Argento Chamber Ensemble
Austrian Cultural Forum New York (map)
11 E. 52nd Street
New York, NY
Oren Fader will perform the world premiere of Elizabeth Hoffman's "lochon" for electric guitar, live electronics and Irish pipes.
Also on the program:
Arnold Schoenberg, Phantasy for violin, Op. 47, for violin and piano
Michael Klingbeil - World Premiere for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and live electronics
James Falconi - World premiere for violin and tape
Peter Ablinger, Reality Studies - rendered voice of Schoenberg with video
Luigi Nono, A Pierre: dell'azzuro silenzio, inquietum for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and live electronics
Tristan Murail, Winter Fragments for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and live electroinics
The Argento Chamber Ensemble is the performance arm of the Argento New Music Project. Founded in 2000 to perform compositions embodying pressing concerns in Western music, Argento consists of 9 core members and regularly expands to up to 30 musicians. Argento has toured widely in the US and abroad, and has worked closely with leading contemporary composers. Argento has recorded the music of Tristan Murail on the Aeon label; Phonus (2009), featuring music by Parisian spectral composer Philippe Hurel, is produced by Soupir Editions and Plus Loin Music and distributed by Harmonia Mundi. For more information about Argento, visit www.argentomusic.org.