Oct
23
to Oct 27

Residency with Kalos at Avaloch Farm Music Institute

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Anna Larson (vocals), Angela Shankar (clarinet), and I will join together once again to marry our Swedish and American roots to compose and arrange new works for our ensemble. This year, we'll be implementing electronics into our work as well as workshop commissions by Beau Kenyon (USA) and Gísli Jóhann Grétarsson (Iceland/Norway). 

We will be in residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute from October 23 - 28, with a performance in Boston to conclude the intensive. This project is supported by the Live Arts Grant from The Boston Foundation! Thank you TBF for believing in our work!

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Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Harsh is Truth with Masary Studios

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This multimedia performance by Boston-based collective Masary Studios poses the questions: How is truth defined, and how do different perceptions of truth converge in public spaces? Live, original music fused with video projections will highlight Old South Meeting House’s unique history as a place to rise, resist, and share one’s personal truth. Responses to questions about truth, action, and change – stories, poems, and phrases sourced from recent visitors on Boston’s Freedom and Black Heritage trails – will be featured in the performance. Visitors can explore the transformed space at 6:30 pm, with the performance from 7:00-7:45 pm. After the performance, talk with Masary Studios artists, National Park Service representatives, museum staff, and other audience members on the competing truths that have built our nation and will shape our future.

Art on the Trails to Freedom, a collaborative project between New England Foundation for the Arts and the National Park Service, invites artists to create public art installations that explore historical themes and activate select locations on Boston’s Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma

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I will join the Silkroad Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma at OBERON! I had the priveldge of working with members of the ensemble at the Global Musicians Workshop in 2015, and this will be my first time joining them in a performance. 

Inspired by the exchange of ideas and traditions along the historical Silk Road, cellist Yo-Yo Ma (’76) established Silkroad in 1998 to create music that engages difference. Silkroad has been affiliated with Harvard University since 2005, with offices on Harvard’s Allston campus since 2010. Through mentorships and workshops, Silkroad acts as a working laboratory at the intersection of the arts and academics, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning among Harvard staff, students, and faculty.

Join us for a meet and greet with the musicians at the bar after the show!
 

 

 

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Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Join me at the Bertucci Education Studio at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create music and sonic realizations of the ISG! Inspired by the works in the museum, including notes from composers, paintings, sculptures, and more, I've created this workshop to invite participates to compose in a way that is meaningful and reflective of the museum. I'll even perform YOUR work! 

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Aug
19
11:00am11:00am

Workshop at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Join me at the Bertucci Education Studio at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to create music and sonic realizations of the ISG! Inspired by the works in the museum, including notes from composers, paintings, sculptures, and more, I've created this workshop to invite participates to compose in a way that is meaningful and reflective of the museum. I'll even perform YOUR work! 

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Aug
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Beat Bus @ ISG Neighborhood Night

Isabella Steward Gardner Museum's Neighborhood Night: Block Party! 

Bring the whole family to the Gardner for the last Neighborhood Night of the summer celebrating the Museum inside and out! Programming flows between the Museum and into Evan’s Way Park for a special evening of art and performance featuring Artist in Residence Laura Anderson Barbata in collaboration with the Brooklyn Jumbies stilt dancers. Join us for fun in the park, art-making in the Studio, gallery activities, performance in the Gardens, Palace and Calderwood Hall. Featuring special guest artists Elisa Hamilton, Afro-Latin youth orchestra MIC of Hyde Square Task Force, Grooversity, interactive percussion with Kadence Arts, Tempo International Rhythm Section, electric violinist Josh Knowles, YouthBuild Boston's Designery, food truck Tenoch Mexican, and more.

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Beat Bus 2.0 Debut
Aug
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Beat Bus 2.0 Debut

A mobile vessel, the Beat Bus 2.0 brings community building and performance art to public spaces through electronic drumming. Encouraging participants to experiment with beats, harmonies, and melodies, the drumming cart will be be equipped with the tools needed to make music on the spot! The second integration of the concept, this project aims to be more accessible and mobile than in previous years. Finkelmeier will design and build the project at Hammer East, an artist collective space in East Boston, and premiere the project in August at the same location. It will be free and open to the public, encouraging all to explore their creativity through music! 

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Beat Bus 2.0 is made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts' Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from The Boston Foundation. 

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Apr
28
7:30pm 7:30pm

Masary Studios: Sound Sculpture Debut

An interactive sound and light sculpture debut

Join us for the much anticipated debut of our interactive compositional public art project, Sound Sculpture. This immersive, flexible interface allows particpants to create music, sculpture and light creations through placement of the blocks in space. 

Yo-el Cassel's 360 Ensemble of dancers joins us each night for special vignette engagements with Sound Sculpture. 

Boston Innovation & Design Building
21 Drydock Ave, Suite 110E, Boston

FREE!
Evening events: April 28 and 29th, 7:30 - 11:00
Special family showing: April 29th, 12:00 - 2:00

Sound Sculpture was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ Creative City Program, with funding from The Barr Foundation and with additional support from the Boston Foundation. Additional funding provided by The Boston Foundation.

