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Music as Situation
Paula Cooper Gallery
New York, NY
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Music as Situation
The S.E.M. Ensemble
Music as Situation


Ian Davis Three Movements for Ensemble (2019) (World premiere)
Petr Kotik Tubamirum (2019) (World premiere)
Judith Berkson Partial Memories Part III (2019) (U.S. Premiere)
John Cage Cheap Imitation (1969/1982)
Sean Kiley ancient cascades (2019) (U.S. Premiere)
Petr Kotik Torso (String Quartet No. 2) (2012)

The S.E.M. Ensemble
Petr Kotik, Director

Judith Berkson, voice
Petr Kotik, flute & conductor
Sara Schoenbeck, bassoon
John Altieri, tuba
Lucie Vítkova, accordion
Ian Davis, piano
Chris Nappi, percussion
Leah Asher, violin
Mioi Takeda, violin
Liuh-Wen Ting, viola
Meaghan Burke, cello

The S.E.M. Ensemble, led by Petr Kotik, returns to Paula Cooper Gallery for its annual holiday concert on Wednesday, December 18, at 8 p.m. The program highlights music spanning over 50 years and exemplifying the compositional shift from the narrative classical form to the exploration of a situation  a compositional concept, best described by Morton Feldman as getting deeper and deeper into one thought. Featured works include John Cages 1969 Cheap Imitation in its rarely heard flute version (1982); Kotiks string quartet, Torso (2012); the world premiere of his new work for solo tuba, Tubamirum (2019); and three premieres by the youngest generation of composers who participated in the Ostrava Days 2019 Festival  Judith Berkson, Ian Davis, and Sean Kiley.


Paula Cooper Gallery (View)
524 W 26 St
New York, NY 10001
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Experimental

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: S.E.M. Ensemble
On BPT Since: Jul 11, 2012
(718) 488 7659

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