Contemporaneous joins forces with the West Fourth New Music Collective in the world premiere of a new evening-length multimedia work!
W4 co-founders Matt Frey, Tim Hansen, Molly Herron, and Ruben Naeff, navigate through Melville's classic novel, focusing on themes and events related to mortality, identity, and the hunt. The music will be accompanied by abstract projections, created by visual artist Andy Cahill.
West Fourth New Music is a collective of composers dedicated to programming and producing new music events with an eye toward bringing diverse audiences together through innovative concert experiences. The four co-directors met while studying in the graduate program of NYU's Steinhardt School on West 4th Street in Manhattan in 2010.
This program is presented by MATA, a New York-based new music presenting organization marked by singular devotion to the music of young and emerging composers regardless of their stylistic inclinations or aesthetic leanings. Founded by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa in 1996 as Music at the Anthology, this show will be part of their acclaimed Interval Series.