The Rhythm Method and pianist Kathy Supove perform "Desolation Pops," by James Moore, and song selections by Meaghan Burke
Presented by the Tribeca New Music Festival
Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, violins; Laura Thompson, viola*; Meaghan Burke, cello; Kathy Supove, piano
String hero(in)es of Longleash and The Rhythm Method join forces at The Owl Music Parlor.
8pm: Longleash ; 9pm: The Rhythm Method
And Nobody Gets Everything Right
The Rhythm Method presents works which bend, sidestep, or shatter the classical frame of the string quartet, from Dame Elizabeth Maconchy's concisely dramatic String Quartet No. 3 (1938) to violinist-composer Marina Kifferstein's extraterrestrial musings in An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities (2017), from Lewis Nielsen's anti-colonialist tour de force Le Journal de Corps (2010) to Kristin Bolstad's disruptive And Nobody Gets Everything Right (2012).
Leah Asher and Marina Kifferstein, violins
Miranda Sielaff, viola*
Meaghan Burke, cello
"Broad Statements" is a celebration of diverse female artists from some of NYC’s most electric, thriving new music scenes.
- 6:00 The Rhythm Method
- 6:30 Amirtha Kidambi
- 7:15 Laura & Charlotte
- 7:45 Yva las Vegass
- 8:30 Odetta Hartman
- 9:15 The Rhythm Method
The Rhythm Method is pleased to have recruited the following artists to join us for the 2017 Broad Statements line-up: underground folk-punk legend Yva Las Vegass, free improviser, Carnatic vocal music specialist, and composer Amirtha Kidambi, cowboy-soul-electronica songwriter Odetta Hartmann, and avant-garde virtuosi Laura Cocks (flutes) and Charlotte Mundy (voice) of TAK Ensemble.
Broad Statements is funded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
Donations to Planned Parenthood will be accepted at this performance.
Tickets: $25 general/ $20 student at the door and $20/$15 in advance at the following link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3087859
In Celebration of John Cage's 105th Birthday, Avant Media presents a curated performance of all five of Cage's FIVE compositions (FIVE, FIVE2,FIVE3,FIVE4,FIVE5,) in a chance determined 80 minute performance organized by Randy Gibson and lighting designer Kryssy Wright inhabiting the Wild Project Theater.
The Rhythm Method
Mangobot (Al Cerulo, Chris Graham, and Jude Traxler)
and many more.
Tickets : $20/$15
This program juxtaposes drastically different composers who were heavily influenced by the local landscape: Anton Webern who grew up in the hills and forests of Klagenfurt, Bernd Klug, a native of Villach, and RM cellist Meaghan Burke, who has found creative inspiration through her personal connections to the region.
Admission is FREE
Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett by Anton Webern
string quartet and skyscrapter 2.0(2016) by Bernd Klug
Song selections by Meaghan Burke
This concert is sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum: http://acfdc.org/
PLG Arts Music Festival presents The Rhythm Method at The Owl
Fünf Sätze für Streichquartett by Anton Webern
Hollux Rey by Leah Asher
A selection of songs by Meaghan Burke
$10 suggested donation
The first PLG Arts Music Festival, a weeklong event from May 15-21, features almost 50 musicians in 9 different locations throughout Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Performances include jazz and improvised music at KD’s, 65 Fen, Parkside Pizza, Soup and Sound, and Westbury Inn, chamber music at The Owl Music Parlor, a classical brunch at Desserts by Michael Allen’s, an afternoon Latin jazz performance outdoors at Parkside Plaza, and a family music event at Greenlight Bookstore. All PLG Arts–sponsored events are free; some cooperating venues may charge admission.
The PLG Arts Music Festival 2017 is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC). PLG Arts is also grateful for funding from the office of City Councilman Mathieu Eugene.
