Music on the Edge plays Burr Van Nostrand, Lee Hyla, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum, and MORE, SubCulture, NYC Nov. 24


Nov 24 2015 - 8:00pm

       Burr Van Nostrand

                                        Van Nostrand, Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival, excerpt


Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Time: 8 pm

Location: SubCulture, 45 Bleecker Street NYC

Admission: For ticketing info, call 212-533-5470 or visit this link


Music on the Edge will present a concert of new music at SubCulture in New York City. The concert will feature works by Eric Moe, Amy Williams, Roger Zahab, Mathew Rosenblum, and ACA composer Burr Van Nostrand. The performers will be cellist Dave Eggar, flutist Lindsey Goodman, percussionist Lisa Pegher, and pianists Amy Williams and Eric Moe.


Van Nostrand’s work Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival, scored for alto flute, cello, and prepared piano, was

completed in New Haven in 1972 and premiered at the New England Conservatory later that year. This  performance was recorded and released on a CD by New World Records in 2012, titled Voyage in a White Building 1. Fantasy Manual is part of a series of “manuals” that Van Nostrand wrote between 1972–77, all of which exhaustively explore the sonic and textural possibilities of instruments and voices. They include Ventilation Manual (for flute and harp), Earth Manual (for soprano and chamber ensemble), Emergency Plumbers Manual (for brass quintet and piano), and Lunar Possession Manual (for soprano and chamber ensemble).


Fantasy Manual for Urban Survival - Burr Van Nostrand, composer