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Penelope and yMusic

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Since it burst onto the scene four years ago, New Amsterdam Records has been at the forefront of New York City's indie-classical music scene. In this October 18, 2010 show at (Le) Poisson Rouge, New Amsterdam Records' co-director, Sarah Kirkland Snider, celebrates the recent release of her song cycle, Penelope. Performers include vocalist Shara Worden and the cross-genre ensemble, yMusic.

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Gig Alert: Lindstrøm

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Norwegian maestro of disco Hans-Peter Lindstrøm teams up with long-time vocal conspirator Christabelle to create its edgy pop, what they call "structured chaos." Download “Lovesick” right here.

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Gig Alert: Natacha Atlas

Monday, November 08, 2010

Natacha Atlas sings in classical Arabic to rich orchestral arrangments. Catch her at Le Poisson Rouge Monday night, and download her soaring "Makaan" here.

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Gig Alert: Enescu Re-imagined (Lucian Ban and John Hebert)

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Jazz pianist Lucian Ban teamed up with bassist John Hebert to rearrange the music of early 20th Century composer Georges Enescu for a jazz ensemble. Download this skillful remake of an Enescu aria here.

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Circles & Lines

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Contemporary music ensembles are more often than not spearheaded by dedicated performers who band together out of a shared chemistry and passion for performing new works. In the case of Circles & Lines however, it is a consortium motivated by composers who are committed to presenting a range of accessible, yet eclectic and unique compositional styles.

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Gig Alert: Sarah Kirkland Snider’s “Penelope,” feat. Shara Worden

Monday, October 18, 2010

Composer Sarah Kirkland Snider has serves up a dreamy song cycle for the indie rock generation with "Penelope." Download "This is What You're Like" here.

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Bruce Brubaker

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's rare to encounter musicians who are as devoted to teaching as they are to their performing careers -- or vise-versa. Pianist Bruce Brubaker manages to straddle the worlds of performance and pedagogy with equal measure. In this August 9 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Brubaker gives the New York premiere of a piece by Nico Muhly in addition to works by John Cage, Alvin Curran and Philip Glass.

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Gig Alert: Roy Paci

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Scicilian trumpeter and bandleader Roy Paci used to be a sideman for Manu Chao, and it shows in his brand of globalist pop. Download his "Todo Joia Toda Beleza," featuring Manu himself, here.

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Gig Alert: Chapterhouse

Monday, October 04, 2010

The late 1980’s Brit-rockers Chapterhouse reunited this year for their first North American tour in 15 years. Download the track "Pearl" right here.

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Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on June 6, 2010: Two Giants Form a Gestalt

Sunday, September 26, 2010

This Sunday, September 26th at 2pm, Q2 invites you to listen to the collaboration of Baltimore's head-bopping experimentalists, Matmos, and Brooklyn's avant-classical percussion mainstay, So Percussion. Recorded at a concert at Le Poisson Rouge on June 8th, they present material from their recent album, Treasure State, which pairs uncompromised sonic creativity with primal rhythmic expression.

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Gig Alert: Ely Guerra

Friday, September 24, 2010

Mexico's alt-pop diva Ely Guerra makes a rare appearance in New York as part of the Celebrate Mexico Now festival. Download her "Stranger" here.

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Gig Alert: Mice Parade

Friday, September 24, 2010

Percussionist Adam Pierce leads the Mice Parade on their latest release, What It Means To Be Left-Handed. Download the track "In Between Times" right here.

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Gig Alert: Avishai Cohen's Triveni

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Triveni, the trio created by trumpeter (not to be confused with the bassist of the same name) Avishai Cohen, brings the group's down-home, conversational jazz to LPR tonight at its CD release party. Download the group's version of "Mood Indigo" here.

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GéNIA and Joby Burgess

Monday, September 20, 2010

In this July 21 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge, UK-based label, NONCLASSICAL presents the pianist NIA and percussionist Joby Burgess performing works by John Richards, Matthew Fairclough, Karen Tanaka, Graham Fitkin, Javier Alvarez and last but certainly not least, the label's founder, Gabriel Prokofiev.

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Peter Gregson

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Scottish cellist Peter Gregson is used to packing for three as his performances often require both the traditional acoustic cello and a custom electric instrument. In his New York debut on August 8 at (Le) Poisson Rouge, Gregson shows off his agility on both forms of the cello in works by Steve Reich, Max Richter, Daníel Bjarnason, John Metcalfe, Sally Beamish and Thomas Tallis.

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Gig Alert: Marc Ribot

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Eclectic guitarist and composer Marc Ribot releases his new CD, Silent Movies, at Le Poisson Rouge tonight. Download his entrancing solo-guitar work, "The Kid" here.

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Kathleen Supové

Monday, September 13, 2010

Solo piano repertoire has long been a staple of the classical music tradition dating back to the times of Bach and Mozart such that it's presence is often taken for granted and viewed as a thing of the past. In this August 17 CD release party at (Le) Poisson Rouge, however, pianist Kathleen Supové turns this dated notion on its head, presenting an eclectic evening of solo works written expressly for her by some of today's groundbreaking composers including Missy Mazzoli, Michael Gatonska, Anna Clyne, Dan Becker and Randall Woolf.

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Gig Alert: Peter Evans Quintet

Monday, September 13, 2010

Trumpeter Peter Evans plays tonight at Le Poisson Rouge with his quintet. Download his space-age version of "Stardust" here.

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Timetable Percussion with Yejin Gil

Friday, September 03, 2010

The realtor's mantra -- location, location, location -- appears to ring true in this successful installment of the Mannes College's Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance. While previously housed entirely at the College's auditorium, this year Mannes chose to move some concerts to the trendy and amplified club, (Le) Poisson Rouge, resulting in an electrifying atmosphere at this TimeTable Percussion performance on June 20.

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Gig Alert: Fennesz

Friday, September 03, 2010

Austrian experimental musician Christian Fennesz perfoms digitally enhanced soundscapes for the ears. Download his track "Antonia" right here.

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