September 16, 2009 / 6:30pm
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC


New Music 101

Young Patrons of Lincoln Center and Metropolis Ensemble present an Intro to Electronica

Jenny Lin, Piano
Jakub Ciupinski, Electronics / Composer
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Lance Suzuki, Flute
Andrew Rehrig, Flute
Elizabeth Janzen, Flute
Dane Johansen, Cello
Ashley Bathgate, Cello
Jane O'Hara, Cello


On the Program

Composing and Cocktails
Dinner and drinks for the first hour. Experience a real-time composing system using iPhones. Loops and rhythms composed by Jakub Ciupinski.

Strings and Speakers
Conversation and demonstration extending the piano through electronics.

Jakub Ciupinski: Morning Tale
for piano and electronics
Featuring Jenny Lin on piano

The Sublime Groove: Experimental Pop + High Art
Conversation and demonstration on external elements and the new generation.

Jakub Ciupinski: Street Prayer
for three flutes, three celli, piano, and electronics — world premiere
A unique blend of classical minimalism and non-classical electronica

Music from Air
Conversation and demonstration on unifying composition and performance from drum bass to dance music.

After-Party
Journey through electronica, from drum and bass to dance music. Performed on theremins and electronics.


About the Concert

Ever wanted to compose music and instantly hear it live by an ensemble of professional musicians? Well, there's an app for that: composer Jakub Ciupinski made one just for you to use tonight.

Metropolis Ensemble, New York's "hippest classical gang in the city" (Manhattan Users Guide), presents composer Jakub Ciupinski (b.1981) in a mind-blowing night of interactive musical performances. Join us for composing and cocktails at 6:30 and stay through until the after-party!

New Music 101: Intro to Electronica will unfold in three distinct parts, from involving audience members to conduct and compose live music via an iPhone application, to an after-party with a live set of minimal house loops and electronica beats composed by Jakub and performed in real-time by a gesture-controlled system of his design... you have to see it to believe it!

Morning Tale and Street Prayer are commissions from the Metropolis Ensemble. Apple MacBooks for New Music 101 generously loaned by Control Group.


New Music 101