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  • Check it out in Brooklyn! Roulette Presents Coincidents a multi-media opera by…

    21 dec 2011, 20:34 av ESProductions

    Roulette Presents

    Coincidents

    a multi-media opera by Leroy Jenkins, Mary Griffin, Hisao Ihara

    Excerpts


    January 5 - 9, 7pm

    What: “Coincidents” a multi-media opera by Leroy Jenkins, Mary Griffin, Hisao Ihara,
    When: January 5 - 8, 7pm; January 9, 7pm. Reception and free performance for Roulette members
    Where: Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
    Cost: $10
    Info: www.roulette.org / 917.267.0368

    Brooklyn, NY: Roulette presents a section of “Coincidents” a multi-media opera by composer Leroy Jenkins, librettist Mary Griffin in collaboration with visual artist Hisao Ihara. A section of the opera rehearsed while in residency at Roulette will feature composer/conductor, Chris Berg, composer/pianist, Myra Melford, and singers Diana Solomon-Glover, Steven Herring, and Peter Stewart.

    In the creation of “Coincidents”, Griffin and Jenkins use incidents from their personal family histories to illustrate the fragility, flexibility, and resilience of individual identity in the tumult of mass migrations impelled by famine, war, and political oppression, and by curiosity, enterprise and love.

    About the Artists
    Leroy Jenkins (1932-2007) is internationally renowned for his compositions, an extraordinary bonding of a variety of sounds associated with the African American music tradition and European styles. A founding member of the Association for the Advancement for the Creative Musician (AACM), Jenkins toured the world as a solo performer of his own work and with such artists as Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, and Roscoe Mitchell. He received a number of major opera and music theatre commissions from Meet the Composer, The Rockefeller Foundation’s MAP Fund, The National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts. He received a “Bessie” for Mother of Three Sons, a collaboration with Bill T. Jones presented by the New York City Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. Fresh Faust, a jazz rap opera, was presented by ICA in Boston. The Negro Burial Ground was presented by the Kitchen in 1996, and The Three Willies, (libretto, Homer Jackson), commissioned by Tyler School of Art, Roulette, Providence Productions and Randolph Street Gallery was presented at The Painted Bride in 1999 and The Kitchen in 2001. He also received commissions from the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the Nickelsdorf Festival, Meet the Composer, The Albany Symphony and The Kronos Quartet. His last opera, Coincidents also received support from The Fromm Foundation (2003), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2004). Recordings include: Solo, a suite of compositions for solo violin Equal Interest, Joseph Jarman and Myra Melford, Omnitone (2000), and The Revolutionary Ensemble, Mutable Music (2004).

    Mary Griffin is a writer of fiction, poetry, and screenplays. With composer Joseph Hannan she has written Christina the Astonishing, and Lovers and Sick Cattle, the first two sections of a trilogy of operas based on the lives of saints. Excerpts from the third opera in the trilogy, Paradise, were performed at Roulette in 2003. Griffin and Hannan's work has been produced at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Roulette, and The Performing Garage. She also collaborates with composer, Frankie Mann, and Welsh video artist, Terry Dimmick. She is a recipient of a fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts, and her work has been supported through residencies at Harvestworks, Rensselear Polytechnic Institute, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, and with grants from The Phaedrus Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation/MAP program, and The Lifton Foundation.

    Hisao Ihara’s work explores the intricate overlay of time and visual perception within immersive video environments. He works in animation, live action video, video performance and hybrid digital media. He has received grants and fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts. He was a Van Lier Fellow at Harvestworks in 2008 and a MacDowell Fellow in October 2010. Recent works include Movement, a live video performance project for four large video projections and Surround Sound system which create a 360-degree room-like space for the audience. His installations have been presented at numerous venues here and abroad, most recently, the Currents Festival, in Santa Fe, and at the World Financial Center as part of the New York Electronic Media Arts Festival.

    About Roulette
    Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.Coincidents info
  • Jacek Laszczkowski - La Fida Ninfa - Antonio Vivaldi

    23 okt 2009, 07:12 av cyranode

    Gorąco polecam posłuchać, Antonio Vivaldi, zobaczyć i pomyśleć... Jak ten nasz świat jest dla nas pięknie urządzony. Ile radości i wzruszeń może nam przynieść. Ile różnorodności dla naszych przyjemności. Kochajmy więc Życie!

