Ashley Bathgate cello and Lisa Moore piano
a mission to commission
NEWSFLASH "we are thrilled to announce new commissions: Paul Dresher (Meet the Composer),
Jack Perla (Barlow) as well as our successful Kickstarter campaign for Sam Adams,
Daniel Felsenfeld and Daniel Wohl.
Click here for our Q2 WQXR NY Public Radio broadcast of our LPR/NYC Jan 4 2011 launch concert.
TwoSense Demo DVD featuring excerpts from (le) Poisson Rouge concert, Jan 4 2011
Works by Leos Janacek, Paul Kerekes, Stephen Feigenbaum, Iva Bittova and Kate Moore.
Performers Ashley Bathgate, Lisa Moore, Kelli Kathman and Iva Bittova.
"Lisa Moore and Ashley Bathgate established their reputations as eloquent new-music interpreters"
(Allan Kozinn, The New York Times)
"Ms Moore and Ms Bathgate wove supple lines...and sang harmonies"
(Allan Kozinn, The New York Times)
"However TwoSense proceeds - whether as a duo, or as an open-ended chamber project it's adventures should be worth following"
(Allan Kozinn, The New York Times)
"the new-music equivalent of a special-ops team....a YouTube video of them performing Janacek's Pohadka reveals bittersweet lyricism along with ferocious chops"
(Justin Davidson, New York Magazine)
"two admired performers"
(Russell Platt, The New Yorker)
Moore-Bathgate (Albany Records) "terrifically present...in every detail of a deeply sensitive reading"
(New Haven Advocate)
New Works and Oldies From 20th Century
Review by Allan Kozinn - The New York Times (Jan 5 2011)
Untamable Bang on a Can and Cantaloupe Music recording artists Ashley Bathgate, cellist and Lisa Moore, pianist have teamed up to present TwoSense - a concert series and commissioning project featuring new, experimental music paired with mainstream repertoire for cello and piano. Emerging and established composers are being commissioned to write new works for TwoSense and selected guest artists. Our mission is to seek and ensure the inclusion of these compositions in to the library of great chamber music. World premieres will take place in a series of concerts beginning at New York Cityís (le) Poisson Rouge in January 2011 and subsequently in venues worldwide.
We are raising funds to expand the TwoSense commissioning project. The composers we initially plan to commission include Sam Adams, Andy Akiho, Iva Bittova, Martin Bresnick, Anna Clyne, Paul Dresher, Stephen Feigenbaum, Michael Gordon, Tim Hansen, Ted Hearne, Amy Kirsten, Missy Mazzoli, Kate Moore, David Lang, Daniel Wohl, Julia Wolfe and many more.
To formally kick-off the season we gave our first fund-raising concert at Firehouse12 on October 2nd 2010 in New Haven featuring our first commission - a world premiere by Yale undergrad and sicinc co-founder Stephen Feigenbaum. Other works included recent compositions by Andy Akiho (also a guest performer), Martin Bresnick, Sam Adams as well as beloved classics by Leos Janacek and Robert Schumann.
Our next big event is Velvet - our New York City debut on Jan 4, 2011 at (le) Poisson Rouge featuring two world premieres (Kate Moore, Jerome Kitzke), 3 NY premieres (Paul Kerekes, Andy Akiho, Stephen Feignebaum), a set with the Czech songstress Iva Bittova, Janacek's Pohadka and guest artists Kelli Kathman and Andy Akiho. www.lepoissonrouge.com
Concert tickets and any further donations* will go towards the commissioning and presentation of new works in our series of on-going concerts. We invite you to join in our mission and help us with this exciting and important adventure!
You are welcome to contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
*If you would like to contribute further to the TwoSense mission make your tax-deductible donation through Bang on a Can (contact Tim Thomas (718) 852 7755 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Bang on a Can have graciously offered to serve as our fiscal intermediary. Please make checks out to Bang on a Can and write “TwoSense contribution” in the memo line.
“TwoSense” c/o Bang on a Can
80 Hanson Place, Suite 701
Brooklyn NY 11217 USA
We offer these suggested categories:
“Amazing Artist” - $0.02c - $49 (a personalized thank you “drink” and TwoSense email updates)
“Caring Contributor” - $50 - $99 (a personalized thank you, TwoSense email updates and a listing in our concert programs as a contributor)
“Passionate Patron” - $100 - $499 (all of the above and a copy of one of the new commissions, signed by the composer.)
