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The Moving Orchestra's First Anniversary Festival!
Collaboration Extravaganza Groupmuse Fundraiser 11/28 7pm EST (4pm PST) Anniversary Festival Premieres 12/17 8pm EST (5pm PST) 12/19 6pm EST (3pm PST) 12/20 6pm EST (3pm PST) We are ONE YEAR OLD since our very first performance in November 2019, and to celebrate we are coming to you with our first ever festival! Each Anniversary Festival Premiere in December is a separate concert production recorded from a dance studio, featuring a multi-camera and audio capture setup to bring a truly immersive movement/music experience. More details to come! We are ALSO holding a Groupmuse fundraiser on 11/28 at 7pm EST to help fund our performances. Some of our very own artists have donated their time and talent, and we'll be premiering a collage of very unique compositions and performances made *just* for this event...Check our website (www.themovingorchestra.com) for how to RSVP!
House Music Ep 66 Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim and Kalia Vandever
Written by composer Kalia Vandever for violinist and improviser Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, Sitting With It gets its world premiere in this House Music Series video. It’s a serene piece that gradually builds momentum through the layering of full-bodied, reverberant tones. In this performance, we see Lim stationed at her desk, powerfully bowing her violin and delicately patching each of the vivid layers together. Lim proposed to Metropolis Ensemble developing a new commission from Vandever specifically for the House Music Series after being asked to perform a solo for the series. It was a natural progression for the two friends to work together; when composing for Lim, Vandever wrote especially for her strengths as both a violinist and improviser, following the guidelines Lim gave her to compose for violin and electronics. The piece is written for violin and looping pedal, gently stacking radiant bowed pitches and melodies on top of each other to create a warm, atmospheric piece of music. This video is Lim’s second collaboration with Metropolis Ensemble (her first was for Metropolis Ensemble’s 2020 digital festival, Free Assembly, improvising over Marie Lavis’ original animations with pianist Joey Chang) and Vandever’s second instalment in the House Music Series (her first video came out this past July and featured a performance of her own composition Everpress for trombone). The music came together entirely in the virtual realm—they workshopped the piece together on Zoom, bringing each of the colorful moments of the work to life. — Vanessa Ague
Free Assembly: October 27, 2020
Celebrate collaboration. Discover new sounds. Free Assembly pairs up creators of diverse aesthetics and media to create an infinity pool of video performances like none other. Presented by Metropolis Ensemble + (le) Poisson Rouge + House of Yes. Ready to drop in? Learn more: https://metropolisensemble.org — — — — — — — : : : ON THE PROGRAM : : : * Metropolis Ensemble World Premiere Commission Yellow Trace* Composed, created, and performed by Lauren Cauley (violin), Qasim Naqvi (synthesizers), and Moscelyne ParkeHarrison (dance/visuals) Live Performance* Created and performed by Shayna Dunkelman and Du Yun (live from Pioneer Works) Pillar V Composed by Andy Akiho; Performed by: Sandbox Percussion We Walk with the Wind: Ode to John Lewis* Composed and created by Jen Shyu & Keita Ogawa; Text from John Lewis' essay "Together, You Can Redeem the Soul of Our Nation," published July 30, 2020 (The New York Times Soft Encounters* Composed and created by: Ganavya Doraiswamy (vocal composition, performance, poetry); Liana Kleinman (movement, co-cinematographer); Rajna Swaminathan (poetry); Darian Donovan Thomas (composer, violin, director, editor) Sooner and Later* Composed, created, and performed by Ayane Kozasa, Kweku Sumbry, and Paul Wiancko between dust and the smell of moonlight* Composed and created by Paula Matthusen; Performed by: Lauren Cauley, violin; Jacqueline Kerrod, harp; Ian Rosenbaum, percussion; Chorus and Supplemental Footage from: the collective artists of Free Assembly The Game* Composed, created, and performed by Charmaine Lee and Nappy Nina Inflection Point* Created and performed by Vijay Iyer Battered Prophet (for John Lewis)* Composed and created by: Ambrose Akinmusire and Wadada Leo Smith; Performed by: Ambrose Akinmusire, Wadada Leo Smith with Lauren Cauley (violin), Colin Brooks (viola), and Mariel Roberts (cello) Free Assembly (visual animations)* Created by Marie Lavis; Music