CALL FOR SCORES LunART Festival celebrating women composers (June 28th-30th Madison, WI)

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June 28-30th, 2018  Madison, WI

Celebrating women composers

Call For Scores (Deadline March 1st, 2018)

Serbian flutist Iva Ugrčić is organizing this year’s LunART Festival for women composers – taking place in Madison, WI from June 28-30th, 2018!  This three-day festival features a remarkable range of women, diverse and varied in their artistic visions, but with the shared passion and desire to make their voices heard!

The vision for LunART festival is to empower women in the arts by fostering originality, honoring diversity, and strengthening equality – and to put Madison on the world map as mecca for women artists.

Festival Events include four classical concerts presenting the work of women composers, a musicological lecture about women in the arts, as well as “Starry Night” after hours performances featuring local women jazz and hip hop artists, and singer-songwriters. Visual art, photography, and spoken word will be woven into all Festival events, and we are thrilled to include the Madison Youth Choir in our Closing Gala Concert.

Our 2018 Composer in Residence is award-winning composer Jenni Brandon, whose instrumental and vocal music will be showcased in our Gala concerts, including two world premieres! She will coach the LunART Festival “From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers Workshop,” offering master classes, lectures, and discussions about collaboration and tools necessary for a successful freelance career in the arts. Additionally, we have created an annual Call for Scores, open to women composers from around the globe.


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CALL FOR SCORES

(Submission Deadline Dec 1, 2017- Feb 1, 2018)

Designed for professional composers. Up to three works will be chosen and then presented each night of the Festival. Composer can come and she will have free housing provided.

Performances

Thursday June 28 @ MMoCA Lobby 7pm

Friday June 29 @ Promenade Hall, Overture Center 7pm

Saturday June 30 @ FUS Auditorium 7pm

FROM PAGE TO STAGE – Emerging Composers Workshop

(Submission Deadline Dec 15, 2017-March 15, 2018)

For younger composers and students that still need guidance and tools for professional careers.  The Page to Stage concert will be Saturday June 30 @ Capitol Lakes 2pm. Fee for this is $150 for the professional concert and recording, workshop with musicians, and masterclass with the composer, + all events for free.

 


LunART Festival Mission

The mission of the LunART Festival is to support, inspire, promote, and celebrate women in the arts through public performances, exhibitions, workshops, and interdisciplinary collaboration; thus enriching our community and creating a welcoming space for learning and experimentation.

About Dr. Iva Ugrčić  FOUNDER & ARTISTIC/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

“There is a place for everyone under the Sun.”

Serbian flutist Iva Ugrčić is one of the most exciting and adventurous young flutists in the international pantheon. Described as “a natural star on her instrument,” Iva has been featured as a solo artist and a chamber musician at numerous music festivals, touring and performing around Europe and the United States. She is a musician who has worn many hats throughout her professional career: flutist, teacher, artistic director, entrepreneur, freelance musician and recording artist, among others. Since moving to the United States (2014), Iva has performed with many orchestras and chamber groups.

She currently plays with Black Marigold Wind Quintet, ID flute and percussion duo, and Sound Out Loud contemporary chamber music ensemble.

After completing her Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the University of Belgrade Academy of Music, Iva Ugrčić moved to Paris, where she studied flute performance and chamber music for three years with Pierre-Yves Artraud and George Alirol.

Iva Ugrčić’s solo album, The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi was released in September 2014. The same year, Ms. Ugrčić was awarded the prestigious Paul Collins Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music, where she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree (2017), studying with flutist Stephanie Jutt. Iva won the Shain Irving Duo Competition in 2015 as well as multiple concerto competitions, performing as a soloist with the UW-Madison Symphony Orchestra and Miami Summer Music Festival Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, Iva received a James R. Smith Orchestra Award for excellency and leadership. She is finishing up her second solo album Cries and Whispers – Flute Works by Doina Rotaru, and currently serves as Artistic Director for the Rural Musicians Forum in Spring Green.


 

10/14 | Brian Grimm’s 30th Birthday Bonanza @ Crescendo Music Cafe!

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Fri, 10/14 | $7 door | Music 8-10p  |  Buy Tickets 

@ Crescendo Music Cafe

1859 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

Come celebrate my 30th Birthday with me!

featuring performances by:

TONTINE ENSEMBLE (MILWAUKEE)
Milwaukee New Music String Quartet

SISTERS THREE (MADISON)
DB Pedersen + The Brothers Grimm

CYRUS PIREH
minimalist electric guitar

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TONTINE ENSEMBLE   |  http://tontineensemble.com/

Tontine Ensemble was founded in the spring of 2014 with the mission to perform improvisational and contemporary chamber works, as well as champion the compositions of Milwaukee composers. Its four current members first played together for a Blank Radio recording session and immediately began rehearsing regularly. Allen Russell, Molly Lieberman, Pat Reinholz, and Barry Paul Clark are all classically trained musicians who teach and regularly perform in a variety of styles around the Milwaukee area and beyond.

