Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
Full piece live in Tokyo, 2008
Somehow John Cage’s prolific output seems not to stifle, but rather to spur creativity in others. He certainly deserves surveys, tributes, and portraits during the centenary of his birth. But Sō Percussion wanted to do him honor by allowing his work and spirit to infuse our own.
In 2012 we decided to put Cage’s music together with new music created for the occasion. We invited many of our friends to collaborate with us on a new show, which would last 91 minutes (4’33” x 16), and for which we’d leave some elements to chance.
Rather than make a definitive record to encapsulate the project, we came up with the “John Cage Bootlegs,” a sprawling recording endeavor. As frequently as we could, we put up microphones to capture each unique performance of his constantly changing music. We sold the album as a blank LP with unique cover art, with a “dropcard” which provided access to download mp3s of every recording.
Well, this is just lovely! Listen to a live recording of Valgeir Sigurðsson and Nadia Sirota playing at (Le) Poisson Rouge in March.
The beautiful venue in NYC is playing host to a very special evening with Bedroom Community on the 28th October with the whole gang playing including Valgeir, Nadia, Daníel Bjarnason, James McVinnie, Paul Corley, and special guests!
yMusic - Clearing, Dawn, Dance (composed by Judd Greenstein), live on WNYC’s Spinning on Air, November 29, 2011
Tune in this evening at 7:30 PM EST to watch Jherek’s performance live from Le Poisson Rouge in New York City. Tickets to the show are also still available.
More of Owen Pallett from the Burgundy Stain Sessions. “E Is for Estranged.” Gorgeous.
Thomas Bartlett said that this was the first time during these sessions that he has ever left the stage and turned the show over completely to one of his guests.
ACME’s performance of Steve Reich’s complete string quartets, including the world premiere of the all-live version of WTC 9/11, has sold out — but Q2 Music will be streaming the entire concert, including a discussion between Reich and WNYC’s John Schaefer, starting at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Click here for the live stream.
Andrew Bird - Carrion Suite (live), from the Northwest Passage EP (given out to Spring Tour ticket holders)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus - Tour Eiffel (composed by Bryce Dessner), live on Q2 radio June 18, 2012