Contemporaneous Premieres New Works in Tivoli
April 13, 2017 at 9:00AM
Born at Bard College in 2010 and now based in New York, the ensemble known as Contemporaneous has made itself quite a name in the music world, performing with artists as diverse as David Byrne, Donnacha Dennehy, Andrew Norman, Dawn Upshaw, and Julia Wolfe and appearing at Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall, the Baryshnikov Arts Center, St. Ann’s Warehouse, and other prestigious venues. This Saturday, the 21-member unit comes home, or close to it, for a special and highly intimate performance project at Murray’s cafe in Tivoli titled “Transcendental Geometry.”
“Transcendental Geometry” presents four world premieres of large-scale new music written by composers Kyle Gann, Shawn Jaeger, Kristofer Svennson, and Katherine Balch, all of which utilize non-traditional tunings.