Jan 30, 2013

 Iktus+, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and New Morse Code this Friday, February 1st at The Firehouse Space

Iktus+, Cadillac Moon Ensemble, and New Morse Code this Friday, February 1st at The Firehouse Space

Iktus Percussion kicks off The Firehouse New Music Series with Cadillac Moon Ensemble, New Morse Code, and Localized Corrosion, a Philippe Hurel quartet featuring members of Iktus+.

Friday, February 1st, 8pm
The Firehouse Space, 246 Frost St, Brooklyn (click here for a map)
$10 admission

Cadillac Moon Ensemble has commissioned and premiered over fifty works from talented, emerging composers. The group’s first full CD was released on the New Dynamic Records label in September 2012, and a release of Zack Browning’s music on Innova Records was released earlier this year. The group was recently featured on John Shaefer’s New Sounds program on WNYC. Described as a “commission-crazed young group” (Time Out NY) “with excellent ensemble awareness and phrasing” (The Examiner), other 2011-2012 season highlights included: a residency at Indiana University Southeast, collaborations with Blind Ear Music and Random Access Music, Rutgers University graduate composers, and seventeen commissions. This season will include performances in Portland, Maine, Baltimore, and New York, with upcoming premieres by Caleb Burhans, Osnat Netser, Alex Weiser, Nicholas Deyoe, Rick Burkhardt, and Daniel Felsenfeld

Patti Kilroy, violin
Roberta Michel, flute
Meaghan Burke, cello
Sean Statser, percussion

New Morse Code is dedicated to enriching contemporary culture by advocating for new expressions in music and art.  New Morse Code strives to present bold, engaging performances of new works while catalyzing collaboration with instrumentalists, actors, dancers, and visual artists. During the 2011-2012 season, New Morse Code worked with composers Paul Kerekes, Robert Honstein, and Andy Akiho on premieres of new works and new arrangements at venues such as 92Y Tribeca, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and Dwight Chapel at Yale University. NeMoCo has worked with renowned composers David Lang and Kaija Saariaho on performances of their works and shared the stage with pianist/composers Timo Andres and Paul Kerekes.

Hannah Collins, cello
Michael Compitello, percussion

Members of Iktus+ will present Localized Corrosion, a sophisticated spectralist work of high energy and intensity for chamber quartet by French composer Philippe Hurel. Performers include:

Andrea Lodge, piano
Jay Sorce, electric guitar
Scott Litroff, saxophone
Chris Graham, percussion
Piero Guimaraes, conductor

Jan 15, 2013

Jun 25, 2012

Upcoming: Iktus joins Taka Kigawa & Phyllis Chen @ Le Poisson Rouge, Sunday July 8!

Upcoming: Iktus joins Taka Kigawa & Phyllis Chen @ Le Poisson Rouge, Sunday July 8!

Sunday, July 8 :: doors at 6:30pm/concert at 7:30pm

SELECTED WORKS of JOHN CAGE

For Independence Day weekend, Iktus celebrates the centennial of John Cage, America's everlasting musical iconoclast.  Works include selections of his most endearing percussion compositions including Double Music, But what about the sound of crumpling paper, and along with the fantastic pianist Taka Kigawa, Amores and Credo in US.

Phyllis Chen will share selections of Cage's toy piano music, including Suite for Toy Piano and Music for Carillon #2 (arranged for toy piano and music box).

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Apr 23, 2012

Friday, April 27th, 8pm: Iktus Percussion & Loadbang present selected works of Xenakis @ AC Institut

Friday, April 27th, 8pm: Iktus Percussion & Loadbang present selected works of Xenakis @ AC Institut

Iktus Percussion joins Loadbang to present an all-Xenakis concert of epic proportions at the AC Institute in Chelsea, NY on Friday, April 27th, 8pm!

The program will include some of Xenakis' finest solo and chamber works, including:

Kottos (for solo cello), Mariel Roberts
Keren (for solo trombone), William Lang
Psappha (for solo percussion), Steve Sehman
Kassandra (for baritone & percussion), Jeffrey Gavett & Chris Graham
and
Khal Perr (for brass quintet & percussion)
Atrees (for 10 players)
featuring: Francis Liu, Carlos Cordiero, Roberta Michel, Tim Leopold, Dan Peck, David Byrd-Marrow, Fred Trumpy, Adam Forman, Joe Fee, and conductor Yoshi Onishi

$15 general admission / $8 students and seniors

AC Institute
547 W. 27th St, 6th Floor (click here for a map)

Feb 16, 2012

Iktus Percussion + Levy Lorenzo & Lonely Brook: Saturday, February 18th, 7:30pm @ AC Institute, NYC

Iktus Percussion + Levy Lorenzo & Lonely Brook: Saturday, February 18th, 7:30pm @ AC Institute, NYC

Iktus Percussion joins Levy LorenzoLonely Brook, and members of Iktus+ for an evening of awesome repertoire, electronic music, improvisation, and original tunes at the AC Institute!

Nov 15, 2011

Wednesday, November 30th: 4 Quartets at the University of Vermont, 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 30th: 4 Quartets at the University of Vermont, 7:30pm

Iktus Percussion joins musicians and actors alike at UVM, including the trombone quartet (and fellow New Yorkers) The Guidonian Hand.  Works will include Steve Reich's classic Music for Pieces of Wood, Julia Wolfe's Dark Full Ride (part I), and Reuse, Recycle, Reduce, a piece written for Iktus in 2009 by Dominic Donato.

Free admission!

Oct 16, 2011

Friday, November 4th, 8pm @ Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn

Friday, November 4th, 8pm @ Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn

Iktus Percussion will be joined by Elevator Rose and special guests Owen Weaver, Nathan Koci and Lisa Dowling on November 4th at Cafe Orwell in Brooklyn!

The evening will feature an exciting and eclectic mix of original compositions and repertoire favorites, including an all-star rendition of the Philip Glass classic "Music In Similar Motion".

Suggested donation, starts at 8pm.  Hope to see you there!