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Upcoming Events

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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

Wally Gunn: Moonlite

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the world premiere of Moonlite, a new work by composer Wally Gunn and librettist Maria Zajkowski performed by Variant 6, Mobius Percussion and Veronica Jurkiewicz. Moonlite concert-length or... read more

PHILLY | AV

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present a showing of audio and video works by members of Philly|AV, a new collective of Philadelphia-based artists working in digital multi-media. The show will feature original works created and pe... 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

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

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 compositions Adjacencies (for percussion and spatialized, four-channel electronic...
Saturday, April 13 2019 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

Ways of Hearing workshop

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 to composition. These events will include in depth listening and discussion...
Saturday, April 13 2019 1:00 PM 5:00 PM

Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, SC (Night One) - tickets available at the door

Amacher: Adjacencies, Petra, SC (Night One) - tickets available at the door

Philadelphia, PA
Online presales have ended but tickets will be available at the door  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 compositio...
Friday, April 12 2019 7:30 PM 10:00 PM

Maryanne Amacher: An Introduction

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 studied with composer and theorist Constant Vauclain, George Rochberg and th...
Tuesday, April 9 2019 7:00 PM 8:00 PM

Magnus Granberg and Ordinary Affects

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 Wandelweiser movement. Of Granberg’s recent How Vain Are All Our Frail Deligh...
Thursday, April 4 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Tickets Available at the Door John Cage: Sonatas & Interludes with Amy Williams

Tickets Available at the Door 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 composed in 1946–48, shortly after Cage’s introduction to Indian philosophy...
Thursday, March 21 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres - Night Two

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. Although Beyer’s music was overlooked during her lifetime and for decades after her death, it was s...
Saturday, March 16 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Johanna Beyer: Music of the Spheres - Night One

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. Although Beyer’s music was overlooked during her lifetime and for decades after her death, it was s...
Friday, March 15 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Color As Time

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 music is inspired by Elliott Carter’s and Olivier Messiaen’s time-stretching...
Saturday, March 9 2019 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

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
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