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Jun092019

Max Duykers & Joe Ozu


 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS & SPRING NEWS

 
Watch to learn more about Both Eyes Open with
Composer Max Giteck Duykers and Librettist Philip Kan Gotanda
Friday, September 6th, 2019, 7:30pm
Opera Workshop Presentation - "Both Eyes Open"
Shapeshifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn


Music by Max Giteck Duykers
Libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Direction by Melissa Weaver

Guest performers:
Kelvin Chan, baritone
Kalean Ung, soprano
John Duykers, tenor
Joel DavelMarimba Lumina

Ensemble Ipse:
Esther Noh, violin
Christa Van Alstine, clarinet
Geoffrey Burleson, piano
Ben Grow, conductor

Ensemble Ipse will present a workshop of Max Giteck Duykers' new operaBoth Eyes Open with support from the Brooklyn Arts Council and the Asian American Arts Alliance. With a libretto by acclaimed playwright and filmmaker Philip Kan Gotanda, the piece is a co-production with the Paul Dresher Ensemble and First Look SonomaBoth Eyes Open is a comment on the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII, and takes the form of a series of flashbacks and dreams, with mythological characters and a hyper-real electro-acoustic score. In additional to support from New Music USA and the JFunds Commission, the project recently received a generous grant from the National Parks Service's Japanese-American Confinement Sites Program.  Another workshop will be presented at the University of California, Berkeley in the fall of 2019, and in 2020 the piece will be premiered across the U.S. with the Paul Dresher Ensemble near several internment camps, now preserved as historic sites.

This project needs your help and has its own GoFundMe campaign currently running.  Every donation helps - thank you!
SUPPORT "BOTH EYES OPEN" NOW ON GOFUNDME
 

"LADY M" AT THE CRYPT WITH MARGARET LANCASTER

In May we featured renowned flutist Margaret Lancaster for a Performer Portrait Concert of recent works for flute + electronics called "Lady M", in the gothic Crypt at the Church of the Intercession.  The program, fusing sound and theater, explored the title character’s descent into madness. Featuring music by Milica ParanosicMonique JeanJacob ter VeldhuisJoseph Di Ponio, and Ensemble Ipse Call for Scores selections by Nathan HaeringJeff Herriott, and Bekah Simms. Directed by Chris Clavelli. Video coming soon to our site at ipsemusic.com
 

CD RELEASE PARTY FOR "FOLDING MUSIC"

We just had a wonderful CD Release party for our album "Folding Music" onNew World Records at Charrúa Uruguyan Bistro.  Check out some pix above!

Read this nice review of "Folding Music" in Avant Music News
PURCHASE CD NOW
 

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