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Mon Nov 20 // 7:30 pm

Metropolis Ensemble presents: Memory Palace

Presented by Metropolis Ensemble


Ian Rosenbaum, solo percussion

Metropolis Ensemble percussionist Ian Rosenbaum “unfailing virtuosity, whatever the music” (Chicago Tribune) creates an hour-long immersive musical narrative culminating in Christopher Cerrone’s evocative work Memory Palace. Through electro-acoustic soundscapes, visual projections, and a fluid juxtaposing of unexpected techniques and instruments, works by five composers are interwoven to explore new, expressive possibilities for solo percussion.

Doors 7:00pm, show 7:30pm. 21+

On the Program:
i is not me - Scott Wollschleger (toy piano, wood slats, drum, voice)
Counting Duet #1 - Tom Johnson (live voice with pre-recorded voice)
Celestial Sphere - David Crowell (marimba & electronics, with video by Michael McQuilken)
Counting Duet #3 - Tom Johnson (live voice with pre-recorded voice)
Aphasia - Mark Applebaum (hand gestures synchronized with electronic sound)
Counting Duet #2 - Tom Johnson (live voice with pre-recorded voice)
Memory Palace - Christopher Cerrone (percussion & electronics, with video by Mark DeChiazza)

Praised for his “excellent” and “precisely attuned” performances by the New York Times, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum has developed a musical breadth far beyond his years. In early 2017, Mr. Rosenbaum released his first full-length solo album, Memory Palace, on VIA Records. It features five commissions from the last several years and includes collaborations with Brooklyn Rider and Gina Izzo.

“…Sandbox brought out the immediacy, lack of pretension and high-end playfulness that seems — thankfully — to be revitalizing the world of contemporary music. And their jaw-dropping virtuosity made it all seem like . . . well, child’s play." ~ The Washington Post by Stephen Brookes, March 21, 2016.

Metropolis Ensemble is a dynamically evolving 21st Century orchestra. Dedicated to creating a future for classical music that is of and for the time we live in, Metropolis Ensemble’s driving force is its conductor and founder, Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr. Metropolis Ensemble through its unique collaborative process, exists to support ascending contemporary classical performers and composers, often engaging them with other bleeding-edge cultural innovators and artists. Frequently collaborating with artists who defy classification, like Questlove, Deerhoof, Emily Wells, Ragnar Kjartansson, Metropolis Ensemble has been presented by Creative Time, The Met, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Tanglewood, The Wordless Music Series, Celebrate Brooklyn, and BAM.