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The 2014 Look & Listen Festival

April 26 – 27, 2014 and
May 1 – 2, 2014

Concerts at BRIC House,
The Invisible Dog Art Center,
and the Robert Miller Gallery


Saturday, April 26, 2014
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8pm


Joe Brent

The Festival opens with its first-ever Brooklyn-based bill, hosted by Terrance McKnight and featuring mandolin player Joe Brent, the Meehan/Perkins percussion duo, and Hotel Elefant. Brent plays his own NaNo and an arrangement of Animal Collective’s Summertime Clothes, Todd Meehan and Doug Perkins perform Paul Lansky’s composition Travel Diary, and Hotel Elefant plays Life Cycles: Salt Mound, by John Glover, as well as à cause du soleil – Flow Trio, by Richard Carrick.


Sunday, April 27, 2014
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn
Doors open at 3:30pm, Concert at 4pm



Our own Composers Collective Chair Sebastián Zubieta curates and hosts the Festival’s second concert, featuring the World Premiere of a new Zubieta piece commissioned by Look & Listen entitled Coronata di stelle and performed by Adam Kent, Michael Nicolas and Adda Kridler. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) performs Mario Davidovsky’s string trio Synchronisms #6, Hush by Phyllis Chen & Robert Dietz, Anton Webern’s Satz, and Kunsu Shim’s Relations. So Percussion joins the bill to perform Oscar Bettison’s Apart and their own composition Chorus Music.


Thursday, May 1, 2014
Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8pm


Daedalus Quartet

Hosted by Frank Oteri, this evening features another Premiere: Dedifferentiation with Brass: Fabrics by Chris McIntyre, played by TILT Brass, who also performs Homage to Perotin (In The Phrygian Mode) by James Tenney. Other features include Daedalus Quartet performing Joan Tower’s WHITE WATER (String Quartet No. 5), and a performance of the winning piece of the Look & Listen Composers Competition, Solos Collection by Antonio Macaretti, played by cellist Thomas Kraines and violinist Min-Young Kim, both of the Daedalus Quartet, accordionist William Schimmel, and bassist Gregory Vartian-Foss.


Friday, May 2, 2014
Robert Miller Gallery, 524 W. 26th Street, Manhattan
Doors open at 7:30pm, Concert at 8pm

Duo Gazzana

Duo Gazzana

For our final concert we return to the Robert Miller Gallery in Manhattan, where Look & Listen took place from 2004 to 2008. On an evening hosted by John Schaefer, guitarist Andrew McKenna Lee with members of The Knells perform three original works. In a partnership between Look & Listen and the ECM New Series label, Italy’s piano/violin Duo Gazzana makes its New York debut performing a Poulenc sonata. We also have pianist Jenny Lin joining us to perform works by György Ligeti, Uri Caine, Laura Kaminsky and Stephan Moore.