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Talea Ensemble: Music of Pierluigi Billone

Works by the Italian composer

The Talea Ensemble

The composer will attend this event. For more about his work, see the video below.
The Talea Ensemble, a “crucial part of the New York cultural ecosphere” (NYTimes) is the Recipient of the 2013 CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming. It has given many important world and US premieres of new works by composers including Pierre Boulez, Tristan Murail, Olga Neuwirth, John Zorn, Unsuk Chin, Rand Steiger, Beat Furrer, and Fausto Romitelli. Talea has performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Wien Modern, Contempuls, Newport Jazz Festival, La Ciudad de las Ideas (Mexico), Art Summit Indonesia (Jakarta), and the International Contemporary Music Festival (Peru). Radio broadcasts of performances have been heard on ORF (Austria), HRF (Germany), and WQXR’s Q2. As an active collaborator of new music Talea has joined forces with the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Consulate General of Denmark, the Korean Cultural Service NY, the Italian Cultural Institute, and the Ukrainian Institute. Assuming an ongoing role in supporting and collaborating with student composers, Talea has served as ensemble in residence at Harvard University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Ithaca College, Cornell University and New York University. Talea has recorded works on the Living Artists Label, Gravina Musica, Tzadik, Innova, and New World Records. Recently commissioned composers include Anthony Cheung, Oscar Bettison, and Georges Aperghis.
Legno.Edre III.Ini (2003) World Premiere
Mani.Matta (2008)
Ebe und Anders (2014) US Premiere


Alex Lipowski on the music of Pierluigi Billone

Event Date 
Wed, Apr 8, 2015, 7:30 pm

"Even chamber music often lacks intimacy in New York: Alice Tully and Zankel Halls, while smaller than some concert spaces, aren’t really ideal for trios or quartets. But two events this week deliver music for small groups at inspiringly close range. ...On Wednesday, at the Italian Academy at Columbia University, the adventurous Talea Ensemble plays three works by the Italian composer Pierluigi Billone, including an American premiere and a world premiere."
From the New York Times
reprint; original web page
“Championing works . . . and playing them with a compelling lucidity, is precisely what Talea Ensemble does best.”
From the New York Times
reprint; original web page
*Also a Critic's Pick at NY1 TV and NYTimes.*