NY Polyphony & Bora Yoon ~ Thursday, November 5 at 8 pm
The New York Art Ensemble presents New York Polyphony & Bora Yoon
My End Is My Beginning
New York Polyphony
Blurring the lines between performance and ritual, New York Polyphony and Bora Yoon create an immersive aural experience, distilling music—new and old—to its purest devotional essence. From spatial acoustic compositions to lavish polyphony, My End Is My Beginning unfolds like a sonic dream sequence, an exploration of the meditative and transcendental properties of sound. Using the human voice as a through line, the artists juxtapose ancient and modern music, tracing the unbroken cycles of human expression across ten centuries and then back again.
This unique musical collaboration pairs works by composers such as Guillaume de Machaut and Josquin Des Prez with the experimental music of Bora Yoon.
New York Polyphony is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of the finest classical vocal ensembles of a new generation. Fusing elegant vocalism with expert ensemble singing, countertenor Geoffrey Williams, tenor Geoffrey Silver, baritone Scott Dispensa and bass Craig Phillips deliver dynamic, historically informed performances in a range of styles.
Bora Yoon is an experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer and performer who creates architectural soundscapes from everyday found objects, chamber instruments, digital devices, and voice. Yoon explores where sound connects to the subliminal and its performance environment through the timbres of the human voice, viola, water, Tibetan singing bowls, radios, cell phones, metronomes, music boxes, glockenspiel, guitar, found sounds, custom-built instruments, electronics, antiquated audio technology, and venue acoustics.
DATE & TIME:
Thursday, November 5, 2009
A reception will follow the concert
The Church of the Ascension 12 West 10th Street on 5th Avenue Manhattan
Special Offer! The first 25 advance ticket buyers who arrive at My End Is My Beginning get a free ticket to see the Philip Glass Violin Concert performed by violinist Renaud Capucon with the Bruckner Orchester, Linz, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies at Avery Fischer Hall on Monday, November 9 at 8PM. This is an amazing deal. The seats are excellent, and worth $69.
My End Is My Beginning is a presentation of the New York Art Ensemble, Inc., a nonprofit organization that seeks to challenge, inspire, entertain, educate, and connect the public to the best of new American music. It presents eclectic programming that reflects the energy and diversity of America's contemporary musical environment and features professional musicians of the highest level.
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