Monday, December 13, 2010
Monday, December 6, 2010
The Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco presents the world premiere of “My Agnostic Solstice,” words and music by Jack Curtis Dubowsky, commissioned by Noam Szoke.
The new piece for mixed chorus explores a topic requested by Mr. Szoke: what does an agnostic or atheist sing on a Christmas concert?
“My Agnostic Solstice” will be performed in LGCSF’s legendary annual “Christmas Crap-Array” cabaret, December 16, 17, and 18, 2010 at 8 pm at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco.
Dubowsky has enjoyed a long relationship with the chorus, which has performed much of his work, including “Silent Holy Hanukah Bush,” the controversial “Magic Snow,” and the choral opera Halloween in the Castro. Dubowsky’s choral music is available at sheetmusicplus.com.
The world's first mixed lesbian and gay chorus, LGCSF is dedicated to building and enriching the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community through song and a love of music. The Chorus has performed around the world, and hundreds of times in San Francisco. LGCSF was founded in 1980 by Bay Area musicians and community members.
Monday, July 12, 2010
DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE PLAYS Depeche Mode's VIOLATOR (20th Anniversary Concert) at CAFE DU NORD !!! 7/28/10
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JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE embarks on East Coast Tour 2010
The release of Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble II , our 2nd album, is supported by these upcoming engagements:
Wed April 7 8-9 pm Endless Possibilities WRSU 88.7 New Brunswick NJ
Th April 8 9-10 pm Live Block BSR 88.1 FM WELH Providence RI
Fri April 9 9:30 pm The Tank, 354 West 45th St., NYC
Sat April 10 9 am-noon Fiat Flux WHUS 91.7 FM, Storrs CT
Sun April 11 2 pm Lily Pad, Cambridge MA
Mon April 12 9 pm AS220, Providence RI
"redefining musical boundaries" San Francisco Classical Voice 9/1/09
The Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble, a groundbreaking new music ensemble led by classical and film composer Jack Curtis Dubowsky, combines acoustic instruments, electronic hardware, composed material and structured improvisation. The Ensemble treats analog synth as a rare and unpredictable performance instrument. The Ensemble's contemporary electroacoustic music, abstract, spacious, and transcendental, is performed and recorded live with no overdubs, software, or sequencing.
Based in San Francisco, the Ensemble has played chamber concert series, new music series, galleries, alternative performance spaces, and has presented special programs of live music to experimental film. This April, the Ensemble embarks on their first tour of East Coast appearances in support of their second album, Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble II.
Performances at The Tank (NYC) and AS220 (Providence RI) include highlights from the Ensemble's programs of live music for experimental film, including shorts by Samara Halperin and Tom Graeff.
Detailed Tour Schedule
DATE: Wednesday, April 7, 8-9pm
RADIO PROGRAM: Endless Possibilities WRSU 88.7 New Brunswick NJ
PROGRAM WEBSITE: www.epmusic.wordpress.com/
STATION WEBSITE: www.wrsu.rutgers.edu/
DATE: Thursday, April 8 9-10pm
RADIO PROGRAM: Live Block BSR 88.1 FM WELH Providence RI
PROGRAM WEBSITE: www.bsrlive.com/archives/show.php?s=49
STATION WEBSITE: www.bsrlive.com/schedule/
DATE: Friday, April 9, 2010, 9:30 pm
VENUE: The Tank, 354 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036
Between 8th and 9th Aves. A,C,E to 42nd St/Times Sq.
BOX OFFICE: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/97288
EVENT WEBSITE: www.thetanknyc.org/music
VENUE CONTACT: Suzan Erasian email@example.com
DATE: Saturday, April 10, 9am-noon
RADIO PROGRAM: Fiat Flux WHUS 91.7 FM, Storrs CT
PROGRAM WEBSITE: www.fiatfluxradio.blogspot.com/
STATION WEBSITE: www.whus.org/schedule.php
DATE: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 2 pm
VENUE: The Lily Pad, Inman Square
1353 Cambridge St., Cambridge MA 02139
Telephone: (617) 395-1393
BOX OFFICE: Tickets available at the door.
EVENT WEBSITE: www.lily-pad.net/archives/2010/04/11/
VENUE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: Monday, April 12, 2010, 9 pm
115 Empire Street, Providence RI, 02903
BOX OFFICE: Tickets available at the door
EVENT WEBSITE: www.as220.org/calendar.html
VENUE CONTACT: email@example.com
JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
Keyboardist and bassist Jack Curtis Dubowsky is an active composer, conductor, writer, educator, and filmmaker. Dubowsky has composed four chamber operas and scored five feature films including That Man Peter Berlin, Rock Haven, and Redwoods. The short film NYC Dilemma about this working composer premiered 2006 at BFI in London. Dubowsky's choral music has been performed internationally by groups including San Francisco Choral Artists, Desert Voices, Lesbian/Gay Chorus of San Francisco, and Mount Eden Chorus. His orchestral music has been performed by Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra, and chamber music by Classical Revolution, Snopea Chamber Ensemble, Organic Sound Experiment, Collaborata, and Paradigm Brass. Dubowsky has received grants from Meet the Composer, Zellerbach Family Fund, Friends of San Francisco Public Library, and American Composers Forum. Dubowsky produced recordings by Winsome Griffles, Glen Meadmore, and Virgin Whore Complex. Dubowsky's award winning "Mr Jones" parody is a highlight of the Momus album Stars Forever. Dubowsky attended the Aspen School, and received his MM in Composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dubowsky studied composition with David Conte, Conrad Susa, Elinor Armer, and Michael Czajkowski. Dubowsky is a fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. His sheet music is distributed by SheetMusicPlus and Theodore Front Musical Literature.
Percussionist Fred Morgan received his BM in percussion performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music under the study of Jack Van Geem and his MM from the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Will Hudgins. Fred currently studies timpani with San Francisco Timpanist David Herbert; past teachers include Andrew Lewis, James Lee Wyatt, and Alan Hall. Fred played William Kraft's first timpani concerto with the Oakland East Bay Symphony in 2003 as a winner of the orchestra's Young Artist Competition. Fred was a member of the San Francisco Youth Symphony from 1997-2002. Fred has performed as a timpanist and percussionist in the Hong Kong Philharmonic, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Kansas City Symphony. Fred performs with SF Symphony brass and boys choir at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and has subbed with the Midsummer Mozart Festival. Fred participated in festivals of Spoleto USA, Schleswig-holstein, Music Academy of the West, Jeunnesses Musicales, National Orchestral Institute, and the Aspen Music Festival. Contemporary engagements include work with the Sprocket Ensemble and performances and recordings of the music of Erling Wold. Fred subs with the Oakland East bay Symphony and the Santa Rosa Symphony. Fred has received a percussion chair in the Stockton Symphony.
HIGH RES PHOTOS: http://www.destijlmusic.com/jcde.html (includes photo credits)
Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble I
Jack Curtis Dubowsky Ensemble II
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