September 17, 2012
A Little Bit of Europe Big Enough for New York: Moving Sounds Festival at the Czech Center

By Steve Smith

The New York Times

September 16, 2012


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...............Ensemble Mise-en, a promising New York group organized by Moon Young Ha, a South Korean composer, offered a disparate set of mostly very recent pieces. Patti Kilroy, a violinist, opened with intensely focused accounts of the California composer Kurt Rohde’s pensive “Night Vase” and frenetic “Obsession Toccata.” Mr. Moon, joined by two pianists and a percussionist, ended the program with “noten )jahre( in Erinnerung an James Avery,” a stark memorial stele by Wolfram Schurig, an Austrian composer..............


........With the evening’s second concert came a sharp change of direction. Annie Gosfield, a New York composer and keyboardist, exuberantly exploits the inadvertent music of contemporary life: static, distortion, the clangor of industry and the siren song of space junk form part of her digital palette. Her four recent pieces included two from a new CD, “Almost Truths and Open Deceptions.”.......


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