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The Construction Company's Past Events:
11/93 - 6/00

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1993-94 Season:

11/13/93 -
An Evening of Songs and Opera Scenes:
From the House of Incest - Carolyn Lord
The Doves - Nathaniel Drake
Four Songs - Webster Smith
Scene and Aria from The Quiet American - Wendy Griffiths
Scene from Master of All Masters - David Tcimpidis
Benedicta Omnia Opera - David Rappaport
Two Songs and Vocalise - Chris Woltmann
A Free Pen (excerpt) - Faye-Ellen Silverman

 

2/12/94 -
Winter Winds & Strings - an Afternoon of Chamber Music:
Light Suite - Carolyn Lord
The Passage of Time - Pierre Ruiz
White Texture in A Blue Light - Wendy Griffiths
Dialectics - Chris Woltmann
String Quartet #2 - Thomas Addison
On a Dark Night Kindled... - Richard Einhorn
Broken Chord, Sonata for Harp - Nils Vigland
Cupid and Psyche - Webster Smith, August Swale, Beth Anderson
The Colonel - Walter Thompson

5/12-13/94 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - David Tcimpidis/Anne Lall
Theme and Variety - Wendy Griffiths/Carolyn Lord
Full House - Doug Pierson/Beth Leonard
Red Skull - Thomas Addison/Scott Caywood
The Sound of Bound Wings - Walter Thompson/Homer Avila & Edissa Weeks

5/14-15/94 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
Order: One Kid - Faye-Ellen Silverman/Leslie Satin
Trouble On Chess War - Chris Woltmann/Olga Tragant
Pantomimus - Webster Smith/Max Luna III
Heroines - Nathaniel Drake/Marian Sarach
Water Dances - Carolyn Lord/Bryan Hayes

5/20-21/94 -
Dance Under Construction:
The Return - Nancy Zendora/Dance - Brenda Hutchinson, Craig Gordon/Music
My Life In Art - Carolyn Lord/Dance & Music
Being Bitten - Marjorie Gamso/Dance
Dancing & Writing (On Hermaphrodites) - Kenneth King/Dance & Text

7/8/1994 -
Under the Influence:
Thoreau (1915), The Housatonic at Stockbridge (1921) - Charles Ives
Exultation (1921)
How Old Is Song (1929)
Daybreak (1946)
St. Agnes Morning (1914) - Henry Cowell
Galathea (1901)
Der Genugsame Liebhaber (1901)
Gigerlette (1901) - Arnold Schoenberg
Socrates (1918) - Erik Satie

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7/8-9/94 -
Three Concerts - John Cage
(presented in conjunction with the Guggenheim Museum Soho, as part of Rolywholyover: A Circus)

7/9/94, 3pm -
Metamorphosis
- John Cage:
Quest (1935)
Metamorphosis (1938)
Bacchanale (1935)
Two Pieces for Piano (1935)
Three Easy Pieces (1933)
Sonata for Clarinet (1933)
Dream (1948)

7/9/94, 7pm -
Variation - Music by John Cage
texts by e.e. cummings:
experiences 11 (1946)
Three Songs with texts by Gertrude Stein (1933):
Twenty Years After
Is It As It Was
At East and Ingredients
texts by e.e. cummings:
little four paws (1938)
in just (1938)
texts by James Joyce
A Flower (1950)
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)
Nowth Upon Nacht (1984)
Song Books (1970) - Solos for Voice #27, 32, 34, 37, 39, 43, 49, 57, 71

Fontana Mix (1958)
Music for Piano #1 (1952)
Sonatas and Interludes (1946-48)
Cheap Imitation (1969)
Part One, Sonnekus
(1985)


1994-95 Season:
10/15/94 -
Talujon Percussion Quartet:
Sonata for Percussion
(1993) - Carolyn Lord
Pas de Deux (1991) - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Chrononomy (1994) - David Shohl
their four and sew three - Talujon
Parallelogram (1994) - Webster Smith
Vanishing Point (1994) - Chris Woltmann

