The Kitchen

New York Now

Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion Close the 2014 MATA Festival

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mivos Quartet and Mantra Percussion performed a program of new works by Daniel Wohl, Yotam Haber and Ke Xu among others on the closing night of the 2014 MATA Festival. Stream the entire concert on demand. 


New York Now

MATA Festival Explores Old Synthesizers, Harmonic Series and a 'Collage on Falling'

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The second night of the 16th annual MATA Festival featured adventurous chamber music fresh from the desks of young Brazilian, Spanish and American composers, performed by a team of New York City's finest new-music interpreters.


New York Now

MATA Festival 2014 Opens Somewhere Between Noise and Silence

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Finland's chamber ensemble Uusinta performed an eclectic program of new music for the opening night of the 16th annual MATA Festival at the Kitchen on April 16. Hear the entire concert and individual piece on demand. 



Dance Season Spins Up

Friday, February 15, 2013

Animal migration, slaves and a partnership with Cuba are some of the highlights of the dance season that’s starting in New York City.



Gig Alert: Valerie June

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Memphis-based singer Valerie June brings a unique voice to her "organic moonshine roots music." Download her "Rain Dance" here.


Performance Club

A Tale of Two Shakespeares

Friday, December 18, 2009

Nature Theater is known for working with everyday language, in all its stop-and-start glory. With their Romeo and Juliet, we're reminded that Shakespearean English, now so lofty, was the language of its day, full of toss offs and bawdy gags.

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New Sounds

Program #723

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

This New Sounds program from September 30, 1991 was the first time "television-opera" composer Robert Ashley had visited the WNYC studios. His work is widely considered to be the pre-cursor of "music-television," since, according to Ashley, "many more people watch television than go the opera." Together, he and host John Schaefer discuss his work "Improvement (Don leaves Linda)", the reissue of his opera, the Kitchen-commissioned "Perfect Lives," in conjunction with the publication of opera's libretto as a book, and other projects on the horizon.