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Chance & Circumstance Festival, Night 1: John McCowen & Lester St. Louis

Date, location, and tickets

Friday, June 15, 2018
at 7:00 PM

Jack Arts, Inc.
505 1/2 Waverly Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11238


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Event Information

New music collective Ensemble Pamplemousse presents its second annual festival for experimental arts at JACK. The focus of this year’s festival is on solo artists bending instrumental tradition, from composed pieces to improvised sets, with a few duos and trios included for good measure. The festival features new collaborations by Ensemble Pamplemousse members Bryan Jacobs and Weston Olencki, performances by instrumentalists Leila Bordreuil, Lester St. Louis and Madison Greenstone, among others, as well as the first duo performance by jazz trumpet mavericks Jaimie Branch and Nate Wooley.
TICKETS: $10 in advance, $15 at door for each set (available at www.jackny.org or by calling 1.866.811.4111)

LOCATION: JACK  |  505 ½ Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238  |   C or G train to Clinton-Washington


Friday, June 15
7PM – John McCowen, solo contrabass clarinet; performing self-composed works focusing on long-form drones, difference tones, beating patterns – treating the contrabass clarinet as an acoustic synthesizer
9PM – Lester St. Louis, cello; premiere performance of All.Artifacts.Are.This a new piece utilizing cello, environmental sounds, feedback, and electronics to investigate liminal spaces between sound, gesture, and environmental interaction 
Saturday, June 16
7PM – Leila Bordreuil, cello; spectrally-dense compositions for amplified cello with multi-channel sound diffusion and spatialized audio 
9PM – Madison Greenstone, clarinets; performing works for mechanical clarinets with Bryan Jacobs and the NY premiere of Michelle Lou’sWHORL, for contrabass clarinet and electronics  
Saturday, June 17
7PM – Weston Olencki/Michelle Lou/Dominic Coles, networked trio of interlinked modular synthesizers
9PM – Jaimie Branch + Nate Wooley; premiere performance of new compositions for two trumpets 

photo of Lester St. Louis by Peter Gannushkin