Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 7:00pm – 8:30pm (EDT)
Gallery MC, New York, NY, United States
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Gilbert GalindoMicrocosms
Charles ColemanIsolation
Seth BousteadBlue Angel
Gene PritskerSpontaneous Salon
Various — Selected works (arrangements of music by The Flaming Lips)
Julian "Cannonball" Adderly — Selected works (arrangements)
Nat Adderly — Selected works (arrangements)

On October 14th at 7pm at Gallery MC, Composers Concordance presents a Live concert of the podcast Composers With Drinks Listening To Music.

Hosts Gene Pritsker and Seth Boustead discuss a featured alcohol, listen to music centered around a theme, and talk about the sounds they hear as the alcohol loosens their inhibitions. With featured guest composers including Lynn Bechtold, Charles Coleman, Dan Cooper, Gilbert Galindo, Ginka Mizuki, and Clemens Rofner. Poet and show regular Robert C. Ford (aka The Wall Street Poet) will be on hand to supply the alcohol inspired by this show’s theme: 'Spontaneity'. The CompCord Ensemble will perform compostions from this live episode at MC Gallery as all involved listen, discuss and drink the night away.

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About Composers Concordance

Staying in rotation for 40 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, founded in 1984 by Joseph Pehrson and Patrick Hardish, advised by Otto Luening, strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. 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, Debra Kaye, and Seth Boustead.

Composers Concordance has also created a Naxos-distributed record label: Composers Concordance Records, co-directed by Peter Jarvis. 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.

About Lynn Bechtold, violin

Violinist/composer Lynn Bechtold, a native of Pittsburgh, has appeared in recital throughout the U.S., Argentina, Canada, France, Holland, Japan, and Switzerland. An advocate of new music, she has worked with composers such as Derek Bermel, Carter Burwell, Gloria Coates, George Crumb, Beatriz Ferreyra, John Harbison, and Morton Subotnick, and has premiered works on the Tribeca New Music Festival and the Princeton Composers' Series. In 2001, she gave the premiere of Violynn, a work for violin and electronics written for her by Alvin Lucier. All About Jazz noted her for her "virtuosity and technical expertise," I CARE IF YOU LISTEN pointed out her "brilliance of sound, technical mastery, and stunning expressivity," San Diego Story called her "unapologetically dominating," and Strings Magazine labeled her "impressive" and "close to the edge."

Gallery MC

549 W 52nd St
New York, NY 10019
United States