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January 7, 2015
New Music for the 21st Century
POSTCARD: The Human Loudspeaker
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with Hayk Aresenyan
Composer's Voice featuring New Thread Quartet
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with New Thread Quartet
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The Human Loudspeaker

The Human Loudspeaker

When Gwendolyn agreed to play the lead role of Meptang in Dinklaker High School’s production of “The Human Loudspeaker,” she didn’t realize that she’d have to wear six woofers and four tweeters on her head plus carry around a heavy tube amplifier in her pocket. She was, however, quite good at reciting her lines, which mostly consisted of a lot of “bzzz-bzzzs” and crackles of static.

David Gunn

For 10½ years, David Gunn co-hosted the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award-winning radio show, Kalvos & Damian's New Music Bazaar. The show is archived at Gunn's own website,, contains numerous recordings and scores of his compositions. Gunn is also a writer and humorist, and examples of both can also be found on his website. He lives simultaneously in Barre, Vermont.

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Fifteen Minutes of Fame Hayk Arsenyan

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with
Hayk Aresenyan

Saturday, January 10 at 2:00pm

This concert will feature Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, 15 one minute pieces written for and selected by Mr. Arsenyan from an international call for scores. Works selected for this Fifteen Minutes of Fame include: an Armenian Landscape by Rodrigo Baggio, A Short, Lonely Dance by Jon Bash, Match by Joseph Bohigian, exordium by David Bohn, christoforia by David Bovernoff, escape from Hell by Carlos Hernandez, Momentum by Jean de Lière, Aphorisms II by Jay Derderian, sigh of wind by Héctor Oltra García, eleven by Stephen F. Lilly, the two wanderers by Daniel Bonaventure Lim , prelude by Franc Pesci , remember and demand by Juan Maria Solare , Stonomono by Steel Stylianon , and waiting by Rain Worthington

Admission is free sponsored by the Brand Associates. A reception for the artist will follow the concert.

New York based pianist-composer Hayk Arsenyan, a native of Armenia, has appeared in numerous recitals in USA, Armenia, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Canary Islands, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Argentina, Uruguay, Syria, and Lebanon. His performance venues have included Carnegie Hall (New York), Palaisd'UNESCO and Salle Cortot (Paris), Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow), "Petranka" House-Museum of Mozart (Prague), Auditorio de Miguel Delibes (Valladolid), Dar-Al-Assad Opera House (Damascus), and appearances at the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago and the Phillips Collection Concert Series in Washington DC. At the age of 11 Mr. Arsenyan made his orchestral debut with the Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra performing his own Requiem for the piano and orchestra, and at the age of 17, he made his European orchestral debut as a soloist with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was awarded a platinum medal by the City of Paris.

Mr. Arsenyan’s concert repertoire is diverse and encompasses works from early Baroque to New Music. An avid chamber musician and collaborator outside of the classical music stage, he constantly strives to explore various experimental projects with Dance, Drama and Visual Arts, such as the “Visual Landscapes” multi-media project of all Alan Hovhaness piano works, which was The New York Times’ pick of the week in May 2011, and was reviewed as “…One of the coolest events in NYC to go to.”

Currently Mr. Arsenyan teaches at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s degree from the Gnessin Music Academy in Moscow. In 2007 he was awarded the full-tuition Yevgeny Kissin Award for the Professional-Studies performance program at Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Arsenyan also studied the piano in Paris at ÉcoleNormaleSupérieure de Musique de Paris Alfred Cortot and the Conservatoire National de Region D'Aubervillier La-Courneuve. He is a scholar of Iberian Early Music and has compiled a Performance Guide to Three Keyboard Sonatas of Antonio Soler as a part of his Doctoral Dissertation, published by the University of Iowa Press.

In 1993 Mr. Arsenyan became a member of the French Society of Authors and Composers (SACEM) and two collections of his original works were published in Paris. Several of his original works have been choreographed by the dance departments of the University of Iowa and New York University. Mr. Arsenyan is also a member of the Ararat International Academy of Sciences in Paris and serves as the Academy’s representative in New York. Mr. Arsenyan is the director of the Performing Arts Department at the Armenian General Benevolent Union headquartered in New York City.

Brand Associates Music Series - pianist Hayk Arsenyan
Saturday, January 10 at 2:00pm

Brand Library & Art Center
1601 W Mountain St
Glendale, California 91201

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Composers Voice

Composers' Voice features
New Thread Quartet

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1:00pm

Sunday, January 11, 2015 (NYC): Composers Voice Concert Series. New Thread Saxophone Quartet get its 15-Minutes-of-Fame, performing a set of 1-minute works by Emily Koh, Richard Pressley and Masatora Goya, plus 12 more. The program will also feature Roberto Kalb's multi-movement saxophone quartet, Ryden Scenes, and Joseph Bohigian's Quartet for saxes and strings. New York based trio, First Construction, will round out the hour with a world premiere performance of 8/5/15\19\14\15\14/4 – 2 by Adam Matloc

Fifteen Minutes of Fame New Thread Quartet

Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame with
New Thread Quartet

Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1:00pm

World Premiere of Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame: New Thread Saxophone Quartet. 15 one-minute works by 15 composers: Lauren Buscemi, Masatora Goya, Hanan Hadzajlic, Dillon Henry, Emily Koh, Kaori Nakano, Paolo Pecin, Silvia Pepe, Richard Pressley, Keane Southard, Ivan Tangkulung, Maxwell Tfirn, Luca Vanneschi, Blair Whittington.

Composer's Voice Concert
Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 1:00pm
Jan Hus Presbyterian Church
351 E 74th Street
New York, New York 10021

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Vox Nvous in Romania

Vox Novus Festival Romania
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:00pm

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:00pm (Bucharest): Vox Novus Festival Romania featuring Serban Nichifor, cello performing works by Liana Alexandra, Douglas DaSilva, David Morneau, Robert Voisey, and the World Premiere of Serban Nichifor’s – Issyhia III for cello and tape at the National University of Music, Bucharest

In colaborare cu
populare romanesti (Hodoroaga, Zdranganita, Cimpoiasul)
Interpreteaza Alma Boiangiu si Victor Caplescu
- AMERICAN HYMNS: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing; Israel,
Israel, God Is Calling; The Spirit of God
Interpreteaza James Brundage si Johathan Harper
- ROBERT VOISEY: Lament And Sorrow In Memory of Liana Alexandra
- DAVID MORNEAU: Green Is For Grow
- SERBAN NICHIFOR: Amazing Grace Echo
Interpreteaza Serban Nichifor
- A. G. WEINBERGER: Retoricon
Interpreteaza Serban Nichifor si Andrei Tanasescu
- ANDREI TANASESCU: Sonata a II-a pentru pian, “Rezonante Transilvane”
Interpreteaza Andrei Tanasescu
- J. S. BACH: Sonata a III-a pentru vioara si pian
Interpreteaza Iolanta Eremie, Tudorel Iordache si Eduard Antal
- LIANA ALEXANDRA: Allegro Veloce e Caratteristico
Interpreteaza Eduard Antal
- MICHAL SPISAK: Suita pentru doua viori
Interpreteaza Simona Samoil si Marius Limban
- W. A. MOZART: Sonata pentru vioara si pian in Mi bemol Major, K. 380
Interpreteaza Loredana Visan si Valentin Tarcovnicu;
Ricardo Stanciu si Tudor Theodoru

Vox Novus Festival Romania
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:00pm
Strada Poiana Narciselor 33,
București 010102, Romania
Free Admission

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