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Collecting Wang Lu at the New York Public Library

  • The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, The Bruno Walter Auditorium 111 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10023 (map)
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In an effort to reshape the way that the International Contemporary Ensemble’s music is created and shared, the ensemble is creating a radically accessible online archive, where composers, performers, and audiences can discover new works, and share their thoughts about how music is composed, performed, and heard. The Ensemble comes to the Library, seeking your help with this revolutionary archive. Join us for a series of interactive concerts, where the Ensemble collects your responses to world premiere performances of music by boundary-breaking Chinese-American composer Wang Lu.

Wang Lu will be joined by Ensemble members Ryan Muncy, saxophone, and Daniel Lippel, guitar, for an onstage conversation and exploration of her music. Wang Lu composed the guitar and saxophone duet named for the two Ensemble members, "Ryan and Dan," for a performance in Providence, RI in 2017. Lippel and Muncy will discuss the motivations for the piece as well as engage in a dialogue with the audience about this unique sound world. Wang Lu will also provide insights into her newest projects and hints of her upcoming portrait at Miller Theatre at Columbia University. 

(If you need assistance with online reservations, please visit the welcome desk at the Library for the Performing Arts' Lincoln Center Plaza entrance, where volunteers will make a reservation for you, even if you do not use email. For free events, The Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, so we recommend that you arrive early.)

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.