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counter)induction

counter)induction, New York's most dynamic new music collective, presents FROM HUNGARY. Composer Gregory Mertl serves as guest curator for this panorama of new music from Hungary. From emerging composers presented in the US for the first time, to elder statesmen like Kurtág and Ligeti, join us to delve into the uniquely rich musical world of this idiosyncratic culture. Featured on this intriguing program will be the world premiere of Mertl's new work written for c)i, Quatre états d'âme.

Tuesday, February 2, 8PM
The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture | Loreto Hall
18 Bleecker Street, New York, NY
Tickets | Admission $20
More information: www.counterinduction.com

PROGRAM
György Kurtág - Signs, Games and Messages for string trio (1989­-2005)
A Collection of Small Works:
György Ligeti - Hommage à Hilding Rosenberg (1982)
Georgi Sztojanov - Intercession for solo viola (2010)
László Vidovszky - Páros (2007), 4th and 5th movements
Dániel Dinyés - Novellette (2012) for solo clarinet
Balázs Horváth - 482 or 483 notes for your 50th birthday ­ DON'T ASK WHY! (2013)
Bálint Bolcsó - Punch 4 (2001)
Gregory Mertl ­ - Quatre états d'âme (2016) for clarinet, cello and piano - WORLD PREMIERE


Renowned for its virtuosic performances and daring programming, the composer/performer collective counter)induction has established itself as a touchstone of excellence in contemporary music. Hailed by The New York Times for its "fiery ensemble virtuosity" and for its "first-rate performances" by The Washington Post, c)i  has given critically-acclaimed performances at venues such as Miller Theatre, Merkin Concert Hall, Roulette, George Washington University, and the Boston Conservatory. Of a recent c)i concert, Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times wrote that it was "brilliantly performed...masterly....the most bracing of musical experiences," adding that he had "seldom been among such intensely focused listeners. How could you not have been drawn in when the music was so provocative, the setting so inviting and the performances so compelling?"

c)i is the winner of an ASCAP/Chamber Music America "Award for Adventurous Programming" and has headlined numerous festivals, including the "Music at the Anthology" Festival, the Boston Conservatory New Music Week, the Columbia Music Scholarship Conference, and most recently the Conference of the International Consortium for Auditory Display. c)i pursues its mission of education by presenting concerts and workshops at numerous universities and serving for more than eight years as ensemble-in-residence for the Columbia University undergraduate composition department. In all of its concerts, counter)induction undermines narrow conceptions of music by revealing connections and parallels not easily seen. c)i builds a universe where assumed oppositions become opportunities for innovation and spontaneous, high-energy performances, celebrating the diversity of contemporary music with an aesthetic unbounded by convention.

counter)induction is: Miranda Cuckson (vn), Benjamin Fingland (cl), Jessica Meyer (va), Karen Ouzounian (vc), Ning Yu (pf), Kyle Bartlett, Douglas Boyce, and Ryan Streber (composers).

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