MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | PERFORMANCE
ARGENTO CHAMBER ENSEMBLE & NEW CHAMBER BALLET
FRIDAY SEP 20, 07:30 PM
+ + + PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT NEW YORK'S CZECH CENTER AT THE BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL + + +
The Austrian Cultural Forum is pleased to present an evening of new music and chamber dance with the Argento Chamber Ensemble and New Chamber Ballet, as part of this year’s Moving Sounds festival. The program will feature quiet, delicate miniatures alternating with fast, raucous movement and boldly dramatic gestures, with music by Anton Webern, Georg Friedrich Haas, Beat Furrer, Arthur Kampela, Michel Galante (world premiere), and Nina C. Young (world premiere). With choreography by Miro Magloire, and featuring dancers Sarah Atkins, Holly Curran, Elizabeth Brown, Traci Finch, and Amber Neff.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
The Argento Chamber Ensemble is the performance arm of the Argento New Music Project. The ensemble performs compositions that embody pressing musical concerns in Western music. Consisting of nine core members, the ensemble regularly expands to perform and record chamber orchestra works of up to 30 musicians. They have toured widely in the US and abroad, in festivals including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, the International Festival of Spectral Music/ Istanbul, the American Festival of Microtonal Music, the Sounds French Festival, the Kilkenny Arts Festival/ Ireland, and Shanghai´s International Festival of Electroacoustic Music. Argento has worked closely with leading composers such as Pierre Boulez, Tania Leon, Tristan Murail, Elliott Carter, Philippe Hurel, Gerard Pésson, Joshua Fineberg, and Philippe Leroux.
Founded in 2004, the new York-based New Chamber Ballet (photo by Kristin Linder) is led by artistic director Miro Magloire, a choreographer and composer. The company has been called "one of the small-scale delights of the New York Dance Scene" by >The New York Times, and Dance Europe's Tim Martin added, "this is quirky, high-quality work…"
Lauded as “refreshingly original” by Alastair Macaulay of The New York Times, choreographer Miro Magloire was born in Munich, Germany. He began his career as a composer, studying with renowned composer Mauricio Kagel at the Conservatory of Music in Cologne, and later moved to New York City to study dance. Since he founded the New Chamber Ballet, he has created over 60 ballets, all distinguished by striking sculptural images, dramatic elegance, and bold musical choices. His works have been performed at Joyce SoHo, the Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage, Roulette, Ailey/Citigroup Theater, and the Center for Performance Research, among other venues, and he has collaborated with the Argento Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, and Ensemble Sospeso.
ABOUT THE SERIES
For the fifth consecutive year, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is producing Moving Sounds, a festival dedicated to music, visual media and aesthetic dialogue that features emerging and pioneering artists who focus on electronically generated music, and those who are at the interface of classically instrumented and electronic music.
Bohemian National Hall at Czech Center
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