For Philip Guston
May
4
to May 6

For Philip Guston

  • Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève (map)
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Tickets & Info Here! (multiple performances)

"For Philip Guston" is a major work by the American composer Morton Feldman , written in 1984 in honor of his friend, the American artist Philip Guston. Like many of his compositions, the piece's duration is particularly extensive: four-and-a-half hours of music, without pause, in one movement. Feldman's work focuses on listening deeply to sound, for what it produces in our ears, in our bodies, in our minds.

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Alfred Hook Lecture Series
May
21
5:30 PM17:30

Alfred Hook Lecture Series

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music — Recital Hall West (map)
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Claire Chase offers an interactive performance-lecture and discussion of her 22-year project Density 2036, an ambitious initiative to create, archive and advance a new body of repertory for solo flute leading up to the 100th anniversary of Density 21.5, Edgard Varese’s seminal and groundbreaking 1936 work. Chase will perform and discuss excerpts from the first five years of the project. Central to the Density 2036 project are questions of historicity, new production and funding models, collaborative frameworks and archival/dissemination methods.

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Britten, Bernstein and America II (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Britten, Bernstein and America II (Aldeburgh Festival)

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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
John Wilson conductor
Pavel Kolesnikov piano
Claire Chase flute

Britten Four Sea Interludes and Passacaglia from Peter Grimes 23′; Diversions for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra 30
Bernstein Halil 16
Copland Billy the Kid Suite 27

(ends approx. 9.10pm)

Vast landscapes link Britten and Copland – cold ocean and sun-bleached prairie. Peter Grimes also unites Britten with Bernstein, who conducted the American premiere, and included the Sea Interludes in his last concert. Tremors and aftershocks of conflict are felt in Britten’s ebullient tour de force for a pianist who lost his right arm in service in World War I and Bernstein’s nocturne in tribute to a fallen Israeli soldier.

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Density 2036 (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
14
3:00 PM15:00

Density 2036 (Aldeburgh Festival)

  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP United Kingdom (map)
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Claire Chase flute

Du Yun Gradient Density for tape 2′ (European premiere)
Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint for flute and pre-recorded flutes 9′
Suzanne Farrin The Stimulus of Loss for glissando flute and pre-recorded ondes martenot (2016) 8′ (European premiere)
Mario Diaz de Leon Luciform for flute and electronics (2013) 14′ (European premiere)
Varèse Density 21.5 (1936) 5′
Marcos Balter Suite from PAN, for flute, live electronics and an ensemble of community members (2017-18) 22′(European premiere)

(ends approx. 4.10pm)

Virtuoso soloist, collaborator, educator and curator Claire Chase is an inspirational trailblazer for her instrument and for new music of all styles. In 2013 she embarked on an epic commissioning and performance adventure, performing a brand new solo programme each year until 2036, the centenary of Varèse’s iconic Density 21.5 for solo flute.

This programme celebrates the project so far. Varèse and the glittering propulsion of Steve Reich frame first European performances of recent works from an eclectic selection of New Yorkers. It concludes with the most recent commission, a suite drawn from Marcus Balter’s operatic scale work for flute, electronics and the community in which it’s performed – the evocatively titled PAN.

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Feldman at Sunrise (Aldeburgh Festival)
Jun
16
4:30 AM04:30

Feldman at Sunrise (Aldeburgh Festival)

  • Snape Maltings Concert Hall Snape Bridge, Snape IP17 1SP United Kingdom (map)
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Ensemble Vide:
Claire Chase flute
Anna D’Errico piano
Alexandre Babel percussion

Feldman For Philip Guston 300′

(ends approx. 9.30am)

‘To sit through a performance of For Philip Guston is to enter into a new consciousness’ writes Alex Ross in The Rest is Noise, and any performance of Feldman‘s five-hour memorial to his estranged friend demands commitment. Cosmic in scope, but constructed from simple and alluring musical elements, it’s a journey, says Ross, to ‘a far off place that few travellers will chance upon’. Starting just before dawn, the audience encircle the performers seated or lying on mattresses and cushions leaving the music to work its wondrous transformation.

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NUNC! 3 (Residency At Northwestern University)
Apr
20
to Apr 22

NUNC! 3 (Residency At Northwestern University)

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For the third time the Bienen School of Music with host its conference for new music, NUNC!  Performers, composers, musicologists, theorists, and new music enthusiasts in general are all welcome to come to the Evanston campus for three days of performances, lectures, masterclasses, and panel discussions. There is no conference fee for participants, and all events are free.

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Look & Listen Festival
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Look & Listen Festival

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Join us for the opening night with performances by critically acclaimed composer, Susie Ibarra alongside pianist Alex Peh and 2012 MacArthur Genius Grant winner Claire Chase. The program will also feature Claire Chase performing Du Yun’s Empty Garlic for bass flute and electronics. Kaoru Watanabe will perform selections from his album Néo alongside Fumi Tanakadate and Alicia Hall Moran. The concert will be hosted by composer and pianist, Adam Tendler. The concert will take place amidst BRIC’s Bordering the Imaginary: Art from the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and their Diaspora, an exhibit of 19 artists investigating the complicated relationship between the Dominican Republic and Haiti—two nations that share a single island.

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Cy Twombly and Music
Apr
2
to Apr 3

Cy Twombly and Music

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In celebration of Da Camera’s 30-year relationship with the Menil Collection, in many ways the organization’s artistic home, Da Camera presents a special art and music program in the Cy Twombly Gallery. Virtuoso flutist and MacArthur fellow Claire Chase features works inspired by the paintings of Cy Twombly, in the Menil’s gallery dedicated to his work. Chicago-based, Brazilian composer Marcos Balter’s Descent from Parnassus was composed for Claire Chase. Guest composer Erik Ulman shares his personal reminiscences of his friendship and correspondence with the artist.

