Inflections: Contemporary Classical Solo Recital Series

Inflections is a series of contemporary classical solo recitals that spotlight individual performers of New York's (classical) new music scene.

Tickets are $5, and all concerts (except #3.5--see below for details) will take place at The Tank.

The Tank @ Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church Street between Franklin and White.

To get to The Tank by subway take:
A, C, E, J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, Z, or 6 to Canal Street 1 to Franklin Street

Inflections #1: James Moore and Jeremy Thal

January 18, 2007, 8:00 PM

Rejecting the concept their instruments might be inherently incompatible, guitarist James Moore and French Horn player Jeremy Thal have assembled a truly diverse program of renegade solo and ensemble peices for the first concert. The show will open with a set of 20th century guitar pieces, featuring Ingram Marshall's "Soe-pa" for amplified guitar with delay, and selections from John Zorn's "Book of Heads" for several guitars with a smorgasbord of strange external effects.

The rest of the program includes Olivier Messiaen's solo french horn piece "Appel Interstellaire," Christian Wolff's "Electric Spring I" for amplified quartet, and a new duo for guitar and horn by the Queens-based composer Christopher Marianetti. AMP will close the show with an exciting multi-media piece featuring a large ensemble and video improvisation.

Series continues the third Thursday of each month until June (except April).

Inflections #2: Daniel Lippel (guitar)
February 15th, 2007, 7:30 PM

Daniel Lippel has fashioned a recital that addresses dignity and austerity from a modernist perspective. The classical guitar relies less on brute sonic impact than tonal nuance and formal delicacy, and here, Daniel assumes a full range of expressionist attitudes, delighting in the resulting explorations of sound and texture. With this richly varied and even elusive program, Daniel invites the audience to listen and feel their way through these bodies as they emerge, transform and disappear.

Lute Suite #3 in A minor BWV 995
- J.S. Bach

Red Wall(2006)
- Reiko Fueting

- Elliott Carter

Trochaic Trot(2001)
- Richard Wernick

La Folia Variants(1996)
- Nils Vigeland

Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro in E flat BWV 998
- J.S. Bach

Inflections #3: Jason Calloway (cello)

March 15th, 2007, 7:30 PM

Cellist Jason Calloway brings to New York his intrepid proposal : commission young composers from around the world to write new solo works, program them with (against?) contemporary classics, and then enjoy the results!

Program to include works by Mena Mark Hanna (UK/Egypt); Jarkko Hartikainen (Finland); Paul Kwo (USA); Yoon-Ji Lee (Korea); Olav Lervik (Germany); Wang Lin (China); Stratis Minakakis (Greece); Marcelle Pierson (USA); Samuel Pluta (USA); Sebastian Rapacki (Sweden); Andrew Robbie (Australia); Nicholas Vines (USA).

Inflections #3.5: Olivia de Prato (violin), David Broome (piano)
Friday, March 16th, 2007, 8:00 PM
***The Location for this concert is a private residence in Brooklyn Heights.***
***Please e-mail for reservations and directions for this concert.***

Olivia de Prato arrived recently in New York via Italy, Vienna, and Rochester (Eastman), bringing with her an unassuming sophistication, confidence, and fearless energy.

Olivia teams up with fellow "Banglewood" alum, David Broome, for an evening of solo and duo performances of works by composers such as Berio, Maderna and Van der Aa. (Remaining program TBA.)

Inflections #4: William Lane (viola)
May 17th, 2007, 7:30 PM

Australian violist William Lane presents a program of groundbreaking acoustic works for solo viola. This recital will focus on 20th century standards as well as riveting premieres by U.S, Irish and French composers, including Irene Buckley's hauntingly cosmic "Forth".

Forth for viola, violin, electronics and video (2006, US Premiere)
- Irene Buckley

with Olivia De Prato (violin), Mike Hannon (video)

Tre Notturni Brillianti (1975)
- Salvatore Sciarrino

Volte-Face (1997-2001, US Premiere)
- Georges Aperghis

Time Patterns (2006, World Premiere)
- Adam Mirza

Viola (2006, World Premiere)
- Tashi Wada

Sequenza VI (1968)
- Luciano Berio

Manto I (1967)
- Giacinto Scelsi

Jelek Op. 5 (1961/1992)
- Kurtag Gyorgy

Inflections #5: Michael Ibrahim (saxophone)
June 14th, 2007, 7:30 PM

Michael Ibrahim, originally from Canada, offers an eclectic program that explores contemporary trends in France, Italy and New York. He is a dedicated new music advocate, one who accords to new compositions the same respect that he maintains for the classics. A perennial Amp favorite, he blends optimism, charisma and disciplined passion organically into his artistic escapades.

Anubis et nout(1990)
- Gérard Grisey

Escape Wisconsin(2006)
- Caleb Burhans

necessita d'interrogare il cielo(1996/99)
(...sottile veicolo dell'anima)
- Giorgio Netti

Sonate en arcs(1982)
- François Rossé