Tontine Ensemble has appeared as guest artists at Mike Neumeyer and Friends, Danceworks, Inc. (Paleontology of a Woman – 2014, Footsteps, Shadows & Whispers – 2015), Milwaukee Follies, Formations Series for New and Improvised Music, Alverno Presents (Prince Uncovered – 2015) and The Pre-Maturely Air Conditioned Arts Collective.

The ensemble has shared the stage with JOBS, Netmoiré, Lovely Socialite Mrs. Thomas W. Phipps, Geodes, Trench, Jonah Parzen-Johnson, and Jamison Williams.


CYRUS PIREH
Cyrus was born in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA on March 22, 1981. Cyrus studied violin, electric guitar, saxophone, and percussion as well as composition, music theory, electroacoustic music, and electrical theory. Cyrus holds bachelor’s and graduate degrees in Music Composition from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. As a composer, Cyrus’ works involve sign manipulation with the purpose of keeping the interpertive field open. As a performer, Cyrus is interested in the limits of the body and the self: always pushing towards a physical transcendence but working to situate the transcendence in the quotidian in order to live an every-day-life-transcendence. As an anarchist, Cyrus actively works to dismantle hierarchy and to heal the damages done by industry’s division of people into performers and audience; producers and consumers. In music, it is not possible to obstruct on sound with another. All sounds combine to create one harmony. Humans in harmony liberate each other.

Cyrus has a LP release!  See the press release below!

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7/18 – Strollin’ Park St (Mad) | 7/19 – Lovely Socialite @ The Jazz Estate (Mke)

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Sat, 7/18 | Strollin Park Street (Mad) Jazz Festival

Produced by the Greater Madison Jazz Consortium, the season’s second Strollin’ event offers a family-friendly 5 ½ hours of continuous and stylistically-diverse live jazz in the afternoon in and around the Villager Mall at the south end of South Park Street, followed by an “after-party” at north end of the Street, at The Mason Lounge. As always with Strollin’, there’s no cover charge. Here’s the line-up.

One City Early Learning Stage at the Villager Mall (South East Corner of the parking lot, across from McDonald’s): Noon-2:30pm
Madison Music Foundry Student Jazz Ensemble: Noon-12:30pm
Fountain of Life’s Rivers of Madison: 12:45-1:45pm
Black Star Drum Line: 2pm-2:30pm

The Urban League Community Room: 2pm-3:30pm
Rick Flowers Quartet

Madison Police Station- South District (outdoor stage, or the community room if weather is bad): 3:15pm-5:30pm
Mad City Funk 3:15-4:15pm
Golpe Tierra 4:30pm-5:30pm

The Mason Lounge: 7-9:30pm
bpmTrio: 7-8pm
Five Points Jazz Collective: 8:30pm-9:30pm

For more info please visit jazzinmadison.org

Strollin’ South Park Street is made possible by a grant to the Jazz Consortium from the John and Carolyn Peterson Charitable Foundation, by sponsorships from Prime Urban Properties, One City Early Learning Centers, the South Metropolitan Business Association, Sergenian’s Floor Coverings, Uncle Joe’s Shoes and Sportswear, with additional support from media sponsors WORT-FM and Isthmus and from the Urban League of Greater Madison and Lane’s Bakery.


Sun, 7/19 | 7pm $5 @ The Jazz Estate

Lovely Socialite (pre-order new album!)

Lady Cannon (Mke)

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Lovely Socialite is half-way through the pre-order campaign for our new album, Toxic Consonance!  Help us out by pre-ordering your copy today!!

We’ll be sharing the fantastic stage at The Jazz Estate in Milwaukee with local act, Lady Cannon!


1/23 – CONTROL & Stray Passage @ Mickey’s | 1/24 – Rolling Stones Tribute @ High Noon

Fri, 1/23  |  10pm, Free @ Mickey’s Tavern

CONTROL

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage

A personal treat: one of my favorite Madison bands, CONTROL, set at one of my favorite Madison venues, Mickey’s Tavern.  It is here that we convene this Friday night, Jan the 23rd, to melt-face.  Two power trios, one of the rock &/or roll variety & one of the free-jazz persuasion.  Come on down, bang your head, rock with us.


