The second half of this year has been a little crazy. Since the last post here: we moved'; we adopted two kittens (photos forthcoming, naturally); I sang in a 5-night run of Meredith Monk's Songs of Ascension at BAM (warning: audio): my group The M6 recorded Songs of Ascension for ECM with Meredith Monk and Vocal Ensemble and a string quartet made up of Todd Reynolds, Courtney Orlando, Nadia Sirota, and Ha-Yang Kim; The M6 got a couple of very nice mentions in the November 9 issue of the New Yorker and on Unquiet Thoughts; and Turn the Page, a CD I co-produced for the new-music chamber chorus Volti, got finished and is about to release on Innova. Oh, and I got a root canal.
And now I'm back in NY for the fifth time in three months, gearing up for an M6 performance tomorrow night (Tuesday, 12/22) at The Stone, the East Village performance space established by John Zorn. Our concert is part of a series titled Sing Theory curated by David Garland, who writes about the series on the WQXR blog. The show is at 10pm for $10 -- a steal, right? Come on by; at the very least, it'll be more interesting than the Xmas Muzak you've been assaulted with since Thanksgiving.
TSR will resume at some point, I'm sure.
22 concerts at The Stone, December 16th through 29th, 2009
The M6 will be performing Tuesday, December 22 at 10pm, singing Dolmen Music by Meredith Monk, as well as selections from Monk’s Book of Days, ATLAS, Volcano Songs, Facing North and American Archeology #1. (Detailed program below.)
Statement by curator David Garland: "The emphasis of my programming at The Stone during the last weeks of 2009 is on musicians who subtly, insistingly, and creatively expand the potential of song. By investing songs with both heart and brain, and by tapping into the alchemy of the understandable and the mysterious, these daring songwriters prove that the ancient combination of words and music can still yield surprises, open new vistas, and permit and promote profound communication.”
The Stone - Corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street, NYC (map)
Admission: $10 per set
Students 13 to 19 admitted half price, children 12 and under free
No advance ticket sales, all admissions are at the door prior to each performance
Music from Book of Days
Afternoon Melodies - Jewish Storyteller/Dance/Dream - Plague - Eva’s Song
Explorers’ Junctures from ATLAS
Selections from Volcano Songs
Boat Man - Old Lava
Hocket from Facing North
Calling #1 from American Archeology #1
with Brian Snow, cello