Wednesday, May 13 at 7 PM Eastern
Streaming to Vimeo, FB Live, IGTV + Youtube
In this concert, the Asheville-based contemporary music duo Two-Way Street (cellist Ashlee Booth + percussionist Adam Lion) premiere new music composed by members of Nevermind The Noise, a collective of graduate student composers from New York University. Since February, the ensemble has been in residence with the collective collaborating on new music.
“Urtiin Duu” by Yiqi Kang
“All the Mirrors in the World” by Adam Lutz
“thoughts race as dusk turns to dawn” by Kirsten L Ewart.
“Adris of Babylon” by Blake Opper
“Gossamer” by Dan Langa
The concert was be followed by a conversation with the composers and Two Way Street about the collaboration process and the development of each work.
Two-Way Street is the duo of percussionist Adam Lion and cellist Ashlee Booth. Currently based in Asheville, North Carolina, the duo is fearlessly dedicated to the performance of experimental music. Specializing in contemporary chamber-music and improvisation, Two-Way Street collaborates on a multitude of projects with composers, performers, and improvisers from across the country. Their new album with composer Sarah Hennies, “The Reinvention of Romance”, was recently released through the Astral Spirits label and has been featured in Pitchfork, The New York Times, The Wire, and Artforum Magazine. The duo has performed in many venues and festivals across the United States including Boston Conservatory, The Red Room (Baltimore), The Big Ears Festival (Knoxville), Constellation (Chicago), the University of Chicago, PASIC (Indianapolis), Studio Z (St. Paul), the Continuum Arts Festival (Memphis) and Duke University.
Nevermind the Noise is committed to the composition and performance of new experimental concert music. Rather than exploring the repertoire of an established tradition, the group seeks to break down common conceptions of what music is while engaging the greater New York City and new music communities through collaborative art projects and performances.
Black Mountain College Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Two Way Street Nevermind the Noise