Jul 9, 2013
May 28, 2013
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+.
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
Tuesday, May 21st:
Ear to Heart Music curated by Amelia Lukas
featuring Iktus+, w/ David Adamcyk, electronics
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
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.
Feb 27, 2013
Nov 7, 2012
Due to complications in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Iktus and Music at First have decided to reschedule our November 9 presentation to January 2013. Stay tuned for an official date, hope to see you there!
Sep 27, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Jun 20, 2012
iktus pulls music boxes out of the belly of a giant chicken (seriously)
issue project room's darmstadt classics of the avant garde, in association with the goethe institut, presents Karlheinz Stockhausen's Musik Im Bauch at Central Park!
Karlheinz Stockhausen‘s 1975 music-theatre work Musik Im Bauch (“Music in the Belly”) for six percussionists places its audience in an outré fairly-tale dream world. The piece was inspired by a game Stockhausen played with his two-year-old daughter, Julika, in which the composer listened to the sounds in her noisy stomach. Seven years later, Stockhausen conceived Musik Im Bauch during a dream. A loose narrative defines the transformation into humanity of three automatons, who attack a giant bird-man, named Miron, savagely cutting open his stomach and pulling out 3 music boxes which play melodies based on the signs of the Zodiac. All the music throughout the piece is taken from the melodies of the music boxes—a separate work often performed outright, Tierkreis—played in different speeds and fragmentations. Stockhausen challenges the listener’s ability to hear these stretched out melodies stating “if you want to hear it, you need the ears of a giant, and the memory of a giant, otherwise you will not be able to tell if a wrong note is played, or at the wrong time, they are spread so far apart. Future generations will really have to expand their perception in order to be aware of a melody which unfolds over such a long time.” Preceding the Stockhausen, New York Virtuoso Singers under the direction of Harold Rosenbaum perform new choral compositions by Danish composers. Special thanks to the Goethe-Institut for their support of this concert.
Performers: Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Steve Sehman, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Dennis Sullivan and Derek Kwan (electronics)
May 21, 2012
8PM, Friday, June 8th, 2012
Carmina Burana w/ Young New Yorkers' Chorus
Steve Sehman, Cory Bracken, Chris Graham, Josh Perry, Piero Guimaraes
Thursday, June 21st, 2012 (time tba)
Make Music New York Festival @ Central Park Band Shell
Music im Bauch, by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Steve Sehman, Josh Perry, Chris Graham, Dennis Sullivan, Chris Howard, Piero Guimaraes, Derek Kwan (electronics)
May 5, 2012
Apr 21, 2012
Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College
works by Donatoni, Berio, Reich, Wuorinen
featuring Iktus+ members:
Piero Guimaraes, Ryan Nestor, Josh Perry; percussion
Andrea Lodge; piano
Jay Sorce; guitar
Scott Litroff; saxophone
Jan 17, 2012
Dec 21, 2011
Iktus+ Queens College, NY, Spring 2012
w/ Andrea Lodge, piano, Jay Sorce, guitar, and Scott Litroff, saxophone.
featuring works by Hurel and Donatoni.
Dec 14, 2011
Bronx Community College, 12PM, Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
works by Gatto, Reich and Wolfe.
Dec 7, 2011
Wednesday, March 14th 2012. time, tbd.
Iktus+ at Suffolk Community College, Long Island.
with special guests: Julia Den Boer, piano and Nicholas DeMaison, conductor
works by Julia Wolfe and Philippe Hurel.
Aug 23, 2011
Stay tuned for Stellar Frequencies rain date!!!!!!
More info at www.Stellarfrequencies.com
Aug 15, 2011