Events

Sept 27th, 8PM– Dialogues//Refractions

Streamed on Twitch.tv/unheardofproject

We are kicking off the season with some of our favorite works by Reiko Füting and Erin Rogers as well as video premieres from our call for multimedia proposals teams Cassie Wieland and Xuan presenting the video version of To Live in Static and Doug Bielmeier and Allison Tanenhaus's Corporate Responsibility Pledge. We also perform a preview of Liliya Ugay's After the End of Time and Ya-Lan Cha's Ephemeral. 

 

The Dialogues series is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

Oct 8, 22, 29th– Video Releases

Live on Youtube each week in October

Unheard-of//Ensemble will be releasing four brand new distanced premieres throughout the month of October. On October 8th, we release a brand new work by Julie Zhu. Zhu's intermedia piece, Distraction, is a quartet of internal conversations.  Tempo and meter are determined by inhales, exhales, and the absence of breath, while the performer navigates a video score of musical cells, sometimes in their own world, sometimes listening closely to others, coming into consonance or choosing dissonance. We will premiere a new video version of Cassie Wieland's To Live in Static with art by Xuan in mid-October. Dennis Sulivan's Discontinuity, premiered on the 22nd, is a piece of chamber music/video art/zoom conference written for and created with the members Unheard-of//Ensemble. Pre-recorded audio and video of musical, gestural and physical actions are put through a blender of modular synth and outdated video glitch with a bag full of socket wrenches.  The effort to make a sound far outweighs the means to communicate it. Molly Joyce's Weakening, our last October premiere, explores a process of dense to thin texture over unison material, disintegrating the material over the course of the piece and effectively "weakening" its strength. The piece ultimately wishes to embrace the notion of weakness for its textural and musical offerings, moving beyond socially-constructed and narrow definitions of what weakness and strength can be.

Nov 22nd, 7:30PM– Dialogues//Juxtaposition

Unheard-of will be working remotely with the Florida State University, University of Florida, and University of Central Florida composition studios in performances, workshops, and master classes. We will be using our recording and multimedia setup to stream new works from our recent multimedia call for proposals including pieces by Doug Bielmeier, Cassie Wieland, and Austin Yip as well as Liliya Ugay's After the End of Time, James Diaz's Track Four, a new work by Molly Joyce, and more. We will also record premieres written for us from composers at FSU and University of Florida.

 

The Dialogues series is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

Feb 27, 2021– Kaleidoscope MusArt Performance
Streamed via Demio by KMA
Tickets and Info: 
kaleidoscopemusart.com

Unheard-of//Ensemble perform Liliya Ugay's After the End of Time side-by-side Messiaen's monumental Quartet for the End of Time. With the 80th anniversary of the premiere of Messiaen's quartet happening on January 15, 2021, we look back at the original work with Liliya's massive reflection of persistance. In addition to these, we perform Please, Do Tell by Kaleidoscope MusArt's call for scores winner Morgan Greenwood.  

March 10–17th, 2o21– Louisiana and Tennessee

While no one can predict what will happen between now and next March, we are committed and to presenting workshops and performances with Versipel New Music series and Southeastern Louisiana University in Louisiana and with our  friends at University of Tennessee and Chattanooga State Community College. If safe to travel due to a vaccine or other solution making travel possible, we will hit the road. If unable to travel safely, we will present a series of virtual workshops with students as well as three concerts bringing together some of our favorite works. We also premiere works by Philip Schuessler and Jonathan McNair written for the tour! Our CSCC residency is generously supported by a grant from the Lyndhurst Arts & Culture Fund at CSCC.

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The Dialogues series presented September 27th and November 21st are made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC.

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