Two Takes on the Music of Multi-Instrumentalist Caleb Burhans

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On Tuesday, June 18 at 8 pm, Q2 Music streams an adrenalized double bill of new-music powerhouse Alarm Will Sound and the music of composer Caleb Burhans, and the lyrical, ambient electronic duo, itsnotyouitsme, consisting of Burhans and guitarist Grey McMurray. The concert will be recorded live at (Le) Poisson Rouge this Saturday, and streamed as part of our live concert showcase, New York Now

Celebrating twelve years of ambitious cultivation and innovative programming in new-music, Alarm Will Sound made headlines with a 2012-2013 season complete with the American premiere of Steve Reich’s Radio Rewrite, world premieres at Carnegie Hall, new recordings and an ongoing residency at St. Louis's Mizzou International Composers Festival. Highlights for next season include residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a return to Poland's Sacrum Profanum Festival in original arrangements of the music of Aphex Twin.

Formed in New York in 2003, itsnotyouitsme offers another perspective on Burhans's varied compositional interests and activities; its streamlined, loop-heavy textures a counterpoint to his writing for large ensemble. The duo, with his Eastman School of Music colleague, electric-guitarist Grey McMurray, draws in equal parts from ambient electronic, minimalism, post-rock and free jazz.


Alarm Will Sound

Amidst Neptune

Iceman Stole the Sun

oh ye of little faith... (do you know where your children are?)

Audio credits: George Wellington (technical director), Noriko Okabe (music mix), David Hurtgen