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Upcoming Events

Bowerbird

Color As Time

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present color as time, a new project by Joshua Stamper that inhabits the blur between classical, jazz, folk, and experimental textures. Playing at the edges of the composed and the improvised, the m... read more

Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres - Night One

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is honored to present a two evening retrospective of pioneering composer Johanna Beyer. The first evening features her percussion music and the second evening features her chamber music.

Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres - Night Two

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is honored to present a two evening retrospective of pioneering composer Johanna Beyer. The first evening features her percussion music and the second evening features her chamber music.

John Cage: Sonatas & Interludes with Amy Williams

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird, in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Music, is pleased to present Amy Williams performing Sonatas and Interludes, John Cage’s groundbreaking cycle for prepared piano.  The work was ... read more

Magnus Granberg and Ordinary Affects

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Philadelphia premiere of the Boston-based experimental music ensemble Ordinary Affects and a new evening length work by Magnus Granberg, a Swedish composer closely associated with the Wa... read more

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

Philadelphia, PA
Maryanne Amacher’s formative years were spent in Philadelphia. She enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania in 1955, where her education was funded in part by a prestigious Senatorial Scholarship. As a music major, she s... read more

Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections (Night One)

Philadelphia, PA
Sound, space, and psychoacoustic phenomena are explored as three different facets of Maryanne Amacher’s creative work are joined together in a single evening for the first time. The program features two of Amacher’s compos... read more

Ways of Hearing workshop

Philadelphia, PA
Ways of Listening is a multi-part workshop lead by the artist group Supreme Connections that explores the complexity and nuance of Maryanne Amacher’s artistic practice and her idea of “perceptual geography” as an approach ... read more

Maryanne Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, Supreme Connections (Night Two)

Philadelphia, PA
Sound, space, and psychoacoustic phenomena are explored as three different facets of Maryanne Amacher’s creative work are joined together in a single evening for the first time. The program features two of Amacher’s compos... read more

Kevin Laskey's Almanac

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird presents acclaimed ensembles Variant 6, Warp Trio, and the Kevin Sun Quartet in Philadelphia composer Kevin Laskey’s new evening-length work Almanac. Crossing many stylistic borders, the work explores an almanac’... read more

Ekmeles: Mystical Paths

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present Ekmeles performing Mystical Paths, a program of music with spiritual focuses as diverse as Sufism, silence, cooking, and humor. Taylor Brook’s Motorman Sextet anchors the program, as an expr... read more

Morton Feldman Trio

Philadelphia, PA
Continuing an already ten year commitment to exploring the music of Morton Feldman, Bowerbird is pleased to present his landmark work Trio (for piano, violin, and cello), performed by NYC based ensemble Longleash.  Origina... read more
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Past Events

Strange City: The Music of Claude Vivier

Strange City: The Music of Claude Vivier

Philadelphia, PA
The music of the Canadian composer Claude Vivier (1948-1983) combines diverse influences–from the the cerebral constructions of the European avant-garde to exoticist borrowings from East Asia– into a haunting and inimitable artistic voice. Vivier‘s intense and colorful music mirrors his life as a...
Saturday, February 9 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Ekmeles: Madrigals and Animals

Ekmeles: Madrigals and Animals

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present the vocal group Ekmeles at UniLu. The ensemble will perform Madrigals and Animals, a program of works celebrating the history and future of unaccompanied part song, and the interaction of human and animal voices. Karola Obermüller’s mass:distance:time relates direc...
Saturday, January 19 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

BEN PATTERSON: METHODS AND PROCESS

BEN PATTERSON: METHODS AND PROCESS

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present the music of Ben Patterson (1934-2016), performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. Patterson was a founding member of the FLUXUS movement, an international, interdisciplinary community of experimental artists that began in the early 1960s, inspired both by the Dad...
Friday, December 14 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Gavin Bryars:Laude

Gavin Bryars:Laude

Philadelphia, PA
Arcana performs Gavin Bryars medieval inspired “Laude” (songs) with improvised electronic interludes electronic musician Jesse Kudler. PROGRAM Lauda Dolce II for solo viola It Never Rains for electric guitar, viola, cello, double bass Tre Lauda Dolce for solo cello Laude CortoneseVol. 3 for ...
Thursday, December 6 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Visible Cloaks + Chrysalis Ensemble

Visible Cloaks + Chrysalis Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
ADVANCED TICKET SALES HAVE ENDED.  TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.  This event takes place in the Butterfly Pavilion. Portland, Oregon-based duo of Spencer Doran and Ryan Carlile are the open-source musical entity known as Visible Cloaks, whose debut album Reassemblage and affiliated mini...
Friday, November 30 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Aizuri Quartet

Aizuri Quartet

Philadelphia, PA
Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2018 M Prize Chamber Arts Competition, along with top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Co...
Saturday, October 20 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Tashi Wada Group (featuring Julia Holter and Corey Fogel)

Tashi Wada Group (featuring Julia Holter and Corey Fogel)

Philadelphia, PA
Tashi Wada Group (featuring Julia Holter and Corey Fogel)+  Jeff Zeigler and Dash Lewis Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada presents his new group featuring Julia Holter and percussionist Corey Fogel performing music from Wada's new album “Nue” out this fall on Brooklyn-based label RVNG Intl. ...
Wednesday, October 3 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Reidemeister Move (Christopher Williams and Robin Hayward) + Jesse Kudler Pipe Organ Solo

Reidemeister Move (Christopher Williams and Robin Hayward) + Jesse Kudler Pipe Organ Solo

Philadelphia, PA
REIDMEISTER MOVE (Berlin)Robin Hayward – tuba; Christopher Williams – contrabass JESSE KUDLER (Philadelphia)pipe organ solo  The Berlin-based Reidemeister Move pushs the possibilities of long tones in natural harmonies for low instruments. Hayward's self-designed microtonal tuba and contrabassi...
Saturday, September 29 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman's Patterns in a Chromatic Field

Morton Feldman's Patterns in a Chromatic Field

Philadelphia, PA
Morton Feldman: Patterns in a Chromatic Field (1981)with Marilyn Nonken, piano and Stephen Marotto, cello***Bowerbird is please to welcome pianist Marilyn Nonken and cellist Stephen Marotto to perform Morton Feldman's 1981 masterpiece - "Patterns in a Chromatic Field". This 80-minute odyssey offe...
Thursday, September 13 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS19: Birdie Busch and Schuyler Thum

DDMS19: Birdie Busch and Schuyler Thum

Philadelphia, PA
bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu present Double Decker Music Series 19 (DDMS19) Birdie Busch + Schuyler Thum  Sunday, August 26thh at 8pm(rain date 8/27) The Double Decker Music series is a unique, intimate mobile concert experience on an open-top double-decker bus. Each evening features live mus...
Sunday, August 26 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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