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Density 2036: part iv (2016) - The Kitchen

  • The Kitchen 512 West 19th Street New York, NY, 10011 United States (map)

Tickets Available Here! – 2 Performances (December 1st & 2nd)

"Judging by the second annual program, unveiled on Thursday at the Kitchen, these events won't be your grandmother's flute recitals..." - The New York Times on last year's Density cycle. 


The flutist, new-music pioneer, and MacArthur Fellow Claire Chase, described by The New Yorker as “the young star of the modern flute,” returns to The Kitchen for Density 2036: part iv (2016), the most recent iteration of her ambitious 23-year project. This year’s lineup, featuring world premieres by Vijay IyerPauchi SasakiTyshawn SoreySuzanne Farrin, and Richard Beaudoin, investigates the flute in dialogue with other forces: ondes martenot, drum set, small choir (with settings of new poems by Paul Griffiths), electronics, and an interactive dress constructed of pipes and speakers. Even Varèse’s 1936 solo masterpiece, Density 21.5, is presented this year in a duo version created with the Swiss artist Julie Beauvais.


Directed by the Berlin-based Lydia Steier, with live sound by Levy Lorenzo and lighting design by Nick Houfek, and featuring Tyshawn Sorey, drums; Suzanne Farrin, ondes martenot; and the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth.

Earlier Event: November 19
Kaija Saariaho: La Passion de Simone
Later Event: December 6
Mt. Tremper Arts residency with ICE