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).