Ensemble Tzara


The Swiss ensemble premieres New York avant-opera genius Robert Ashley’s new Mixed Blessing, Indiana for horn, cello, and synthesizer. One of 49 “Immortality Songs” (all with seven-syllable titles) Ashley began composing in the early ’90s as adjuncts to larger works, Mixed Blessings is conceived as a radio show derived from American literary ephemera, from advertising to pop fiction, and blends both determinate and chance elements. Timothy McCormack’s Interfacing With the Surface and David Sontòn’s La Metta da Feine fill out the program.

Wed., Dec. 11, 8 p.m., 2013