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CARNEGIE HILL CONCERTS PRESENTS CHAMBER MUSIC BY ERIC LYON

  • Church of the Advent Hope 111 E 87th St New York, NY 10128 (map)

Free Admission (suggested donation: $20 | $10 students & seniors)


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Carnegie Hill Concerts presents Chamber Music by Eric Lyon performed by the Carnegie Hill Concerts Chamber Players at Church of the Advent Hope.

Carnegie Hill Concerts Chamber Players:

Stephen Gosling, Piano

Conrad Harris, Violin

Pauline Kim Harris, Violin

Dana Kelley, Viola

Meaghan Burke, Cello

Program:

The Book of Strange Positions for Two Violins (2013)

Symphony No. 2 for Violin and Piano (1986)

String Trio No. 1 for Violin, Viola and Cello (2013)

String Quartet No. 2 for Two Violins, Viola and cello + Tape (1991)


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Eric Lyon, Composer

Eric Lyon is a composer and computer music researcher. His work focuses on articulated noise, spatial orchestration and computer chamber music. In the 1980s, Lyon developed a wide range of new signal processing strategies for modifying both synthetic and acoustic sounds. This period resulted in many works for fixed media computer-generated sound, and for computer-generated sound with live acoustic instruments. In the 1990s, Lyon developed algorithmic approaches to sound design that resulted in increasingly complex and unpredictable timbres. In parallel, he began working with live processing of acoustic sounds, first with the Kyma system, and next with Max/MSP, ultimately writing a large collection of his own externals. In first decade of the 21st century, Lyon continued developing interactive computer chamber music, with precise DSP strategies integrated into instrumental counterpoint. He also began developing strategies for multichannel music. In the second decade of the 21st century, Lyon has focused on music for massively multichannel systems, also known as high-density loudspeaker arrays. He has increasingly automated the live DSP processing in his works for acoustic instruments and electronics, drawing on the sequencing capabilities of Ableton Live in tandem with its internal DSP plug-in design platform Max for Live.

Lyon’s publicly available software includes FFTease and LyonPotpourri, collections of audio objects written for Max/MSP and Pd. He is the author of “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd”, which explicates the process of designing and implementing audio DSP externals. In 2016, Lyon was guest editor of the Computer Music Journal, editing two issues (CMJ 40:4 and 41:1) dedicated to the subject of high-density loudspeaker arrays (HDLAs). Lyon also curated the 2016 Computer Music Journal Sound Anthology, which was the first binaural anthology published by the CMJ.In 2011, Lyon was awarded a Giga-Hertz prize from ZKM, resulting in the creation of the 43-channel computer music composition Spirits. His 124-channel composition “The Cascades” was premiered in the Cube at the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, and performed on the BEAST system at BEAST FEaST 2015 in Birmingham, and at the SARC Sonic Lab in Belfast at Sonorities/Speculations 2016. His multichannel composition "Spaced Images with Noise and Line" was selected for performance at MUSLAB 2015, and his computer music composition "Light Rain, Laganside" was selected for performance at the International Society for Contemporary Music’s 2016 World Music Days festival. Lyon was a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Music Composition. His music is available commercially on Everglade, Capstone Records, EMF, Isospin Labs Records, Sound’s Bounty, Centaur Records, Smart Noise Records, Ash International, Bohn Media, Northern Spy Recordings, Innova, and Ravello.Lyon has composed for such artists as Sarah Plum, Margaret Lancaster, The Noise Quartet, Ensemble mise-en, String Noise, The Crash Ensemble, Esther Lamneck, Kathleen Supové, Marianne Gythfeldt, Seth Parker Woods, and the String Orchestra of Brooklyn. He has taught computer music at Keio University, IAMAS, Dartmouth College, Manchester University, and Queen’s University Belfast. Currently, Lyon teaches in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, and is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.


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Meaghan Burke, Cello

Hailed as “outstanding,” with a “street-smart, feline voice” (The New York Times), Meaghan Burke is a cellist, vocalist, and composer working in the space between contemporary music, improvised music, and songwriting. She is a founding member of the contemporary feminist string quartet The Rhythm Method, avant-grunge band Forever House, bi-hemispherical performance trio Dead Language, and Viennese songwriter collective Loose Lips Sink Ships. Meaghan recently released her second album of her original songs, "Creature Comforts," as well as Forever House's debut album "Eaves" and Loose Lips Sink Ships' self-titled debut.


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Stephen Gosling, Piano

Stephen Gosling earned his Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees at Juilliard, where he was awarded the Mennin Prize and Sony Elevated Standards Fellowship. He is a member of New York New Music Ensemble and Talea Ensemble, as well as a pianist at New York City Ballet. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic (most notably as soloist in Messiaen’s Sept Haikaï), Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Orpheus, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, American Composers Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, among many others.


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Conrad Harris, Violin

Violinist Conrad Harris has performed new works for violin at Ostrava Days, Darmstadt Ferrienkürse für Neue Musik, Gulbenkian Encounters of New Music, Radio France, Warsaw Autumn, and New York's Sonic Boom Festival. In addition to being a member of the FLUX Quartet and violin duo String Noise, he is concertmaster/soloist with the S.E.M. Orchestra, Ostravská Banda, STX Ensemble, Wordless Music Orchestra and Ensemble LPR.

He has performed and recorded with such artists as Elliott Sharp, Robert Ashley, Alvin Lucier, David Behrman "Blue" Gene Tyranny, Jean-Claude Risset, Rohan de Saram and Tiny Tim. His recordings of the Lejaren Hiller Violin Sonatas with pianist, Joseph Kubera will be released in 2018 on New World Records. He has also recorded for Asphodel, Vandenburg, CRI, and Vinyl Retentive Records.