Special Thanks to our donors, grantors and our host, The Innovation and Design Building.

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Apr
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Amid the Noise Boston

Kadence Arts presents the New England premiere of composer/performer Jason Treuting’s evening-length, multimedia, large ensemble work Amid the Noise on April 21, 2017. Pulsating drones, ambient noise textures, and subtly shifting rhythms bind this collection of nine pieces for mixed percussion, voices, and strings. Described as “a remarkably beautiful and atmospheric work” (All About Jazz), the performance would take place at Le Laboratoire Cambridge, steps from the Kendall Square MBTA stop.

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Apr
5
5:30pm 5:30pm

Immersion

  • 1 Design Center Place Boston, MA, 02210 United States (map)
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Please join us for an opening reception featuring Contour 19’s newest artists Karim Badwan, Nancy Colella, Laura Harvey, Connie Kolman and emerging artist Deborah Baye , in collaboration with Masary Studios. Experience visual art and mixed media with live performance art and video image mapping in a setting with the gallery’s 15 original artists. Lite bites, beverages and beer by Zelus Beer Company will be provided. 

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Mar
22
to Mar 24

Beat Bus workshops @ CityPOP

Supported by a Boston Cultural Council Opportunity Grant, I will offer two Beat Bus workshops for FREE at CityPOP Egleston. Open to ages 7 - 16, please join us! Participants will learn about basic drumming technique and how to create music using the unique electronic bucket drumming system! 

March 22, 5 - 6:30pm
March 24, 5 - 6:30pm

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Mar
2
to Mar 4

Know No.

  • Boston Center for the Arts Cyclorama (map)
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An immersive site specific music and visual installation at the historic Cyclorama dissecting the repercussions of no

The human reaction to the word no is complex, emotional, and visceral. Whether told to a person, a group of people, a gender, a minority, or entire society, the effects the word can ignite a movement, empower grit, but also break one down. Know No. explores that reaction, that consequence, and that rise.

Masary Studios is Maria Finkelmeier, Sam Okerstrom-Lang & Ryan Edwards

Tickets are at bcaonline.org
Reg: $35
Students: $10
Use discount code "MASARY" for $5 off! 

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Nov
11
12:00pm12:00pm

Masary Studios at PASIC!

Masary Studios is pumped to present and perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention this year! Our session, "Beyond the Concert Hall: Igniting the Collaborative Spirit," will give you a behind the scenes look into our projects, most notably Waking the Monster. We'll finish the talk with 20 minutes of new work featuring percussion and live projection o the convention room wall! 

Indianapolis Convention Center
Sagamore Ballroom
SPONSORS: Yamaha, Vic Firth, Grover Pro Percussion, Roland, Remo, Matt Nolan Custom

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Oct
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

Listening the Labyrinth

Tones, rhythms, and gestures entangle as you discover the maze of current Mills Gallery exhibition "Fertile Solitude". Percussionists Maria Finkelmeier and Drew Worden explore a collection of timbres—from swooshes to clangs, buzzes to waves—as you choose your own physical and sound path. The two musicians will have musical set ups throughout the gallery, producing sonic responses to the pieces surrounding you.

FREE!!!

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Inuksuit Boston Premiere
Jun
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Inuksuit Boston Premiere

On June 12, the Arnold Arboretum and Kadence Arts host the Boston premiere of Inuksuit —a 75 minute work for percussion ensemble that is designed to heighten awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us every day. 

Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, this production will feature nearly 90 New England-based musicians. The performers will be dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum, and audience encouraged to wander the area. Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that “music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding. By deepening our awareness of our connections to the earth, music can provide a sounding model for the renewal of human consciousness and culture.”

This event is free and open to all. Enter through the Bussey Street Gate, Arnold Arboretum.

Kadence Arts Staff: 
Producer: Maria Finkelmeier
Project Assistant: Greg Jukes
Artistic Director: Amy Garapic

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Jan
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Strength in Fragility: Chamber Music of Kati Agócs

  • New England Conservatory Jordan Hall (map)
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Hub New Music makes its Jordan Hall debut with a portrait concert of longtime friend and colleague Kati Agócs, including a world premiere. Called "powerful" by Time Out New York, Kati's music is hailed for merging sensuous allure with lapidary rigor, and is performed by leading musicians worldwide. The New York Times has characterized her chamber music as “striking”, her orchestral music as “filled with attractive ideas”, and her vocal music as possessing “an almost Nineteenth-century naturalness.” Kati Agócs received the prestigious Arts and Letters Award in Music from The American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014, and is also a recent Guggenheim Fellow. She serves on the composition faculty at the New England Conservatory in Boston. More info here

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Jan
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts Sound Bites Series

Journey through the Museum of Fine Art’s collection of works from Asia through the eyes of a percussionist. Hear the sounds that Buddhist sculptures, Japanese prints, and other works inspire. 

Free with Admission (no tickets required) 
Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Program details to come. More info here. 

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