Sat, 1/24  |  8pm, $10 @ High Noon Saloon

EXILE ON WILLY STREET 

A Rolling Stones Tribute

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~ via High Noon Saloon:   “”EXILE ON WILLY STREET” brings together some of Madison’s finest to celebrate The Rolling Stones classic “Exile on Main Street” double album.

featuring…
Ben Wolf
Anna Vogelzang (As herself)
Evan Murdoch and Aaron Jossart (Imperfect Strangers)
Whitney Mann and Kyle Jacobson (Whitney Mann Band)
Dietrich Gosser (The one and only) w/ BC Grimm & Luke Bassuener
Meghan Rose (Little Red Wolf, I Saw The Creature, etc)
Post Social (Real Rock, Y’all)
Greg Dierks , Troy Ostrowski, Ted Weigl, Mark Goad (Pine Barrens)
Eric Levy (F!ck Knights from Twin Cities)
Corey Hart (Corey Hart!)
Nick Brown (Mr. Slowboat, Brown Derby)
Andy Moore (Mr. Showboat, Winn Dixie)
Maggie Moore (songstress extraordinaire)
Nate Treddinick (Something to Do, 1000 Other Bands)
Annelies Howell (German Art Students)
Brian Knapp (Ghost Town Council)
Chris Eby (Kentucky’s Finest)
Matt Earley (Winn Dixie, The Delicate Delegate)
Siv Earley (Post Social)
Jim Earley (Fanged Robot from Lexington, KY)

The Low Czars will open the show.

Tickets on sale now! ► http://bit.ly/ExileOnWillySt


10/17 – 11/1 | ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ @ Bartell Theatre

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In art, as in life, some things need no translation.” –The Baltimore Waltz – Carl – Scene XII

10/17 – 11/1  | The Baltimore Waltz

by Paula Vogel

@ The Bartell Theatre

a Strollers Theatre, ltd production

score and live music by BC GRIMM

(Madison, WI) Strollers Theatre is proud to present The Baltimore Waltz by Paula Vogel, co-directed by John Cooper & Scott Albert Bennett. The show runs October 17th through November 1st at The Bartell Theatre’s Evjue Stage in Madison. Ticket prices are $20 for general admission; $15 for seniors, students and Strollers members. Group rates of $15 per person for groups of 10 or more are also available. Call the box office at 608-661-9696, Tuesday thru Friday 2 PM – 6 PM.

In this comedic satire by Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel, we follow Anna and her brother Carl on a European expedition. They strike out in search of adventure, hedonistic pleasure and the cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease (the playwright’s metaphor for HIV).

A fantastical odyssey of the mind, with humor and heart, which suspends the apocalyptic catastrophe of losing a family member — a journey that celebrates life, art, sexuality, and the love of family. Paula Vogel won the Obie Award for this play.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.BartellTheatre.org.

SHOW TIMES

  • Friday, October 17……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, October 18……………8:00PM
  • Sunday, October 19……………..2:00PM *Talk back
  • Wednesday, October 22……….7:30PM
  • Thursday, October 23…………..7:30PM *Talk back 
  • Friday, October 24……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, October 25……………8:00PM
  • Thursday, October 30…………..7:30PM *Talk back 
  • Friday, October 31……………….8:00PM
  • Saturday, November 1………….2:00PM

* Shows with Talk back | requesting a separate $30 donation to an AIDS-related benefactor of your choice. $30 is suggested in keeping with the 30 years since the first HIV case was diagnosed.

CAST  |  Erin Baal – Anna, John Jajewski – Carl, Sean Langenecker – Third Man

DESIGN TEAM  |  BC Grimm – Composer/Sound Design; Designers: Paige Hathaway – Scenic; Phil Koenig – Lighting; Lucas Sevedge – Projections; Christina Giannini – Costumes; GW Rodriguez – Sound Design Consultant; Matt Hill – Assistant Stage Manager; Andrea Kleiner – Stage Manager; Joel Stone – Master Carpenter; Miranda Hawk – Producer

For videos, photos and more visit the Strollers Theatre, Ltd web site

or visit us on Facebook 


 [ all photos © J Miner Photography | Courtesy of Strollers Theatre, ltd. ]

 [ all photos © J Miner Photography | Courtesy of Strollers Theatre, ltd. ]


In Honor:

Strollers honors the past 30 years of the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS. On April 23, 1984 the first diagnosis of the AIDS virus was announced. After three decades, this production will serve as a reflection of public perception and progress society has made in this time.  Strollers Theatre has established opportunities for donations to local HIV/AIDS programs and clinics at all performances. Talk backs after certain shows are requesting a donation amount that reflects this 30-year mark. This play was inspired by the tragic passing of Paula Vogel’s brother who had succumbed to the AIDS virus and we honor his spirit.