  • "Serenata" The New Album OUT NOW

    15 jul 2009, 07:59 av Lizoraga

    In 2009, Gari will release his debut album "Serenata", a collection of Italian love songs including two songs which were penned by renowned composer Andrea Bellentani and Cristina Pavarotti, daughter of the famed opera tenor, and which were among several songs offered personally to Gari by both Bellentani and Pavarotti.

    Gari's rich voice, humble beginnings and warm personality continue to win him a large and rapidly growing fanbase from all over the world.

    AVAILABLE FROM iTunes

    Gari Glaysher

    REVIEWS

    Note Perfect Debut from Cricklewood Tenor
    Serenata Gari Glaysher

    Cricklewood's favourite boxer turned opera singer, Gari Glaysher has excelled himself on debut album, Serenata. I knew this spinto tenor was something special when I heard him sing live at Indig02 last year, but this album cements that belief. A collection of gorgeous, popular Italian love songs and serenades, 'Serenata' includes two songs which were written and composed by Andrea Bellentani and Cristina Pavarotti, daughter of the famed opera tenor. They were offered personally to Gari by the composer and lyricist- now, can you get a bigger stamp of approval than that?

    Gari is passionate about opera and passionate about Italy and here, those two loves meld into a delectable whole. The track 'Sarabande' is not quite as it seems, set to the classical music by Handel, it is however sung with original lyrics written by Gari himself, their prowess revealing not only a powerful voice but a talented lyricist. Amongst the many lovely inclusions is 'Nella Fantasia', a favourite with audiences, given a new lease of life under Gari's vocals, as is the breathtaking album closer 'Con te Partiro'.

    Gari has a beautiful warmth to his voice, and anyone who has still to discover the beauty of opera would do well to being right here. Fans are already desperate to find out when the new album will be released, and rumour has it that it will be spring 2010.

    Irish World Newspaper
    http://www.theirishworld.com/search.asp
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    Serenata by Gari Glaysher
    A while back, a friend drew my attention to Gari Glaysher and suggested, given that he knew I loved music; that I should check out Gari’s CD “Serenata”. I went to his web site to find out more and discovered this hugely talented, good looking (and most reprehensible), YOUNG, man. Some people are just beyond the pale! I listened to some clips and as a consequence bought the CD.
    I loved it! It went straight to my iPod and I have been listening to it regularly ever since.
    I am not an operatic purist. So you will need to seek answers from others as to where Gari sits in comparison to the “great” tenors.
    But Gari is a singer of huge talent, musicality and emotion - and emotion is of the heart; the heart is where music comes from (when it is good); and also where it goes to. Gari has a fabulous voice. But more importantly he sings with his heart not simply his voice. A voice can be trained and Gari’s clearly has – but the heart and emotion is instinctive, natural - and he has it in spades. From beginning to end, this CD can transport me from a troubled World directly to a Tuscan hillside, with a glass of red wine, great food and a pace of life that proves, whatever else goes on in this World it is still a beautiful place.
    Thank you Gari for “Serenata”; a great album that is my passport to a better World, wherever I listen to it.

    David P Elliot – Author and Fan!
    Author of "Clan"
    http://www.davidpelliot.com/
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    In today’s world of churned-out, canned, and commercialized music that all starts to sound the same, Gari Glaysher is a uniquely rare talent and a proven world class star. He possesses an amazing voice, staying power, and a good soul… a powerful combination today. Serenata is a must have for anyone that appreciates truly fine music. You will find yourself playing this CD over and over. And you will realize that you can’t be without it!

    Lee Travathan, Recognized as the world’s top mentor to artists worldwide by Mentors Magazine.
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    Absolutely love Serenata! I can't listen to it enough; at work, home, in the car, etc. Some of my favorites off the album are the powerful Sarabande, Con te partiro (always one of my favorites) and Nella Fantasia. There is a beautiful quality to Gari's voice and I recommend anyone who needs a smile to listen to him.
    by bondgurl27
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  • GARI GLAYSHER MUSIC Highlights from the NEW ALBUM & VLOGS FROM THE RECORDING STUDIO

    23 mar 2009, 09:28 av Lizoraga

    As this site is not updating the NEWS events very fast and the lastest is old here is the latest in what is happening.

