Ekmeles Premieres May 2022
May 27th 7:30PM, at the crypt of Church of the Intercession, Ekmeles sings the world premieres of new works written for them. Mask + vax proof required for entry!
Hannah Kendalls this is but an oration of loss sets words from Ezekiel as well as M. NourbeSe Philips Zong!, weaving together the voices with harmonicas and music boxes, and images of bones and tendons.
Erin Gees Mouthpiece 36 follows on the ensembles lauded recording of her 3 Scenes from Sleep. Since that collaboration, Gee has further developed her idiosyncratic and idiomatic vocal techniques to specifically explore the timbres of Ekmeless performers, resulting in a deep and characterful new work. The commission of this work has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Hannah Kendall this is but an oration of loss (2022) WP
Erin Gee Mouthpiece 36 (2021) WP
Personnel for concert
Charlotte Mundy, soprano
Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano
Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, mezzo soprano
Steven Bradshaw, tenor
Jeffrey Gavett, baritone and director
Steven Hrycelak, bass
Ekmeless 2021-2022 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The Crypt at Church of the Intercession (View)
550 W 155th St
New York, NY 10032
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