For any additional information, contact Phil Klein, Strollers Theatre Publicist for this show at philjoannee@charter.net or call 608-445-0579. 


9/22 | Surrounded By Reality: Thollem McDonas & Sisters Three @ Audio For The Arts Studios

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SURROUNDED BY REALITY PRESENTS

THOLLEM MCDONAS 

SISTERS THREE

(aka Brothers Grimm + db pedersen)

 Join us for our reinvented concert series, Surrounded By Reality! This time, we welcome Thollem McDonas and The Sisters Three. Doors open at 7:00 pm for this 7:30 pm performance. Tickets are $10. Stream the concert live. 

Thollem’s solo piano work is a constant flow full of nuances and collisions of his studies of 350 years of keyboard musics and those found in the ever-changing environments along his perpetual travels. “Thollem McDonas does what few can: He combines extreme imagination with terrific post-classical chops and an ability to communicate through melody. A fresh, disciplined avant-pianist with an attractively extreme viewpoint.” (Greg Burk – LA Weekly)

“An intense and virtuosic keyboard improviser” (TimeOut, NY), Thollem ”inhabits a world uniquely his own, rhythmically, harmonically and formally. A true original.” (Terry Riley)



“The Sisters Three are: my brothers, my sisters, my challengers, my keepers, my fellow mossy stones, my companions in chaos.” – Huckleberry Grimm

The Sisters Three (Brothers Grimm + db pedersen), ‘so wither’d and so wild in their attire, that look not like the inhabitants o’ the earth,’ – on this autumnal equinox performance – invite you to both celebrate Summer’s end and to encourage the return of Fall. Bring elements of Autumn, memoirs of Fall. By time The Sisters Three convene this September 22nd, the current embers of Madison’s cicada choir will be totally absent as will all the anxious energy spun by Summer’s zeal. Provided silent sanctuary, The Sisters Three will pay special homage to those courageous leaves which cast off chlorophyll pretensions and reveal the wide spectrum of their honest selves.    


New Release | dr. Bass + vicelikemiami = EP1

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dr. Bass + vicelikemiami (aka dbvlm) production-squad moniker of Indianapolis duo: bassist/composer Dace Robie & engineer/composer Matt Vice.  Their newly released EP1 sounds phenomenal, a lot of attention & craft went into this production – I highly recommend you check it out!

Track No. 5 – “Ready” features BC Grimm on 古筝 guzheng Chinese zither.

> Hiphop guzheng… need I say more?

EP1 features a fine spread of Indianapolis musicians, including:

Bashiri Asad (vocals), Sciren (vocals), Arianne Villareal (vocals), Mikial Robertson (vocals, guitar), Renee King (vocals), Shaan France (vocals), Tasha Jones (vocals), Theon Jones (vocals), Naz Khalid (vocals), Tony Nash (vocals), Phil Geyer (synths), Spivkurl (synths), Greg Artry (drums), Devin Ashley (drums), Nick Hartgrove (percussion), Jen Siukola (trumpet), Josh Thompson (trumpet), Nick Gerlach (tenor sax), Jimmy Wingett (baritone sax), J. Cody Arnholdt (trombone),

Buy/Stream the full album

 

Stray Passage w/ Sockrates Carnival of Sock Puppet Morals and Logic

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Fri, 02/21 8pm  $6  @ Mother Fool’s Cafe [Mad]

Brennan Connors & Stray Passage 

with the Sockrates Carnival of Sock Puppet Morals & Logic

  Brennan Connors & Stray Passage is a jazz trio lead by saxophonist Brennan Connors. The ensemble embraces free and structured improvisation, original compositions, and groove based experiments. Geoff Brady is featured on drums and percussion; BC Grimm on Contra-cello (and a variety of Chinese string instruments). The breadth of the group ranges from focused minimalism to fiery high energy music, all while maintaining a sense of narrative organization throughout performances.

Stray Passage will be joined by the Sockrates Carnival of Sock Puppet Morals and Logic. The Sockrates troupe employs dialogue, music and socks to convey the wealth and breadth of the human (and sock) experience. Tonight’s performance will feature selections from the Willy Street Co-op Reader Letters and will feature the vocal talents of Biff Blumfumgagnge, Alex Burke, Stephen Burke, Jim Goronson, Kia Karlen, Robin Kurzer Debbie Rabin, Urban Van Hoof, Maggie Weiser, and Jonathan Zarov  

SOCK PUPPETS & FREE JAZZ!!!

> here’s a preview of a new Stray Passage tune we’ll perform on Friday, enjoy!