Roulette presents TwoSense, October 4, 8pm. A highly acclaimed, dynamic piano/cello duo, TwoSense will be performing world premieres by Ryan Brown, Daniel Felsenfeld and Hannah Lash.
TwoSense is a New York based chamber duo and commissioning venture featuring Bang On A Can cellist Ashley Bathgate and alumna pianist Lisa Moore. Described as the “new music equivalent of a special ops team” (New York Magazine) these “eloquent new-music interpreters” (New York Times) perform new works paired with mainstream classics for cello and piano. After their 2010 successful NYC debut at (le) Poisson Rouge, Allan Kozinn of The New York Times wrote: “however TwoSense proceeds – whether purely as a duo or an open-ended chamber project- it's adventures should be worth following.” During the 2011-12 season they appeared at Bargemusic, the Rubin Museum and the Bang on a Can 25th anniversary Marathon (where Lucid Culture blog wrote: "the duo played as a single-minded voice").
A sample of TwoSense can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INrPgIzsz7c
About Lisa Moore / www.lisamoore.org/twosense
Described as “beautiful and impassioned...lustrous at the keyboard” by The New York Times Lisa Moore’s playing combines music, theatre and expressive, emotional power - whether in the delivery of the simplest song, a solo recital or a fiendish chamber score. Crowned "New York's queen of avant-garde piano" and “visionary” by The New Yorker this Australian virtuoso has performed with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists – the London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bargemusic, Bang on a Can All-Stars, TwoSense, Steve Reich Ensemble, Grand Band, So Percussion, Don Byron Adventurers Orchestra, Signal, Le Train Bleu, Third Coast Percussion, Da Capo Chamber Players, Paul Dresher Double Duo, Eighth Blackbird, American Composers Orchestra, Mabou Mines Theater, Susan Marshall Dance, Sequitur, Music at the Anthology, St. Lukes Orchestra, Australia Ensemble, Westchester Philharmonic, New York League of Composers ISCM, Alpha Centauri Ensemble, Terra Australis and the John Jasperse Dance Company.
About Ashley Bathgate / www.ashleybathgate.com
Cellist Ashley Bathgate has gained international renown as both a soloist and chamber musician. The New York Times writes, “Ms. Bathgate’s rich tone, fluid dynamics and imaginative phrasing captured the magic.” Equally at home in both the concert hall and the rock club, Ashley focuses on presenting concerts that draw from a wide range of musical genres. Her dedication to performing classical music is equally matched by her passion to promote new music by today’s composers. She is a member of the award winning, internationally acclaimed Bang on a Can All-Stars, the Metropolis Ensemble and two chamber groups of which she is a founding member: TwoSense and Typical Music.
Roulette – one of New York City’s premiere venues for experimental music for over 33 years - has reopened bigger and better than ever. Located in a newly renovated 1920s Art Deco concert hall in Downtown Brooklyn, the new Roulette features two levels of seating for up to 400 people (600 standing), an expanded multi-channel sound system, projection screen for film and multi-media events, state-of-the-art lighting system, modular stage, and a specially designed floor to accommodate dance. Teamed with bold new programming, the new Roulette promises to be one of the most exciting places in New York City - if not the country - to experience adventurous music and art.
What: TwoSense in concert: Ashley Bathgate cello and Lisa Moore piano
Where:Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, 2/3/4/5/A/C/G/D/M/N/R/B/Q trains & the LIRR
When: October 4, 8 pm
Cost/Info: $15/10 members/students/seniors, www.roulette.org