The chamber orchestra SymphoNYC and live electronica artist Paul Fowler will perform the world premiere of FLECTION at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City on May 5. The work—described as a “continuous visual and sonic experience”—will take Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings as a departure point and bring in music by Judd Greenstein, Haas, and Fowler at key “points of inflection.” The performance will also include lighting and other visual and spatial elements. SymphoNYC will be led by Haas, the group’s founder the artistic director. After intermission, each piece by Fowler, Greenstein, and Haas is heard separately from the Adagio as a movement of a joint composition by the three composers. FLECTION will end with a final reading of Barber’s Adagio for Strings. Sympho’s first concerts, REWIND, took place in New York City and San Francisco in 2006; TRACES followed in New York City in March 2008.

Posted April 28, 2009