Oct 21, 2016
Iktus performs works by Paul Pinto, Rick Burkhardt, and Paula Matthusen.
Combined with performances by the fantastic ensembles Mivos Quartet and Quiet City.
Hope to see you there!
May 25, 2016
The last concert of our 2016 Firehouse New Music Series season features Iktus performing world premieres and newly written works for percussion and piano by The American Composers Alliance. Iktus happily collaborates again with the phenomenal new-music pianist Julia Den Boer.
Feb 1, 2016
Released on January 29, 2016 by New Amsterdam Records
Daniel Wohl's full-length album Holographic includes his monsterious percussion quartet + electronics work Replicate written for Iktus in 2013. Wohl's Holographic was commissioned by Liquid Music (of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra), MASS MoCA, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Indianapolis Museum of Art. We are thrilled to be apart of this album, filled with many fantastic new music groups including Bang on a Can All-Stars, Lucky Dragons, and Mivos Quartet among others.
May 16, 2015
May 2, 2015
Music by Frederic Rewski, Stuart Saunders Smith, Mark Applebaum, Timo Andres, and Andy Akiho.
The Firehouse Space
246 Frost Street, Brooklyn
Feb 1, 2015
Once again, we are thrilled to be hosting The Firehouse New Music Series at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY! This year, please join us to hear some of the most cutting edge, diverse, and electrifying experimental new music ensembles and performers. Our first installment is Saturday February 7th at 8pm, featuring: The Morton Feldman Chamber Players, The Curiosity Cabinet, and Ashley Bathgate. Performing works by Morton Feldman, Whitney George, Kate Moore, and Fay Wang, Come listen to some fantastic performances by Andy Costello, Vicky Chow, Karl Larson, Mira Magrill, Melinda Faylor, Pat Muchmore, Charlotte Munn-Wood, Joe Tucker, Martha Cargo, and Whitney George!
Jun 5, 2014
Super pumped for our final concert hosting the 2014 new music series at The Firehouse Space! Thanks for having us Sandra!!
May 13, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 6, 2014
Jul 23, 2013
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!
Mar 30, 2013
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
Sam Pluta: laptop/Jeff Snyder: analog synths/Federico Ughi: drums
guitarist of Killer BOB/Pet Bottle Ningen shreds solo
"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)
THIS WILL BE POWERFUL AND WEIRD AND REAL
- Iktus Percussion
Mar 19, 2013
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!
Feb 24, 2013
Concert Black formed in Brooklyn in 2011 after bonding over the music of George Crumb and Riskay at the ever unconventional Bang on a Can organization's summer institute. While all the members boast acute classical over-training, Domenica Fossati (flute) is steeped in the NYC Afrobeat scene, Lisa Dowling (bass) is also DJ Lil Miss Dolemite, and Owen weaver (drums) fronts as an electro-acoustic percussion artist and former thrasher. Together, they draw upon their diverse musical backgrounds for their song writing, improvisation, and commissioning of today's emerging composers.
Lisa Dowling, bass
Domenica Fossati, flute
Owen Weaver, percussion
“Trailblazing” cellist Mariel Roberts (Feast of Sounds) is quickly gaining recognition as a deeply dedicated interpreter and performer of contemporary music. Recent performances have garnered praise for her “technical flair and exquisite sensitivity” (American Composers Forum), as well as her ability to “couple youthful vision with startling maturity”. (InDigest Magazine). She holds degrees from both the Eastman School and the Manhattan School of Music, where she specialized in contemporary performance practice while studying with Alan Harris and Fred Sherry. Mariel performs internationally as a member of the Mivos String Quartet, and has performed with a variety of other ensembles in venues around the world as an advocate of living composers.
Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire largely from hidden and under-explored byways of western musical tradition both past and present—ranging from Renaissance lute and French Baroque harpsichord music to compositions by such modern masters as Arvo Pärt, Federico Mompou and Valentin Silvestrov—an ever-expanding body of music that includes many of their own arrangements of works written for other instruments as well as works written for the ensemble of guitar duo. They play this unique repertoire on classical guitars with an approach inspired by the tradition of Andres Segovia (which they learned from Phillip de Fremery, a guitarist and teacher who studied with Segovia and a true curator of his legacy) and also on vintage electric guitars through tube amplifiers, creating a new sound that is all their own by playing these instruments (normally associated with styles outside of classical music) with the finesse, clarity and focused touch of classical musicians.
Jamie Balmer, guitar
Joseph Ricker, guitar
Levy Lorenzo and Dennis Sullivan (Radical 2) are an irrational, classification-defying duo that explores the intersection of theatric, percussive and electronic mediums. March 1 will feature compositions by Rick Burkhardt, Alexander Schubert, and custom electronics designed by Radical 2.
Feb 19, 2013
[rescheduled from February 8 due to snow conditions]
Iktus presents an evening of six solo sets featuring experimental electronic musician Lesley Flanigan and Iktus affiliates Sean Statser, Nick Woodbury, Cory Bracken, Chris Clarino, and Vasu Panicker.
Friday, February 22, 8pm
Outpost Artist Resources, 1665 Norman St, Queens [click here for a map]
$7 admission at the door
Lesley Flanigan is an experimental electronic musician living in New York City. Inspired by the physicality of sound, she builds her own instruments using minimal electronics, microphones and speakers. Performing these instruments alongside traditional instrumentation that often includes her own voice, she creates a kind of physical electronic music that embraces both the transparency and residue of process — sculpting sound from a pallet of noise and subtle imperfections. Her work has been presented at venues and festivals internationally, including Sonar (Barcelona), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), ISSUE Project Room (Brooklyn), The Stone (New York), TransitioMX (Mexico City), CMKY Festival (Boulder), the Roskilde Museum of Contemporary Art (Denmark) and .HBC in Berlin.