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Bowling for ARCANA: a fundraiser

Philadelphia, PA
Bowling for ARCANARoll strikes, spares, and even gutter balls, while you support Bowerbird's ARCANA NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE.  We've rented the whole PEP bowl facility - which means admission gets you two hours of unlimited bowl... read more

Arcana meets Variant 6

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird's Arcana New Music Ensemble joins forces with Variant 6, a vocal sextet specializing in contemporary music, for a program of Steven Reich, Morton Feldman, Salvatore Sciarrino, and more. THE PROGRAMMorton Feldman:... read more

GLENN JONES and LAURA BAIRD

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is excited to present Glenn Jones & Laura Baird at University Lutheran.Glenn Jones is a master of American Primitive Guitar, a style invented in the late 1950s John Fahey, whose traditional fingerpicking techniqu... read more

COMMUNITY FUTURISM: An Evening Curated By MOOR MOTHER

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTThe evening features two sets by Moor Mother, working under the theme of Community Futurism, in collaboration with Black Quantum Futurism and the Community Futures Lab. The first set includes improv collabor... read more

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 Berl... read more

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-da... read more
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Past Events

WE THE PEOPLE: Arcana New Music Ensemble and Prometheus Chamber Ensemble

WE THE PEOPLE: Arcana New Music Ensemble and Prometheus Chamber Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
ABOUT THE EVENTArcana joins forces with the Prometheus Chamber Ensemble to perform two politically charged works of modern music. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen's 1975 composition Workers Union is notated as a single part that can be played by any kind of instruments, melodic or percussive. Nois...
Friday, February 24 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT

LOREN CONNORS / CHRIS FORSYTH duo with TAIWAN HOUSING PROJECT

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the duo of Loren Connors and Chris Forsyth and a performance by Philadelphia's Taiwan Housing Project LOREN CONNORS has improvised and composed original guitar music for over four decades. His music - which embraces the aesthetics of blues, Irish airs, blues-based ...
Friday, February 17 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

THE LADY WITH THE HAMMER The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya with Arcana New Music Ensemble

THE LADY WITH THE HAMMER The Music of Galina Ustvolskaya with Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
BOUT THE EVENTThe Russian composer Galina Ustvolskaya (1919-2006) created some of the most severe, brutalist classical music of the 20th century. Favoring stark textures and unusual combinations of instruments-- she never formally studied orchestration-- her music unfolds in ruthlessly throbbing ...
Sunday, February 12 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

BEGIN ANYWHERE 05 an evening curated and performed by the musicians of Arcana New Music Ensemble

BEGIN ANYWHERE 05 an evening curated and performed by the musicians of Arcana New Music Ensemble

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the first event of the newly rebooted BEGIN ANYWHERE series, a performer-driven, salon-style concert series curated and performed by the musicians of the Arcana New Music Ensemble. With appropriate irony for our current political climate, the concert will feature a...
Sunday, January 29 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

THE PINE BARRENS screening and live soundtrack with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

THE PINE BARRENS screening and live soundtrack with The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of David Scott Kessler's documentary The Pine Barrens with a live soundtrack performance by The Ruins of Friendship Orchestra. Guiding the viewer through the New Jersey Pineland's winding, rust-colored rivers; its dark, sandy forests and slowly developi...
Friday, January 20 2017 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Donation to Bowerbird

Donation to Bowerbird

Philadelphia, PA
Please support Bowerbird
Saturday, December 31 2016 1:00 PM 11:30 PM

SVITANYA

SVITANYA

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present Svitanya, a Philadelphia-area women's vocal ensemble that specializes in folk music of Eastern Europe. Founded in 2001 as "Svitanje", the ensemble started with six singers performing purely a cappella arrangements. The early members included two mother-daughter pai...
Friday, December 16 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

Biliana Voutchkov + Michael Thieke, Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa)

Biliana Voutchkov + Michael Thieke, Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa)

Philadelphia, PA
Bowerbird is pleased to present the Voutchkov / Thieke Duo (from Germany), along side Philadelphian's Jesse Kudler, and Rachel Ishikawa + 사 (Sa). German duo Biliana Voutchkov and Michael Thieke have been performing and composing together since 2011. "Subdued and enchanting", their music paints a ...
Wednesday, December 14 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM

BowerBall

BowerBall

Philadelphia, PA
Join us for BowerBall - a fundraiser for Bowerbird.
Saturday, December 10 2016 8:00 PM 11:00 PM

ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA film screening

ORNETTE: MADE IN AMERICA film screening

Philadelphia, PA
Due to unforseen circumstances, the previously scheduled performance of Chris Forsyth, Loren Connors, and Taiwan Housing Project will be postponed and this screening event will take place instead. Bowerbird is pleased to present a screening of Shirley Clarke's 1985 film "Ornette: Made in America...
Friday, November 18 2016 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
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