Since the conductor and composer Julian Wachner became the director of music and arts at Trinity Wall Street in September 2010 he has pursued at least two distinct agendas. He has increased the amount of contemporary music performed by the church’s admirable Trinity Choir, Continue reading →
Du Yun has made a name for herself as a versatile composer and theatrical performer working in a variety of mediums, from orchestra music to art installations. For her recent CD Shark In You, she dons her “pop” hat, incorporating synth textures and trip-hop beats into Continue reading →
Stark, startling and challenging. Matt Haimovitz with Du Yun, Oct. 30, Café Carpe, Fort Atkinson
Music clubs come and go, but little Café Carpe has prospered for 24 years as a premier showcase for singer-songwriters and folksingers. (All praise to owners Bill Camplin and Kitty Welch!) But this was different — an evening of avant-garde classical music with Continue reading →
In a career spanning 25 years, cellist Matt Haimovitz has grown from a winsome lad of 13, making his debut with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, to an institution, noted both as a concert artist and solo recitalist. However, unlike many institutions, Haimovitz has never allowed himself to fossilize, and Continue reading →
Le violoncelliste Matt Haimovitz et sa partenaire, la compositrice Luna Pearl Woolf, réinventent le rituel du concert avec la nouvelle vocation d’eXcentris. Air frais.
J’ai rencontré Matt Haimovitz pour la première fois en 2006, alors qu’il venait de faire paraître son disque Goulash! (Oxingale Records), sur lequel il joue avec le grand guitariste jazz-rock John McLaughlin, l’ensemble de musique méditerranéenne Constantinople et DJ Olive, entre autres. On trouve sur ce disque du Bartók et du Ligeti, mais aussi du Led Zeppelin Continue reading →
The exciting eccentricities of November’s classical music programming at eXcentris
McGill music professor and renowned cellist Matt Haimovitz—who now adds artistic advisor and artist-in-residence at the recently repurposed eXcentris to his CV—has made it his mission to expand the parameters of classical music, what it is and who it’s played for. In that spirit, his latest album, Figment, covers a good part of Continue reading →
How about a little Elliott Carter as you sip your drink and nibble pretzels in a dimly-lit lounge?
Don’t scoff. That’s the kind of ear-liberating musical experience you’d expect Matt Haimovitz to deliver.
The Israeli-born cellist is leading the way for classical musicians who seek to bridge the seemingly unbridgeable worlds of contemporary art music and Continue reading →
In the world of commercial music, the conventional wisdom is that the full-length album is dead, that listeners want individual tracks, downloaded rather than on discs. But on Monday, when the big news elsewhere was the release of a single by Michael Jackson, a handful of new-music performers gathered at Le Poisson Rouge and, in two unrelated shows, offered Continue reading →
An inventive cellist with an insatiable curiosity, Matt Haimovitz was playing Bach in nightclubs before (Le) Poisson Rouge was a glimmer in anyone’s eye; no wonder he’s gotten into the swim here instantly. Tonight he’s celebrating Continue reading →