October 6, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jeffrey James Arts Consulting
516-586-3433

 

Chamber Music of Lois V Vierk on October 29 at The Stone in Manhattan

Chamber music by Lois V Vierk will be presented on Saturday, October 29 – 8:00 PM at The Stone, corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street in Manhattan’s East Village.

Works on the program are Go Guitars for 5 electric guitars, performed by Oren Fader live, with recorded guitar parts by Dave Seidel, Blue Jets Red Sprites for accordion, performed by William Schimmel and Demon Star for marimba and cello, performed by Matthew Gold and Chris Gross. This concert is part of the Experimental Intermedia/XI series at the Stone, curated by Phill Niblock.

Lois V Vierk's 1989 CD Simoom (XI-102) was the second disk to be released on XI Records. This concert, while also presenting more recent works by Vierk, celebrates the CD with a performance of one piece from the disc, Go Guitars (1981), performed by Oren Fader live, with recorded parts by Dave Seidel, who is heard on the CD.

XI Records is the label run by Phill Niblock, a New York-based minimalist composer and multi-media musician and director of Experimental Intermedia.

Tickets are $10, students 13 to 19 half price and children 12 and under free. There are no advance ticket sales. All admissions are at the door prior to each performance. More information at http://www.thestonenyc.com/.

Lois V Vierk’s music has achieved an international reputation. Recently it was presented in "composer's portrait" concerts at German Radio, Cologne and by other German and Swiss ensembles. Commissions include Silversword for the Lincoln Center Festival, where it was performed by the Reigakusha Ensemble of Tokyo, River Beneath the River, commissioned by the Barbican Center, London, for the Kronos Quartet, which has played it many times.

Among the many performers and presenters who have commissioned her are pianists Ursula Oppens, Frederic Rzewski, Aki Takahashi, and Margaret Leng Tan; accordionist Guy Klucevsek, cellist Maya Beiser and percussionist Steven Schick, Ensemble Modern, the Kitchen, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, the Bang on a Can Festival, L'Art Pour L'Art, and Music from Japan. Co-creations with tap-dance choreographer Anita Feldman have been commissioned by the American Dance Festival, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Meet the Composer and others. Visit her at http://loisvvierk.com/lvv/.

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