ASM Presents Ghost Ensemble at The Invisible Dog Art Center

Thursday, November 9, 2023 :: 7:30pm :: $20 [TICKETS]

51 Bergen Street (between Smith St and Boerum Pl)

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Anti-Social Music and Ghost Ensemble present an evening of recent commissions exploring cellophane, patternicity, breath cycles, and inflating arboreal harmonica-playing sound sculptures, featuring the world premiere of Carl Bettendorf's Variations on 4x25 Notes (2022-23) and the New York premiere of Miya Masaoka's Spirals of Energy (2023). Two other recent commissions by ensemble-member composers, Sky Macklay's Harmonifriends and James Ilgenfritz's Apophenia V: Outmoded Large Crumbling Oval Lime-Green Midwestern Plastic-Frame Reading Glasses, receive their second New York performances, and cellist Tyler J. Borden performs Caroline Louise Miller's Vessel (2013).

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Mountain Air

music by Oliveros, Brown, Stepančić

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We Who Walk Again

music by Macklay, Oliveros, Richter

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wonderful … serene, rippling waves … stirring, ominous surges of sound … both exhilarating and a bit scary … thrums, throbs, and glides with surging and ebbing density.” (Margasak, Bandcamp Daily) • “Very fine ensemble playing — excellent listening to one another … cloudy, mysterious and dark … Beckettian in its slow spread … a group to keep an eye on.” (Olewnick, Just Outside) • “Beautifully performed and recorded … keeping you in the present … a body-felt sound mass … a multifaceted texture that evokes the primeval.” (Wilhoite, Meg's New Music Blog) • “prodigious … considerable dramatic heft … a thrilling listen … well-crafted and eloquent.” (Carey, Sequenza21)

cover photo by Steven Gunther, REDCAT, March 6, 2020.