For more information about PLG Arts: http://plgarts.org/
The Rhythm Method accompanies our cellist, Meaghan Burke, in releasing her second album, "Creature Comforts". Come celebrate (and sing along!) with Meaghan and this incredibly awesome band of New York (and Austrian!) musicians who (mostly) played on the record:
The Rhythm Method:
Marina Kifferstein and Leah Asher, violins
Anne Lanzilotti, viola
with very special guests Lavinia Pavlish, violin
Carlos Cordeiro, clarinets
Zeke Healy, resonator guitar
Protestant Work Ethic, banjo and vocals
Pete Wise, drums
Tickets are $16 and can be purchased in advance here:
Music Mondays Presents: Hear by Design: Music of Andrew Norman
Andrew Norman, composer
Jennifer Koh, violin
Variation Trio - Jennifer Koh, violin; Scott St. John, viola; Wilhelmina Smith, cello
Rhythm Method - Leah Asher, violin; Maria Kifferstein, violin; Anne Lanzilotti, viola; Meaghan Burke, cello
Trident Ensemble - Daniel Moody, countertenor; Owen McIntosh, tenor; Edmund Milly, baritone; Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone
Aaron Wunsch, piano
From the Music Mondays website:
Composer Andrew Norman’s music of “daring juxtapositions and dazzling colors” (New York Times) has made him one of the most widely admired young composers working today. His “staggering imagination” (Boston Globe) draws inspiration from disparate sources, including architecture, cinema, and video games – resulting in music that is fun, funny, and deeply moving. The fourteen performers include violinist Jennifer Koh ("one of our most thoughtful and intense musicians," New York Times), the Variation Trio, and string quartet The Rhythm Method ("uncompromising and unreserved," examiner.com) - with Andrew on hand to introduce his music.
Andrew Norman: Stop Motion for String Quartet (New York Premiere)
Dufay - Nuper rosarum flores
Andrew Norman - Farnsworth: Four Portraits of a House
J. S. Bach - Two Part Inventions (arr. for strings)
Andrew Norman - Companion Guide to Rome
Kurtág: Hommage à Ránki György
Andrew Norman - Still Life
For tickets, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-mondays-hear-by-design-music-of-andrew-norman-tickets-33777176444?aff=es2
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the AC Institute, New York, NY
7:30pm doors open, 8pm concert — $10 admission includes free refreshments and light snacks. Drawing above by Tonia Ko.
Description: The Rhythm Method String Quartet in collaboration with the AC Institute of New York presents “Escape-Landscape.” This concert features Tonia Ko’s Escape-Landscape (2014), Bernd Klug’s string quartet and skyscrapter 2.0 (2016), Andrew Norman’s Peculiar Strokes (2015), and Earle Brown’s String Quartet (1965)—all pieces that deal with perception and subtle shifts within it.
Ko’s Escape-Landscape takes its inspiration from drawing the “the intricate layers of earth and ice” characteristic of the landscape in Ithaca. Through changing the distance of observation, however, both landscape and drawing transform into bold geometric shapes. The perception of distance is explored through juxtaposed musical textures.
Klug’s string quartet and skyscrapter 2.0 is part of an ongoing collaboration with The Rhythm Method String Quartet. The first iteration involved an installation in the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York that is now heard as echoes in the electronics. By layering different performances in the live electronics, time can be perceived differently through its engagement with itself, both exposing the personal experiences of the performers and engaging the listener as a part of that new layered perception.
Norman’s Peculiar Strokes explores subtle shifts in perception based on textural changes. Each movement employs a specific extended technique that cycles through shimmering shifts in balance of underlying chorales. The different timbral filters create structure through shifting the listener’s perception of the surface of the sound.
Finally, Brown’s String Quartet (1965) deals with the notation of time and its fluidity by experimenting with score as “mobile.” With its juxtaposition different ways of exploring the subtleties of perception in texture and time, the program provides a window for the audience to reflect on their own perceptions of time, moment, and memory.
Produced with support from the Earle Brown Music Foundation, www.earle-brown.org.
Earle Brown, String Quartet (1965)
Tonia Ko, Escape-Landscape (2014)
Bernd Klug, string quartet and skyscrapter 2.0 (2016)
Andrew Norman, Peculiar Strokes (2015)
March 18, 8:30 pm — FREE!
2319 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60618
SCRIPTS records is passionate about producing, promoting and archiving contemporary concert music, electronic composition and musicians taking influence from both genres. Founded by composers and Chicago natives David Paha and Edward Hamel, SCRIPTS began in 2015 while both David and Edward were living in Los Angeles. Deciding the progressive and evolving music scene of Chicago is best suited for the record label, Edward and Dave returned to Chicago in late 2016. SCRIPTS offers limited runs of vinyl as well as digital downloads to their artists. They continue to expand their catalog by seeking out Chicago ensembles, composers and musicians while also bringing national projects into distribution within local Chicago record stores.
SCRIPTS will be celebrating the release of David James Paha's "Kill Your Temple/Kill Your Design" available on 12 inch vinyl and digital download. We are fortunate to have The Rhythm Method join us from NYC to perform a new string quartet from Leah Asher. Only will be performing music from their album "Potential Language" as well as new material from their forthcoming EP.
