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21 JUN 08
New York, NY

Hello everybody and happy summer.

If you're in New York today, Saturday June 21st, please try to check out one of the many live performances that will be filling our city streets as part of the 2nd annual Make Music New York.

Amongst these events will be Music for a Change, a project of ComposersCollaborative Inc. of which I am a co-curator. I'm very excited that on the program is Children at War - 1988, my tone-poem to the summer of that year and played by the very excellent musicians of SONYC: String Orchestra of New York City.

You can hear a short excerpt of the piece by clicking or downloading from HERE.

The event is FREE and outdoors on Cornelia Street in Greenwich Village starting at 6:30 PM. Details are below and at the provided links.

Thanks again and all my best,

-Patrick Grant

from the New York Times

The Mighty CCi House Band
takes to the street in a
Make Music NY event

Where: Cornelia Street, NYC (between Bleecker and West 4th Streets, off 6th Ave)
When: Saturday, June 21 at 6:30 pm
How: By subway – 1, 9 train to Sheridan Square or A, C, E, F, V train to West 4th Street


ComposersCollaborative inc (CCi) presents works by politically aware composers:

6:30 pm
This Is What You’re Like (premiere)
sweet light crude
Coming Together by Frederic Rzewski

7:30 pm
The Gold Standard (2006) (excerpt) by Jed Distler with Ed Schmidt
The Dawn of Civilization (excerpt) by Lisa Karrer
The Palcontent Polka (1982) by David Simons
Funeral Song for the Money Tower (1975) by Carlo Altomare written for
The Dismantling of the Money Tower by The Living Theatre
Music Remembered by Kitty Brazelton (2008)
String Quartet No. 2, Mvt III (1989) by Marc Mellits
Children at War - 1988 for string orchestra by Patrick Grant

8:30 pm
In the Midst by Laura Andel
Workers Union (1975) by Louis Andriessen

ComposersCollaborative inc. is the agitator behind Serial Underground, “the subversive nightclub series” (Time Out NY) presenting multidisciplinary collaborations between composers, playwrights, directors, filmmakers and artists of every stripe. Allan Kozinn (New York Times) contextualizes CCi’s monthly performances in the basement of the Cornelia Street Cafe – “... part of the ecology of urban night life.”

Make Music New York is a citywide summer solstice event based on France's Fete de la Musique. The festival is an international phenomenon, taking place on the same day in more than 300 cities in 108 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Togo, Columbia, Chile, Mongolia, and Japan – and New York.


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