The American Modern Ensemble is performing Ben Johnston’s String Quartet No. 9 next Tuesday November 3, 2009, at the Galapagos Art Space at 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY. The piece is part of a program called m&ms (microtones & minimalism) which also features works by fellow composers Philip Glass, Ingram Marshall, Steve Reich and Spencer Topel.
Ben will be participating in an on-stage discussion with the composers following the performance. I will be there to help out and collect some documentation of the event–so look forward to some photos and videos next week. Or better yet, if you live in the New York area, come out and support new music!