Contemporary Music Super-Group eighth blackbird Performs 'Still In Motion' at The Kitchen in February

By Ian Holubiak on Jan 22, 2014 03:16 PM EST

Three-time Grammy-winning contemporary music ensemble eighth blackbird returns to New York City with another awe-inspiring performance, Still in Motion, at one of Gotham's most storied spaces, The Kitchen.

The Windy City super-group is no stranger to Classicalite, appearing here, here and on Chicago correspondent Louise Burton's list of "Five Best Rock Musicians with Classical Chops."

Props, too, on their recent, well-deserved gift from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Leading their latest charge on New York's West Side, listen especially for eighth blackbird's new arrangements of György Sándor Ligeti's Grawemeyer-winning set of 18 Piano Études.

And look for Princeton's professor/electric guitarist Steve Mackey, who'll follow with his own Grammy-winning composition Slide.

Dark horse candidate for best new music, though? Australian composer Brett Dean's "Old Kings in Exile."

The National guitarist (and Big Sur composer) Bryce Dessner saddles up to The Kitchen also, where he'll delve into American murder ballads.

Fresh off his stand at the Met with the cyber-opera Two Boys, Nico Muhly lures in ears with his brilliant work, Double Speak.

Two concerts will take place on February 6 and 7. Tickets start at $25 and are available via the venue's website. Both performances start at 8 p.m.

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