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DDMS17: Travis Johnson (Grooms) & Hallowed Bells

Philadelphia, PA
bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu present Double Decker Music Series 17 (DDMS17)

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Moondog II with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Louis Thomas Hardin, Jr., better known as Moondog, is one of the most famous and influential outsider musicians of the twentieth century. Born in Kansas to a devoutly religious family, Hardin was blinded at age 16 when he ... read more

DDMS19: Birdie Busch and Schuyler Thum

Philadelphia, PA
bowerbird and Sebastian Petsu present Double Decker Music Series 19 (DDMS19)
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Past Events

Music of James Tenney with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Music of James Tenney with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
One of the most influential American composers of the 20th century, James Tenney (1934-2006) combined the experimental spirit of Cage and company with a rigorous grounding in acoustics, perception, and information theory. This program explores Tenney’s music for string instruments, from his diagr...
Friday, June 8 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Mauricio Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester

Mauricio Kagel's Zwei Mann Orchester

Philadelphia, PA
UPDATE 5/14/18: A new performance has just been added.  Tickets are now on sale for Wednesday, May 30, at 7pm.   UPDATE 5/7/18: Reserved Seats are currently sold out - - but there remains plenty of FREE RSVP standing room tickets. The performance last approximately 45 mins.   We are still able ...
Thu, May 3 2018 7:00 PM Wed, May 30 2018 8:00 PM

Build-Your-Own Sound Machine

Build-Your-Own Sound Machine

Philadelphia, PA
BUILD-YOUR-OWN SOUND MACHINEInvent, build and play your own Sound Machine.   with TinyWPA's Building Heroes Get your hands dirty, learn how to use power tools and make some noise.  Inspired by the sounds of Kagel's "Zwei Mann Orchester", participants will invent and build their own Sound Machin...
Sat, May 5 2018 1:00 PM Sat, May 19 2018 5:00 PM

Bowerbird presents "Long/Gone"

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 Homer to Dante) emerge and collapse and spill over into each other. In perform...
Friday, May 18 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Anthony Coleman and Dan Blacksberg

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 together at the end to play an extended duo piece A key figure of the downtown...
Saturday, May 12 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Bowerbird presents Mauricio Kagel's "Ludwig Van"

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 laugh a minute... then Kagel's film turns dark". Ludwig van (full title: Lud...
Friday, April 20 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

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
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