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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 stre... read more

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, percuss... read more

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 composition... read more

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 b... read more

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 experimen... read more
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Past Events

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

Tatsuya Nakatani Workshop

Tatsuya Nakatani Workshop

Philadelphia, PA
In the afternoon before his performance, Tatsuya will lead a hands-on workshop for musicians - of any level - interested in learning his unique approach to sound discovery and collective music making. Workshop attendees will perform in the "Nakatani Large Ensemble" in the concert later in the eve...
Tuesday, December 5 2017 1:30 PM 4:30 PM

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Bash film screening and performances by Andy McLeod, Eva and Jesse Sheppard

Voice of the Eagle: The Enigma of Robbie Bash film screening and performances by Andy McLeod, Eva and Jesse Sheppard

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of the 2015 biopic "Voice of an Eagle" about enigmatic guitarist Robbie Basho. The evening will be opened by performances by Andy McLead, and father-daughter duo Eva and Jesse Sheppard performing Basho tunes.  ABOUT THE FILMBefore his bizarre death at ...
Friday, October 20 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Alan Licht and Chris Forsyth

Alan Licht and Chris Forsyth

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present Alan Licht and Chris Forsyth at UniLu. Guitarist Alan Licht will be performing music from his solo acoustic album Currents.
Thursday, October 19 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

James Ilgenfritz, Bhob Rainey, Gabi Losoncy a night of solos

James Ilgenfritz, Bhob Rainey, Gabi Losoncy a night of solos

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a triple bill featuring New York Bassist, James Ilgenfritz, composer and performer Bhob Rainey, and Philadelphia sound artist Gabrielle Losoncy at UniLu.
Thursday, October 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

World According to Sound

World According to Sound

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present The World According to Sound, an immersive sonic experience by Sam Harnett and Chris Hoff. During the performance, the audience sits blindfolded at the center of a ring of loudspeakers. Listeners will be transported inside another person's head, and back in time a ...
Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

DDMS16 - Tether and Jo Nelson

DDMS16 - Tether and Jo Nelson

Philadelphia, PA
Tether is a music project of Lauren Pakradooni, who performs and records using handmade cassette tape loops onto which she records various instruments and vocals. She layers these loops into compositions that waver between melodic and concrete. https://hotreleases.bandcamp.com/album/mirror-finish...
Sunday, September 10 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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