RITES OF SUMMER
At first glance, this Celebrate Brooklyn event appeared to feature avant San Francisco weirdos Deerhoof playing Stravinskys The Rite of Springwell within the bands technical abilities. But no, not exactly: Openers Metropolis Ensemble, a New Yorkbased new-music ensemble, are premiering The Rite: Remixed, a three-way collaboration between the young composers Ricardo Romaneiro, Ryan Francis, and Leo Leite. Theyll do it via orchestra and live sound manipulation, which could jibe nicely with the outdoor venue (although this being Park Slope, dudes should probably start figuring out now how theyre going to incorporate the sound of a thousand crying babies). Then comes Deerhoof: four players with bad posture capable of anything from marching-band formalism to free-form gusts of white noise, led by diminutive fireball Satomi Matsuzaki, and presumably premiering new material of their own tonighttheir newest, the just-announced Offend Maggie, is out this October.
Fri., July 18, 7:30 p.m., 2008
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