May 12, 2011 / 7:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC


MATA Festival

A Burst of Blinding Clarity

Ryan Carter, Composer
Brad Balliett, Composer
Elliot Cole, Composer
Remmy Canedo, Composer
Marko Nikodijevic, Composer
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Brad Balliett, Narrator
Doug Balliett, Narrator


On the Program

Brad Balliett and Elliot Cole: The Rake
for chamber orchestra and narration — world premiere

Ryan Carter: Skeumorphic Tendencies
for large chamber orchestra

Remmy Canedo: Instantaneas 6
for chamber orchestra and live electronics

Marko Nikodijevic: Music Box
for chamber orchestra


The Performers

Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Francesca Anderegg, Violin
Na-Young Baek, Cello
Brad Balliett, Narrator
Doug Balliett, Narrator
Thomas Boulton, Trumpet
Rachel Calin, Double Bass
Jack Chou, Trombone
Logan Coale, Electric Bass
Owen Dalby, Violin/Viola
Akimi Fukuhara, Keyboard
Crista Kende, Viola
Mary Mackenzie, Soprano
Britton Matthews, Percussion
Adrian Morejon, Bassoon
Edward Neeman, Piano
Mike Nicolas, Cello
Luca Piovesan, Accordion
Luke Rinderknecht, Percussion
James Austin Smith, Oboe
Alana Vegter, Horn
Tema Watstein, Violin


About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble and MATA Festival, the new music festival founded by Philip Glass, collaborate to present new works by Ryan Carter (MATA commission) and the world premiere of The Rake, a hip-hopera retelling of Igor Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress by Brad Balliett and Elliot Cole (Metropolis commission).