2013 at 8pm at Church of the Annunciation

The Guidonian Hand Trombone Quartet and Ensemble Indexical will perform new pieces for double quartet by composers Erik Carlson, Tyler Wilcox, and Andrew C. Smith, with Daniel (1) by Craig Shepard. The new pieces have been composed over the past months, with a workshop session for composers to try ideas and work directly with the performers. This sustained engagement with the music over two months allows composers to develop their new works more fully.

II.7: Bandwidth

Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 8pm at Willow Place Auditorium

Bandwidth is about compositions that start from a single parameter or principle, extrapolating an entire piece from this one point. It is like looking through a paper towel tube, focusing on a small circle in the distance, until the outline of the tube becomes the viewer’s world. These pieces begin with a mechanism—a simple numerical series, the resonance of a room, or the shape of a singer’s mouth—and build into something more. They ask the listener to focus on a small space, and to find what is audible within it.

II.8: Index 0 Record Release Party

Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 9pm at Littlefield

Join us at Littlefield NYC for a party to celebrate the launch of our new record