Saturday, April 19, 2014
512 West 19th Street
New York, NY 10011
MATA brings together two of the finest international ensembles in a first-ever pairing. Germanyâ€™s Neue Vocalsolisten, an ensemble who the Financial Times says come â€œformidably close to achieving the impossibleâ€ is joined by ICE â€“ â€œthe new gold standard for new musicâ€ (The New Yorker) in an American premiere performance of Oscar Bianchiâ€™s evening-length cantata Matra. Featuring six vocalists; a solo trio of contrabass Tubax saxophone, contrabass recorder, and bass flute; large ensemble and electronics; and setting text from Lucretius, the Gospel of Mary Magdalene, and the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, this is an evening not to be missed.
Oscar Bianchi: Matra
A post-concert discussion will follow the concert.