31 MARCH - 4 APRIL 2008

MATA presents its 10th annual festival of new music and installations by emerging artists, taking place March 31 to April 4th at the Brooklyn Lyceum in NY, a converted bathhouse at the heart of the burgeoning arts scene in the Park Slope/Gowanus neighborhoods.

The 2008 MATA festival features a collaboration with the Diapason Gallery for Sound Art , and will present a sound installation that runs for the length of the festival including works by Micah Silver , Lief Enge , Michael Schumacher , Marina Rosenfeld and many others.

The Festival brings exciting new music by young composers from around the globe including world premieres by Argentinian composer Alejandro Rutty, Lithuanian-born Zibuokle Martinaityte, L.A.-based Sean Griffin, and sound artist Micah Silver. Opening night features the kick-off of the Sound Installation and the third installment of MATA”s new sesires Interval, curated by Mario Diaz de Leon. On Tuesday, April 1, The critically-acclaimed Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP) will present the New York premiere of Lisa Bielawa’s Double Violin Concerto, as well as a new work for orchestra and throat-singer by Ken Ueno.

The exhilarating young chamber orchestra The Knights return to MATA with a concert of World and New York premieres (April 2), and local ensembles Newspeak and Either/Or make their festival debut with full sets of music, then members of each come together to premiere Sean Griffin‘s newly commissioned work (April 4). On April 3, critic and philosopher Christoph Cox presents a lecture discussing his groundbreaking book Audio Culture. The 2008 Festival marks MATA’s first collaboration with Diapason Gallery, the leading presenter of sound art in the US . Throughout the festival, a 12-channel speaker system will be installed in the Café Room at the Lyceum. 18 different works will be heard, including the premiere of a commissioned work by Micah Silver, along with those from the amazing Diapason Archive.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Café Room 6:00 – 8:00 pm , 9:15 – 10:30 pm
Sound Installation – Opening Event, running for the length of the festival
Featuring premiere of MATA commission by Micah Silver, also works by Olivia Block, and MATA AD Chris McIntyre

Main Space 8:00 – 9:00 pm
MATA Interval 1.3
A night of music by composer/performers focused on live-electronics curated by Mario Diaz de Leon

Zeljko McMullen Selections from Red and Blue – solo electronics
Doron Sadja The Guided Guild – solo electronics

Mario Diaz de Leon Moonblood – string quartet and 4 channel sound [iO Quartet]
Improvisation by Symbol – McMullen, Sadja, Diaz de Leon, Johnny Mischeff

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Main Space, 8:00 pm
Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Gil Rose, conductor
Alejandro Rutty The Conscious Sleepwalker Loops – NY PREMIERE

MATA commission
Ken Ueno On a Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis – NY PREMIERE
Ken Ueno, throat singer
Derek Hurst Clades – NY PREMIERE
Concerto for the Firebird Ensemble
Lisa Bielawa Double Violin Concerto – NY PREMIERE
Colin Jacobsen and Carla Kihlstedt, violin

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Main Space, 8:00 pm
The Knights Chamber Orchestra, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Fitzgerald (1975-2007)

Aaron Gervais Culture No. 3
Nico Muhly I Know Where Everything Is – NY PREMIERE
Jennifer Fitzgerald A Thousand Machines – NY PREMIERE
Judd Greenstein At the end of a really great day – NY PREMIERE
Zibuokle Martinaityte – Polarities – WORLD PREMIERE

MATA commission

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Main Space, 7:00 pm
Lecture by critic and philosopher Christoph Cox

Christoph Cox’s talk focuses on some of the philosophical themes raised by his anthology Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music. In particular, he will discuss two key shifts in contemporary music and sound art: a shift in conceptions of time from what John Cage called ‘time-objects’ to what he called ‘processes’, and the dissolution of ‘music’ into the broader field of ‘noise.’ Post-lecture discussion between Cox and MATA commissionee Micah Silver.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Main Space, 8:00 pm
Richard Carrick Towards Qualia
Andrew Byrne White Bone Country

Missy Mazzoli In Spite of All This
David T. Little sweet, light, crude
Oscar Bettison Breaking and Entering (with aggravated assault)
Members of Either/Or & Newspeak
Sean Griffin – Buffalo ’70 WORLD PREMIERE – MATA commission

2008 MATA Festival Sound Installation – Diapason Gallery:
Monday March 31 – Friday April 4, 2008
Café Room at Brooklyn Lyceum

Monday, March 31
OPENING 6 – 7:55pm
Micah Silver You and Me, Going
Chris McIntyre silOM
Olivia Block Angry When You Sleep

7:30pm Micah introduces his piece

9:15 – 10:30pm (after Interval 1.3 performance)
Micah Silver You and Me, Going MATA commission
Chris McIntyre silOM
Olivia Block Angry When You Sleep


Tuesday, April 1
12:30 – 1:45pm
Doug Henderson The Nature of the 102nd Thing (of 10,000)
Zeena Parkins/Doug Henderson Polyphonic Projections

6:30 – 7:45pm
Leif Inge 9 Beet Stretch

Wednesday, April 2
12:30 – 1:45pm
Micah Silver You and Me, Going MATA commission
Chris McIntyre silOM
Olivia Block Angry When You Sleep

6:30 – 7:45pm
Marina Rosenfeld anti-Warhol movement (in 16 cues)
Stephen Vitiello Dolly Ascending
Miguel Frasconi Intensive Care

Thursday, April 3
2 – 7pm (1-hour each)
Al Margolis What Makes a Sound? (argument)
Stefan Moore In::Out/Out::In
Michael Schumacher Room Pieces New York 2007
Amnon Wolman Low Ground Clearance
Carl Stone Kantipur

Friday, April 4
12:30 – 1:45pm
Jason Kahn Winter
Alan Licht City Geese, Country Geese
Eric Nauman Separating the Stones

6:30 – 7:45pm
Micah Silver You and Me, Going MATA commission
Chris McIntyre silOM
Olivia Block Angry When You Sleep