composed and performed by Joey Chang and Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim — — — — — — — : : : SUPPORT OUR ARTISTS : : : Help us bring music to life. You can enter any amount to provide crucial unrestricted funding for Metropolis artists and initiatives as we adapt to this ever-changing environment. Thank you for your support. Give now: https://metropolisensemble.org/support — — — — — — — : : : ABOUT THE EVENT : : : Feel the fusion. Celebrate collaboration. Discover new sounds. FREE ASSEMBLY calls upon artists from jazz, new classical, experimental, ambient, rap, and dance worlds to collaboratively develop newly commissioned projects outside of physical space. Curated by Metropolis Ensemble artists Immanuel Wilkins, Erika Dohi, Daniel Anastasio, and Ryan Francis and hosted by House of Yes and (Le) Poisson Rouge, FREE ASSEMBLY pairs creators of diverse aesthetics and media, challenging them to navigate new forms of expression outside of their norm and culminating in thematic video performances that will be broadcast all one night. More about this event: https://metropolisensemble.org/all-events/free-assembly — — — — — — — : : : FEATURED ARTISTS : : : Andy Akiho + Ambrose Akinmusire + Colin Brookes + Lauren Cauley + Joey Chang + Charmaine Lee + Shayna Dunkleman + Du Yun + Ganavya + Vijay Iyer + Jacqueline Kerrod + Ayane Kozasa + Marie Lavis + Leo Leite + Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim + Paula Matthusen + Nappy Nina + Qasim Naqvi + Moscelyne ParkeHarrison + Keita Ogawa + Mariel Roberts + Sandbox Percussion + Wadada Leo Smith + Jen Shyu + Kweku Sumbry + Darian Thomas + Paul Wiancko + Web Producer: Leo Leite Meet our artists: https://metropolisensemble.org/about#about-new-our-community — — — — — — — : : : ABOUT METROPOLIS ENSEMBLE : : : Hi there, we’re Metropolis Ensemble, a 21st century orchestra, collaborating with artists who defy classification. We are dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in. Even in the middle of a global pandemic, we are empowering the very best and brightest young composers and instrumentalists to launch sustainable careers. Learn more: https://metropolisensemble.org/about — — — — — — — : : : SPECIAL THANKS : : : We are grateful to our presenting partners, patrons, artists, hosts, broadcast team, and each of you for joining this broadcast. Thanks! Our deepest appreciation to Daniel Anastasios, Armistead Booker, Christopher Botta, Stuart Breczinski, Kyle Bruckmann, Justin Cantor, Erika Dohi, Ryan Francis, Kate Gilmore, House of Yes, Molly Joyce, (le) Poisson Rouge, Leo Leite, Jared Losow, Candice Madey Gallery, National Independent Venue Association, Bobby Nicholas, Cecile Nielson, Jacqui Rabkin, Brett Tabisel, Immanuel Wilkins, Stuart Wolferman. Major underwriting provided by: The New York Community Trust and the trustees of Metropolis Ensemble. — — — — — — —
The Moving Orchestra Presents: Transcendent Panoramas
Highlights from our show on December 6th 2019 at St. Peter's Church in Chelsea, New York City Artists: Joey Chang, piano/co-founder Raquel Klein, voice Kalun Leung, trombone Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, violin/co-founder Christine Lin, recorder Pablo O'Connell, oboe Joe Peterson, viola Wick Simmons, cello Thomas Sullivan, trombone Carol Chave, dance Lisha Epperson, dance Thomas Woodman, dance Videography by Dennis Dalileo
Live from West Village - Group Improvisation
On August 27th 2020, six people came together with The Moving Orchestra and performed a live-streamed show! Here's our first clip from the show. The prompt was "the garden". Performers: Clifton Joey Guidry III, bassoon Joey Chang, piano Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, violin Peter Farrow, dance Thomas Woodman, dance Zachary Gonder, dance
Zoom Jam No.7 Part 1 - Footage from Online Groupmuse
The Moving Orchestra's Zoom Jams are now happening with an online audience every Saturday at 2pm EST! More info on our social media: https://www.facebook.com/movingorchestra/ https://www.instagram.com/movingorchestra/ In this video, we bring you a three movement structured improvisation. Collectively workshopped, 10% composed. 0:10 - Movement 1: Layers 4:28 - Movement 2: Dialogue 8:17 - Movement 3: Double If you like what you see, please make a donation to help us keep going: Venmo @katherineviolin PayPal.me/katherineviolin themovingorchestra.bandzoogle.com/donations Artists: Dorian Wallace, piano Hajnal Pivnick, violin Joey Chang, piano Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim, violin Carol Chave, dance Thomas Woodman, dance Zachary Gonder, dance