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DDMS14 - WOLF DEM and Dan Blacksberg & Tessa Ellis

Philadelphia, PA
WOLF DEM is a live electronics duo from Philadelphia, conceived in the fall of 2012 by two longtime DJs who bonded over similar musical backgrounds and a mutual desire to explore the bleeding edges of electronic music. Usi... read more

DDMS15 - Settled Arrows and Shinjoo Cho

Philadelphia, PA
Settled Arrows is the music project of performer and vocalist, Andrew Mars. WXPN called his debut album, "Public Privacy," a "beautiful time capsule of modern life and love." The project features an evolving cast of musici... read more

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... read more
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Past Events

Begin Anywhere: 07

Begin Anywhere: 07

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the next installment of the BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble.THE PROGRAM:Oliver Messiaen: Le traquet stapazin (no. 4 of Catalogue d'oiseaux)Franco Donatoni:...
Sunday, June 25 2017 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

Support Bowerbird and our Eastman retrospective

Support Bowerbird and our Eastman retrospective

Philadelphia, PA
Please support Bowerbird's Eastman retrospective and our ongoing concert series.  Bowerbird is a 501c3 organizaiton and all donations 100% tax deductible.
Sunday, May 28 2017 1:00 PM 11:30 PM

Julius Eastman 04: The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc

Julius Eastman 04: The Holy Presence of Joan d'Arc

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. * PLEASE NOTE: Devonte Hynes is no longer performing on this program.   Eastman's powerful work for 10 cellos The Holy Presence of Joan D'Arc will be presented alongside its introspective companion vocal piece Prelude to The H...
Friday, May 26 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Julius Eastman 03: Crazy, Evil, Gay

Julius Eastman 03: Crazy, Evil, Gay

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. Eastman perfected his multifarious minimalism in three works of the late seventies: Crazy Nigger, Evil Nigger, and Gay Guerrilla. Each work is scored for multiple instruments of the same kind.  This concert features two of the ...
Friday, May 19 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Julius Eastman 02: Macle, Thruway, Buddha plus Moor Mother

Julius Eastman 02: Macle, Thruway, Buddha plus Moor Mother

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. An important landmark in the recovery of Eastman's music, this concert features the modern premieres of two of Eastman's earliest works- Macle (for 4 voices) and Thruway (for soprano, flute, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello, l...
Friday, May 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Julius Eastman 01: Stay On It + Feminine

Julius Eastman 01: Stay On It + Feminine

Philadelphia, PA
PLEASE NOTE - ONLINE TICKET SALES END AT NOON ON DAY OF THE CONCERT. The first concert features two of the works most widely performed during Eastman's life time - Stay on It and Femenine - both early examples of his minimalist-based works to show pop music influence.  Opening the evening will b...
Friday, May 5 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" performed by Juliet Fraser

Morton Feldman's "Three Voices" performed by Juliet Fraser

Philadelphia, PA
Three Voices, written in 1982 for Joan La Barbara, was the last solo vocal piece he wrote before his death in 1987 (For Stefan Wolpe, dedicated to his composition teacher and written for chorus and two vibraphones, post-dates it). It sets part of Wind, a poem by his friend Frank O'Hara that had b...
Friday, April 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Commonwealth Dinner Theater 01

Commonwealth Dinner Theater 01

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to launch a new series - Commonwealth Dinner Theater - a night of genre bending performances combined with a delicious meal. Perfect for the curious of mind and palate.The night includes a vegetarian friendly meal served family style and three wonderful acts: Philly favorite ...
Sunday, April 9 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

BEGIN ANYWHERE 06

BEGIN ANYWHERE 06

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTBowerbird is pleased to present the next installment of the BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble.THE PROGRAMKarlheinz Stockhausen: TierkreisMelissa Dunphy: Handshake: a scherzoP...
Sunday, April 2 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a rare performance by performer-composer Arnold Dreyblatt (b. New York City, 1953). Dreyblatt studied music with Pauline Oliveros, La Monte Young, and Alvin Lucier and has been based in Berlin, Germany since 1984. Among the second generation of New York minimal com...
Tuesday, March 21 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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