“this machine breathes to the rhythms of its own heartbeat” is a new piece for solo piano, electronics, and two surface transducers, commissioned by NYC-based pianist Vicky Chow with the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The world premiere will take place at Spectrum on May 23, 2014, followed by the Canadian premiere at Cafe Resonance, Montreal QC, on May 24th. Some details below, and recordings coming soon!
NYC show: 19h, $15, Spectrum @ 121 Ludlow St, NYC. Featuring Vicky Chow (piano), Ian Rosenbaum (percussion), Florent Ghys (bass), performing works by Adam Basanta, John Luther Adams, Nik Bärtsch, Steve Reich, Phillip Glass, and Andy Akiho.
Montreal show: 21h30, $5-10, Cafe Resonance @ 5175A av du Parc. Also featuring Vicky Chow (piano), Felix Del Tredici (augmented trombone) + Christian Smith (percussion), Ensemble Wapiti (Daniel Anez, piano; Genevieve Liboiron, violin), Krista Martynes (bass clarinet), performing works by Marianna Rocca, Wolf Edwards, and Adam Basanta.