New Music Bake Sale 2014 ~ Preview

Pictured: Hotel ElefantHotelElefant

The 5th annual New York edition of the New Music Bake Sale is happening tomorrow from 4-11 PM at Roulette in Brooklyn. Once again, some of the greats of the new music field in NY are on hand to deliver fabulous sets of music AND raise funds for the music community through an array of yummy baked treats (and some CDs as well). Tickets for this event are 10 dollars a piece (and you even get a raffle ticket with that), so please come on over!

Schedule:

4PM: Exapno members Amirtha Kidambi, Matthew Gantt, and Ellen O’Meara
5PM: Newspeak
6PM: Rhymes With Opera
7PM: ensemble, et al.
8PM: Hotel Elefant
9PM: Talea Ensemble
10PM: Contemporaneous

THE 5th NEW MUSIC BAKE SALE
Sunday, MARCH 16 2014: 4pm-11pm
Roulette
509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn
(917) 267-0363
Tickets: $10

New Music Bake Sale (newmusicbakesale.org)

Bang On a Can All Day ~ 2013 Marathon

Bang On a Can All-Stars performing at the Bang On a Can Marathon at Pace University (Photo courtesy of Glenn Cornett)bangonancan7

Arts Brookfield
in cooperation with River To River Festival and Pace University
present
2013 Bang On a Can Marathon
Michael Schimmel Center at Pace University, NYC
Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Ok, well here we go again!

Another amazing day of polarizing music from Bang On a Can went down this past Sunday, but I need to get something off my chest first–I did not like the change of venue. It was too intimate. I guess I’m spoiled by the gorgeously expansive Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, but sadly the garden just had to be scheduled for renovation for the planned duration of the marathon, so the Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts at Pace University was chosen for this year’s show. People were saying that this venue had nice acoustics, and suited quieter pieces like Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee (performed here delicately and briskly by Talea Ensemble; mind you, a very challenging piece for first timers as it’s a hour in length) but there was something intense about heavy artsy culture being plopped into the laps of mainstream New Yorkers that I sort of missed from the WFC shows. Continue reading