Dec 15

Performance Archive

The Emancipation of Re:Sonance
Five Austrian Masters Revisited

January 3 – February 14, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022


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    From January 3 to February 14, 2012, Manhattan New Music Project and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York will present a series of five concerts titled “The Emancipation of Re:Sonance – Five Austrian Masters Revisited”. The series will focus on five of Austria’s most famous composers and the re-interpretation of some of their greatest works by ensembles from Austria and the United States.

    Click on any of the dates below for more information about that evening’s program.

    Tuesday, January 3
    Gene Pritsker & The International Street Cannibals | The Mozart Influence

    Tuesday, January 10
    Fieldwork | In the Presence of Schönberg

    Tuesday, January 24
    Sarah Weaver | Mahler’s Song of the Earth

    Tuesday, January 31
    Peter Evans & The Wet Ink Ensemble | Peter Ablinger

    Tuesday, February 14
    Franz Hackl & IDO Ensemble | Zawinul


    Each concert’s featured artists will be joined onstage by members of the Manhattan New Music Project Ensemble, including David Taylor, John Clark, Franz Hackl, Bruce Williamson, and Wayne Escoffery. This project was co-curated by David Taylor and Andreas Stadler.

    The title of this new series is a nod to Austrian composer Arnold Schönberg. The “Emancipation of Dissonance” was an idea put forth by Schönberg, which expanded on his negation of harmonic priorities, and the resulting denial of distinctions between the harmonic and nonharmonic. The idea of emancipating compositions from their originally intended frameworks, and re-imagining, re-arranging, and re-interpreting them in order to, finally, re-discover them, lies at the core of this concert series.

    About the Venue:
    Austrian Cultural Forum New York
    11 East 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10022

    With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum houses around 10,000 volumes in its state-of-the-art library, and enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States.