The Up:Strike Project + listenbeer
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Up:Strike Project + listenbeer

I’ll be performing and pairing beers alongside my best friend and favorite person in the world, Karen Yu! We’ll be playing Sean Griffin’s Pattycake, alongside works by Sarah Hennies, Matthew Burtner, and more. We’ve partnered with local Hong Kong brewers and breweries for this event, and we both can’t wait to bring listenbeer to Hong Kong.

8pm, Ho Sze Kwong, Kwun Tong

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The Stone Presents: The Music of Lee Hyla
Mar
15
6:30 PM18:30

The Stone Presents: The Music of Lee Hyla

THE MUSIC OF LEE HYLA
Bryan Hayslett (cello) Marilyn Nonken (piano) Tristan McKay (piano) Jessica Tsang (percussion) Michiko Theurer (violin) Paul Hauer (violin) Hannah Levinson (viola)
Repertoire: Mother Popcorn Revisited, Amore Scaduto, How Was Your Weekend, Winter/Fall, Dream of Innocent III, and Amnesia Redux

http://thestonenyc.com/calendar.php?month=4

https://events.newschool.edu/event/the_stone_at_the_new_school_presents_the_music_of_lee_hyla#.XKAJAOtKhbU

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Listenbeer // Interference Series // Dark Sky Brewing
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

Listenbeer // Interference Series // Dark Sky Brewing

Interference Series presents a solo percussion performance by Jess Tsang that is curated to pair with different Dark Sky Beers. Toronto-based cellist and composer Cory Latkovich presents a set  of solo cello works. 

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The pieces I'll be playing are tied together by the idea of a sonic bildungsroman. Each piece feels like a journey of ever-increasing importance, contained within separate sound worlds. Also, I learned how to skateboard.

Huginn by Fjola Evans 

I Is Not Me by Scott Wollschleger

THIS IS WHY PEOPLE O.D. ON PILLS by Jennifer Walshe

Resonance Allloy by Keeril Makan

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Ecstasies of Influence - Concert II
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Ecstasies of Influence - Concert II

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Ensemble Ekstasis: Marie Annick Béliveau, Gabriel Dharmoo, Guy Pelletier, Terri Hron, Felix Del Tredici, Elinor Frey, Jess Tsang, with the direction of Sandeep Bhagwati

These three long music performances each started with a question: Can a musical piece be composed with exactly the same process that an artist uses to create their conceptual artworks? Since September, we have worked with three artists to explore new ways of understanding how music can be made out of nothing.

Deborah Carruthers is an artist that explores the various facets of science around the anthropocene to create multi-disciplinary artworks. David Szanto’s work focuses on our personal, intimate relationship to food and eating to create his performances. Angelique Willkie’s choreographies explore personal, autobiographical narratives and minute everyday movements. In their encounters with these artists, the musicians of the Ensemble Ekstasis tried to explore their practice with the ideas the artists gave them: what kind of intimate biological relationship do musicians have with their instruments? How can a musician read another musician’s movements as their score? How can the audience co-create a musical performance with their cellphone cameras? Does your listening change if your tongue senses a different taste? How does our meat and cow culture affect our musicking ? What does really constitute a piece of music – according to the SOCAN?

All these questions led to three exciting, inquisitive, enlightening hour-long performances which will be presented on Dec 16 in two locations at two times: at 14h we will discuss the research-creation project “Ecstasies of Influence” at Le Gésu, and then première the Bee Symphonie by Deborah Carruthers. And at 20h we will perform the two works created with David Szanto and Angelique Willkie in the “Fine Arts Black Box” at Concordia University.

If you have ever asked yourself what the farthest reaches of musical space could be, this day of inter-artistic explorations is for you.

More information here.

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Ecstasies of Influence - Concert I
Dec
16
2:00 PM14:00

Ecstasies of Influence - Concert I

These three long music performances each started with a question: Can a musical piece be composed with exactly the same process that an artist uses to create their conceptual artworks? Since September, we have worked with three artists to explore new ways of understanding how music can be made out of nothing.

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Nov
25
4:30 PM16:30

Hit Match - A Bodysuit Game for two percussionists

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Sunday Nov 25 @ 4:30 pm

JULIAN KLEIN (Berlin): Hit Match - Game Scores for two percussionists, with Jessica Tsang and Noam Bierstone, percussion

Julian was interested in using the body:suit:score as a playing field: the actions of one percussionist act on the body of the other, and become a kind of instruction to play. The interest is not so much the resulting sound, but the game strategies that both players engage in. The action gets quite heated and the two musical combatants need all their keen reaction skills and sharp thinking to come out as the winner of each round.

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