New York, NY – Pianist and composer Conrad Tao will have a pair of performances in New York City this fall. The first will take place on October 30 at Roulette in Brooklyn, with the premiere of a new work entitled Ceremony, developed in collaboration with improviser and vocalist Charmaine Lee. Forgoing the piano entirely, Conrad will perform on electronics, using spatialization, live signal processing, and fixed media to explore a variety of sonic environments — each a meditation on the visceral tactility of vocal and electronic sound. Ceremony is a celebration of hybridity, weaving together diverse influences from ASMR, drone, ambient, and the 80s power ballad.
Following that, Conrad will make his Lincoln Center debut on December 3 with a program that fuses Baroque, Romantic and Contemporary music. The mood is set with J.S. Bach’s virtuosic and improvisational Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, which paves the way for Jason Eckardt’s richly dissonant Echoes’ White Veil, Rachmaninoff’s hauntingly beautiful Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op. 39 No. 2, and Beethoven’s tragic yet euphoric Piano Sonata in A-flat Major, Op. 110.
OCTOBER 30, 2017 | MONDAY at 8:00 pm
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn
CERMONY WITH CHARMAINE LEE
INFO: http://www.roulette.org | 917.267.0368
TICKETS: General Admission $20; Members/Students/Seniors $15; $25/20 Tickets at the door (tickets can be purchased online or at the door)
DECEMBER 3, 2017 | SUNDAY at 11:00 am
Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater | 165 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
SOLO PIANO RECITAL: BACH, ECKARDT, RACHMANINOFF, & BEETHOVEN
INFO: http://www.lincolncenter.org/show/conrad-tao-piano | 212.721.6500
ABOUT CONRAD TAO
Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer, performing to universal acclaim from critics and audiences alike. His accolades and awards include being a Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a YoungArts gold medal-winner in music, a Gilmore Young Artist, and an Avery Fisher Career Grant-winner. With each passing year, the former prodigy continues to emerge as a mature, thoughtful and thought-provoking artist, confidently pushing boundaries as a leading performer, composer, curator, and commissioner, championing new music while continuing to present core repertoire in a new light.