TIME:SPANS Festival 2019 Announcement

TIME:SPANS Festival 2019 Announcement

Release Date: Monday, April 15, 2019


The Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust (EBMF) is pleased to announce TIME:SPANS 2019.  Scheduled from August 10 to 28, 2019, TIME:SPANS 2019 will include sound walks by Christina Kubisch (Germany); a 2-week performance installation by Marino Formenti (Italy); and twelve concerts, performed by outstanding performers and ensembles specializing in new repertoire: Talea Ensemble (NYC), JACK Quartet (NYC), Bozzini Quartet (Montreal), NIKEL (Israel), Yarn/Wire (NYC), and Deerhoof (NYC) among others. TIME:SPANS is dedicated primarily to the presentation of twenty-first century music. The events will take place at The DiMenna Center for Classical MusicGoethe-Institut Library, and Wagner Park in Manhattan. The festival is produced and presented by EBMF. Artistic Director for TIME:SPANS is Thomas Fichter. The name TIME:SPANS is taken from the title of an orchestra piece by the American composer Earle Brown.


Sat, August 10 – August 21, 2019, DiMenna: Christina Kubisch
Christina Kubisch, Electrical Walks (2019)
(with free daily guided sound tours by the composer)
The walks are free and open to the public

Sat, August 10, 2019, 7:00 pm, Wagner Park: NIKEL
Klaus Lang, bright darkness (2017)**
This concert is free and open to the public

Sun, August 11, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: JACK Quartet + IRCAM
Chaya Czernowin, HIDDEN (2014)

Mon, August 12, 2019, 8:00pm, DiMenna: Yarn/Wire + Marino Formenti
Marina Rosenfeld, Deathstar Reduction (2017-19)*/***
Marina Rosenfeld, My Body (2019)*/***

Tues, August 13, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Ensemble Nikel
Enno Poppe, Fleisch (2017)
Mark Barden, witness. (2012)
Chaya Czernowin, Sahaf (2017)
Oliver Thurley, Who’s veil remains inscrutable (2015)
Stefan Prins, Fremdkoerper #2 (2010)

Wed, August 14 – August 28, 2019, Goethe-Institut Library: Marino Formenti’s NOWHERE
Marino Formenti, NOWHERE (2019)**
Free and open to the public, daily from 10am-10pm

Wed, August 14, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: NIKEL: Peter Tscherkassky Films
Simon Løffler, Dream Work (2018)**
Steven Takasugi, L’Arrivée 1 (2019)**/***
Clara Iannotta, Outer Space (2018)**
Mirela Ivičević, Dream Work, (2019)**
Steven Takasugi, L’Arrivée 2 (2019)**/***
Julien Malaussena, Outer Space (2019)**

Thurs, August 15, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Olivia Block, Raven Chacon
‘Two Tables’, electronic improvisations
Olivia Block, October 26, 1984 (2019)
Raven Chacon, solo (2019)

Fri, August 16, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Okkyung Lee
Okkyung Lee, once upon a time, we used to share this same light… (2019)*/***

Sat, August 17, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Matana Roberts + International Contemporary Ensemble
I call america  (2019)*/***

Sun, August 18, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Bent Duo, Deerhoof
Sarah Hennies, Unsettle (2018)
Deerhoof Plays Hits of the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s (2019)*/***

Mon, August 19, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Bozzini Quartet
Michael Oesterle, Daydream Mechanics V (2001)
Michael Oesterle, New Work (2019)**/***
Ana Sokolović, Commedia dell’arte, excerpts (2010-13)

Tues, August 20, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Talea Ensemble, Lorraine Vaillancourt
Ana Sokolović, …and I need a room to receive five thousand people with raised glasses…or…what a glorious day, the birds are singing “halleluia”… (2014)
Dániel Péter Biró, Simanim (Signs/Traces) (2006/07)
Philippe Leroux, (D)Tourner (2018)

Wed, August 21, 2019, 8:00 pm, DiMenna: Talea Ensemble, Yarn/Wire, Lorraine Vaillancourt
Claude Vivier, Pulau Dewata (1977)
Denys Bouliane, Rythmes et échos des rivages anticostiens (2009)
Michael Oesterle,Carrousel (2013)
Linda Catlin Smith, Knotted Silk (1999)
Nikolaj Korndorf, Music for Owen Underhill and his Magnificent Eight (1997)

*World premiere // **US premiere // ***Commissioned by The Earle Brown Music Foundation Charitable Trust

For more information about EBMF and TIME:SPANS 2019, see www.timespans.org.

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