Roulette Intermedium 2024 Review: Robert Ashley’s ‘Foreign Experiences’

(Photo: Whitney Browne) Brooklyn’s Roulette Intermedium presented Robert Ashley’s “Foreign Experiences” (1994) on Saturday, May 11th, 2024 to an audience full of familiar faces in appreciation of avant-garde and experimental music. This work is part of Ashley’s opera tetralogy, “Now Eleanor’s Idea,” which also includes “Improvement (Don Leaves Linda),” “eL/Aficionado” and the stand-alone opera, “Now Eleanor’s Idea.” I have been {…}

Death of Classical Announces Upcoming ‘Crypt & Catacombs’ Programming

Death of Classical has released the May throughout Sept. programming for the “Crypt & Catacombs” series. This article features vocal related works only. The Miró Quartet perform a program featuring selections from its new album, “Home,” which centers around Caroline Shaw’s “Microfictions [vol. 1].” Performance Date: May 4, 2024 (Crypt Chapel of Harlem’s Church of the Intercession) “Sound & Silence” {…}

Death of Classical & The Green-Wood Cemetery Announce Season 6 of ‘The Angel’s Share’

Death of Classical and the Green-Wood Cemetery announce “The Angel’s Share,” the organizations’ sixth season of collaborations. The season opens May 24. Each performance will begin with a pre-show spirits tasting with whiskey, mezcal, and more before audiences take a twilight walk through the Cemetery to the Catacombs. This article features vocal works only. The Fourth Wall Ensemble performs Caroline {…}

Japan Society to Present ‘Cage Shock’ Celebrating Connection Between John Cage and Japan

John Cage had conceived a project titled “Noh-opera: Or the Complete Musical Works of Marcel Duchamp,” which remained unrealized. Influenced by Marcel Duchamp’s “Manual of Instructions” for the infamous peephole artwork “Étant donnés,” The composer had envisioned a significant premiere in Japan. However, it never came to be. On Dec. 7, 2023, Japan Society will present “Cage Shock,” a concert {…}

Experiments In Opera Unveils 2019-20 Season, Including ‘Writers’ Room Opera’

The New York City based Experiments in Opera has unveiled its 2019-20 season. “The 2019-2020 Season is our ninth year of programming adventurous, funny and intimate new opera,” stated the company’s composers-leaders Aaron Siegel, Jason Cady, and Kamala Sankaram in a press release. “We are delighted to partner with several of New York City’s preeminent live performance organizations to expand the {…}