Saturday, June 15, 2019, 8:00pm
UMass NYPOP, 526 W 26 St. #314, New York, NY 10001
Ghost Ensemble features celebrated experimental vocalist Carmina Escobar in a large-ensemble concert including 4 world premieres. The title work, James Ilgenfritz’s Apophenia V, challenges the human tendency to perceive patterns in ostensibly unconnected material, while Alyssa Aska’s Synchronicities and Elizabeth Adams’s Let haze help you hear you hear us seek moments of genuine, ephemeral connection. In Tides of the Wolf, Escobar joins the ensemble for a preview of the forthcoming opera by Ben Richter and librettist Edie Meidav, engaging with themes of human-animal relationships and climate change. The event concludes with explorations of the mathematical synchronicities of music: Miya Masaoka’s astonishing Four Moons of Pluto and the world premieres of J. P. A. Falzone’s Highly Composite Canon and Jordan Dykstra’s Pitch Gradient with Noise #6 (in Bb).