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ACA Audio Excerpts

Frederick C Tillis | THE RAIN FOREST

tillisthe_rain_forest_excerpt_.mp3

Excerpt, Jon Humphrey, tenor; Nadine Shank, piano

Brian Schober | TE DEUM

schober__te_deumexcerpt.mp3

Te Deum excerpt; Gregg Smith Singers

Joel Gressel | BLUE STATES

GresselBlueStatesexcerpt.mp3

Blue States - excerpt

ACA News and Events

"To encourage the inclusion of American works in the programs of performers and performing organizations.”
-- "Aims of the Alliance," from ACA Bulletin, Vol 1, No. 1, April 1938

David Liptak's "ALIVE" for 6 percussionists, performance at ASU, Dec. 4th

Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 7:30pm

David Liptak, composerUnder the direction of J. B. Smith and Simone Mancuso, students from the ASU School of Music’s Percussion Area showcase masterworks from the ensemble repertoire, on December 4th, 2014.  Alive (2014) by David Liptak,  for 6 percussionists will be performed at the Evelyn Smith Theatre at ASU.

Alive

Alive is a composition for percussion sextet, and it is scored for three marimbas, two vibraphones, chimes, and xylophone. Composed in 2013, it was written for Michael Burritt and percussion students at the Eastman School of Music. This five-minute work displays a controlled energy; the music for marimbas and xylophone is

Celebrating George Crumb at 85, Tenri Cultural Institute, Oct 25

Date: 
Saturday, October 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

Keyed Up Music Project Presents Celebrating George Crumb at 85. George Crumb's music explores a diverse range of idioms, always from a profoundly unique vantage point. With every work, Crumb redefines the technical possibilities of the instrument, creating new sonic universes that are deeply mystical and memorable. His honors include both Grammy and Pulitzer Prizes.

NYU Mix: NYU Percussion Ensemble premieres 10 new works by NYU composers, Oct 27

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014 - 7:30pm

NYU Percussion Ensemble

NYU Percussion Ensemble performs on October 27 at 7:30pm at the Frederick Loewe Theatre.  Featuring Glenn Kotche’s Drum Set Quartet No. 54 and the world premieres of 10 new works by NYU composers: Alex Appel, Spencer Arias, Bryson Barnes, Boris Ivanov, James Newberry, Gemma Peacocke, Kyle Tieman-Strauss, Ryan Tutton, Monte Weber, and Brian Paul Zimmerman.  

Join Glenn Kotche for a Pre-concert talk at 6:45pm.  

 

 

 

Matthew Greenbaum premieres new piece at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, Oct 30

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Italian Academy hosts the inaugural concert of The Stefan Wolpe Fund featuring world premieres and works by Matthew Greenbaum, Charles Wuorinen, Jonathan Dawe,  and William Anderson.  Featured artists include JACK Quartet, pianist Steven BeckVox n Plux, violist Miranda Cuckson and cellist Jay Campbell.

 
When & where
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 7pm
The Italian Academy, Columbia University, 1161 Amsterdam Avenue (118th Street)
New York

 

Details
Free admission

Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics, and War, Nov 3

Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

  TENTH INTERVENTION presents:
  Subversion: Music about Conflicts, Politics and War
  featuring works by David T. Little, Aleksandra Vrebalov, Dorian     Wallace, and
  Jonathan Berger
  November 3, 2014 at 7:30pm
  the cell
  338 w. 23rd st, NYC 10011


  $15 general admission, $10 in advance,
  free with military ID

  Purchase tickets here
 

c)i (counter)induction) presents X + N: Ning Yu and Vladimir Ussachevsky: seminal electronic works, Sat. Oct. 18th

Date: 
Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:30pm

X+N is a new c)i series coproduced with SpectrumNYC that combines the solo virtuosity of counter)induction players with seminal works from the history of electronic music. Each performer selects his or her own solo repertoire that best counterpoints the electronic works on the concert. This week features pianist Ning Yu, and the electronic music of Vladimir Ussachevsky.

Ning Yu + Ussachevsky program:

1960s - Ussachevsky at Colubmia-Princeton Electronic Music Center

Ussachevsky:  Piece for Tape Recorder (1956)
Ussachevsky: Wireless Fantasy (1960)
Ussachevsky: Sonic Contours (1952)

Solo piano works: Beethoven, Chin, Chopin, Crumb, Murail

Saturday, October 18 at 7:30 PM

Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY

Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) performs music by American composers, Sun. Nov. 16th

:: ACME ::
The Arizona Contemporary Music Ensemble

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
at Arizona State University

Simone Mancuso, Director

Sunday, November 16, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall
(Location link)
Arizona State University School of Music
50 Gammage Parkway, Tempe, AZ


 

New music of Martin Boykan, Margaret Fairlie-Kennedy, David Froom, Tom Flaherty, Karl Kroeger, Daniel Perlongo, Phillip Rhodes, Jody Rockmaker, and Beth Wiemann.
Free Admission

Brian Schober's White Witch Premieres at Symphony Space

Date: 
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:00pm

White Witch, a new contemporary opera for voice and percussion, is a tale of lust, murder and retribution based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, an English plantation owner notoriously known as The White Witch of Rose Hall, who uses her power of voodoo to kill three husbands, slave lovers and even a young rival to satisfy her insatiable sexual appetite.  

Tickets and information

Double CD on the British LTM label celebrates French and American Avant-Garde, release date Oct. 14

Dane Rudhyar's important place in 20th-century American music has been recognized more and more in recent years; e.g., a full chapter in Carol Oja's Making Music Modern (Oxford, 2003). And now, via two anthologies of modernist luminaries on the British LTM label, his remarkable music is readily available to European audiences. Recordings of his Tetragrams, by ACA composer-pianist Richard Cameron-Wolfe, are included in The French Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2571) and The American Avant-Garde in the 20th Century (LTMCD 2579).

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