July 16–18, 2008
Le Poisson Rouge / 158 Bleecker Street NYC
Celebrate Brooklyn / Prospect Park Brooklyn


The Rite Remixed

Stravinsky's riot-inducing modern icon The Rite of Spring, remixed through the lens of electronica

Hila Plitmann, Soprano
Ola Gjeilo, Piano
THREE, Featured DJ
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Ricardo Romaneiro, Composer
Ryan Francis, Composer


On the Program

The Revolution
July 16 (8-10pm) at Le Poisson Rouge
World premiere of The Rite: Remixed. Also on the program, Ricardo Romaneiro's Synthetic Mosaic: II featuring pianist Ola Gjeilo, and Two-Part Belief featuring soprano Hila Plitmann and poetry by Christopher Cahill. Be the first to enjoy LPR, the city's newest music venue.

Live at LPR!
July 17 (9-11pm, after-party till 2am) at Le Poisson Rouge
A hyper-kinetic show of future-forward electro-classical beats also featuring minimal tech house by THREE of Hallucination Limited. Journey through kaleidoscopic patterns that accelerate into the after-party! Featuring The Rite: Remixed and Digital Cities.

Celebrate Brooklyn
July 18 (7-11pm) at Prospect Park
Wordless Music Series pairs Metropolis Ensemble and indie sensation Deerhoof for a night of music under the stars. Experience The Rite: Remixed and Two-Part Belief with an expected audience of 10,000 at Celebrate Brooklyn. Also featuring soprano Hila Plitmann.


Performers

Hila Plitmann, Soprano
Ola Gjeilo, Piano
THREE, Featured DJ
Andrew Cyr, Artistic Director / Conductor
Ricardo Romaneiro, Composer
Ryan Francis, Composer
Leo Leite, engineer
Mike Atkinson, horn
Thomas Boulton, trumpet
Jack Chou, trombone
Sean Connors, percussion
Rachel Drehmann, horn
Jonathan Greenberg, trombone
Nate Hepler , trumpet
Tom Hutchinson, trombone
Danielle Kuhlmann, horn
Britton Matthews, percussion
Katie Miller, trumpet
Rajesh Prasad, percussion
Luke Rinderknecht, percussion
Annie Stevens, percussion
Jason Sugata, horn
Alana Vegter, horn


About the Concert

Metropolis Ensemble led by Artistic Director / Conductor Andrew Cyr presents the world premiere of The Rite: Remixed, a collaboration between three composers and electronics producers that explodes the boundaries of live electro-classical music. Ricardo Romaneiro, Ryan Francis, and Leo Leite re-conceptualize Stravinsky's revolutionary The Rite of Spring in a ground-breaking live remix!

Metropolis Ensemble and The Rite: Remixed appear as part of Celebrate Brooklyn and the Wordless Music Series. The concerts are sponsored in part by PMRG, Project Management Resource Group, Inc. The Rite: Remixed artwork is courtesy of Christopher Reiger. Smithsonian Magazine is a proud supporter of Metropolis Ensemble.


The Rite Remixed at Celebrate Brooklyn
The Rite Remixed at Le Poisson Rouge