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BEGIN ANYWHERE 06

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is pleased to present the next installment of the BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble.THE P... read more

Commonwealth Dinner Theater 01

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to launch a new series - Commonwealth Dinner Theater - a night of genre bending performances combined with a delicious meal. Perfect for the curious of mind and palate.The night includes a vegetarian f... read more

Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" performed by Juliet Fraser

Philadelphia, PA
Three Voices, written in 1982 for Joan La Barbara, was the last solo vocal piece he wrote before his death in 1987 (For Stefan Wolpe, dedicated to his composition teacher and written for chorus and two vibraphones, post-da... read more
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Past Events

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a rare performance by performer-composer Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953). Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. Among the second generation of New York minimal com...
Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

COMMUNITY FUTURISM: An Evening Curated By MOOR MOTHER

COMMUNITY FUTURISM: An Evening Curated By MOOR MOTHER

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTThe evening features two sets by Moor Mother, working under the theme of Community Futurism, in collaboration with Black Quantum Futurism and the Community Futures Lab. The first set includes improv collaboration of live instrumentation with drums, saxophone, bass, synth, and text....
Friday, March 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

GLENN JONES and LAURA BAIRD

GLENN JONES and LAURA BAIRD

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present Glenn Jones & Laura Baird at University Lutheran.Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniques and wide-ranging influences were used to create modern original composit...
Tuesday, March 14 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Arcana meets Variant 6

Arcana meets Variant 6

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird's Arcana New Music Ensemble joins forces with Variant 6, a vocal sextet specializing in contemporary music, for a program of Steven Reich, Morton Feldman, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more. THE PROGRAMMorton Feldman: Voices and Instruments II for three voices, flute, two cellos, and double ...
Friday, March 10 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Bowling for ARCANA: a fundraiser

Bowling for ARCANA: a fundraiser

Philadelphia, PA
Bowling for ARCANARoll strikes, spares, and even gutter balls, while you support Bowerbird's ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE.  We've rented the whole PEP bowl facility - which means admission gets you two hours of unlimited bowling *AND* supports our mission of performing beautiful, unconventional musi...
Friday, March 3 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

WE THE PEOPLE: Arcana New Music Ensemble and Prometheus Chamber Ensemble

WE THE PEOPLE: Arcana New Music Ensemble and Prometheus Chamber Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTArcana joins forces with the Prometheus Chamber Ensemble to perform two politically charged works of modern music. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's 1975 composition Workers Union is notated as a single part that can be played by any kind of instruments, melodic or percussive. Nois...
Friday, February 24 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the duo of Loren Connors and Chris Forsyth and a performance by Philadelphia's Taiwan Housing Project LOREN CONNORS has improvised and composed original guitar music for over four decades. His music - which embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based ...
Friday, February 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

THE LADY WITH THE HAMMER The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya with Arcana New Music Ensemble

THE LADY WITH THE HAMMER The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
BOUT THE EVENTThe Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) created some of the most severe, brutalist classical music of the 20th century. Favoring stark textures and unusual combinations of instruments-- she never formally studied orchestration-- her music unfolds in ruthlessly throbbing ...
Sunday, February 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

BEGIN ANYWHERE 05 an evening curated and performed by the musicians of Arcana New Music Ensemble

BEGIN ANYWHERE 05 an evening curated and performed by the musicians of Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the first event of the newly rebooted BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. With appropriate irony for our current political climate, the concert will feature a...
Sunday, January 29 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

THE PINE BARRENS screening and live soundtrack with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

THE PINE BARRENS screening and live soundtrack with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of David Scott Kessler's documentary The Pine Barrens with a live soundtrack performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra. Guiding the viewer through the New Jersey Pineland's winding, rust-colored rivers; its dark, sandy forests and slowly developi...
Friday, January 20 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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