    This is the first of the Vlogs from Gari in the studio on the making of the NEW ALBUM "Serenata". More vlogs to come soon.
    You can find them on Youtube or come and join us on the OFFICIAL Gari Glaysher Fan Site on Myspace for info and latest News on Gari which run is by myself.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomcLPQt5MI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3l7dm_ycIQ

    http://www.myspace.com/gariglaysherfansite

    Gari GlaysherGari Glaysher
  • The UNICEF Masked Ball which took place on March 6th was a great success

    23 mar 2009, 07:58 av Lizoraga

    Sat 14 Mar – Marie Curie Cancer Care

    The UNICEF Masked Ball which took place on March 6th was a great success

    Gari's message
    " HI Everyone, I just wanted to say that I was very proud to sing for and be part of the UNICEF Ball last Friday at the Park Lane Hotel in London. Even in the present economical climate we still raised £61.000. "
    Lots of love
    Gari
    X
    and the final total is not yet in and could be even higher after the secret auction.

    There are photos of Gari at the event and many other photos on the Offical Myspace in the Album. Do come and join us on there if you one of Gari's Fans.

    www.myspace.com/gariglaysherfansite
  • John Cage e il silenzio

    5 feb 2009, 12:34 av HiBart

    Se cercare la poesia è già poesia, John Cage è stato un grande poeta della vita.
    Forse avrà avuto ragione Schönberg quando diceva che John Cage non era un musicista, ma se la vita è musica e se John Cage è stato un poeta, allora John Cage è stato anche un grande musicista...

    Aveva un’idea folle, John Cage: ascoltare il silenzio. E naturalmente, come lui stesso ammise, non gli riuscì di ascoltare il silenzio.
    Il silenzio esiste in natura, ma è sempre inestricabilmente avvinghiato al suono come in un eterno combattimento d’amore nel quale i due contendenti non possono vivere l’uno senza l’altro...
    Il suono non ha senso senza il silenzio.
    Il silenzio non esiste in natura senza il suono...

    di pino mercuri - ciaopino
  • Best 2008; a collection of links

    5 dec 2008, 05:40 av airfigaro

    I love reading 'best of' lists. It's not that just like other people's opinions, but I often discover new things, and subsequently spend the first couple of months in the new year catching up. I will post everything I find here (for a really compressive list see the link to Largehearted Boy at the bottom. I want this to be a list of last.fm user's best of lists, so if you would like to add something post a link in the comments. Please include lists for all genres. Enjoy!

    Let's start this out with a little commentary:
    Mother Jones Blog: "First 'Best of 2008' Album List Very Wrong, Very White"

    A great list to discover new music: emusic

    last.fm user lists
    heinJr
    TheRealHonky, here, and here.
    Nialloleary
    radtron
    TheBlackPope
    ookunoki
    protent
    xNorbertx
    miespaub
    tron_o
    WeAreLions
    bertoXIV
    Petrucha
    mddekker
    OuiTisRoz
    camieliej
    Knirrie
    lml
    chemlight82
    WilliamPO
    Michaelknowsit
    debsh
    ennyg
    testspecimen
    spaceagedisco
    skerzo
    smoggod
    jochentje
    Fewmanchu
    petr80
    timz0r
    Tagindragon
    deporfan
    big_idea
    NoodleTokyo
    JBiiJB
    daisy_magoo
    themshow118
    muteacappella
    fullmonthei
    ScaredCrow
    blaurey
    Music_Hero
    zmase
    penguinboy
    orkestrark
    preddytor
    HeinJr
    weston24
    mephisto_dark
    gnafriot
    akzincke
    samueljeronimo
    PrincipeAzul
    joergpeters
    r3m3mo
    mistawill
    Sousilienne Part II
    Jookstevens
    MilotheMayor
    xxMKULTRAxx
    egoblah
    jchicosantos
    linkinn
    krillkrewitt
    bagowarrior
    TheAbbott
    tengteng
    DemonSweat
    Bruno0last
    dekdestroy
    brand929
    FlashFlash76
    redking360
    yen_pox
    ArtVandelay1
    Otomo72
    dimsoul
    nickinko
    dyingdeer
    sam_george
    marwablue
    Gaiman77
    mdekoning
    OhItsJustDan
    therothstanator
    gavinjh
    AHHHjane
    robindra
    Aurist-
    salusrex
    ovalenciaa
    flamgirlant
    wshahid123
    funkayy
    stayingFAT
    Unwashed
    Jerdna
    MichaelLeSuer
    AdrianMcHugh[/url}
    smoggod
    surovi
    pzantingh
    stuartmacgregor


