Concerts

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Rick Cox & Michael Jon Fink: Cold Blue Music

$12/$10 Outpost Members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Since the 1980s, the Cold Blue label out of Los Angeles has championed a group of composers that have perhaps come to define a certain West Coast sensibility. Generally favoring beauty and clarity over obligatory complexity or theoretical rigor, the Cold Blue gang sidestep the usual Uptown/Downtown dichotomy …

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Frank Abbinanti: piano & politics

$10/$8 Outpost Members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Frank Abbinanti is a pianist and composer from Chicago specializing in contemporary music and the experimental tradition. As an interpreter, his repertoire ranges from Ives to Feldman to the current generation of Americans and Europeans, with a particular affinity for more politically engaged composers such as Cornelius Cardew …

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Susan Alcorn & Chas Smith: Avant Steel Summit

$12/$10 Outpost members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Not one, but two experimental pedal steel guitarists with completely distinct styles on one bill! Without forsaking the instrument’s ties to country music, these two innovators take it into a whole new realm of sonic possibilities. Susan Alcorn (Houston), having cut her teeth on the Texas c&w scene, …

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Ana Cervantes: Muchas voces, one piano…

$10/$8 Outpost Members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Muchas Voces, One Piano: Music of Mexican Women Composers American pianist Ana Cervantes has appeared in numerous concert halls in México, Cuba, and the US, premiering and performing works of such Mexican composers as Marcela Rodríguez, Ramón Montes de Oca, Federico Ibarra, and Arturo Márquez, as well as …

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Nicolas Collins & Peter Cusack

$10/$8 Outpost Members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Nicolas Collins (USA) and Peter Cusack (England) have pioneered the use of computers and alternative music controllers in improvised music since the mid-1980s. Using various computers, hot-wired consumer electronics, and actual musical instruments, they have subsequently developed a style of “computer folk-music” that is at once deceptively sophisticated …

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Alvin Curran: Endagered Species

Outpost Performance Space 211 Yale Ave. SE, Albuquerque Alvin Curran has been a consistently innovative member of the international New Music scene for over 25 years. Democratic, irreverent and traditionally experimental, Curran travels in a computerized covered wagon between the Golden Gate and the Tiber River, and makes music for every occasion with any sounding …

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Claudio Calmens: new music for guitar

Outpost Performance Space Albuquerque New Music for Classical & Electric Guitars Claudio Calmens was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina in 1962. He lives near Buenos Aires, where he is a Professor of Guitar in La Plata Conservatory, and at the School of Arts in Berisso. As a guitarist, composer and performer he works frequently in …

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Aki Takahashi: 20th Century American

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Virtuoso pianist Aki Takahashi is recognized internationally as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of contemporary music. Her enthusiasm for modern music has led her to have close working relationships with many important composers of our time, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Toru Takemitsu, Richard Teitelbaum, Peter Garland, …

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Olivia Block & Francisco López

Field & Frame 107 Tulane SE, Albuquerque Chicago composer Olivia Block combines field recordings of dramatic natural spaces, electronic sounds and acoustic instruments to create multi-layered compositions that chart the intersection of the natural world and human music making. Tonight she’ll prepare an installation in the space consisting of a field of amorphous organic sound …

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Harold Budd & Jon Gibson

$12/$10 Outpost members

Outpost Performance Space 210 Yale SE, Albuquerque Two world-class artists combine their talents to create new solo and duo works for this special New Mexico concert. Harold Budd (piano, voice) has taken minimalism in a lush, sensuous direction all his own. A major link between the worlds of contemporary composition, art rock, and “ambient”/“new age” …

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4th Annual Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music

single events $10, two-day festival pass $15

The Forum, College of Santa Fe 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe co-presented with the Contemporary Music Program at the College of Santa Fe Friday, April 21, 8 PM — Annea Lockwood with the College of Santa Fe Electroacoustic Ensemble performing works by Annea Lockwood, John Cage, and David Dunn. Saturday, April 22, 8 PM …

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Amy Denio + Protuberance

Saturday, November 20, 8 PM Outpost Performance Space 112 Morningside SE, Albuquerque $7/$5 Outpost Members Using electric guitar and bass, accordion, saxophone, and one heck of a voice, Seattle composer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Denio makes intricate, toe-tapping music full of catchy riffs, slinky melodies and absurd humor. A member of renowned avant combos such as …

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Matt Ingalls & Mike Berry

Tuesday, December 15, 7:30 PM Keller Hall, University of New Mexico Albuquerque $7/$5 UNM staff/seniors/$3 students For this “homecoming” concert, Matt Ingalls will perform works which create a continuous musical texture of interactive software, manipulated sounds, and clarinet improvisation. Mike Berry will perform a new improvisation for lap-top computer. Finally, the two will perform an …

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Sarah Cahill, solo piano

October 17, 8 PM Outpost Performance Space Albuquerque Sarah Cahill has an active career performing both contemporary music and classical repertoire. Piano works dedicated to her include John Adams’ China Gates (1977), Larry Polansky’s Casten Variation (1994), and “Blue” Gene Tyranny’s Spirit (1996). She has premiered works by many noteable composers, including Lou Harrison, Terry …

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