WNYC: A Vision for the Future

January 28, 2011 9:07 pm 0 comments

WNYC host Soterios Johnson highlighted Metropolis Ensemble’s Hallucinations concert during Morning Edition on NPR yesterday, including an excerpt of composer Jakub Ciupinski’s “Flashbacks” from our 2009 Reverb concert. Listen to the broadcast here:

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Hallucinations is being recorded this week at LPR by Q2, the online station of WQXR, and will be broadcast at a later date. To celebrate this week’s concerts, WNYC is also offering a free MP3 download of “Flashbacks” to prepare you for the mind-bending premieres at (le) Poisson Rouge tonight from composers Ricardo Romaneiro, Gity Razaz, Du Yun, and Enrico Chapela. WNYC Culture Producer Marlon Bishop explains:

“Metropolis Ensemble presents a seductive vision of classical music’s future: young violin virtuosos and guys in jeans playing pieces on laptops. Together, they make music that is both emotionally stirring and progressive. Since its founding in 2006, the ensemble has worked towards making itself an orchestra for the iPod generation—doing things like remixing Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” and sharing the stage with indie rock darlings like Deerhoof. Beyond these crafty marketing strategies, the group has established itself as a prolific new music machine.”

Listen to Jakub Ciupinski’s “Flashbacks” performed at (le) Poisson Rouge on November 19-20, 2009:

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