I don’t understand the business of trying to be accessible. When I write a piece, I write a piece that I like and I want to hear, and that I think will be fun to listen to and fun to play. That’s all you have to think about.
Robert Ashley, the composer who redefined opera for the modern age, has died at 83.
'Potential Energies,' is a modern ballet that breaks barriers between music & movement, inspired by the Millennial Generation’s balancing act of hope & survival. Read the full (short) story and see the trailer video here: http://tinyurl.com/pwsdq3t.
The wheels are in motion for Potential Energies, a ballet where musicians transcend their conventional roles. Premieres 5/29 at Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher (Fishman Space). Conceived & Directed by Sugar Vendil. Choreography by Barbie Diewald. Music by Trevor Gureckis. Inspired by the emerging adulthood of Millennials, the arduous journey of artists, hope & rude awakenings, we’re not just creating this work—we’re living it.
Tights by Atelier de Geste
Photo by Mickey Hoelscher.
We had a great time performing at the Novis presentation yesterday! Here we’re playing Act I Movement 2 from our ballet ‘Potential Energies’ composed by Trevor Gureckis, premiering at BAM Fishman Space on May 29, 2014
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the Nouveau Classical Project (NCP) presented Inside Out at SubCulture. Joined by soprano Lucy Dhegrae, NCP performed a rich program of varied works that highlighted their performance abilities as soloists and as a group. The program included music by David Bird, Morton Feldman, Brian Ferneyhough, Jordan Nobles, Chen Yi, and an excerpt from Potential Energies, the upcoming ballet by Tevor Gureckis that NCP will premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on May 29, 2014. In addition to the music, the costumes, designed by Zon Chu & Motoki Ito, were well received.
The audience covered a wide range of people with myriad interests. Audience members varied in age, sex, and concert experience, with a couple of concert etiquette faux pas (no big deal) occurring during the performance. The audience also varied greatly in reasons for attending the concert: some came for the desire to hear the music, others for the desire to see the clothing, and some for the combination of the two. Despite the seeming dissimilarity between audience members, the conviviality of the group became apparent after the concert, when many people flocked to the bar to grab a drink and congratulate the musicians, designers, and composers on a job well done.