Jan 7, 2014

Next up:

Saturday, January 18th
"Unofficial" Chamber Music of America Showcase
works by Donato, Miura, and Cole
211 West 58th Street, NYC

Dec 1, 2013

This Thursday at Issue Project Room

Darmstadt's 9th annual performance: Terry Riley's "In C"
THU, DECEMBER 5, 2013 - 8:00PM
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM: 22 BOERUM PLACE, BROOKLYN 11201 (MAP)
$20/ $15 MEMBERS + STUDENTS

Hailed more than once by the New York Times as the best interpretation of Terry Riley's 1964 masterwork in recent memory, Darmstadt's annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition on the Fall cultural calendar. Now in its ninth year, Darmstadt offers a different reading than in the past. A dream ensemble of new music legends, including vocalist Joan La Barbara, saxophonist Matana Roberts, guitarist Elliott Sharp, clarinetist Joshua Rubin, and string virtuosi Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris perform alongside key members of So Percussion and Iktus Percussion on a battery of pitched percussion instruments.

Nov 15, 2013

Up next:

Thursday, November 21st and Saturday November 23rd, 2013
Sounds of Arts Festival
Queens, NY
featuring:
Chris Graham, Piero Guimaraes, Cory Bracken, Josh Perry, & Justin Wolf, percussion

Sep 5, 2013

Up next:

Chris and Denise hit Rutgers University for a performance and workshop of Stockhausen's Kontakte. 

Monday, September 30th, 2013
Rutgers University, NJ

Aug 21, 2013

Up next:

Contagious Sounds Series, w/ Andie Springer, Lisa Dowling, Domenica Fossati, and Vicky Chow

curated by the Vicky Chow

Cornelia Street Cafe NYC

9PM September 4th, 2013

works by: Ron Ford, Elliot Cooper Cole, Cory Bracken, Levy Lorenzo, & Stuart Saunders Smith 

Aug 1, 2013

Looking forward to curating another series at The Firehouse Space!

Iktus members will each curate an evening of music at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, on the first Saturday of each month: February through June 2014. 

Jul 23, 2013

Chris and Justin @ Goucher College's Drumset and Percussion Camp

Chris and Justin @ Goucher College's Drumset and Percussion Camp

from left to right: (Samuel Burt, Nucleo Vega, Wes Crawford, Joanna Huling, Chris Graham, Justin Wolf)

Special thanks to Wes Crawford and Goucher College for having us perform at the Drumset and Percussion Camp.  We had a great time hanging out, performing, and chatting with the students!

Jul 9, 2013

Next week:

Chris and Justin head to Goucher College in Towson, MD to perform at the Drumset and Percussion Summer Camp, featuring Steve Reich's Piano Phase and Dominic Donato's Parallel Lines.

Jun 16, 2013

Up next:

NEW MUSIC SHOWDOWN! Featuring thingNY, MDI ensemble, Elevator Rose, Quiet City, Pat Muchmore, and Iktus.  

Iktus will be performing works by Cage and Donato.  

8PM, $10

Jack Theatre, Brooklyn, NY

Jun 12, 2013

Check out a write up about our performances at the unPlay Festival tonight and tomorrow night:

TONIGHT AND TOMORROW NIGHT: unPlay Festival at the Power House Arena, Dumbo, BK

Wednesday Night: 

Cage's Third Construction

Thursday Night: 

Xenakis' Okho

Dominic Donato's Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Rzewski's Coming Together

May 28, 2013

Friday, June 7, 8pm: Hotel Elefant, Ashcan Orchestra, Where When & Iktus+ @ Firehouse New Music Series

Iktus is thrilled to conclude what has been an excellent concert series this year at The Firehouse Space in Brooklyn with an action-packed evening on Friday, June 7 at 8pm featuring the chamber group Hotel Elefant, handbell chior/homemade instrument collective Ashcan Orchestra, piano/percussion duo What Where, and a performance of Cage's Credo in US by members of Iktus+.

Friday, June 7, 8pm
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn (click here for a map)
$10 admission

Hotel Elefant is a contemporary music ensemble dedicated to the works of innovative, living composers.

Formed in 2011 by composers Leaha Maria Villarreal and Mary Kouyoumdjian, Hotel Elefant ambitiously presents new music through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this vibrant ensemble brings a keen awareness of today’s music to the general public and highlights those living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity.

