composer & pianist

Monday, March 25, 2024, 8pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn
$25 advance / $30 doors / $20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)

Composer and pianist Gordon Beeferman presents a program of recent solo, chamber, and vocal music, with a stellar roster of performers.

Gordon Beeferman, piano
James Baker, conductor
Steve Beck, piano
Stephanie Griffin, viola
Karen Kim, violin
Eden MacAdam-Somer, violin and voice
Emmalie Tello, clarinet
Alice Teyssier, soprano

ALERTA! ANTIFASCISTA (2020) juxtaposes musical variations on anti-fascist slogans and chants in Spanish, Greek, and Yiddish with spoken excerpts from speeches, writings, and interviews from the Berlin Reichstag, the Warsaw Ghetto, the Jim Crow South, and Trump-era USA.

THE SWAY (2021) is a solo work for Eden MacAdam-Somer, violinist, improviser, singer, and dancer, weaving her exceptional abilities together in one piece, featuring Beeferman’s original texts. Commissioned for the 50th Anniversary of the New England Conservatory’s Department of Contemporary Musical Arts. NY Premiere

APOCALYPSCAPADES (2018-9) is a set of decadently virtuosic piano pieces, draws on feelings of the perpetual effort, futility, excitement, desperation, danger, and absurdity of living in our times.

TUNNEL VISIONS (2015) is a sprawling four-movement viola/piano duo written for Stephanie Griffin. Jumping off from their shared work in Beeferman’s avant-jazz Other Life Forms quartet, the piece is a harrowing and rhythmically rigorous journey through microtonal, cinematic landscapes.

A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing.


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