For more info, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/255637298213514/?active_tab=about
The Rhythm Method
David James Paha
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 8PM
Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center, Bowling Green State University, Ohio
An Alien with Extraordinary Abilities (2017) - Marina Kifferstein (b. 1989)
Peculiar Strokes (2011-15) - Andrew Norman (b. 1979)
Hollux Rey (2017) - Leah Asher (b. 1986)
Sabina (2010) - Andrew Norman
String Quartet, Op. 5 (1944) - Virginia Seay
Rondo, Allegro con brio
Coda (2016) - Meaghan Burke (b. 1985)
We're playing a set at the FEVE on Wednesday, March 15th at our former home away from home, The Feve, in Oberlin, Ohio! Come hear songs by Meaghan Burke and maybe some wacky graphic score excerpt madness stuff. FREE admission, passing the hat.
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1265645033505334/
The Once and Future Maiden at The Noguchi Museum
Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm
In celebration of the exhibition of Noguchi’s two sculptures Birth (1934) and Death (1934) together in the same gallery for the first time, The Noguchi Museum presents The Rhythm Method String Quartet featuring Alice Teyssier in a program entitled The Once and Future Maiden. In the same way that Noguchi sought a lifelong balance between figuration and abstraction, the various compositional voices on this program deal with fragmented portraits of women in life and death.
Dai Fujikura’s silence seeking solace is at times whimsical and ecstatic and in the next instant desolate and cold, as the soprano weaves through the string quartet in whispers and virtuosic vocal leaps. Fujikura’s Deconstructing Franz is a response to the classic Schubert work, Death and the Maiden, bringing the idea of engaging in the history of art and curation to the concert. Leah Asher, known for her beautiful graphic scores, blends the alto flute and viola in delicate breaths and percussive edges in her work If We Should Meet, Here. Asher’s work was written specifically for the performers on this concert, and developed through close collaboration. Finally, Anne Lanzilotti writes a new work for the occasion using two of Noguchi’s obsidian sound sculptures. It is the personal relationships between composers and performers that allows for interpretations which are extreme in their delicacy and physicality, and expose the intimacy and suffering in these works.
This program is free with Museum admission.
Anne Lanzilotti, new work with Noguchi’s sound sculptures
Franz Schubert, String Quartet No. in D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"
Dai Fujikura, Deconstructing Franz
Leah Asher, if we should meet, here.
Dai Fujikura, Silence Seeking Solace
1/17 Tuesday 9 pm
Kathleen Supové (piano) and The Rhythm Method: Marina Kifferstein & Leah Asher (violins) Anne Lanzilotti (viola) Meaghan Burke (cello)
Moore presents a revised and expanded version of Desoloation Pops, an evening length cycle of music for pianist Kathleen Supové and The Rhythm Method String Quartet.
1/21 Saturday 9 pm
Chamber Music by Virginia Seay (1927-2015)
Mila Henry (piano) Mellissa Hughes (voice) The Rhythm Method: Marina Kifferstein & Leah Asher (violins) Anne Lanzilotti (viola) Meaghan Burke (cello) James Moore (music director)
Moore presents a program of chamber music by his grandmother Virginia Seay, an accomplished twelve-tone composer of the 1940s and protégé of Ernst Krenek. Many of these scores have been recently unearthed and will be performed for the first time in over 60 years.
Double entendre will be running extremely high on this double bill featuring the Austrian post-punk band CHICK QUEST and everyone's favorite feminist string quartet, THE RHYTHM METHOD (performing songs by Meaghan Burke and other quaint surprises).
Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 at 8PM
Freddy's Bar & Backroom | 627 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
9:00 pm: CHICK QUEST
8:00 pm: The Rhythm Method
24.4, 20h - im ersten, Wien
The Rhythm Method meets Loose Lips Sink Ships
feat. works by Leah Asher, Marina Kifferstein, Anne Lanzilotti, and all the songs ever
26.4, 20h - Echoraum, Wien
Between the Lines
world premieres of Bernd Klug ´string quartet and skyscraper 2.0´ and Andreas Trobollowitsch ´pitanga´; Austrian premiere of Leah Asher ´Leda`
27.4, 19h30 - ProMusica Carinthia - Warmbaderhof, Villach
The Carinthian Connection
works by Alban Berg, Meaghan Burke, and Bernd Klug
28.4, 20h - Brunnenpassage, Wien
Lecture-Performance by Anne Lanzilotti of Andrew Norman´s ´Companion Guide to Rome´; Lecture-Performance and Workshop on Bernd Klug´s ´string quartet and skyscraper´
This tour and the comission of String Quartet and Skyscraper 2.0 were made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Austrian Bundeskanzleramt .(https://www.bka.gv.at/site/3327/Default.aspx)