EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 4:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

“Tokyo to New York”
Thomas Piercy, clarinet, Taka Kigawa, piano, et. al
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, New York

Premiere of "He rescued them in their peril"

Critically acclaimed clarinetist and hichiriki player Thomas Piercy will be joined by pianists Taka Kigawa and Judith Olson, Koto player Jun Ando, and Sho player Chatori Shimizu at “Tokyo to New York,” a concert featuring six world premiers and six U.S. premieres composed for Piercy by Tokyo- and NYC-based composers. The music – in a wide variety of styles – features premieres by Fernando Otero (Latin Grammy Award), Gilbert Galindo (Meet the Composer Van Lier Fellow), Jun Nagao (Takemitsu Award), David Del Tredici (Pulitzer Prize), and Ian Ng (ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award). Other world premieres on the program are by New York-based composer Lyudmilla German and Japanese composer Chatori Shimizu. U.S. premieres are by Tokyo composer Ippo Tsuboi and NYC composers Dana Richardson, Michael Rose, Richard Rosenfeld, and Russell Wimbish. Other works are by Masatora Goya, William Mayer, and Ned Rorem.

Tenri Cultural Institute 
43 W 13th Street 
New York, New York 10011 
(1, 2, 3, F, N, Q, R, 4, 5, & 6 trains to 14th Street)

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 7:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

“Pitch-By-Pitch” Benefit for Random Access Music
Spectrum NYC, New York, New York

Performance of “Lost in the Caves”

A highlight of the evening, the concert will include the world premiere of David Alan Broome's quirky solo piano piece To Touch performed by the composer himself. Clarinetist Thomas Piercy returns with another exciting performance of Gilbert Galindo's virtuosic and howling work Lost in the Caves for bass clarinet and electronics. Cellist Kate Dillingham will present David Fetherolf's ...e io li tenni dietro, a solo work for cello in 6 movements that David wrote for her ranging in style and character from aggressive to contemplative, through Samavedic chant to Macedonean folk music and back. It is featured on a CD entitled CROSSINGS; new music for cello that was released earlier this year.
 
Spectrum NYC
121 Ludlow, Floor 2
New York, New York 10002
(F, M, J, & Z trains to Essex/Delancy)

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: “Realms of Darkness and Light”
Ikuts Perucssion & pianist Julia Den Boer
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, New York

Manhattan performance of “Not the light, but the fire that burns”

In this program of music for drums, metals, mallets, electronics and piano, the composers of RAM team up with Iktus Percussion and pianist Julia Den Boer to present new works which delve into the concepts, sounds, and energies of light and dark. In the festive light, Stephen Cabell describes his work Han for tom-toms, tuned pipes, non-pitched resonant metals, and tubular bells as a "celebratory ode to an exuberant and righteous spirit" that is an "ambiversive grooving of drums and metals." In Anti-gravitational Amplification (Homage to Goya and His Joy of Up Up Up!) for vibraphone and piano, Wang Jie seeks to call out her inspiration's name, "Francisco Goya - his timeless drawings that defy everything we know about gravity." Reflecting opposing realms, Frances White's The root of the wind for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), percussion, and electronic sound evokes the elemental power of a diverse group of natural and musical phenomena, in particular the drumming of woodpeckers in the spring, as they challenge each other for territory, and a tientos flamenco rhythm (tientos is also a kind of challenge). In Not the light, but the fire that burns for tamtam, gongs, tom-toms, mallets, and piano, Gilbert Galindo aims to give the listener a journey through varying intensities of energy, from an effervescent buoyant opening, to low piano and dark gong soundings evocative of deep longings, to a relentless closing of toms, gongs, and piano going full force. Also to be heard is ...dall'infinito del sogno for percussion duo by this year's RAM call for scores winner, Gaetano Lorandi, of Villaverla, Italy and then Julia Den Boer goes solo in a performance of Beat Furrer's ethereal Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice).

