Posted on 16 May 2017
by MMNY Staff
MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO AND MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT COMMISSIONER JULIE MENIN ANNOUNCE JUNE IS “NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH” NEW YORK – […]
Composer Ravi Kittappa and pianist Karl Larson invite the public to perform Kittappa’s piece featuring the sound of sruti boxes (easily playable Indian drone instruments). Performers will split into three groups and walk divergent paths around the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, playing sruti boxes and a variety of sustaining instruments and electronic devices, at its end converging to create a large and varied drone resolution. This will be the second annual iteration of the event, having made its NY premiere in Astoria in 2015. You can learn more about the background of this piece in an interview MMNY conducted last year with Kittappa and Larson.
To join, please fill out this form so we can assign you a group, keep you posted on any updates and save you a cup of joe from Stumptown! Of course if you areunsure of your availability you can always walk right up…
Below are the parts and audio files for performing the piece:
Ravi Kittappa is a composer currently living in Oakland, CA. The Janacek Philharmonia’s recent premiere of his work, exordium, was described as “an enticing work of pulse and counterpoint” (New Music Box). Ravi has been commissioned and premiered by Ensemble Dal Niente, Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, percussionist Owen Weaver, and Talea Ensemble among others. He has been honored to be selected as a participant at international festivals like World Saxophone Congress, Ostrava Days, Bowling Green New Music Festival, MATA Festival, and the Bang on a Can Summer Institute. In Spring 2012, Ravi founded the bi-coastal new music series, Permutations, which he co-curates with pianist, Karl Larson. He is currently a Ph.D fellow in music composition at University of California, Berkeley.
Brooklyn based pianist Karl Larson is a specialist in the music of our time. Consistently presenting adventurous programs, Karl has premiered many solo and chamber works by notable composers including David Rakowski, Ken Thomson, Robert Honstein, Chris Cerrone, and David Lang. A sought after collaborator, Larson has worked with many notable musicians from around the country, and has been featured on a number of highly regarded new music series including the Bang on a Can Marathon, the MATA Festival, and the Frequency Series. Larson is also a founding member of Bearthoven and the curator of the Permutations NYC Concert Series.
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