20 December, 8pm - Gallery MC, New York, NY
Either/Or presents works by Alvin Lucier, Jo Kondo, and Paula Matthusen. Performed by Margaret Lancaster (flutes), Richard Carrick (piano), and Chris Nappi (percussion)
29 January, 6pm - Miller Theatre, New York, NY
Either/Or presents Pop-Up Concerts: Music of Richard Carrick. Performed by Margaret Lancaster (flutes), Jennifer Choi (violin), Vasko Dukovski (clarinets), Christopher McIntyre (trombone), and Richard Carrick (piano.) Includes several compositions by Carrick and a composite work by Anthony Braxton
24 May, 8pm - Tenri Cultural Institute
Either/OR team up with distinguished Korean Gugak musicians Gamin (Piri, Saenghwang, Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 46) and DoYeon Kim (Gayageum) to explore different and progressive interactions between these New York and Korean musicians. Featuring open score works by Gamin, DoYeon Kim, Cornelius Cardew, and Richard Carrick and notated music by Yoon-Ji Lee, alongside traditional musics and improvisational scenarios.
18 June, 8pm - Areté Venue and Gallery, Brooklyn
Either/Or presents Interactions, a program of works that focus on essentialized forms of communication. Compositions include graphic scores by Merche Blasco (Bardenas) and Zeena Parkins (Lace Pieces), Gérard Grisey’s ecstatic Solo pour Deux for bass clarinet and trombone (Vasko Dukovsky and Chris McIntyre respectively), and the US Premiere of Johan Svensson’s Marionette for cello (John Popham) and electro-mechanical devices.
New and recent works from Richard Carrick, Pamela Madsen, and Elliott Sharp.
Either/Or Trio and CSUF New Music Ensemble play recent graphic and notated works with guitarist/composer Elliott Sharp.
Featuring two premieres from a long-time E/O collaborator. If We Knew the Sky, for large ensemble (world premiere, commissioned by E/O with support from the Jebediah Foundation), and Letting Time Circle Through Us, for sextet (NY premiere, commissioned by E/O with support from Meet the Composer/Commissioning USA).
The festival culminates on June 29th with a special event for Either/Or's 10th Birthday: Morton Feldman's rarely heard 4 1/2 hour epic, For Philip Guston, at Brooklyn's Issue Project Room. E/O has championed Feldman's music for the past decade and his late trios for flute, piano, and percussion are among the works closest to the heart of the Either/Or repertoire. This will be a rare performance of one of the true masterworks of late 20th century experimentalism, balancing the sheer timbral beauty of this unique ensemble with virtuosic interplay and Feldman's inimitable sense of scale.
Tickets are $15 and available online through the Issue Project Room website : http://issueprojectroom.org/event/either-or-feldman-guston
June 27th E/O returns to Whitebox for a CD release concert for co-director Richard Carrick's Stone Guitars (released on New Focus Recordings), multi-layered electric guitar music featuring special guests Chris Cochrane, Gamin, and others.
June 26 will feature E/O soloists Margaret Lancaster, Vasko Dukovski, Aaron Baird and co-director David Shively, in a theatrical melange of works by iconic composers Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel, Jacob Druckman, Alvin Lucier, and others at the Whitebox Art Center.