“Currents” is an electro-acoustic concert that juxtaposes contrasting compositional styles in an eclectic program, celebrating the marriage of tradition and technology. NCP will premiere new electro-acoustic works, including pieces by composers who thrive in both the classical and pop worlds.
For this concert, premiering May 25, 2017 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, NCP is commissioning and premiering four new works by some of today’s most exciting artists:
- Olga Bell (formerly of Dirty Projectors and Chairlift), hailed for her “grand compositional ambitions and a dynamic voice” (The New York Times)
- Gabrielle Herbst aka GABI (“sublime” -Pitchfork)
- David Bird (“vibrant” -Pitchfork; winner of NCP’s 2016 Call for Scores)
- Isaac Schankler ("extraordinarily eclectic" -Boston Musical Intelligencer; winner of NCP’s 2016 Call for Scores)
VJ Mamiko Kushida will create ambient video projections for the performance, and musicians' costumes will be styled by members of the NYC indie fashion collective Flying Solo.