Ekmeles and Strings

  • November 29, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The DiMenna Center

    450 West 37th Street
    New York, New York 10018
Ticket Price $16.88-$22.13 This event is now over

November 29 2023 at 7:30PM at the DiMenna Center's Cary Hall, Ekmeles performs works with and without strings.

Heard here in its US Premiere, Georg Friedrich Haas's ....... brings the six voices of the ensemble together with viola. The characteristic sound of the viola's low C string is explored through colorful spectral modulations. Dan Trueman's Delphica Gaedhlica is a Latin, English, and Irish language setting of, and tribute to Orlando Di Lasso's Prophetia Sybillarum, famous as a chromatic tuning puzzle. Carrie Frey and Giancarlo Latta join the voices on viola and violin respectively.

Zosha Di Castri's We Live the Opposite Daring is a kind of timelapse. It is the second work by the composer for Ekmeles, written 10 years after her first. It also sets texts by Sappho, partially redacted by time and decay.

Tomás Gueglio's Soap madrigals (ambient) (WP) builds on the composer's lyrical style with a further exploration into microtonality, inspired by the repertoire and history of Ekmeles, and the madrigal form. Two small works by Evan Johnson emphasize the particular detail and filigree of the madrigal tradition. vo mesurando and Three in, ad abundantiam ("solo e pensoso") create a fragile and intimate performance space where the music is more overheard than heard, and the collective act of listening becomes as important as the work of the performers.

Date & Time

Wed, Nov 29, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Venue Details

The DiMenna Center

450 West 37th Street
New York, New York 10018 The DiMenna Center
Ekmeles, Inc.

Ekmeles is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the performance of new and rarely-heard works, and gems of the historical avant garde. They have a special focus on microtonal works, and have been praised for their “extraordinary sense of pitch” by the New York Times. They are the recipients of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation’s 2023 Ensemble Prize, the first American group to receive the honor.