Hi everyone. October is a busy month- 4 shows in the next 2 weeks! Hope to see you at one of these (the first 2 events are free):
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 8 pm
New Sounds Live at Brookfield Place
Winter Garden 220 Vesey Street
Composer David Lang & 120 Guitars
Witness the world premiere of David Lang‘s “questionnaire,” a new piece for 120 guitars. Third Street and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang join forces for the 120th anniversary of the Third Street Music Settlement. Plus, composer/guitarist Ben Verdery’s “Ellis Island” and other solo piano pieces by Lang
Friday, October 16, 2015 8 pm
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
The Stefan Wolpe Fund proudly presents world premieres by Harold Meltzer, Jonathan Dawe, Yehudi Wyner and William Anderson. Featuring Vox n Plux. Produced by Zaidee Parkinson, William Anderson and Alanna Maharajh Stone with generous support from The Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music.Tuesday, October 20, 2015 7 pm
Creviston-Fader Saxophone and Electric Guitar Duo share an evening with guitarist David Rogers
Shape Shifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place (Between 1st and Carroll Str, off 4th Ave- Park Slope) Brooklyn , NY 11215
Works by Schwartz, Wanamaker, Djupstrom, Ferrante, Claman, and Hause
Thursday, October 22, 2015 8 pm
Circuit Bridges Concert No 36:
Vox Novus XV Festival
WhenThu, October 22, 6:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereGallery MC, 549 W 52nd St, New York, NY, United States
$15 admission $ 7 students
Join us to celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Vox Novus. Concert No 36 will feature composers from New York and the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, Alabama.
Composers include Lynn Bechtold, Eve Beglarian,
Mark Lackey, Neil Leonard, and others.
Welcome to my Fall 2015 newsletter. Hope to see you soon at an upcoming show!
The Anderson-Fader Duo’s recent video on Youtube has over 120,000 views! Check out the video, music from Damon Ferrante’s “Footbridge” for 2 guitars.Vox n Plux: Here’s our new video, featuring music by Meltzer, Sondheim, Anderson, Greenbaum, and Ives
Recent recording by David Claman: “Avaley Taan”, featuring Cygnus Ensemble musicians and Jessica Bowers, mezzo, and Elizabeth Farnum, soprano
Brand new CD (released last week!) from Masatora Goya, “Dream of Sailing”, featuring chamber and solo music, much of it with guitar. Listen to: “Sunset on the Hudson”
William Anderson’s amazing “Djuna Barnes Settings” is now recorded by Vox n Plux! The first movement features William and I singing as well as playing!
Mezzo soprano Jessica Bowers and I performing Weill at a Poetica Musica benefit last season. We will perform this and others at the upcoming Poetica Musica show on September 19 (see below)
Here’s a great review of a recording by Corinne Winters and Steven Blier that I had the pleasure of playing on.
I also got to perform guitar works from Neil Leonard’s recording, “Mil Maneras” at Spectrum, and will play them again October 22nd at the Vox Novus show (see below). Listen to the recent recording here.
Recent recording featuring works by Paul Salerni, with 3 pieces including guitar. I’ll perform Salerni’s “Bad Pets” at the Poetica Musica show on September 19 (see below)
My 2 solo cds, “Another’s Fandango” and “First Flight” are available here.
Sep 19: Old Westbury, NY – Poetica Musica- American Pie- works of Gerhswin, Beaser, Weill
Oct 14: New York, NY – New Sounds Live- a hundred guitars!
Oct 20: Brooklyn , NY – Creviston-Fader Duo (sax and electric guitar) share an evening of new guitar music with David Rogers at shapeshifter lab; new music from Liza Sobel and Damon Ferrante
Oct 22: New York, NY – Vox Novus 15 year anniversary concert
Nov 8: Philadelphia, PA – Cygnus Ensemble with Sara Shafer, soprano
Dec 2: New York, NY – Riverside Symphony and Vox n Plux
Dec 6: New York, NY – Composers Concordance- A celebration of Jimi Hendrix
Dec 8: New York, NY – Cygnus Ensemble at the Morgan Library-Hemmingway between two wars
And stay tuned for shows in 2016:
Jan 29, 2016: New York, NY – Festival Chamber Music
February 25-26 Talea Ensemble
May 10 Milton Babbitt Centennial! Location TBA! Will include the Anderson-Fader Duo performing the work written for them, Solo e Duettini.
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Release Date: October 9, 2015
Catalog #: RR7914
DREAM OF SAILING
It is often not until the brutal weight of loss and grief bears down upon us that we are forced to ponder the meaning of life and reconsider our own path of existence. Composer Masatora Goya presents his debut Ravello Records release, DREAM OF SAILING, a collection of chamber works inspired by the life and passing of Goya’s father, Masahiro.