The DiMenna Center
450 W 37th Street
New York, New York 10018

Friday, May 15, 2015, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: “Realms of Darkness and Light”
Ikuts Perucssion & pianist Julia Den Boer
Queens New Music Festival
The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, New York

Premiere of “Not the light, but the fire that burns”

In this program of music for drums, metals, mallets, electronics and piano, the composers of RAM team up with Iktus Percussion and pianist Julia Den Boer to present new works which delve into the concepts, sounds, and energies of light and dark. In the festive light, Stephen Cabell describes his work Han for tom-toms, tuned pipes, non-pitched resonant metals, and tubular bells as a "celebratory ode to an exuberant and righteous spirit" that is an "ambiversive grooving of drums and metals." In Anti-gravitational Amplification (Homage to Goya and His Joy of Up Up Up!) for vibraphone and piano, Wang Jie seeks to call out her inspiration's name, "Francisco Goya - his timeless drawings that defy everything we know about gravity." Reflecting opposing realms, Frances White's The root of the wind for shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), percussion, and electronic sound evokes the elemental power of a diverse group of natural and musical phenomena, in particular the drumming of woodpeckers in the spring, as they challenge each other for territory, and a tientos flamenco rhythm (tientos is also a kind of challenge). In Not the light, but the fire that burns for tamtam, gongs, tom-toms, mallets, and piano, Gilbert Galindo aims to give the listener a journey through varying intensities of energy, from an effervescent buoyant opening, to low piano and dark gong soundings evocative of deep longings, to a relentless closing of toms, gongs, and piano going full force. Also to be heard is ...dall'infinito del sogno for percussion duo by this year's RAM call for scores winner, Gaetano Lorandi, of Villaverla, Italy and then Julia Den Boer goes solo in a performance of Beat Furrer's ethereal Voicelessness (The Snow Has No Voice).

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, New York 11101

Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: "Perceptions of Beauty"
RAM Players
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, New York, New York

Manhattan performance of “Echoes of the Divine”

In this program of music for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano, RAM composers explore the elusive concept of beauty. With "Talkback V" for cello and computer, Guy Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the cello by magnifying subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground. "Talkback", Barash says, "just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist." Wang Jie's "Nose On Fire" for clarinet and piano explores both instruments' beauty in virtuosity and companionability. David Fetherolf's "TRIO" for bass clarinet, violin, and viola deals with motivic development somewhat influenced by analytical cubism. Gilbert Galindo's "Echoes of the Divine" for violin, viola, cello, and piano pits expressive yearnings amidst a seemingly static sonic background, utilizing the basic textures of melody, accompaniment, and chorale. Another piano quartet on the program, "That of which I speak has all, all passed away" this time by Frances White hints at a mysterious, unknowable narrative. The title of White's work is a line taken from a poem by the tragic Roma poet Papusza.

The DiMenna Center
450 W 37th Street
New York, New York 10018

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: "Perceptions of Beauty"
RAM Players
The Little Secret, Long Island City, New York

Premiere of “Echoes of the Divine”

In this program of music for clarinet, violin, viola, cello, and piano, RAM composers explore the elusive concept of beauty. With "Talkback V" for cello and computer, Guy Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the cello by magnifying subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground. "Talkback", Barash says, "just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist." Wang Jie's "Nose On Fire" for clarinet and piano explores both instruments' beauty in virtuosity and companionability. David Fetherolf's "TRIO" for bass clarinet, violin, and viola deals with motivic development somewhat influenced by analytical cubism. Gilbert Galindo's "Echoes of the Divine" for violin, viola, cello, and piano pits expressive yearnings amidst a seemingly static sonic background, utilizing the basic textures of melody, accompaniment, and chorale. Another piano quartet on the program, "That of which I speak has all, all passed away" this time by Frances White hints at a mysterious, unknowable narrative. The title of White's work is a line taken from a poem by the tragic Roma poet Papusza.

The Little Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street 
Long Island City, New York 11101

Friday, January 30, 2015, 6:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: Crossings Album Release Show
Kate Dillingham & Amir Khosrowpour
Cornelia Street Café, New York, New York

Performance of “Almost within reach…”

Join and celebrate with us as cellist Kate Dillingham performs solo and duo works with pianist Amir Khosrowpour by composers David Fetherolf, Gabriela Lena Frank, Gilbert Galindo, B. Allen Schulz, and Yuan-Chen Li off the upcoming album, "Crossings: New Music for Cello" set to release on February 10, 2015. Purchase on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/crossings-new-music-for-cello/id961173634.

Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
New York, New York 10014

Friday, October 24, 2014, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

NYsoundCircuit 6.1: “All the ends of the earth”
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music

Performance of “Almost within reach…”

NYsoundCircuit - the multimedia salon series - celebrates its sixth season bringing diverse musical and visual creations. Cellist Kate Dillingham and pianist Amir Khosrowpour team up to preview selections from the upcoming album, "Crossings: New Music for Cello" which includes my piece, "Almost within reach..." as well as works by Allen Schulz, Gabriela Lena Frank, and David Fetherolf. Also on the show is NYC staple ensemble loadbang, trans-Pacific composer and koto player Kento Iwasaki, sorpano and violinist Hirona Amamiya, and the paintings of Queens-based artist Alexis Kandra.

The DiMenna Center
450 West 37th Street
New York, New York 10018

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

Occasional Noise
ShapeShifter Lab

Premiere of “Altered Orbit” for trombone & percussion

William Lang, trombone
Derin Oge, piano
Cesare Papetti, percussion

Occasional Noise will explore the infinite but frequently unvisited soundscape of trombone, piano, and percussion compositions.

Serialism, microtonality, and other acts of rebellion can be expected.

Drawing on each player’s unique experiences, this trio will present a chemistry of technical precision and all out cacophony.

ShapeShifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, New York 111215

Saturday, October 18, 2014, 6:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM Presents: “Under the Rose”
RAM Players
Caffe Vivaldi

Performance of “Living Oblivion”

Violinist Megan Atchley and cellist Kate Dillingham perform "Living Oblivion"

Featuring solos and duos for strings, piano, and shakuhachi from the '00s and '10s by David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, David Schober, Allen Schulz, Wang Jie, Stefan Weisman, and Frances White. This concert also marks the inaugural performance by members from the newly formed RAM Players with David Broome on piano and Kate Dillingham on cello. Plus, you'll also be treated to special guest performances by Christine Perea on flute, Megan Atchley on violin, Erin Wight on viola, and Elizabeth Brown on shakuhachi.

Friday, May 23, 2014, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM presents Trio Kavak
"In the New Sun"
Benzaquen Hall, The DiMenna Center
New York, New York

Manhattan performance of "I break and dissolve any and all curses" for harp trio

RAM and Trio Kavak team up for the season finale to present "In the New Sun," an evening of 21st century works written for flute, viola, and harp. This program takes you on an adventure exploring Greek mythology, going into the world of Whitman, on a sonic ride into celestial orbit, and casting out evil. Featured on the program is:

Mark Fromm, "Lethe, River of Oblivion" (2007)+
David Fetherolf, "That shadow, my likeness"*
Gilbert Galindo, "I break and dissolve any and all curses"*
Christopher Dietz, "Phases of the Moon" (2012)**

Performed by Trio Kavak:

Amelia Lukas, flute
Victor Lowrie, viola
Kathryn Andrews, harp
http://www.triokavak.com/

*World premiere
**RAM 2013 call for scores winner
+Collaborating composer from Alia Musica, Pittsburgh composers' collective



Sunday, May 18, 2014, 6:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM presents Trio Kavak
"In the New Sun"
Queens New Music Festival
The Secret Theatre, Long Island City, New York

Premiere of "I break and dissolve any and all curses" for harp trio

Random Access Music presents "In the New Sun" with Trio Kavak performing new works for flute, viola, and harp by RAM composers David Fetherolf, Gilbert Galindo, David Schober, and Wang Jie. Also on the program will be a work by Mark Fromm from the Pittsburgh composers' collective Alia Musica's and RAM's call for scores winner, Christopher Dietz.

