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Sep 21, 2012 8:00 PM

Talea Ensemble

Concert of contemporary music - TALEA ENSEMBLE. Free admission.

The program features the US premiere of threeworks:  James Dillon's New York Triptych, Pierluigi Billone's Dike Wall and Ondrej Adamek's Ca tourne ca bloque.

This summer, Talea Ensemble performed the worldpremiere of New York Triptych and Dike Wall at the renowned Darmstadt International Music Institute in Germany.

Just like the city in its title, James Dillon's New York Triptych is music of extreme contrasts, bursting with fits and starts, and rarely settling into a comfort zone.  Dike Wall by Pierluigi Billone, is named for a rock formation in Mammoth Lakes, California, the tragic site where rock climber John Bachar fell to his death in 2009. Both works were composed this year, specifically for the uniquetalents of the members of the Talea Ensemble.

In his musical language the Czech composer Ondrej Adamek combines elements of contemporary classical music with transformed musical elements of distant cultures (from Bali and New Caledonia to Japan and Andalusia). Ca Tourne Ca Bloque (TurningBlocks), createdin 2008, explores the inherent musicality of the spoken voice, using collected sound of French-speaking people in Japan.

Based in New York City, Talea Ensemble was formed in 2007 by the composer Anthony Cheung and the percussionist Alex Lipowski withthe goal of promoting new, groundbreaking music through innovative programming.Talea achieves its mission by commissioning new works and programming thosealongside established contemporary repertoire.

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NY 10021 New York
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Sep 21, 2012 8:00 PM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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