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"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

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

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 7:30pm

  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

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

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).

Otto Luening's works for cello, performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm

Otto Luening's works for cello, performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano

at Renee Weiler Concert Hall, Saturday November 8th 2014 at 8pm 

Compositions from Otto Luening's extensive repertoire for cello spanning 70 years will be performed by John Kneiling, cello and Mescal Wilson, piano.

Renee Weiler Concert Hall
46 Barrow Street, NY 10014
Tickets: $15, $10 Students and Seniors
"In American music today there's a terrific amount of differentiation, a variety of styles and approaches. And that's the American story: this enormous, broad thing." - Otto Luening"

Thomas Otten performs piano etudes of H. Leslie Adams, Oct. 19

Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 3:30pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Bowie State University, Fine and Performing Arts Center

Pianist Thomas Otten will be playing a fundraising recital for the National Association of Negro Musicians on Sunday, Oct. 19th at Bowie State University in Bowie, Maryland.  The program includes the Piano Etudes, Part II, of African American composer H. Leslie Adams. Otten's CD of these pieces was recently released on Albany Records.  Otten's 2012 performance ( 3 of the Etudes) can be seen at this youtube link.

This is Otten's first performance in Maryland since graduating from UM in 1983!  A new edition of 9 of the piano etudes has been published this year by the American Composers Alliance.

Lawrence Dillon - The Voice for violin and piano, Free Spirits Ensemble, Sept. 28, Oct. 4

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 3:00pm

Lawrence Dillon’s The Voice for Violin and Piano Performed by Free Spirits Ensemble at their first season concert on September 28 in Apex, North Carolina

Lawrence Dillon’s The Voice for violin and piano will be presented by members of the Free Spirits Ensemble of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, September 28 – 3:00 PM at Halle Cultural Art Center, 237 N. Salem Street in Apex, North Carolina.

The Voice was written in 2008 and has been recorded by violinist Danielle Belen for Naxos. It is Dillon's melancholic, dramatic embellishment of a transcribed aria for a soprano, from his own 2001 opera Buffa.

Close to Home program:
Sunday, September 28, 2014 – 3pm Halle Cultural Art Center, Apex, NC
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014 – 3pm Renaissance Centre, Wake Forest, NC

Featuring the works of composers in the Raleigh area including: Lawrence Dillon, composer-in-residence at UNC Chapel Hill; nationally award winning Bryan Putnam; nationally recognized Lanette Lind; flutist and publisher Ann Pearce, and rising star Daniel Poissant.


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