On December 3rd, Composers Concordance will present 'Music & Myth,' a concert of music influenced by allegory and legend, at Spectrum in New York City.
CompCord Ensemble, featuring Mark Kostabi and Lukas Ligeti, will perform compositions by Lynn Bechtold, Dan Cooper, Melissa Grey & Nicole Antebi, Peter Jarvis, Mark Kostabi, Lukas Ligeti, Joseph Pehrson, Gene Pritsker, Rob Voisey, and P. Kellach Waddle.
The program will include premieres and recent works inspired by a broad definition of myth: medical myth, witchcraft, the monster Procrustes, the ever-laboring
Sisyphus, and others.
'Music & Myth'
will be performed by Greesi Desiree Langovits - soprano, Lynn Bechtold - violin, Gene Pritsker - guitar, Dan Cooper - bass, Mark Kostabi - piano, Lukas Ligeti - drums, Melissa Grey - electronics, and Peter Jarvis - vibraphone.
Staying in rotation for thirty-two years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one's ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance's overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
"For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label." -The Wall Street Journal. "Enterprising new music organization" -The New York Times. "The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way....ingenious fun" -Classical-Modern Music Review. "Edgy...boisterous...demanding our attention" -San Diego Story. "These men and women are creating exciting music with elements of jazz, world music and many experimental techniques blended with equal parts classical tradition and playing techniques." -Asbury Park Press. "There is considerable evidence to show that Composers Concordance may be one of the most exciting labels in American contemporary music. -JazzdaGama.
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DIRECTIONS: Spectrum NYC is located at 121 Ludlow Street #2, between Rivington and Delancey Streets in Manhattan.
Closest Subway Stations:
F Delancey Street
M/J/Z Essex Street
Music & Myth Image Credit: Mark Kostabi