MOVING SOUNDS FESTIVAL | CONCERT
THE RHYTHM METHOD: 'STRING QUARTET AND SKYSCRAPER'
FRIDAY SEP 11, 07:00 PM
This world premiere of the composition 'String Quartet and Skyscraper' by Bernd Klug is kicking off this year's Moving Sounds Festival - Liquid Architecture / Frozen Music. It is especially composed for the ACFNY's architectural landmark building and the current sound installation in our gallery space, TRACES OF [DIS]LOCATION. In this composition, The Rhythm Method - one of New York's newest and most eclectic string quartets - explores the sonic qualities of the installation all the way through the building, playing the strings and the resonances of the installation as well as their usual instruments.
'String Quartet and Skyscraper' is supported by New Music USA.
The Rhythm Method:
Marina Kifferstein, violin
Lavinia Pavlish, violin
Anne Lanzilotti, viola
Meaghan Burke, cello
Bernd Klug, composer
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lavinia Pavlish is a New York City based violinist who has embarked upon a wide range of musical pursuits. She has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra in a young people’s concert series and and has performed as a chamber musician in NYC's Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and Alice Tully Hall. She is a section violinist with the Chamber Orchestra of New York and a member of the Rhythm Method String Quartet. Ms. Pavlish has studied with Paul Kantor, Almita Vamos, and Naoko Tanaka, and holds her degrees from Northwestern University and Juilliard.
Andie Springer is primarily a violinist specializing in new and experimental music. As a soloist and with ensembles Redshift, TRANSIT and Hotel Elefant, Andie has commissioned and premiered numerous works. This season heralds the release of an audio-visual album of commissioned pieces for solo violin and electronics, and an album of music for violin and steel-string guitar with duo partner James Moore. Andie is also active in the theater through her work with New York City Players and Object Collection. A native of Alaska, Andie is a cofounder of Wild Shore New Music and New Music Coordinator of the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival.
A fierce advocate of contemporary music, Brooklyn-based violist Anne Lanzilotti has distinguished herself premiering solo and chamber music works by many leading young composers, including Dai Fujikura, Jagoda Szmytka, and Scott Wollschleger, throughout Europe and the United States. Lanzilotti’s online resource Shaken Not Stuttered demonstrates extended techniques for strings used in Norman’s orchestral and chamber works. Lanzilotti has performed with renowned new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound, Ensemble Interface, Ensemble of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL Alumni, Ensemble Signal, and with computer music engineers from IRCAM Paris. A passionate Teaching Artist, Lanzilotti is on the faculty at NYU Steinhardt. annelanzilotti.com, www.shakennotstuttered.com
Praised for her "alarming tour de force intensity," Meaghan Burke is equally at home interpreting the music of contemporary titans, improvising freely, or performing her own songs, Meaghan has been honored to work with composers like John Zorn, Georg-Friedrich Haas, and Muhal Richard Abrams. She plays regularly with groups such as The Rhythm Method, Dead Language, and Forever House, and has performed under Sir Simon Rattle and Peter Eötvös as a member of the Lucerne Festival Academy. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music, Konservatorium Wien, and Yale. Meaghan is currently working on a translation of Peter Ablinger's writings, and is recording a second album of her songs.
Bernd Klug is an Austrian born, Brooklyn based sound artist and double bassist. In sound installations and solo concerts, his music encounters our everyday circumstances as found forms and questions our perceptions of sound and social space. His solo double bass work focuses on the world inside and around the double bass: the bow, the body, and room frequencies lay the groundwork for a radical reduction of both the composer-performer's role and the traditional musical narrative. His installations make use of acoustic phenomena like feedback, room frequencies and electromagnetic waves and explore strings, wood, metal and other materials as audiovisual components.
For more information on Bernd Klug visit: http://klug.klingt.org/
The project is made possible through generous support from: