Pianist David Friend and composer/vocalist Corey Dargel open the first 2011 concert of Music At First! David will perform electroacoustic music by composers Kate Moore, Christopher Marianetti, Daniel Wohl (of TRANSIT), Jacob TV, and premiere a new work by Angélica Negrón.
Brooklyn Heights-based Music at First Series announces its first concert of 2011, featuring sets from pianist David Friend and composer/vocalist Corey Dargel. The "astonishingly compelling" (The Washington Post) Friend will perform a set of pieces from young composers whose works reflect a radical approach to the solo piano, and will include the world premiereof a work by Angélica Negrón.
FRIEND'S program will feature works by four young composers, as well as the controversial "Cities Change the Songs of Birds," by Dutch composer JacobTV. Friend's set showcases his expansive technique, moving beyond traditional piano performance and incorporating electronics in works by Kate Moore and Daniel Wohl, spoken word in a piece by Christopher Marianetti, and foot-triggered desk bells in the Negrón premiere. DARGEL'S six-song "Hold Yourself Together" combines dark and witty lyrics about emotional dysfunction with music that lives between the art and pop worlds. The New York Times describes Dargel as "one of the more original and consistently provocative artists pushing at the margins of modern classical music and adventurous pop." Dargel will be joined by James Moore (guitars) and Wil Smith (synths) to perform his art/pop-song cycle "Hold Yourself Together," recently hailed by The New York Times as "strongly fashioned and lyrically direct... one of Mr. Dargel’s most instantly relatable creations."
In the spirit of presenting a "diverse mix" of new music artists, composer Wil Smith, curator of the "vibrant, eclectic" (The New York Times) Music at First Series, has programmed two artists whose different modes of creation within the new classical genre nevertheless share an original and adventurous approach. details: what: Music at First Series featuring David Friend and Corey Dargel when: Friday, February 25, 2011, 7:30pm where: First Presbyterian Church (Brooklyn Heights)
124 Henry St, Brooklyn
2/3 to Clark St; A/C to High St; R/4/5 to Borough Hall admission: $10 website:www.musicatfirstsite.com