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Friday, July 19, 2019 — 12:00 AM

A Circle Has No Beginning by Sameer Gupta

A Circle Has No Beginning embodies the multi-faceted musical influences of Bay Area born, and now New York-based percussionist and composer Sameer Gupta. The album crosses numerous musical boundaries, incorporating mesmerizing Indian music, skillful jazz improvisation, potent funk, and forward-thinking progressive sounds. [More]

Friday, May 17, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Vernacular

A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues. [More]

Friday, May 17, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir: Vernacular

A curated set of Icelandic contemporary music for solo cello, much of it written for Sæunn, Vernacular is the title of her first album on the Sono Luminus label. Pieces by Thuríður Jónsdóttir, Halldór Smárason, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Hafliði Hallgrímsson showcase a unique soundworld in intimate monologues. [More]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Lecture-Recital: Amr Selim, Vocalizing the Horn

Vocalizing the Horn is a window to the music of Egypt and Islam through the french horn. Join us for this hybrid lecture-recital featuring Amr Selim performing original and arranged Arabic tunes on the french horn. Selim will share some historical and theoretical background on Arabic Music and will discuss the performance practice of such music on the horn using his etude book: Vocalizing the Horn. [More]

Thursday, April 11, 2019 — 12:00 AM

Lecture-Recital: Amr Selim, Vocalizing the Horn

Vocalizing the Horn is a window to the music of Egypt and Islam through the french horn. Join us for this hybrid lecture-recital featuring Amr Selim performing original and arranged Arabic tunes on the french horn. Selim will share some historical and theoretical background on Arabic Music and will discuss the performance practice of such music on the horn using his etude book: Vocalizing the Horn. [More]

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 12:00 AM

OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie

OboeTronics II features 21st century electro-acoustic works for oboe performed by virtuosic and experimental oboists Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie. The two present works by living composers for solo oboe with laptop and works with soundtracks or tape. Old meets new in an electrifying acoustic experience. [More]

Friday, November 2, 2018 — 12:00 AM

OboeTronics II, with Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie

OboeTronics II features 21st century electro-acoustic works for oboe performed by virtuosic and experimental oboists Glenda Bates and Brandon Labadie. The two present works by living composers for solo oboe with laptop and works with soundtracks or tape. Old meets new in an electrifying acoustic experience. [More]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 12:00 AM

Sontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne

An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike) featuring the Northeastern electroacoustic piano trio, Sontag Shogun, and synth-pioneer and Mills affiliate Maggi Payne. [More]

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 — 12:00 AM

Sontag Shogun (NYC/Montreal) with Maggi Payne

An evening of abstract sentimental music (for lovers and loners alike) featuring the Northeastern electroacoustic piano trio, Sontag Shogun, and synth-pioneer and Mills affiliate Maggi Payne. [More]

Friday, September 14, 2018 — 12:00 AM

POSTPONED: Current Vibrant Duo: New works by Eldad Tarmu for oboe and vibraphone

Current Vibrant duo performs an evening of through-composed music written by Eldad Tarmu. With room for improvisation, exploring the roles of classical and jazz performance practices, and the hybridization of the two, Tarmu’s compositions entrance the listener with jazz harmonies and grooving rhythms, and sing with classical phrasing and formal structure. [More]