5 July - (le) poisson rouge, New York, NY
Either/OR with Aki Takahashi. Music by John Cage with a world premiere of Cheap Imitation, as a trio arranged by Morton Feldman
13 October - Symphony House, New York, NY
Exploring the Metropolis Festival - Either/OR performs Richard Carrick's La scène miniature and Moroccan Flow
2 February - Miller Theatre, New York, NY
Either/OR performs the US premiere of Beat Furrer's intorno al biano along with Furrer's linea dell'orizzonte, Ira - Arca, and spur
18 February - Library of Congress, Washington DC
Either/OR performs in the Library of Congress with music by Anthony Braxton, Richard Carrick, Beat Furrer, György Ligeti, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir
22 March - Svensk Musikvår Festival, Stockholm, Sweden
Music of Klas Torstensson - World premieres of Sönerna, No slash, and Elliott loves bebop
23 October - Miller Theatre, New York, NY
Music of Klas Torstensson - US premieres of Sönerna, No slash, and Elliott loves bebop
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.