It's the last week of Black Lab and there are still two great shows to come out and see. This Thursday, the collaborative duo of Jane Gotch and Shawn Hansen will curate an evening of movement and sound. Presenting their own work and works by, Timothy Amudson, Chadi El-Koury, Leo Gayden, Tiffany Sisemore, Master Chun Man Sit and Neal Wilson.
Back in August, Black House put out a call for composers to submit 1-2 minute saxophone quartet pieces to be performed by the H2 Quartet during Black Lab.
The competition received over 50 entries, and the following compositions were selected by the H2 Quartet:
La Forge - Russell Thorpe Ponque - Thomas Dempster A Likely Story - Phil Taylor Short Sketch for Saxophone Quartet - Antoine Fachard Abace - JS Adams Chief Joseph - In Memorium - Greg Steinke In the Case of Her and Him - Kaori Nakano Beyond the Scope of Reality - David Obaniyi Pledge Drive - Dan Rhode Quadrupedalism - Philip DeWalt
Congratulations to the winning composers! The H2 Quartet will perform these pieces at their Black Lab show this Saturday, October 19.
On Saturday, the H2 Quartet performs, featuring the winning compositions from the Black House Saxophone Quartet Competition along with other compositions.
Declared “an ensemble to watch for years to come” by the American Record Guide, the award-winning h2 quartet has been wowing audiences since 2002. A dynamic and innovative chamber ensemble, h2 constantly seeks to defy perceptions and expectations of the saxophone. h2 takes advantage of the great expressive capacity of their instrument by programming traditional, avant-garde, minimalist, and jazz-influenced works in surprising and compelling ways.
Black House is happy to announce that the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation has awarded us a $30,000 SEED Grant, through which we will receive three years of unrestricted capital to run the organization.
The SEED Grant is awarded to arts organizations in the early stages of their growth in culturally rich but underfunded areas. Black House Collective was recognized along with 15 other organizations in Kansas City, Buffalo, Boise, Cleveland and Phoenix. Organizations are anonymously nominated by community leaders.
The SEED Grant allows us to move forward with our mission to bring a new and exciting compositional culture to Kansas City. Along with its regular residencies, the SEED Grant will allow Black House to make strides in documentation, collaboration and new ventures, including the production of new operatic and chamber works. We will produce a series of chamber operas in 2014, incorporating multimedia and performance to create modern works. A call for entries will go out in early 2014.
Black House is proud to be a recipient of the SEED Grant along with local Kansas City organizations The Fishtank, FOKL and Front/Space.
Learn more about the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and SEED Grants here.
October 10 - See Mark Southerland and Aurograph presenting Music for the Microbiome: Fermented Food and Fermented Music. Says Mark, "We will be making live group kimchi - trying to molecularly affect it with sound waves. We will also be sampling other pickled and fermented foods."
On Thursday the 3rd, Brad Cox takes the stage at Black Lab.
On Saturday October 5th, Black Lab and Shawn Hansen's Sycamore House present Gamelan Genta Kasturi and Nagual in Nagual Meets The Barong - an evening of collaboration between Kansas City's Balinese style Gamelan Genta Kastrui and the Ohio duo, Nagual.
Nagual is a musical Drone/Ambient/Experimental/Psychedelia duo formed in Oberlin, OH in 2010. It consists of David Shapiro (Guitar, Loops) & Ian McColm (Guitar, Voice, Loops).
This Thursday, catch Brian Padavic's "Not Sure Twenty Inaugurating Folk Bubbles for Johnny's Grandfather Will Forward The End of The World." Padavic will perform his most recent compositions that have formulated since the beginning of 2013.
Thollem is known around the world as a wildly eclectic improvising piano player. With electric piano and analog effects, Thollem Electric forges colossal sonic machinations, all to the backdrop of the exquisitely twisted stop-motion films and videos of Tuia Cherici.