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Pauline Kim Harris, Violin

Pauline Kim Harris, aka PK or Pauline Kim is a GrammyTM-nominated violinist and composer. The youngest student to have ever been accepted into the studio of legendary violinist ‪Jascha Heifetz,‬ she has since appeared throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia as soloist, collaborator and music director‪. ‬Currently known for her work with classical avant-punk violin duo String Noise with her husband, Conrad Harris of the FLUX Quartet, she has toured extensively with ‪Orpheus Chamber Orchestra‬, has been a long standing member of the SEM Ensemble and OstravskaBanda in the Czech Republic and has been a guest artist with leading new music ensembles such as Talea, ICE, ‪Alarm Will Sound‬, Argento, TRANSIT,  Object Collection, Glass Farm Ensemble, Ensemble LPR, Wordless Music and Ensemble Signal in New York City.

Committed to the idea that music is one continuous lineage of expression and demonstration of time, Pauline has been dismantling the norm of expectation of a typical classical violinist by performing in concerts presented in museums, churches, nightclubs, out of doors, rooftops, pop-ups to major stages with an openness to genre. As a composer, Pauline searches for a tactile connection between memory and sound. Her music creates a multi-dimensional sonic matrix through composition, transporting the listener to an alternate co-existence. She introduces an environment that alters the listener’s emotional identity to what they are experiencing.

Active in the experimental music scene, her work extends into interdisciplinary worlds, crossing boundaries and connecting visual art, electronics, media, film and dance to music. She has premiered and recorded works by Alvin Lucier, ‪John Zorn‬, ‪Philip Glass‬, ‪Steve Reich‬, George Lewis, David Lang, Du Yun, Annie Gosfield and more.

Crossing over into the rock and pop worlds, she has played and recorded as collaborator and leader for ‪Jeff Beck‬, ‪Lenny Kravitz‬, ‪David Byrne‬ (Talking Heads), Jonny Greenwood (‪Radiohead‬), Greg Saunier (‪Deerhoof‬), ‪Tyondai Braxton‬, ‪Max Richter‬, ‪Gordon Gano‬ (‪Violent Femmes‬), ‪Jon Brion‬, Savion Glover, ‪Gabriel Kahane‬, Mica Levi (‪Micachu‬ and the Shapes), ‪Jay Z/Beyoncé‬, Adele, ‪Peter Gabriel‬, Somi, ‪Jane Siberry‬, Macy Grey, ‪Laurie Anderson‬, ‪Björk‬, ‪Roscoe Mitchell‬, ‪Max Richter‬, ‪Rostam Batmanglij‬ (‪Vampire Weekend‬), Michael Leonhart, ‪Placido Domingo‬, ‪Joni Mitchell‬, ‪John Cale‬ (‪Velvet Underground‬), Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin & Wood), ‪Jason Moran‬, ‪Dan Romer‬, ‪William Basinski‬, Jherek Bischoff, ‪Stars of the Lid‬, ‪Goldfrapp‬, ‪Chilly Gonzales, Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers), Kishi Bashi, Nico Muhly & Doveman, Nu Deco Ensemble and‬ with ‪Jónsi‬ Birgisson (‪Sigur Ros‬) in the fall of 2019.

Pauline was the first Music Director for the Bill T. Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company and has been the featured artist for choreographers David Parker, Kora Radella and Pam Tanowitz. She has performed at MASS MoCA, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, iMOCA, ‪Baryshnikov Arts Center‬, Guggenheim, ‪The Drawing Center‬, Paula Cooper Gallery, Barnes Foundation, Brooklyn Museum and ‪Noguchi Museum‬ to name some. She has appeared at ‪Lincoln Center‬ Out of Doors, Ghent Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, ‪Lincoln Center‬ Festival, White Light Festival, Big Ears Festival, Liquid Music, Jacob's Pillow, Barbican, Miller Theater, Baryshnikov Center, DiMenna Classical Center, Symphony Space, Joyce Theater, Roulette, Issue Project Room, BAM, ‪Sydney Opera House‬, Library of Congress, FringeArts, ‪Lincoln Center‬, and Carnegie Hall.

Pauline moved to NYC at the age of 15 to study with Dorothy DeLay at the Juilliard School and is currently a sought after mentor to dance and drama students through the Juilliard Mentoring Program.

Pauline’s solo debut album HEROINE is out now worldwide: www.sonoluminus.com


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Dana Kelley, Viola

Violist Dana Kelley has been a top prizewinner in the Sphinx Music Competition and the Irving M. Klein International String Competition. She is a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and recently completed an Artist Diploma in String Quartet Studies from the Juilliard School as a member of the Argus Quartet. The Argus Quartet was named the First Prize Winners of both of the 2017 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition, the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition and were recipients of the 2018 Classical Recording Foundation Award and the 2018 Salon de Virtuosi Award. Dana was a 2014-2016 Fellow in Ensemble Connect - a performance and teaching program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute. She received her Bachelor’s of Music from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, studying violin with Cornelia Heard and viola with Kathryn Plummer, and completed her Master’s of Music degree at the New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian. Dana has collaborated with artists such as Ralph Kirshbaum, Nobuko Imai, and Miriam Fried, and participated in Ravinia’s Steans Musicians on Tour. She frequently performs with The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, A Far Cry, and The Knights chamber orchestras. She has attended festivals such as Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, the Lucerne Academy, the International Summer Academy of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the Schiermonnikoog International Chamber Music Festival, Kneisel Hall, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.