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The 2014 Look & Listen Festival

took place on April 26 – 27, 2014 and May 1 – 2, 2014

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

The 2014 Festival Season Photographer was Steven Schreiber

The 2014 Program Booklet is available for download!

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

The Festival opened with its first-ever Brooklyn-based bill, hosted by Terrance McKnight. Audiences heard:

  • Ambient music by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz
  • Joseph Brent, solo mandolin, on his original NaNo and Summertime Clothes by Animal Collective
  • Meehan/Perkins Percussion Duo on Paul Lansky’s Travel Diary
  • Hotel Elefant ensemble on Richard Carrick’s à cause du soleil, Flow Trio and Life Cycles: Salt Mound by John Glover
  • Interviews with Paul Lanksy, John Glover, Joseph Brent and Audra Wolowiec
Joseph Brent

Joseph Brent

Paul Lansky and Terrance McKnight

Paul Lansky and Terrance McKnight

Meehan/Perkins Duo

Meehan/Perkins Duo

Hotel Elefant

Hotel Elefant

Sunday, April 27, 2014
BRIC House, 647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Our own Composers Collective Chair Sebastián Zubieta curated and hosted the Festival’s second concert, featuring:

  • Ambient music by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz
  • World Premiere of Sebastián Zubieta’s Coronata di stelle, commissioned by Look & Listen, and played by Adam Kent, Adda Kridler and Michael Nicolas
  • the International Contemporary Ensemble playing Satz by Anton Webern, Mobius by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz, Relations by Kunsu Shim, and Synchronisms No. 3 by Mario Davidovsky
  • So Percussion on their original work-in-progress Chorus Music and Oscar Bettison’s Apart
  • Interviews with Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz, Ward Shelley, and Oscar Bettison
Members of ICE

Members of ICE

ICE members playing "Mobius" by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz

ICE members playing “Mobius” by Phyllis Chen and Robert Dietz

Adda, Adam and Michael playing Sebastián Zubieta's Coronata di stelle

Adda, Adam and Michael playing Sebastián Zubieta’s Coronata di stelle

So Percussion

So Percussion

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Invisible Dog Art Center, 51 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Hosted by Frank J. Oteri, this evening featured:

  • Ambient music by Michael Brown
  • Winning piece of the L&L Composers Competition, Solo Collections by Antonio Macaretti, 3 movements played by Dr. William Schimmel (accordion), Min-Young Kim (violin) and Thomas Kraines (cello)
  • Daedalus Quartet on Joan Tower’s WHITE WATER (String Quartet No. 5)
  • Tilt Brass on the Premiere of Christopher McIntyre’s Dedifferentiation with Brass: Fabrics, and Homage to Perotin (In The Phrygian Mode) by James Tenney
  • Interviews with Risa Shoup, Matilda Kau and Jessica Thompson, and Christopher McIntyre
Dr. William Schimmel

Dr. William Schimmel

Members of Daedalus Quartet

Members of Daedalus Quartet

TILT Brass

TILT Brass

TILT Brass

TILT Brass

Friday, May 2, 2014
Robert Miller Gallery, 524 W. 26th Street, Manhattan

For our final concert we returned to the Robert Miller Gallery in Manhattan, where Look & Listen took place from 2004 to 2008. On an evening hosted by John Schaefer, audiences heard:

  • Ambient music by Michael Brown
  • the New York premiere of violin/piano Duo Gazzana with performances of Francis Poulenc’s Sonate pour violin et piano, and Hommage à J.S. Bach by Valentin Silvestrov
  • Jenny Lin on excerpts from Laura Kaminsky’s Calendar Music, Györgi Ligeti’s Etudes no. 1 and 16, selections from Uri Caine’s 9 Miniatures, and In Summary, by Stephan Moore
  • Andrew McKenna Lee and members of The Knells (Kate Maroney, Nina Berman and Charlotte Mundy) on original songs Thread and Fray and Seethe by Andrew McKenna Lee, and guitar solo Dying in Waves
  • Interviews with the Duo Gazzana, Laura Kaminsky, Jenny Lin, and Andrew McKenna Lee
Natascia Gazzana of the Duo Gazzana

Natascia Gazzana of the Duo Gazzana

Duo Gazzana, with host John Schaefer

Duo Gazzana, with host John Schaefer

Andrew McKenna Lee

Andrew McKenna Lee

Andrew McKenna Lee with Nina Berman, Charlotte Mundy and Kate Maroney

Andrew McKenna Lee with Nina Berman, Charlotte Mundy and Kate Maroney

L&L President Amanda Cooper with John Schaefer

L&L President Amanda Cooper with John Schaefer

Jenny Lin

Jenny Lin