A collaborative concert and dance performance
Ear Heart Music presents American Modern Ensemble and Mazzini Dance Collective in a collaborative concert and dance performance, Frantic Knarly Still.
Works include Lembit Beecher’s dramatic Frantic Knarly Still (NYC premiere), Pierre Jalbert’s gripping Visual Abstract, Jason Haney’s moody Epigrams (NYC premiere), Tight Sweater, an energetic work by self-proclaimed neo-Baroque composer Marc Mellits, and The Thin Ice of Your Fragile Mind by AME’s house composer and Artistic Director, Robert Paterson. Both the Jalbert and Paterson works will be presented with world premiere choreographies by Annmaria Mazzini, principle of Mazzini Dance Collective.
Ear Heart Music
“… a feisty contemporary-classical concert series” –The New York Times
“scintillating… phenomenal programming… impeccably curated… truly original… one of our favorite new music series” –Time Out New York
In a golden age of new chamber music, Ear Heart Music is a trusted source for post-genre creative collaboration. A showcase of highly talented and adventurous performers, composers, and collaborative artists, Ear Heart Music is a modern chamber music series for modern ears. The series formed a partnership with Roulette in 2012 and continues to present dramatic and engaging multimedia events in this ideal venue September through June.
Hailed by Time Out New York as “a staple in the New York new music soundscape,” since September 2009, Ear Heart Music has produced over 75 unique concerts with over 60 world premieres. Its thoughtfully-designed programs highlight recent masterworks to stimulate creative thought and instill new avenues of perspective in the listener. The consistent level of intelligent and inspiring music-making resonates in the mind and body. Shows include electronic processing, performance art, visual art, film, and dance, providing deeper context for the music. Unique artist pairings, diverse programming, and the integral incorporation of new work, all contribute to Ear Heart Music playing a major role in reshaping the chamber music landscape for the 21st Century.
Upcoming Ear Heart Music series at Roulette
Sydney Skybetter & Associates – Cold House
Brooklyn-based skybetter and associates presents an evening of contemporary dance repertory with live music: Temporary Matters set to selections from Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Englabörn; Cold House You Kept set to String Quartet no. 2, Quasi una Fantasia by Henryk Górecki, and the New York premiere of Eveningland, Skybetter’s recent commission by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, featuring selections from David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize–winning The Little Match Girl Passion. The performance will occur in the round with music performed by the Ear Heart Music Ensemble.