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January 20, 2017 at 10:00 pm
For this exciting new series Relevant Tones is teaming up with Open G Records and Access Contemporary Music to present a quarterly live broadcast at Brooklyn’s hottest new venue National Sawdust. Much of the music for this series will be programmed from an international ‘call for scores.’ Performers: Chris Grymes, clarinet and bass clarinet Molly […]
January 27, 2017 at 10:00 pm
A big trend in the 2000’s saw contemporary music ensembles commissioning composers not to write new pieces for them but to arrange music by pop artists. We’ll listen to music from two such collaborations: Alarm Will Sound performing arrangements of electronic musician Aphex Twin and Osso Quartet’s arrangements of indie pop superstar Sufjan Stevens. Sufjan […]
February 3, 2017 at 10:00 pm
Once relegated solely to the status of folk instrument, the accordion is being used more and more by composers around the world in a stunning variety of different musical contexts. We’ll feature music for this storied instrument and talk to a few of the composers about how it inspired them.