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New Synchronisms: Thank You!

August 12, 2015

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, Dr. Faustus presented its latest project, New Synchronisms, inspired by Mario Davidovsky’s eponymous compositions.


From left to right: Liam Kinson, Red Wierenga, Inés Thiebaut, Nicholas R. Nelson, André Brégégère, Mario Davidovsky, Elizabeth Adams, Jonathan Singer, Karen Kim. (photo courtesy of Jessica Rudman)

The concert featured five world premieres of works for solo instrument and electronic sounds by composers Elizabeth Adams, André Brégégère, Nicholas R. Nelson, Inés Thiebaut, and Red Wierenga, performed by Jen Baker (tbn), Steve Beck (pf), Karen Kim (vn), Liam Kinson (cl), and John Singer (perc); and a performance of Davidovsky’s Synchronism No. 12 by Ben Ringer (cl). 

Thank you to our composers and performers for creating these fantastic new works!

Many thanks also to:

  • The generous contributors who donated to our IndieGogo crowdfunding campaign
  • The SEM Ensemble for lending us the wonderful Willow Place Auditorium for the concert
  • The Music Department at the Graduate Center (CUNY), for lending us some their equipment (speakers, etc.)
  • And, last but not least, the great Mario Davidovsky for inspiring this project, and being kind enough to join us for the concert!

 

Dr.Faustus Presents: New Synchronisms

April 29, 2015

On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, Dr. Faustus will present its latest project, New Synchronisms, inspired by Mario Davidovsky’s eponymous compositions.

The concert will feature five world premieres of works for solo instrument and electronic sounds by composers Elizabeth Adams, André Brégégère, Nicholas R. Nelson, Inés Thiebaut, and Red Wierenga, performed by Jen Baker (tbn), Steve Beck (pf), Karen Kim (vn), Liam Kinson (cl), and John Singer (perc); and a performance of Davidovsky’s Synchronism No. 12 by Ben Ringer (cl).

Browse our PROJECT PAGE for more information!


We are holding an online fundraiser to help us finance the commissioning fees for our composers: writing music takes time and energy, and we want to make sure that our composers are adequately compensated for the intense work they are putting in this project!

SUPPORT THIS PROJECT

We need to reach our $1,500 goal in order to accomplish that. 

Dr. Faustus presents: Ensemble 365 & Pierrot Lunaire

May 23, 2014

We are pleased to announce our upcoming concert, in collaboration with Dan Blake and the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn. The concert will feature Ensemble 365, performing new and recent works by Inès Thiebaut, Greg Brown, Eric Nathan, and André Brégégère, as well as a performance of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire, and a set by pianist/composer Sandra Sprecher (see complete information below). This should be an interesting event, and we hope to see you there!

Dr. Faustus presents: Ensemble 365 & Pierrot Lunaire

New York’s contemporary music scene is singularly vast in scope, perhaps impossible to cover with a single series. With this residency at The Firehouse Space, Dan Blake brings together a range of collaborations that at least begins to represent the diversity of experiences and musical styles he has witnessed while living in New York.

The fifth and final concert of this season will feature Ensemble 365 in collaboration with the commissioning series Dr. Faustus. Ensemble 365 will perform new works by Inès Thiebaut, Greg Brown, Eric Nathan, and André Brégégère. Also on the program will be a performance of Schoenberg’s masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire, song by Sara Paar and her ensemble.

We will also be joined for an opening set by composer and pianist Sandra Sprecher and pianist Adam Tendler in a premier performance of BREAK OUT, a composition by Sandra Sprecher for two pianos and electronics.

Ensemble 365: Mary Hubbell (Voice), Alice Jones (Flute), Karen Rostron (Violin/Viola), Mirna Lekic (Piano)

Pierrot Ensemble: Sara Paar (Soprano), Emily Vold (Violin/Viola), Melissa Keeling (Flute/Piccolo), Ashleé Miller (Clarinet/Bass Clarinet), Caroline Bean (Cello), Audrey Abela (Piano) 

Spring 2013

August 20, 2013

Hammerklavier: Thank you!

June 3, 2013

The Hammerklavier concert is over, and it was a huge success! We had a full house house at DiMenna. Many thanks to all for coming to the concert, it meant a lot to us. Congratulations to Dan Blake, Elizabeth Adams, Paul Kerekes, and Inés Thiebaut for their amazing pieces, and to our performers, Melanie Sehman, Mirna Lekić, Matthew Gold, and Steven Beck, for their fantastic performance and dedication to the music.

We would also like to give a special thank to:

  • Maia Cruz Palileo for offering her wonderful artwork for this event
  • Robert E. Anderson, for generously offering his time and expertise to record this concert
  • The Music Students Association of the CUNY Graduate Center
  • The Doctoral Student Council of the CUNY Graduate Center
  • And, last but not least, our supporters for their generous contributions:

Stephen Blum

François Menahem Brégégère

Doucet & Stephen E. Fischer

Michel Gaspard & Marianne Wolff

Ramin Heydarbeygi

Hubert Howe

Vedran Lekić

Thomas McCarthy

Donna & Bud Ogle

Ursula Oppens

Carlos Thiebaut

François Wolff

Thank you again, and stay tuned for regular updates on our future projects on this website, or on Facebook an Twitter, @DrFaustusmusic

Hammerklavier update: J-7

May 24, 2013

The day of the concert is fast approaching! Our performers are now putting the last polishing touch on the fantastic pieces they received from our composers, and everything is falling into place for a great event next Friday:

Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 7:30PM
Benzaquen Hall @ The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th StNew York, NY 10018
Admission: suggested donation at the door ($15 / $10 for students)

Also, there is still time to contribute to our online fundraiser on RocketHub:

http://rkthb.co/24076

Many thanks to our supporters, and we hope to see you on Friday at the concert!

Online Fundraiser Launched

April 29, 2013

We have launched our online fundraiser to help fund our upcoming Hammerklavier projectOur goal is $3000, and we have 31 days to make it happen! if you want to help us reach it, click on the link below. 

ONLINE FUNDRAISER

Information:

Our online fundraiser is conducted by RocketHub, in partnership with our fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas. Donations are tax-deductible!

For more information about how our fiscal sponsorhisp works, visit our donations page. Thank you in advance for your trust and support.

Hammerklavier: First rehearsal

April 28, 2013

Hammerklavier Project is on its way! Here is a picture of the first rehearsal for Melanie  and Mirna Lekić:

 

Melanie in her workspace setting up for the first rehearsal of Paul Kerekes's piece.

Hammerklavier Project: PR is on

April 25, 2013

We have officially launched the promotional campaign for our upcoming project, Hammerklavier (more info in our project page drfaustus.org/hammerklavier). Want to help us?

 - Here is our Save The Date

- Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DrFaustusMusic) and join our Event Invite

- You can also follow us on Twitter

- And you can come to our concert! 

Friday, May 31st, 2013 at 7:30PM
Benzaquen Hall @ The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St (b/ 9th and 10th Ave)
New York, NY 10018
Nearest subways: 34 St - Penn Station [A,C,E]
Admission: Suggested Donation $15 / $10 Students

Hammerklavier Project: new poster by Maia Cruz Palileo

March 5, 2013

Our poster was made by artist Maia Cruz Palileo, who realized this design based on an original watercolor made just for us! If you like it, make sure to check out Maia's website at: www.maiapalileo.com and show your support!

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