“Dedicated Donor” - $500 - $999 (all of the above, your name officially appears on one of the new work covers plus a free ticket to our concerts in the 2010/2011 season)
“Brilliant Benefactor” - $1000 and above (all of the above plus a piece commissioned solely in your name and a “meet-the-composer” event in your honor)
ASHLEY BATHGATE, cello
American cellist Ashley Bathgate has performed worldwide as both a classical and contemporary musician and has been hailed by critics as a "brilliant, rising star." She has appeared in venues such as Carnegie's Zankel Hall, Merkin Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge,The Stone, BargeMusic, Boston's Symphony Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Forbidden City Concert Hall and National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Ashley has been a guest artist at several festivals including New York City's Look and Listen, River to River, Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, the Saratoga Chamber Music Festival, Bard Summerscape, Athelas New Music, the Shanghai International Arts Festival and the Beijing Music Festival. As a soloist, Ashley has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, Woodstock Chamber Orchestra, Windham Chamber Players, and the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 she made her New York debut in Carnegie’s Weill Hall with pianist Todd Crow and has been broadcast as a featured artist on WMHT FM, WQXR FM’s ‘Young Artist Showcase’, NPR's 'Performance Today' and WYNC's New Sounds Live. Ashley recently recorded a collaborative disc featuring music by Martin Bresnick which was released this spring on Albany Records. As a member of the award-winning "Bang on a Can All-Stars" Ashley champions new music across the globe and in many musical genres. She has collaborated with composers and musicians such as John Adams, Martin Bresnick, Julia Wolfe, Michael Gordon, David Lang, Louis Andriessen, Annie Gosfield, Ingram Marshall, Aaron J. Kernis, Terry Riley, Don Byron, David Longstreth, Nik Bärtsch, Mira Calix, Trio Mediaeval, Glenn Kotche, and Lee Ranaldo. Ashley's awards include a grant from the New York Philharmonic Players Fund, as well as top prizes at the 1999 and 2001 Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, the 2006 Hugo Kauder Memorial Strings Competition and the 2008 Yale University School of Music Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition. Her newly formed Lorien Trio received the bronze medal at the 2009 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. A native of Saratoga Springs, NY, Ashley began cello studies at the age of 12. She received a Bachelor's degree from Bard College where she studied cello with Luis Garcia-Rènart. Having received her Master’s degree in 2007 from the Yale University School of Music, she was selected for the 'Artist Diploma' program by her teacher, Aldo Parisot, and in that same year received the Aldo Parisot Prize for the cellist showing 'most promise for a concert career'. While at the Yale University School of Music she was a member of the acclaimed "Yale Cellos". She also studied composition with Ezra Laderman and chamber music with Claude Frank, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Jesse Levine, Ani Kavafian and the Tokyo String Quartet.
LISA MOORE, piano
Australian-American pianist Lisa Moore lives in New York City where she collaborates with a large and diverse range of musicians and artists. She was recently crowned "New York's queen of avant-garde piano" and “visionary” by The New Yorker magazine. Moore has performed with the London Sinfonietta, New York City Ballet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Bang on a Can All-Stars, BargeMusic, American Composers Orchestra, So Percussion, Don Byron Adventurers Orchestra, Signal, Da Capo Chamber Players, Steve Reich Ensemble, So Percussion, Signal and the Paul Dresher Double Duo. She has released 5 solo discs (on Cantaloupe Music and Tall Poppies) and over 30 collaborative discs (on Sony, Nonesuch, DG, CRI, BMG, Point, New World, ABC Classics and New Albion). Her latest solo recording "Seven" (music by Don Byron) was released in 2009 on Cantaloupe. Moore has performed at La Scala, the Musikverein, the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall and the Royal Albert Hall and has made guest appearances at festivals such as Holland, Lincoln Center, Schleswig-Holstein, BBC Proms, Israel, Warsaw, Uzbekistan, Musica Ficta Lithuania, Prague