Vox n Plux show in NYC

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Vox n Plux
Thursday, May 30, 2013
8:00pm –
HiArt Gallery (map)
227 West 29th Street
New York, NY
Other Info
THE HIART STUDIO 227 W29stFrank Brickle                            Estat ai un greu cosserier
Ab Nou Cor
Genius Loci
Denk Es, O Seele!

Chares Ives (arr. Bill Anderson):            Cradle Song
Those Evening Bells

Manuel DeFalla:                                    Selections from Seven Popular Songs

Matthew Greenbaum:                          West-Ostliches Divan

Bill Anderson:                                    Provencal
My Morphine  (Gillian Welch, arr. Anderson)


Denis Apivor:                                     Seis Canciones

Andrew Violette:                        Pistis Sophias
Charles Wuorinen:                        Dodecadactyl
(Fader/Anderson Le Cirque)

Sidney Corbett:                                    Achipel Chagall II (Le Cirque)

Vox n Plux combines the Anderson-Fader Guitar Duo with noted soprano Elizabeth Farnum. Though newly established, the Duo have been performing and recording with Ms. Farnum for 2 decades, as members of the two-guitar based Cygnus Ensemble. The Trio has been heard in concerts in New York, New Jersey, San Francisco and other states. Vox n Plux specializes in contemporary music, especially the work of American composers, and also performs music by the early masters (Monteverdi, Dowland, Bach). The trio also offers voice paired with other instruments, including classical and electric guitars, mandolin, banjo and theorbo.


New Video

New Video: Performing with the Perspectives Ensemble: Roberto Gerhard’s “Libra”!


April Newsletter


Hi everyone, and welcome to my April Newsletter.

Lots of news and shows to share. Hope to see you soon!

Recording news: The debut recording from the Anderson-Fader Guitar Duo now available! Featuring works by Lang, Wuorinen, Johnson, Brickle, and many others.

Creviston-Fader Saxophone and Electric Guitar Duo debut recording available Summer, 2013 White Pine Label

Other news: My new group: Vox n Plux, which pairs the noted soprano Elizabeth Farnum with the Anderson-Fader Guitar Duo, played its first two concerts in NYC, and will premiere a piece written for them by Frank Brickle on April 29 at the Thalia Theatre.

April Shows:

April 5 Music of Judith Sainte Croix, Zankel Hall at Carnegie

16 Bowers-Fader Duo, Hampden-Sydney College,  Virginia

18 Works of David Claman, Lehman College 4 pm

19 Works of David Claman.  Tenri Institute 8 pm

20 Talea Ensemble Roulette Brooklyn

21 Cygnus Ensemble performs Brion, by Harold Meltzer, Amherst, MA

24 American Soundscapes, Adams: Gnarly Buttons, Carnegie

25 American Soundscapes, Michael Gordon: Yo Shakespeare, Carnegie

27 Musical Chairs Ensemble, Staten Island Museum

29 Cutting Edge Concerts. Cygnus Ensemble performs works by Tutti Laura Kaminsky, Andrew Waggoner Faye Ellen Silverman, Mohammed Fairouz, Frank Brickle, and Larry Alan Smith

And in May:  Poetica Musica, Festival Chamber Music, Master Classes, and more!

All best for music and health,




Two concerts of music by David Claman

April 18, 2013

Saxophones and Swaras Concert, 4/18

Saxophones and Swaras Concert
Thursday, April 18th at 4:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Recital Hall
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
Bronx NY 10468
Tel: 718-960-8247

Music of David Claman, Demetrius Spaneas, and others. Featuring Oren Fader, guitar, Christopher Creviston, saxophone, Demetrius Spaneas, saxophone, and traditional Indian musicians.

April 19, 2013

Saxophones and Swaras Concert 4/19

Saxophones and Swaras Concert
Friday, April 19th at 8:00 p.m.
43A WEST 13TH STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10011 TELEPHONE Tel: 212.645.2800

Music of David Claman, Demetrius Spaneas, and others. Featuring Oren Fader, guitar, Christopher Creviston, saxophone, Demetrius Spaneas, saxophone, and traditional Indian musicians.