With a flexible roster of more than twenty musicians, Hotel Elefant has worked closely with such progressive composers as Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Michelle Lou, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Future collaborations include partnerships with Experiments in Opera, IKTUS percussion, and Opera on Tap. The ensemble’s debut sparked the interest of Alex Ross’ The Rest is Noise, radio station Q2 Music, and The New Yorker. Of their inaugural season, the online publication I Care if You Listen raved: “Hotel Elefant seems to be carving out their own niche, combining style, versatility, and quality of performance. They are well on their way to becoming a resounding force in the new music world.”

 

The ashcan “Orchestra” is simultaneously the work of composer Pat Spadine, a large collection of toy and real instruments, and a revolving performance ensemble based in Brooklyn, NY.


What Where is a piano/percussion duo consisting of Julia Den Boer and Piero Guimaraes. They will perform Edges by Franck Bedrossian.

Iktus+ will perform John Cage's quartet for piano, percussion and radio Credo in US.
Steven Sehman, Josh Perry, Piero Guimares; percussion
Andrea Lodge; piano

May 5, 2013

Next up Ear Heart Music at Roulette

Tuesday, May 21st:

Ear to Heart Music curated by Amelia Lukas
featuring Iktus+, w/ David Adamcyk, electronics
performing:

Sofferte Onde Serene by Luigi Nono
Julia Den Boer, piano

Interstices by Philippe Hurel
Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
Julia Den Boer, piano
Josh Perry, Chris Graham, Piero Guimaraes, percussion

Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Denise Fillion, piano
Chris Graham, percussion

Apr 23, 2013

NEW CONCERTS JUST ADDED!

May 21st: Earheart Music Series at Roulette Brooklyn

music by Nono, Hurel, and Stockhausen

June 7th: Firehouse New Music Series

featuring Hotel Elefant, Ashcan Orchestra, and Iktus+

June 12th and 13th: UNPLAY FESTIVAL at The powerHouse Arena, Dumbo, Brooklyn

music by: Rzewski, Cage, Donato, and Xenakis

July 17th: Drumset and Percussion Camp at Goucher College, Towson, MD

SEE UPCOMING EVENTS FOR ADDITIONAL INFO.

Mar 30, 2013

Panoply Lab + exclusiveOr + Dave Scanlon + Pure Airness @ The Firehouse New Music Series #3

Panoply Lab + exclusiveOr + Dave Scanlon + Pure Airness @ The Firehouse New Music Series #3

Iktus Percussion hosts the third installment of The Firehouse New Music Series featuring:

PANOPLY PERFORMANCE LABORATORY
"Any Size Mirror is a Dictator”, an opera: workshop performance
http://www.panoplylab.org/

EXCLUSIVE OR
Sam Pluta: laptop/Jeff Snyder: analog synths/Federico Ughi: drums
http://www.sampluta.com/

DAVE SCANLON
guitarist of Killer BOB/Pet Bottle Ningen shreds solo
http://davescanlon.com/

PURE AIRNESS
"DOCTOR ROCKTAPUS HAS BEEN SHREDDING PURE AIRNESS ON STAGE FOR 9 YEARS AND OFF STAGE SINCE BIRTH. HIS PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN HAILED AS 'UTTERLY ASTOUNDING' AND 'A GLIMPSE INTO HEAVEN'".

The Firehouse Space
246 Frost St, Brooklyn (L to Graham Ave)
$10 admission
http://thefirehousespace.org/

THIS WILL BE POWERFUL AND WEIRD AND REAL
- Iktus Percussion

Mar 19, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 8pm: Iktus joins Concert Black and ensemble, et al. @ Galapagos Art Space

Tuesday, March 26, 8pm: Iktus joins Concert Black and ensemble, et al. @ Galapagos Art Space

We're psyched to hit up the Galapagos Art Space in Dumbo, Brooklyn with the righteous trio Concert Black and fellow percussionists ensemble, et al. This concert will feature stellar works by French spectralist Philippe Hurel, Bang on a Can member Julia Wolfe, and Iannis Xenakis' epic djembe trio Okho. Not to be missed!

Tuesday, March 26
doors at 7pm, show at 8pm
Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, Brooklyn (click here for a map)
$15 in advance / $20 at the door
Click here to buy tickets! 

Feb 27, 2013

NEW MUSIC BAKE SALE THIS SUNDAY!

New Music Bake Sale this Sunday!  Swing by our table for some goodies and check out the 2nd performance of Levy Lorenzo's Brainchange for joystick quartet and electronics!

Roulette, brooklyn.