Spring, Istanbul, Athens, Taormina, Southbank's Meltdown, Dublin's Crash, Graz, Huddersfield, Scotia, Paris d'Automne, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Turin, Palermo, Barcelona, Heidelberg, Berlin, Perugia, Tanglewood, Houston Da Camera, Jacob's Pillow, Aspen, Norfolk, Sandpoint, Saratoga, Victoriaville, Ojai, Other Minds, NY's Sonic Boom, BAM Next Wave, MassMoca, Bang on a Can, Keys to the Future, MusicX, Mizzou, Healing The Divide, Adelaide, Perth, Queensland, Canberra, Sydney, Sydney's Olympic Arts, Sydney Spring and Mostly Mozart, Brisbane Biennale, and the Darwin Festival. As a concerto soloist she has played with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Albany, Sydney, Tasmania, Thai and Canberra Symphony Orchestras, Philharmonia Virtuosi and the Queensland Philharmonic, under the batons of Brad Lubman, Reinbert de Leeuw, Pierre Boulez, Jorge Mester and Edo de Waart. Lisa Moore won the silver medal in the 1981 Carnegie Hall International American Music Competition. From 1992-2008 she was the founding pianist for the Bang On A Can All-Stars -- the New York based electro-acoustic sextet and winner of the Musical America 2005 "Ensemble of the Year" Award. She has collaborated with composers ranging from Iannis Xenakis, Milton Babbitt and Elliot Carter to Ornette Coleman, Meredith Monk and Phillip Glass. As an artistic curator Moore produced Australia's Canberra International Music Festival 2008 “Sounds Alive” series, importing musicians from around the world for 10 days of music making at the Street Theatre. Moore teaches at the Yale-Norfolk Summer Festival and at Wesleyan University. For more Moore please visit www.lisamoore.org
May 11th, 2010 (le) Poisson Rouge New York City
music by Bresnick
Sep 26th, 2010, 3pm, Grand Montgomery Chamber Music & Theatre Series, Montgomery NY
music by Bach, Feigenbaum, Janacek, Bresnick, Chopin and Schumann
Oct 2nd, 2010, 7.30pm
TwoSense @ Firehouse12 New Haven
music by Janacek, Feigenbaum, Akiho, Bresnick, Adams
Nov 14, 2010, 3pm, Russell House Series, Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
music by Janacek, Prokofiev, Schnittke, Schumann
Jan 4th, 2011, 7.30pm
TwoSense @ (le) Poisson Rouge, New York City
music by Kitzke, Feigenbaum, Moore, Janacek, Bittova, Brahms, Akiho, Kerekes
Jan 17th, 2011
Ecstatic Music Festival
music by Kate Moore and Michael Gordon
Jan 21st, 2011 7pm
Church of the Tranfiguration
Music by Chopin, Janacek, Schnittke, Prokofiev and Bresnick
April 8th, 2011, 7pm, St. Michaelís Church, Wooster Square, New Haven
Cherry Blossom Festival
music by Bresnick, Cream, Rzewski and Vees
April 11th, 2011, 8pm, Killian Hall, MIT, Boston.
music by Norman, Wohl, Tristano, Gordon, Bresnick, Rzewski and Moore
June 11th, 2011 8pm, Zankel Center, SaratogaArtsFest
music by Janacek, Ravel, Haydn, Kitzke, Wohl, Gordon
Sept 29th, 2011 BargeMusic, New York
music by Janacek, Ligeti, Bresnick and Adams with guests Karen Bentley-Pollick violin, Courtney Orlando, violin, and Nathan Koci, french horn. www.bargemusic.org
Dec 4th, 2011 The Remains - world premieres by Bresnick and Kerekes and works by Ulstvolskaya, Schumann, Messiaen and Wohl - 5pm Resonating Light, Rubin Museum of Art, 150 W17th St, NYC, (212) 620-5000 www.rmanyc.org
Feb 2, 2012 Reach by Paul Kerekes and One Piece by Daniel Wohl, 8pm New Music New Haven, Sprague Hall, Yale University
Feb 13, 2012 Prayers Remain Forever and Ballade by Martin Bresnick, 8pm, Sprague Hall, Yale University
Jun 17, 2012 music by Bresnick (Prayers Remain Forever), Reich (Six Pianos), Wolfe (my lips...) with TwoSense and The Grand Band. Bang on a Can Marathon, World Financial Center www.bangonacan.org
Jun 20, 2012 TwoSense: Martin Bresnick Piano Trio, Sam Adams Piano Trio (world premiere), Leos Janacek Pohadka w/Ashley Bathgate cello, Karen Bentley-Pollick violin, Courtney Orlando, violin @ The Barge, Brooklyn www.bargemusic.org
Oct 4, 2012 TwoSense with Ashley Bathgate, cello. World premieres by Ryan Brown, Daniel Felsenfeld, Hannah Lash, plus Andres and Barber works 8pm @ Roulette. www.roulette.org
Nov 23, 2012 TwoSense concert w Ashley Bathgate @ Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA) 7.30pm www.dia.org
Dec 1, 2012 Music by Ryan Brown and Hannah Lash w/TwoSense - Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St NYC www.spectrumnyx.org
Mar 5, 2013 (moved from Dec 4) Three Ideas Sleep (Furiously) by Ryan Brown, w/TwoSense @ Princeton Composers Concerts, Taplin Auditorium, Princeton University 8pm www.princeton.edu/music/