Bach to the Future!

Today: March 17th at 5:


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Debut recording by the Anderson-Fader Guitar Duo

Anderson-Fader Duo Cover

At last! The Debut recording from the Anderson-Fader Guitar Duo, long known as pillars of the new music community in New York, and also as the plucked instruments in the award winning Cygnus Ensemble. The disc includes many works written specifically for the Duo. Composers represented include Brickle, Corbett, Rokeach, Wuorinen, Welch, Johnson, Lang, Pollock, and Biscardi.

High quality download or physical cd available at

Notes below:

American music in the early 21st C. is a musical circus. Anderson and Fader offer a disc that traverses a broad range, outlined by two Pulitzer Prize winners – the brilliant maverick David Lang on one extreme, and the unrepentant modernist Charles Wuorinen on another. This disc includes many works commissioned by the duo, and most of them are recorded here for the first time.
Soprano Elizabeth Farnum is featured on Sidney Corbett’s poignant masque, Archipel Chagall II: Le Cirque and acclaimed soprano Haleh Abghari joins the duo in Anderson’s setting of Gillian Welch’s My Morphine (a pristine example of Southern decadence). My Morphine sets the tone for Scott Johnson’s psychedelic Bowery Haunt, a latter-day prog-rock tour de force. Wuorinen’s Dodecadactyl likens the duo’s 12 strings to poetic units or ‘dactyls’, here paired with Martin Rokeach’s vastly contrasting Fantasy on 12 Strings, the work which won the Cygnus Ensemble’s composition award in 1996. Composer, virtuoso pianist and Maui resident Robert Pollock is represented here with his highly virtuosic and ‘entertwining’ Entertwined. Chester Biscardi’s work never fails to garner extraordinary critical praise, most recently for Anderson-Fader’s performance at the Library of Congress, where the Washington Post cited the “delicate and beautiful Resisting Stillness for two guitars”.


New Bach Video

Prelude from BWV 998 by Bach, one of my favorites.

Recorded live at the Ellington Room in NYC, February 15, 2013


New York, NY – 02/15/13 – Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza – Bowers/Fader Duo in Recital


New York, NY – 02/15/13 – Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza – Bowers/Fader Duo in Recital


New York, NY – 02/15/13 – Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza – Bowers/Fader Duo in Recital


Bowers-Fader Duo in recital

Friday February 15, 2013


The Ellington Room at Manhattan Plaza

400 W. 43rd St. NYC

Free Admission

Credit: Christian Miles
Credit: Christian Miles




Laudate dominum                                                                                                                Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

from Vesperae Solennes de confessore                                                                                                   (1756-1791)


Treue Liebe (Edouard Ferrand)                                                                                                           Johannes Brahms

Der Schmied (Johann Ludwig Uhland)                                                                                                        (1833-1897)

Sonntag (Uhland)

Sapphische Ode (Hans Schmidt)

Vergebliches StÓ“ndchen (Anton Wilhelm Florentin von Zuccalmaglio)


Prelude from BWV 998                                                                                                               Johann Sebastian Bach



Das Lied der Trennung (Klamer Eberhard Karl Schmidt)                                                                                   Mozart

Das Veilchen (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Abendempfindung an Laura (Unknown)

Sehnsucht nach dem Frühlinge (Christian Adolf Overbeck)





Histoires naturelles (Jules Renard)                                                                                                            Maurice Ravel

Le Paon                                                                                                                                                      (1875-1937)

Le Grillon

Le Cygne

Le Martîn-Pecheur

La Pintade


It ain’t necessarily so                                                                                                                               George Gershwin


It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing                                                                                               Duke Ellington


I bought me a cat                                                                                                                                             Traditional


Romitelli CD was chosen in TimeOut NY’s Top 10 Best Classical Albums of 2012.

Very happy to announce that Talea Ensemble’s new CD featuring works of Fausto Romitelli (I play electric guitar on this project) was chosen in TimeOut NY’s Top 10 Best Classical Albums of 2012.