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Sep
22
4:30 PM16:30

Flow Through at Fog x Hill

  • Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Hillside (map)
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Flow Through is a 15 minute work composed and directed by Maria Finkelmeier for large ensemble in a outdoor setting. Featuring thirty performers (brass players, singers, and percussionists), the work is inspired by the fluidity and importance of water to living organisms. Flow Through reflects the power of this compound, bringing awe, serenity, catastrophe, and breath to our planet. It draws connections between the human spirit and natural world, creating a moment in which one cannot be without the other.

Performed in collaboration with and response to Fujiko Nakaya’s Fog x FLO at the Arnold Arboretum, the musicians will be placed on the perimeter of Hunnewell Hillside, some starting on the path above, and descending to the open space, just as the fog ripples over the hillside, and others weaving in between listeners. Audience members are welcome to sit and listen, or wander through the hillside as the sonic experience guides them.

PERFORMANCE TIMES: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 (sunset)
FREE and open to the Public

Rain date: September 23, 2018

photo: Adam DeTour

photo: Adam DeTour

A version of Flow Through was first performed as a part of Make Music Boston's Water Music on the Charles River Esplanade on June 21, 2018. Kadence Arts is thrilled to bring this piece to the Fog x FLO at the Arnold Arboretum, the host of our 2016 production of John Luther Adams' Inuksuit

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Emerald Necklace Conservancy generously provided by Barbara and Amos Hostetter and the Eugene M. Lang Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University and private donors. 

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Apr
8
7:30 PM19:30

Boiler House Jazz: Maria Finkelmeier/Tim Hall

  • Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation (map)
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finkelmeier_Hall_Boiler House Jazz

This Boiler House Jazz series, curated by celebrated local jazz musician and composer Ken Field and John Bechard of Journeys in Sound takes place in the Charles River Museum's Main Gallery, the last boiler house of the Boston Manufacturing Company. The BMC was the United States' first integrated factory, where the American Industrial Revolution took flight. The Boiler House is where they generated steam, first to turn overhead line shaft systems, then to spin dynamos for electricity, and finally to heat the place. 

The Boiler House Jazz Series has been created to demonstrate the wide stylistic and geographic diversity of that most American art form, and to present jazz that is a bit different from what many people imagine when they think of "jazz."

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Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

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
11:00 AM11:00

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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Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Masary Studios: Sound Sculpture Debut

  • Boston Innovation & Design Building (map)
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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
8:00 PM20:00

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
5:30 PM17:30

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
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
12:00 PM12:00

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
3:00 PM15:00

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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Nov
6
to Nov 7

Urbanity Dance: Pablo Neruda's "The Book of Questions"

Urbanity Dance's annual Fall Show, a site-specific, "choose your own adventure" performance based on Pablo Neruda's "The Book of Questions." Creations unfold with original dance and music created by Urbanity dancers and by a team of musicians lead by Beau Kenyon, with guidance from Neruda scholars. 

For this performance, Beau has infused pieces from my Sommar Solace Suite into one of his pieces. I also wrote and recorded a short piece entitled "Joy" for marimba and bass drum! 

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