Orchestra Underground: Playing It UNsafe

Wednesday & Thursday, April 23 & 24, 2008unsafe_crash_test_dummy72_60
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU

Friday, April 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall

Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia

Orchestra Underground: Playing It UNsafe

What happens when today’s most innovative musical thinkers pour their creative energies into no-holds-barred experiments designed to stretch the limits of what’s possible with an orchestra? The results of this nationwide search are brought together in an “on-the-edge” display of uncharted musical territory.

Jeffrey Milarsky, Conductor
Jeremy Flower, laptop
Ned McGowan, contrabass flute
Joshue Ott, superDraw
Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk)

a multimedia concerto for theremin, laptop & orchestra
JONATHAN DAWE: Overture & Ballet Music from Armide
fractal geometry & hip-hop meet in postwar Iraq
time and place redefined in music for “porous” architecture
NED McGOWAN:  Bantammer Swing
sonic extremes for amplified contrabass flute & orchestra
DAN TRUEMAN:  Silicon/Carbon: an anti-Concerto-Grosso
for a hybrid laptop-acoustic orchestra