Film, Video Either/Or Concert

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Either/Or Concert
Either/Or, a New York-based contemporary music ensemble, performs Anthony Braxton's "Composition no. 222" (a McKim Fund in the Library of Congress commission), Richard Carrick's "La Scène Miniature," Beat Furrer's "Spur," Anna Thorvaldsdottir's "Ró," Selected Etudes by Ligeti (Taka Kigawa, piano) and Furrer's "Intorno al bianco." Richard Carrick conducts.
Event Date
February 18, 2017
-  Led by director Richard Carrick, Either/Or has been at the forefront of New York's contemporary music scene since 2004. Winner of the 2015 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming, Either/Or focuses on new and recent works for unconventional ensembles rarely heard elsewhere. Either/Or programming explores equally the products of an American Experimental tradition (as traceable via artists such as Cage, Feldman, Lucier, Ashley) and of a European avant-garde, with a special emphasis on composers working outside the institutional mainstream. Either/Or has presented the first U.S. portrait concerts for composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Horatiu Radulescu, Karin Rehnqvist, Rebecca Saunders, Hans Thomalla and Anna Thorvaldsdottir, bringing most of these composers to New York City for public lectures and teaching engagements. Either/Or has premiered more than 100 new works in past seasons, not including dozens of student compositions. Artists commissioned by Either/Or include Anthony Coleman, George Lewis, Keeril Makan, Miya Masaoka, Zeena Parkins and Elliott Sharp. Either/Or has released recordings of composers Keeril Makan, Richard Carrick, Karin Rehnqvist and Anthony Coleman, as well as having further titles in preparation from Makan, Elliott Sharp, and Morton Feldman. Either/Or and its directors have been artists in residence at several institutions, offering course instruction, master classes, open rehearsals, readings and premieres of student works.
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Running Time
1 hours, 43 minutes, 58 seconds
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