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Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.
-Pauline Oliveros

Join us for an intimate and after-hours Olio for a guided listening of Philip Glass's album Glassworks. A pivotal album of it's time, Glassworks was released in 1982 on LP as a continuous 'classical' composition. At a time when Indian ragas and sitar music was all the rage, minimalism broke into the 'popular' music genre with crossover artists like Philip Glass (who later would release the collaborative album Songs from Liquid Days (1986)). 

 

We'll begin the evening by talking about different modes of listening as advocated by composers like Copland, Bernstein, and Oliveros, and jump into a listening of Alvin Lucier's I am Sitting in a Room before delving into a non-stop listening of Glass's Glassworks. Come in comfortable clothing (read: pajamas) and prepare to sink into your auditory surroundings for this one-of-a-kind Olio event.

Tompkins Ave Apt.

Brooklyn | New York

Saturday, April 14th

begins at

10:00 pm

Glassworks | A Deep Listening Party with ThinkOlio

CALENDAR 2017 | 2016 2015

Chasing Light | Parlour Room Sessions

Friday, January 19th at 7:00 pm

Join the Brooklyn Conservatory for a chamber music series of new & classic work in their latest "Parlour Room Sessions" : [Parlour room (n), from French parler (to talk or speak), a room for conversation, debate, or receiving an audience.] 

 

Members of The Curiosity Cabinet Adam von Housen & Nora Bartosik will perform selections of chamber music by Whitney George. The program includes:

selections from The Extinction Series for solo piano

Habanera from Dance Suite for Solo Violin

[for you] for violin & piano

Other programs on the series include:

November 17: Elizabeth Flemming & Jovor Baracic: Musical conversations on the chamber music of Mozart

January 19: Soundmind Ensemble: an exploration of counterpoint and loss in woodwind quintets by Schoenberg & Will Healy

March 16: Parhelion Trio: Music by American composers Derek Bermel, Jennifer Higdon, & Paul Schoenfield

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

58 7th Avenue

Brooklyn, New York

 

[ TICKETS $15 for GENERAL | $10 for STUDENTS & SENIORS ]

OlioMuse | The Muse That Screams: Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8

Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 pm

Nothing makes the string quartet sound like an epic metal band quite like Dmitri Shostakovich's coveted String Quartet No. 8. The sprawling, five-movement work is masterfully constructed with remarkable motivic unity and a rush of colorful techniques that make the work truly memorable and worth study. A subversive, and politically-minded composer, Shostakovich's voice is particularly forceful and yet nimble and clever in this work—written in a fury of three days, the piece is full of urgency and energy, fueled by Shostakovich's own personal trials and tribulations. 

Dedicated to "the victims of fascism and war", this work still resonates with the public—an audience (currently) in revolt. Join Think Olio lecturer Whitney George and musicians of GroupMuse for an evening of lecture and performance, dissecting this stunningly relevant and politically-charged work. There will be free beer sponsored by Sixpoint Brewery at this event, so come snag a spot on the floor to relax and enjoy the warmth and double stimulation of this live music lecture.

The Strand Bookstore:

Rare Books Room

828 Broadway 

New York, New York

[ TICKETS $25 ]

5 Boroughs Songbook Spring Soirée

Monday, April 9th at 6:30 pm (performance begins at 7:15)

Meet & mingle with 5 Boroughs Songbook Project friends & family from across the city, nosh on light hors d’oeuvres and wine, and win exciting prizes while enjoying the evening’s featured events including: live performances by 5BMF past and present artists, including cellist Paul Dwyer (of ‘Suite Ride‘ fame), tenor William Ferguson (Five Borough Songbook Vol II), soprano Nell Snaidas (Bach to the Bronx, Wörter mit Freunden), pianist Erika Switzer (Valentines in Brooklyn, Five Borough Songbook Vols I & II), and additional artists TBA; an exclusive Season 12 Preview: be the very first to hear about our upcoming 2018-2019 season concerts; and live raffle and auction prizes including 5BMF Season Pass ticket packages for our 2018-2019 programs; private house concert performances and Meet-the-Artist opportunities; concert tickets to top NYC music organizations; gift packages from local businesses; and many more!

[ SONGBOOK COMPOSERS: Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon. POETS AND LYRICISTS: Raphael Allison, Liza Balkan, Alastair Boag, Mark Campbell, Billy Collins, Rinde Eckert, Joyce Kilmer, Federico García Lorca, Leah Maddrie, Rick Moody, Dennis Nurske, Bimbo Rivas, Anna Świrszczyńska, KC Trommer, William Ross Wallace, Walt Whitman, and more. ]

Old Stone House

336 3rd Street [inside Washington Park] 

Brooklyn, New York

[ Admission is available in three levels: $ 30 | $60 | $90 ]

Glassworks | A Deep Listening Party

Saturday, April 14th at 10 pm

Listen to everything all the time and remind yourself when you are not listening.
-Pauline Oliveros

Join us for an intimate and after-hours Olio for a guided listening of Philip Glass's album Glassworks. A pivotal album of it's time, Glassworks was released in 1982 on LP as a continuous 'classical' composition. At a time when Indian ragas and sitar music was all the rage, minimalism broke into the 'popular' music genre with crossover artists like Philip Glass (who later would release the collaborative album Songs from Liquid Days (1986)). 

 

We'll begin the evening by talking about different modes of listening as advocated by composers like Copland, Bernstein, and Oliveros, and jump into a listening of Alvin Lucier's I am Sitting in a Room before delving into a non-stop listening of Glass's Glassworks. Come in comfortable clothing (read: pajamas) and prepare to sink into your auditory surroundings for this one-of-a-kind Olio event.

Thompkins Ave Apartment

Brooklyn, New York

[ TICKETS $20 ]

Divide Light

Thursday, April 26th & Saturday, April 28th at 8 pm | Sunday, April 29th at 3 pm

Lesley Dill, one of the most prominent American artists working at the intersection of language and fine art, has paired with composer Richard Marriott, Artistic Director and Founder of the acclaimed Clubfoot Orchestra, to create DIVIDE LIGHT – a new opera based on the text of Emily Dickinson. First produced in 2008 at The Montalvo Arts Center in California, DIVIDE LIGHT is currently being re-conceived for performances in Spring 2018. This new iteration of DIVIDE LIGHT is designed to feature the collaborative operatic ensemble New Camerata Opera, a bold new force in the New York opera scene, and The Curiosity Cabinet.

Dixon Place

161A Chrystie Street

New York, New York

[ NEW CAMERATA OPERA: Lesley Dill, creator; Richard Marriott, composer; Sarah Fraser, director; Miriam Rochford, stage manager; Erik Bagger, tenor; Victor Khodadad, tenor; Stan Lacy, baritone; Alexandra Lang, soprano; Barbara Porto, soprano; Eva Parr, soprano; Julia Tang, mezzo-soprano; Scott Lindroth, baritone ]

[ THE CURIOSITY CABINET: Whitney George, music director & conductor ]

[ TICKETS $30 IN ADVANCE | $40 AT THE DOOR | $25 for STUDENTS ]

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