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5 NIGHTS, 11 PIANISTS: PIANO SOUNDSCAPES

Sunday, October 22
6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)

Conor Hanick and Imri Talgam craft an evening celebrating the piano as noise maker, extracting poetry from the most extreme sonic possibilities the instrument offers. Accompanied by a visual synthesizer, Morton Feldman's Triadic Memories is the evening's epic centerpiece, as a beguiling series of slowly-evolving images coordinate with the music in realtime.


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BERROW DUO

Thursday, October 26
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)

In their debut concert, Berrow Duo present an evening of rustling, shimmering, and electrifying new works for flute and cello from around the world. Including recent works by Yair Klartag and Marcos Balter, as well as a classic of the repertoire by Kaija Saariaho and a world-premiere from emerging young composer Diana Marcela Rodriguez.


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CONRAD WINSLOW: THE PERFECT NOTHING CATALOG RELEASE PARTY

Thursday, November 16
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)

The Perfect Nothing Catalog, the debut album by Alaska-raised and Brooklyn-based composer Conrad Winslow, comes out November 17 on Innova Recordings. With the dizzying half-hour title work as its centerpiece, it features three instrumental electroacoustic pieces commissioned and recorded by Cadillac Moon Ensemble (flute, violin, cello, and percussion), then transformed by producers Aaron Roche and Winslow. Rounding out the disc is Benediction, a guitar and piano duo for Roche and Winslow.


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MEMORY PALACE
IAN ROSENBAUM, SOLO PERCUSSION

Monday, November 20
7:00pm (doors) / 7:30pm (event)

Metropolis Ensemble percussionist Ian Rosenbaum “unfailing virtuosity, whatever the music” (Chicago Tribune) creates an hour-long immersive musical narrative culminating in Christopher Cerrone’s evocative work Memory Palace. Through electro-acoustic soundscapes, visual projections, and a fluid juxtaposing of unexpected techniques and instruments, works by five composers are interwoven to explore new, expressive possibilities for solo percussion.


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Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia

Friday-Saturday, December 15-16
7:30pm
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House

part of Brooklyn Academy of Music's 2017 Next Wave Festival

Two survivors of the Khmer Rouge—composer Him Sophy and filmmaker Rithy Panh (The Missing Picture)—attempt to return dignity to their country’s dead with this musical ritual remembering the Cambodian genocide. Against cinematic evocations of this bruised history, Bangsokol: A Requiem for Cambodia recruits the Metropolis Ensemble, the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir, and traditional Khmer vocalists and instruments—ancient harps, flutes, and the xylophone-like roneat pluah—to mourn the nearly two million forgotten souls. Mellifluous Buddhist smot chanting and other all-but-extinct Khmer musical forms are woven throughout a procession that moves from the heavens to the killing fields, culminating in a plea to recognize impermanence as the only path to peace.


Because of the generous support of our followers, Metropolis Ensemble is thrilled to offer our pop-up venue at 1 Rivington as a place for new projects and works of music to take shape at little to no cost to our artists. Select artists are given the opportunity not only to share finished works, but to use this platform to craft ideas into tangible realities.