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Adam de la Cour

EXCLUSIVE: MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Adam de la Cour >>

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very tradition, featuring quite the varied array of exemplary young voices. So, with a nod to the spirit of MATA, itself, Classicalite has chosen three composers to speak with about that career-defining opportunity: a MATA commission. Our second entry comes care of U.K. composer Adam de la Cour, whose MATA-commissioned piece Corporate Talent Factors Next Top Idol! will premiere tonight as part of the "Bearthoven Buckshot" program performed by, well, Bearthoven. Our second composer extraordinaire is the UK's Adam de la Cour, whose MATA commissioned piece Corporate Talent Factors Next Top Idol! will premiere tonight as part of the "Bearthoven Buckshot" program performed by Bearthoven. Cour's bio reads "active as a vocalist, electric guitarist and clown" but his satire littered style of writing is really what's at the heart of his genius. A well rounded artist indeed, Cour has put in time with Michael Finnissy as well, learning the ways of the ways of the comic book artist. Below, we gain insight on how Cour's talents intertwine with the harsh realities of 2015's economic landscape.

Wang Lu

EXCLUSIVE: MATA Festival Q&A Spotlight with Wang Lu >>

Founded by Philip Glass, Lisa Bielawa and Eleonor Sandresky in 1996, the MATA Young Composers Now! Festival strives to present emerging compositional talent sourced from across the globe. The 2015 edition at The Kitchen continues in that very tradition, featuring quite the varied array of exemplary young voices. So, with a nod to the spirit of MATA, itself, Classicalite has chosen three composers to speak with about that career-defining opportunity: a MATA Fest commission. First, we chat with Chinese composer Wang Lu, a 2014 Guggenheim composer and pianist whose work Urban Inventory opened on Tuesday--as part of the "Curiouser and Curiouser" program, featuring performances of Lu's work by Sweden's Curious Chamber Players.

Ben Vida

PHOTOS: Tyondai Braxton, Amirtha Kidambi Explore Ben Vida's 'Slipping Control (ver. 3)' at The Kitchen Synth Nights >>

Last name: Vida; first name: Ben. Most apropos, though, for this show: Classicalite's first post on Mr. Vida at Justin Luke's Audio Visual Arts for 'Slipping Control.' During his grand psychoacoustical examination of the differences between the spoken and the more inchoate riddims of vox poesie...

Morton Subotnick

Morton Subotnick Performs at The Kitchen for 'Synth Nights' Series >>

Synth Nights, the electronic music series presented by The Kitchen, continues with multimedia performances from electronic pioneer Morton Subotnick.

Eli Keszler

Eli Keszler Comes to The Kitchen for Synth Nights Series >>

The Synth Nights music series continues at The Kitchen with a new installation-composition by acclaimed composer Eli Keszler. Synth Nights is a series devoted to live performances of electronic music. Keszler, a multi-instrumentalist, will debut his new piece: “Filtrations.” The installation-composition will feature three separate instrumental ensembles overlaid to form one unit. Keszler pushes his performance toward installation so his entire project shows a large-scale, complex social model where narrative, environment and performative conditions will combine. According to a press release, the performances are scored in relation to the installation and for participation within the site as a singular form, with hundreds of mechanical components concealed in sculptural planes and visible piano wire extending across the space. In addition to the large-scale installation, the ensemble cast for "Filtrations" consists of Keszler (drums and percussion), Leila Bordreuil (cello), Mariel Roberts (cello), Geoff Mullen (guitar and electronic controls) and Anthony Coleman (piano).

James Hoff, C. Spencer Yeh

REVIEW: Synth Nights at The Kitchen James Hoff, C. Spencer Yeh >>

Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artists James Hoff and C. Spencer Yeh kept the spirit of the synth alive at The Kitchen last night, haunting Chelsea with their electronic diaspora.

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Trajal Harrell To Perform “Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church” at The Kitchen This Fall >>

New York choreographer Trajal Harrell is set to present his “Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church” for the first time in the U.S. at The Kitchen this fall.

Brilliant Cellist Okkyung Lee Performs Samuel Beckett, Yi Sang Inspired Compositions at New York's The Kitchen in March >>

Inspired by Samuel Beckett's First Love and Korean surrealist writer Yi Sang's The Wings, Lee will present a new suite of darker compositions for strings and percussion. Given the weight of her most recent release Ghil (which was well received even by Pitchfork), Lee should stun audiences aiming for a truly visceral listening experience.

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

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

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