$20 Admission

More info: http://ram-nyc.org

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 1:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

Thomas Piercy, clarinetist
Jan Hus Church, New York, New York 

Performance of "Lost in the Caves" (2008) for bass clarinet and processed sound

Thomas Piercy performs Galindo's solo bass clarinet work, "Lost in the Caves" on "Borderless" an international concert, presented by Composer’s Voice with guest curator Masatora Goya. Also on the program are performances and music by Tim Hansen, Nate Festinger, Jennifer Shaw, Felipe Salles, Tristan McKay, Madeline Jansen, Brandon Gianetto, Molly Aronson, Dan Granda, Greg Mueller, and Tomoko Sugawara.   

Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York, New York

More info: www.voxnovus.com/composersvoice

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 4:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

Alia Musica presents Kate Dillingham, cello
Spring Benefit Recital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Performance of "Almost within reach..."

Almost within reach... (2013) for 'cello and piano was performed for one of Alia Musica's (a Pittsburgh composers' collective) benefit concerts at the home of Desiree Soteres.

Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

WWFM Midday Classics
Radio Broadcast

Broadcast of "Tierra Magnifica"

The RAM concert with Parthenia from November 8, 2013 was broadcasted on WWFM's Midday Classics with Carl Hemmingsen as the host (WWFM 89.1 FM Trenton/Princeton, NJ [HD]; WKCR HD2 89.9 HD2 New York City; WKVP HD2 89.5 HD2 Cherry Hill/Philadelphia; WWNJ 91.1 FM Toms River, NJ [HD]; WWCJ 89.1 FM Cape May, NJ [HD]; WWPJ 89.5 FM Pen Argyl, PA [HD]). Featured on the broadcast was music by Jonathan Pieslak, David Fetherolf, Frances White, Allen Schulz, and Gilbert Galindo's "Tierra Magnifica" (2013).

Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

Lost Dog New Music Ensemble
Tenri Cultural Institute, New York, New York

Premiere of "Perpetual Drive" for pierrot ensemble

The acclaimed Lost Dog New Music Ensemble presented new and recent music by New York City composers which included the world premiere of Perpetual Drive (2013) for pierrot ensemble.

Tenri Cultural Institute
43 West 13th Street
New York, New York 10011

Friday, February 21, 2014, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

"Attractions: Music by RAM"
Random Access Music
The DiMenna Center, New York, New York

Performance of "Pause - for a moment"

An evening of music, wine, and good company was had with new and recent works by 6 RAM composers. The program included Pause - for a moment (2010) performed by Amelia Lukas on piccolo and Jody Schum on piano. Other works on the program were by Allen Schulz, David Fetherolf, Wang Jie, Stefan Weisman, and David Schober performed by friends and colleagues from the city.

DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Benzaquen Hall
450 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM presents Parthenia
"Prisms: Ancient Courses In A New Light"
Waltz-Astoria, Astoria, New York

Performance of "Tierra Magnifica"

Galindo's Tierra Magnifica (2013) written for viol consort received its second performance. The concert also presented 4 other works by David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, and B. Allen Schulz. Also included on the concert was a work by RAM’s guest composer Frances White: From A Fairy Tale

Waltz-Astoria
23-14 Ditmars Blvd.
Astoria, NY 11105

Friday, November 8, 2013 8:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

RAM presents Parthenia
"Prisms: Ancient Courses In A New Light"
The DiMenna Center, New York, New York

Premiere of "Tierra Magnifica" for viol consort

Galindo's Tierra Magnifica (2013) written for viol consort was premiered. The concert will presented 4 more world premieres by David Fetherolf, Jonathan Pieslak, and B. Allen Schulz. Also included in the concert was a world premiere by RAM’s guest composer Frances White: From A Fairy Tale.

DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Benzaquen Hall
450 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

Saturday, August 10, 2013, 7:00 PM

by Gilbert Galindo on 05/30/16

Rhymes With Opera (RWO) New Chamber Music Concert
National Opera Center, New York, New York

Premiere of "Rigid Bodies"

Rigid Bodies (2013) for three voices and 'cello was premiered as part of RWO's summer workshop along with other works by Adam Matlock, Max Mamon, Chris Cresswell, Marie Incontrera, Sunny Knable, and Devorah Trapp.

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