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Bowerbird presents Mauricio Kagel's "Ludwig Van"

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is excited to present Ludwig Van, Mauricio Kagel's quirky and surreal film about Beethoven returning to Bonn, Germany on the occasion of his bicentenary. According to Gramophone, "at first it's a l... read more

Anthony Coleman and Dan Blacksberg

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is pleased to present a night featuring New York-based pianist Anthony Coleman + Philadelphia trombonist Dan Blacksberg. These far-reaching musicians will each play full solo sets before coming tog... read more

Bowerbird presents "Long/Gone"

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTCurrently over 100 feet in length, LONG/GONE is a single intricately-cut piece of paper which flows freely from image to image. Narratives and scenarios (often drawn from classic works of literature from Hom... read more
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Past Events

Liminar performs Kagel

Liminar performs Kagel

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is pleased to present Liminar, a Mexico City based ensemble for contemporary music. The program features "Acustica", Kagel's extraordinary masterwork for "experimental sound producers". PROGRAMMauricio Kagel: Acustica Michael Pisaro: TombstonesSamuel Cedillo: Monologo III...
Thursday, April 12 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman: Three Voices with the Quince Vocal Ensemble

Morton Feldman: Three Voices with the Quince Vocal Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present the Philadelphia premiere of the Quince Vocal Ensemble performing Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" with all three parts performed live.  Feldman's "Three Voices" was written for the experimental vocalist and composer Joan LaBarbara in 1982. The original concept invo...
Saturday, March 24 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Friction Quartet performs Rosie Langabeer

Friction Quartet performs Rosie Langabeer

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to welcome San Francisco's Friction Quartet to their premiere Philadelphia performance. The program will feature the world premiere of a new string quartet by New Zealander composer (and Philadelphia based) Rosie Langabeer.  FRICTION QUARTETOtis Harriel, Violin; Kevin Rogers...
Thursday, March 22 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Tom Johnson: Rational Melodies with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
The American composer Tom Johnson (b. 1939) has made a career of quite literally composing by numbers. Motivated by mathematical concepts such as self-similarity, transformations, and tiling patterns, Johnson's compositions are rigorously formalistic, but his use of repetition and familiar musica...
Saturday, March 17 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman: Rare Solos with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Morton Feldman: Rare Solos with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a program of rarely performed solo works by Morton Feldman. The concert, which features members of the Arcana New Music Ensemble, includes pieces for electric guitar, trumpet, voice, percussion, cello, piano, and pipe organ. Feldman: The Possibility of a New Work f...
Saturday, February 24 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman's "For John Cage"

Morton Feldman's "For John Cage"

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is delighted to present violinist Maya Bennardo and pianist Karl Larson performing "For John Cage" by Morton Feldman. This evening length work is a pensive conversation between violin and piano that grows in strength and stridency as the piece progresses. Asymmetrical notes ebb and flow...
Thursday, February 22 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

The music of Pauline Oliveros with Arcana New Music Ensemble

The music of Pauline Oliveros with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present the music of Pauline Oliveros performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. One of the leading composers and performers of the 20th and 21st century, Pauline Oliveros' career spanned four decades and influenced generations of musicians. While Oliveros is most widely ...
Friday, February 16 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Geometry of Thinking

Geometry of Thinking

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present "The Geometry of Thinking", a multimedia concert featuring the work of Philadelphia based composer Gene Coleman with Adam Vidiksis, Marilyn Nonken, Toshimaru Nakamura,, members of The Crossing and Ensemble N_JP. These works embrace Coleman's highly interdisciplinar...
Thursday, February 8 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Daedelus Quartet performs "Ainsi la nuit"

Daedelus Quartet performs "Ainsi la nuit"

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Daedalus Quartet at UniLu. The program features "Ainsi la nuit" (Thus the Night) composed by the French composer Henri Dutilleux between 1973 and 1976. "Ainsi la nuit" is considered one of the most important works in the genre and has been called "one of the tr...
Tuesday, January 23 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Tatsuya Nakatani and Bailly/Capecchi/Engle

Tatsuya Nakatani and Bailly/Capecchi/Engle

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is thrilled to welcome master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani back to the Philadelphia for both a solo set and leading the "Nakatani Large Ensemble", a group consisting of workshop participants.  Also on the evening will be CERBERUS- Alban Bailly (cello), Dan Capecchi (drums), and Matt E...
Tuesday, December 5 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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