“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.”—George Perle
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.
Why support NCP? Make a 100% tax-deductible donation and support our fearless, innovative, high quality work. 2014 projects include the premiere of our original ballet ‘Potential Energies’ composed by Trevor Gureckis, the premiere of Ted Hearne’s ‘Culpability Index,’ Inside Out at Subculture on 1/28, & more. Let’s make wildly amazing things happen together!