Tue 26 Feb 2013 - 8:30 pm

Brooklyn, NY

ON THE WAY OUT: MUSIC FROM THE NEW YORK UNDERGROUND presents two completely original acts: KillerKate & a through-composed piece by Gordon Beeferman called FOUR PARTS FIVE. Don’t miss this! Suggested donation $10. On The Way Out is a monthly series that focuses on presenting performances of creative music artists and is open to all forms of experimental music including composed, improvised, free jazz, contemporary classical, electro-acoustic and noise. Every 4th Tuesday of the month at Freddys.

Kate Pittman

10pm FOUR PARTS FIVE: Quintet by composer/pianist Gordon Beeferman that takes virtuosic rhythmic ensemble playing to a new level. Imagine György Ligeti, Philip Glass, Igor Stravinsky, Steve Coleman and Conlon Nancarrow having a dance party – with Morton Feldman smoking a cigarette and watching wryly from the corner – and you’ll have an idea of the sound. Hot off the press (just finished in December 2012), FOUR PARTS FIVE will be performed by Gordon Beeferman on piano and organ with saxophonist/clarinetist Peter Hess (Slavic Soul Party, Asphalt Orchestra), guitarist Anders Nilsson (Fay Victor Ensemble, Fulminate Trio), bassist James Ilgenfritz (Trio Caveat, “The Ticket That Exploded”), and drummer/percussionist Mike Pride (Bacteria to Boys, “I Don’t Hear Nothin’ But the Blues”).

GORDON BEEFERMAN, composer and pianist, has created a diverse body of adventurous work spanning opera, orchestral, chamber, and vocal music, jazz and free improvisation, and collaborations with dance and other arts. His music has been commissioned and/or performed by the New York City Opera orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony, Quartet New Generation recorder collective, Momenta Quartet, American Brass Quintet, eighth blackbird, California EAR Unit, and others. The New York Times hailed “The Rat Land,” his chamber opera written with librettist Charlotte Jackson, as “complex and daringly modern…gritty, fidgety and intriguing.” Beeferman leads two groups which perform his compositions: Other Life Forms, a quartet, and Music for an Imaginary Band, a septet, described by Time Out New York as a “commanding avant-jazz ensemble.” A “fully liberated pianist” (Cadence Magazine), Beeferman has performed extensively in New York as well as across the US and Canada; highlights include appearances at Roulette, ISSUE Project Room, the Vision Festival, MATA Festival, Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY), and the Music Gallery (Toronto), and with the Philip Glass Ensemble in Einstein on the Beach. Beeferman’s collaborations with choreographers have been produced in New York at the Joyce SoHo, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, The Chocolate Factory, and Abrons Arts Center. His recordings are available on Generate, Genuin, and Summit Records. Current projects include The Enchanted Organ: A Porn Opera, a new collaboration with Charlotte Jackson.

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