    The Other Lists:

    The Guardian
    Spin
    Rolling Stone
    Stereogum "Gummy Awards"
    Rough Trade
    Metacritic
    Paste Magazine
    rateyourmusic (this is based on user ratings, interesting because you can sort the list)
    Uncut and Mojo magizines (via Sterogum)
    Q Magazine
    Blender
    State

    For a list of every other possible list, check out out Largehearted Boy

    If you have a blog with your list (not sure if a last.fm journal counts) be sure to submit it to the Hype Machine Zeitgeist
  • Ballad of Lemons

    26 nov 2008, 10:24 av airfigaro

    A fine waste of time. Here are the rules:

    1. Set your iTunes/iPod on Shuffle
    2. Answer each question with the title of the song that comes up
    3. Don't cheat!
    4. Share

    IF SOMEONE SAYS "IS THIS OKAY" YOU SAY?
    Faerie Dance (Plants & Animals)

    WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
    Cold Days From The Birdhouse (The Twilight Sad)

    WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
    Always in Your Mind (Jennifer O'Connor)

    WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
    Allegro Ma Non Troppo (Prokofiev Piano Concerto #3)

    WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
    Tanto Tempo (Bebel Gilberto) - translation: 'so long' in Portguese)

    WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
    Some Are Lakes (Land of Talk)

    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
    Noch losch das Licht nicht aus (Wagner from Tristan und Isolde)
    (sort of translates as "there is still not enough light")

    WHAT IS 2+2?
    On Tour With Zykos (Okkervil River)

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
    Quiet Friend (Steve Roach) - This is so not true!!!

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    I Want To Live On An Abstract Plain (Frank Black)

    WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
    Coro Dell'Imeneo (From Giovanni Pacini's opera Saffo)
    (translates as "Chorus of the Imeneo" Imeneo is a man who rescued a girl by killing all the pirates on a ship. Imeneo is not a character in Saffo, so I have no idea why they are singing a chorus to him.)

    WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
    Driving to La Salle (Dario Marianelli from the Sountrack to the movie 'The Return,' which I have never seen, it's a horror flick)

    WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
    Pennies (Smashing Pumpkins)

    WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
    Puttin On the Ritz (Rufus Wainwright) Oh lord...

    WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
    Mansard Roof (Vampire Weekend)

    WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
    Peregrina II (Hugo Wolf, poem by Morike) - Translation of the first line of the poem: "Something wrong entered the moonlit gardens
    of a once sacred love." The guy in the poem dumps his true love and then wishes her back.

    WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
    Flume (Bon Iver) - Definition of a flume: An open channel or trough used to direct or divert liquids.

    WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
    The Harrowing Adventures Of... (Tokyo Police Club)

    WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
    Natural One (Folk Implosion)

    HOW WILL YOU DIE?
    Evviva! Beviam! Beviam! (Verdi from his opera 'Ernani') -I guess I will die drinking!

    WHAT IS THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
    Little Miss Can't Be Wrong (Spin Doctors)

    WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU REGRET?
    Notwo (Autechre)

    WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH?
    Sons And Daughters (The Decemberists)

    WHAT MAKES YOU CRY?
    O Sank Hernieder, Nacht Der Liebe (Wagner from 'Tristan und Isolde)
    -translation: O sink down, night of love

    WILL YOU EVER GET MARRIED?
    Up On Your Leopard, Upon the End of Your Feral Days (Sunset Rubdown) -as good an answer as any

    WHAT SCARES YOU THE MOST?
    Devil's Island (Megadeth) LOL!

    DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
    Pink & Sour (Califone)

    IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
    Chi Mai Vegg'io (Verdi from the Opera 'Ernani) -Nico Castel translates this as "What do I see?" Silva enters to find Carlo and Ernani, he is betrayed!

    WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
    Sexfaldur (Amiina) -this might be an Icelandic word, but it might also be nonsense

    WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
    Balled of Lemons (Blonde Redhead) -seems appropriate
  • Pirates Sail into Chatsworth update of show

    6 okt 2008, 20:16 av Lizoraga

    Sat 4 Oct – Pirates of Penzance

    FROM GARI'S FAN SITE

    http://www.myspace.com/gariglaysherfansite

    WISHING ALL OUR FRIENDS A WONDERFUL WEEKEND

    Gari and I are having a lovely time in our show at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, had a good rehersal yesterday and the first show is today.

    Our dressing rooms are a VERY VERY long way from the stage, down spiral stone stair cases and corridors, some of us are having fun walking past the long corridor windows as in the half light there we look like ghosts in our costumes.
    One of the props ladies who has to stand alone outside the archive room when we are on stage said she heard footsteps yesterday, brrrr :0) it is a long trek to the stage itself, so we will be very fit I think by the end of this show :0)
    The theatre is small and beautiful and decorated with late 17th century painted panels our producer said he thinks the sound works pretty well.


    A great first night with a receptive audiance who got the all the jokes and even whoops from ladies in the audiance when Gari was on stage, especially when he does his elvis impression which is quite enough to set many hearts a flutter including our own :0) Some photos were taken yesterday and a disk is being made up so I hope to be able to post some up soon.

    For those of you who have asked Colin makes a dashing Pirate and at the end of the show when we take our bows us three small ladies can't realy be seen and he has us all in giggles making us take a slow bow.

    The staff at Chatsworth are very friendly and helpfull and have made us feel very welcome there, and there is already talk of perhaps another show.


    Last show and matinee.


    We had a great audiance for both matinee and evening shows, the theatre having been full for every performance.

    Our cast arrived early so we could take photos and buy momentos of the occasion, my own photos I will post into the album on here.

    The staff again were great they had got some chance to watch the show yesterday and were enthusiastically telling everyone who was going to see todays show how very much they had enjoyed it, and the ladies have now become fans of Gari too of cause. They say they will book their own shifts just so they can be there if we come back again.

    For the evening the audience came beautifully dressed in long dresses and suits for the Gala performance, and were served canapes and drinks during the interval.

    There was a little panic backstage when one of our cast found she had left her costume at home, but was resolved by a loan from the House.

    The policemen and the pirates numbers went down particuarly well, as did Garis elvis again, and his duet with our leading lady Charley was realy beautiful you could have heard a feather drop, and had those of us backstage sighing. A very succesful and enjoyable few days.


    From our Treasurer this morning :0)

    What a success!

    Congratulations to all those involved this past weekend with the Chatsworth Pirates. A huge success story saw the beautiful and exclusive theatre packed with appreciative theatrgoers.


    If you missed it then hopefully you can join us next time....!?!
  • Aquarian Opera's Carmen 2008

    11 sep 2008, 08:58 av Lizoraga

    Wed 17 Sep – Bizet's Carmen

    Performance Dates:
    September 17 -20, 2008
    Tickets - Call 01959 570868
    Prices: £8 - £15

    Love, lust, obsession, betrayal and murder!

    All this and more in…. Aquarian Opera’s 2008 production of Carmen……by George Bizet

    Performed at - The Barn Theatre, Blue House Lane, Oxted
    (Near the M25 just south of Croydon or just North of Gatwick)

    Curtain up at 7.30pm on Wednesday to Saturday 17, 18, 19, 20 September
    Matinee at 2.30pm on Saturday 20 September

    Great principal line up including international artistes
    * a very sexy Carmen
    * a Don Jose with a record deal
    * a heavy weight Escamillo
    * a delightful young Michaela
    * a chinless Lieutenant

    Brave soldiers, Desperate and ruthless smugglers, dusky cigarette girls, orange sellers

    Expertly Directed by well known local creative Barbara O’Neill…
    …Musically Directed by Anthony Shelley

    Buy a ticket – tell your friends!

    The Barn Theatre, Bluehouse Lane
    Oxted, United Kingdom