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Harvard Residency
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Harvard Residency

Free and open to the public. 

Claire Chase, flute

Levy Lorenzo, live sound  

Tony Arnold, soprano

Alice Teyssier, soprano  

Dashon Burton, bass-baritone


Thursday, March 29 at 8:00 pm
Holden Chapel

Felipe Lara: Meditation and Calligraphy (Boston premiere)

Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss (Boston premiere) [TAPE]

Vijay Iyer: Five Empty Chambers (Boston premiere)

Chaya Czernowin: Manaoalcadia for two sopranos and flute (Boston premiere

INTERMISSION

Richard Beaudoin: AH ZI ZA AH ZA for flute and bass-baritone (world premiere)

Jason Eckardt: The Silenced, a monodrama for solo flute (Boston premiere)

Marcos Balter: Suite from PAN

 

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Stave Sessions: Claire Chase / My Brightest Diamond
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Stave Sessions: Claire Chase / My Brightest Diamond

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Flutist Claire Chase, a MacArthur Fellow, Avery Fisher Prize winner, founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and “staggering virtuoso with the assurance of a rock star” (Los Angeles Times), makes her Celebrity Series debut on a double bill that also features the return of My Brightest Diamond, fronted by Shara Nova, a relentlessly collaborative and versatile composer and vocalist.

Program

Du Yun: Gradient Density 

Steve Reich: Vermont Counterpoint

Suzanne Farrin: The Stimulus of Loss

Mario Diaz de Leon: Luciform

Du Yun: An Empty Garlic  

Marcos Balter: Soliloquy

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Trade Routes - Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase
Mar
11
3:00 PM15:00

Trade Routes - Pauchi Sasaki and Claire Chase

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Trade Routes is part of the Spring Revolution festival, National Sawdust’s annual two week festival celebrating the musical revolution created by Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Held from March 1st through March 11th, this year Spring Revolution celebrates the voice of multicultural women, with every night featuring female curators, artists and composers because the female perspective is the human perspective and the human perspective should be inclusive.

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TALKING GONG
Mar
10
8:00 PM20:00

TALKING GONG

  • State University of New York at New Paltz (map)
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Composer and jazz percussionist Susie Ibarra, a 2014 TED Fellow, presents the world premiere of her Talking Gong for flute, percussion and piano, joined by flutist Claire Chase, a MacArthur Genius Award winner, and New Paltz professor Alex Peh. The work is inspired by the gong chime culture of Southeast Asia and particularly the rhythms and language of the Philippine Maguindanaon talking gongs, the gandingan, which were originally used to speak language as well as play music.

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PAN!
Mar
2
to Mar 3

PAN!

Tickets & Info Here! (multiple shows)

 

The latest iteration of Claire Chase’s 23-year Density 2036 project, PAN is a 90-minute participatory performance for flutist, electronics, and mass community participation in the form of a large ensemble of non-professional or trained players/collaborators. 

Composed by Marcos Balter, directed by Douglas Fitch, and produced by Jane M. Saks and Project&, the piece uses seven tableaux exploring the life of the god Pan, one of only two Greek deities said to have been put to death. It marshals myth to articulate and explore the tensions of our contemporary lives and world. The experience and creative participation attempt to demonstrate, rather than speculate, how music-making allows for societies and communities to create together, shape space, question, reflect, re-visit, re-order and arrive in new and re-imagined locations again and again.

 

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THE WHISPER OPERA AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

THE WHISPER OPERA AT THE SKIRBALL CENTER

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the whisper opera, with words and music by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang and direction and design by Jim Findlay, is performed by ICE with the musicians, singer, and audience enclosed in an intimate onstage set, and is performed almost entirely in whispers. Lang explores the question: “what if a piece were so quiet and so personal to the performers that you needed to be right next them or you would hear almost nothing. The only way this piece can be received is if you are there, in person, listening very closely.”  Following the success of the premiere at Mostly Mozart in 2013, ICE has brought this work to audiences around the US and Europe.  Don't miss its dramatic return to New York!

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The Hermitage Artist Retreat Fundraiser
Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Fundraiser

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Claire is the guest artist for this year's Lobster Bake and fundraiser for this invaluable artist residency program, which has hosted Claire and many collaborators over the years. Come support this fantastic nonprofit organization, hear Claire play a wild program ranging from Bach to Paganini to Pan, and eat your weight in lobster!

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Mount Tremper Arts 10th Season GALA
Oct
23
6:00 PM18:00

Mount Tremper Arts 10th Season GALA

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Claire is one of the honorees at this year's Mount Tremper Arts benefit and gala. 

6PM Cocktails
7PM Dinner by Chef Ethan Knechel
Sourced from the Mount Tremper Arts garden
8PM* Remarks & Performances honoring AUNTS, Claire Chase, Mathew Pokoik, Aynsley Vandenbroucke
by luciana achugar, Marcos Balter, Claire Chase, Leslie Cuyjet, Vasko Dukovski, Melanie Maar, Joshua Rubin, Tatyana Tenenbaum, Mariana Valencia, MTA's Board of Directors
Dance party to follow DJ'd by The Illustrious Blacks, Manchildblack & Monstah Black.

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TASTE OF DUST: RAISE THE TEMPLE 2017
Aug
12
to Aug 13

TASTE OF DUST: RAISE THE TEMPLE 2017

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Claire joins DJ Scumfrog for another genre-defying collaboration, this one at The Brooklyn Mirage for the annual Taste of Dust: Raise the Temple, featuring remixes of works for bass flute by Felipe Lara and Marcos Balter performed live by Claire and The Scumfrog. Stay tuned for timing details on their live set.

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