As a hard working marine engineer, Masahiro dedicated great lengths of time at sea, often spending months away from his family. The ocean was where Masahiro belonged, a refuge to which he’d find himself repeatedly returning. Within this album Goya expresses a somber tribute to his father while also reflecting on his own life as a composer and man.
In the title track, guitarist Scott Hill and flutist Melanie Chirignan capture the imagined last journey of Goya’s father returning to sea, sailing into the blissful lights of a fading dawn. Where It Begins, Where It All Ends depicts the cosmic voyage of our consciousness, challenging our understanding of emotions and our place in the universe. Questioning our conception of death, the elegiac work Distance reflects on our uncertainty of and detachment from death as well as the purpose of its existence. The album concludes with Sunset on the Hudson in which guitarist Oren Fader brings to mind a beautiful sunset, fulfilling and comforting, yet at the same time unsettling and lonesome. Goya challenges listeners to accept our ultimate fate by embracing the satisfactions as well as the regrets of life.
This album features a web-application which includes liner notes, composer and performer biographies, and more:
– Goya is the assistant director of Vox Novus Composer’s Voice, a concert series which provides composers an opportunity to express their own aesthetic or personal voice
– He is the recipient of the ASCAP Plus Award, the Jerome Fund for New Music, and the Diversity Doctoral Fellowship at SUNY Purchase, among others
– Goya received a BA in Integrated Human Studies from Kyoto University and a Master of Music from New Jersey City University
– Alturas Duo, the group comprising of guitarist Scott Hill and violist Carlos Boltes, took first prize at the 2006 New England International Chamber Music competition and won the 2009 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. The Duo is a Goodwill Ambassador for the Chilean-American Foundation and has recently been named Artist in Residence for the Intake Organization
– Guitarist Oren Fader can be heard on over 40 commercial recordings and has premiered over 400 contemporary guitar music, working closely with composers such as Babbitt, Boulez, Carter, Davidovsky, and David Lang. Since 1994, Fader has been on the guitar and chamber music faculty of the Manhattan School of Music
– Violist and violinist Conway Kuo is currently the Associate Principal Second Violin of the New York City Ballet Orchestra and performs regularly with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra
Masatora Goya is a composer extensively writing a new kind of chamber music for everyone. Trained as a vocal performer first, he explores the musical landscape of drama, space, and emotion. Described as a “composer of cultural crossroads” by American Composers Forum, his unique eclecticism has attracted many musicians performing in nontraditional chamber ensembles.
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Manchester Music Festival 2013 Holiday Concerts
BUENOS AIRES TO SAINT PETERSBURG
Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 4 p.m.
United Church of Dorset and East Rupert, Dorset, Vermont
The Manchester String Quartet
Joana Genova and Deborah Buck, violins
Ariel Rudiakov, viola; Benjamin Capps, cello
with Oren Fader, guitar
Presents an afternoon of strings and Spanish guitar:
Piazzolla’s L’Histoire du Tango, Eduard Angulo’s Paseos
and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.11
Tickets: Adults $30; 18 and under $13 (prices include taxes and fees)
Buy tickets here, at the Northshire Bookstore, or by calling (802) 362-1956
This CD has been recorded by SCOTT BURGESS of WHITE PINE MUSIC,
Funded by a grant from the AARON COPLAND FOUNDATION.
**EACH WORK WAS CREATED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CREVISTON ~ FADER DUO.
Aasai Neelaavey (2007) David Claman (b. 1958)
Greetings From the Rock (2007) Whitney Ashe (b.1971)
Three Episodes (2007) Gregory Wanamaker (b. 1968)
Spiral Mirrors (2009) John Anthony Lennon (b.1950)
In Quiet Light (2009) Dorothy Chang (b.1970)
Thrash (2007) Eric Schwartz (b.1976)
Sejdefu Majka Budase (2007) Traditional, arr. Michael Djupstrom (b.1980)
Early Autumn Lightning (2009) Brian Coughlin (b. 1973)
Playing Takemitsu’s “Toward the Sea” on this show. Beautiful.
Music in Every Sound: Reflections on Thoreau
Walden Pond Photographed by Robert Sargent Fay
Saturday, August 24, 7:30pm, Bass Hall, Monadnock Center for History & Culture
A concert built around the words and influence of Henry David Thoreau. Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata played by pianist Randall Hodgkinson, with other Walden-inspired music including “Talking to Vaseduva,” Nathan Davis’ uniquely conceived percussion work for a natural xylophone of riverbed stones. The program begins with Robert Fay’s photo-essay on Thoreau in New England, with Thoreau readings by actors Pamela White and Warren Hammack, accompanied by a new soundscape commissioned for the occasion from composer Nicholas Stoia and a premiere by N.H. based composer Lawrence Siegel.
The Venue: Duke Gardens (at Duke)
Last Tuesday: Lovely concert I had the pleasure of playing with Betsy Anderson, cello, Jonathan Bagg, viola, and Laura Gilbert, flute