ABOUT MATA 2018: MATA celebrates the twentieth anniversary of its internationally recognized Festival of New Music with “ear-opening, satisfying music for every contemporary taste and philosophy” (Brooklyn Rail), on April 2 (Church of the Epiphany, Upper East Side) 10-14 (The Kitchen, Chelsea), and 21 (Imagine Swimming, Tribeca). Composers from every inhabited continent, twelve world premieres, including five MATA-alumni commissions, eleven American premieres, five New York premieres, singing apples, showering sopranos, a MATA’s Greatest Hits event, and the return–after 20 years–of Randy Hostetler’s P(l)aces. Performers include Mexico’s Liminar (in their East Coast debut), Sandbox Percussion, FOM: The Friends of MATA, and Contemporaneous, as well as a dream team of soloists.
Friday, April 13: MATA’s Greatest Hits
Past meets present on Friday, April 13th as the 20th MATA Festival presents MATA’s Greatest Hits. The evening will celebrate the festival’s most meaningful pieces, selected by some of those who have shaped MATA’s 20-year history, including Du Yun (artistic director, 2015-2018), Yotam Haber (artistic director, 2011-2015), Missy Mazzoli (executive director, 2007-2010), and Lisa Bielawa (founder and director, 1998-2005). The evening will center around a reconstruction, featuring Sandbox Percussion, of experimental composer Randy Hostetler’s P(l)aces, a work which received its world premiere in MATA’s inaugural season, following the composer’s premature death. Also on the program Bolivian composer Carlos Gutierrez Quiroga’s (MATA 2015) Jintili, will be performed by Face the Music together with members of La Paz’s Orquiestra Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos (OEIN). The program will also feature encores of Australian/Dutch composer Kate Moore’s (MATA 2008) hauntingly beautiful Sensitive Spot, performed by Vicky Chow and Eric Wubbels’s (MATA 2012) vibrantly compelling Viola Quartet (IJVER).
8PM at the The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC
Tickets available at The Kitchen
Carlos Gutierrez Quiroga (Bolivia): Jintili (2012)
Kate Moore (Australia / The Netherlands): Sensitive Spot (2007)
Eric Wubbels (USA): Viola Quartet (IJVER) (2006-7)
Randy Hostetler (USA): P(l)aces (1994)
Face the Music
Members of the Orquestra Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos
The Friends of MATA
Carl Christian Bettendorf, conductor
Vicky Chow, piano
Colin Brookes, Carrie Frey, Sam Kelder, Miranda Sielaff, violas