TUESDAY FEBRUARY 17. 8PM – TAK Is a New York based chamber ensemble who delivers energetic and virtuosic performances of contem- porary classical music through their, “restless strands of ever-shifting color and vigor,”(Feast of Music). They frequently collaborate with video and installation artists and experimental theater to create immersive concert experiences.
TAK has had the pleasure of working with esteemed composers, Sam Pluta, Marek Poliks, Mario Diaz de Leon, Natacha Diels, David Bird, Taylor Brook, Halldór Smárason, John Rot, and others. They have performed throughout New York City in spaces such as Roulette (for Roulette’s 35th birthday party/benefit), New Amster- dan Records Headquarters, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Issue Project Room and LaMama experimental Theater Club. They were recently invited by the Oberlin Modern Music Guild to give masterclasses and perform in the Oberlin Conservatory’s Fairchild Chapel and to work with the graduate composers of Columbia University for the December Columbia Composers Concert.
Upcoming performances include presentations by the American Composers Alliance (ACA), an evening of world premieres written for TAK at Invisible Dog in Brooklyn, new works by Lewis Nielson, Mario Diaz de Leon, and John Rot as well as album length recordings of the work of Taylor Brook and Mario Diaz de Leon.
TAK is Laura Cocks, Liam Kinson, Marina Kifferstein, Ellery Trafford, and Charlotte Mundy.
Taylor Brook – Idolum *† for flute and violin solo, two guitar machines
Natacha Diels – The Color’s Don’t Match † for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, electronic technician
Halldór Smárason – 1972 *† for soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, percussion, live electronics, two chess players
Tristan Coelho – Ripples ̊ for clarinet, violin, harp, percussion (with guest harpist Mélanie Génin)
Brice Gatinet – Jappements a la lune ̊ for soprano, violin, live and prerecorded electronics
* denotes world premiere, † denotes commission by TAK, ̊ denotes international call for scores winner
Presale tickets will be $10 and can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets
tickets at the door will be $15 general / $12 students.