12/17/94 -
Songs and Scenes II:
Scenes from The Quiet American - Wendy Griffiths
Scenes from Gdansk - Tom Addison
Scenes from Harriet Tubman - Leo Edwards
Songs After Melville/The Portent, Pisa's Leaning Tower, The Tuft of Kelp - Nathaniel Drake
Scenes from Master of All Masters - David Tcimpidis

6/2-3/95 -
Dance Under Construction:
Just A Matter Of Times - Barbara Mahler/Dance - Christopher Caines/Music
What's Wrong With A Little Sex? - Debra Wanner/Dance - Debra Wanner & David Teschendorf/Text
Idols In The Kitchen, By Breaking Statues, Enough - Scott Caywood/Dance - Jerry Hunt/Music

6/8-9/95 -
Rock Stream House
Bryan Hayes & Dancers presented by M.U.C at DIA Foundation for the Arts
Choreography - Bryan Hayes
Music for string quartet & percussion - Carolyn Lord

6/9-11/95 -
Dancers Are Composers:
My Knowing Your Smile Is A Wilted Flower I Hold To My Breast,
Prometheus Rising
- Fernando Maneca
LICWID/Solo for Unprepared Dancer - Rebekah Windmiller
Salt for Carthage - Christopher Caines

6/15-16/95 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
Doppelganger Canon - Chris Woltmann/Olga Tragant
Ages and Ages - Michael Pugliese/Wendy Osserman
The Forbidden Fruit - Chris Cochrane/Kay Nishikawa
HA work in progress - Philip Pares/Elaine Shipman

6/17-18/95 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
Lullaby Studies - Doug Pierson/Beth Leonard
Seduction - Thomas Addison/Robyn Gardenhire
Diary - 1925 - Nathaniel Drake/Richard Michaels
Melange - Wendy Griffiths/Stormy Brandenberger

1995-96 Season:

11/18/95 -
Melodramas:
The Lightning Rod Man by Herman Melville - Nathaniel Drake
Enoch Arden by Alfred Tennyson - Richard Strauss

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12/2/95 -
Sergio Puccini - Guitar:
Orpheus Meditation (1981) - Marc-Antonio Consoli
Sonata No. 4 for Guitar Solo (1995) - David Loeb
Divertimento for Guitar and Clarinet (1995) - Wendy Griffiths
The Jester's Crumb (1995) - Chris Woltmann
Sonata for Guitar (1968) - Jose Buenagu
Sonata Op.47 (1976) - Alberto Ginastera

1/28/96 -
Broken Consort:
Divertimento for Woodwind Quintet - Otto Luening; Nocturnes - Arnold Cooke
A Musical Joke - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Two Short Episodes - Anthony M. Kadleck
Dream Dancing, I Concentrate on You, I Love You - Cole Porter

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2/17/96 -
Opera, Songs and Scenes:
Departure - a collection of 13 songs to the poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay
Three Scenes from The Quiet American - Wendy Griffiths
Scene from Gdansk - Thomas Addison

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4/6/96 -
String Quartet Gala:
String Quartet - Wendy Griffiths
String Quartet - Pierre Ruiz
Paula's Song - Faye-Ellen Silverman
String Quartet #2 - Thomas Addison
9 24 7 a trio - Chris Woltmann
Tertian Circles - Patrick Grant
Sorrow Is Not Melancholy - Deborah Drattell
The Triplets - Nathaniel Drake

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6/22/96 -
Brass:
Bits and Pieces - Carolyn Lord
Brass Quintet No. 2 - Robert Stewart
First Position - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Clementine - Nathaniel Drake
Four Delineations of Curtmantle - Karen P. Thomas
Brass - Chris Woltmann

1996-97 Season:
9/21/96 -
An Evening of Piano/Chamber Music:
Alonzo Alexander and Craig Nies, Piano; Carol Reiner Nies, Conductor.
Romantic Ruminations - Thomas Addison
Evanescences - Pierre Ruiz
Xenium - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Dream Works - Michael Alex Rose
Ohio - Nathaniel Drake
Ritual - Alonzo Alexander
To C - Carolyn Lord

11/23/96 -
Music by Nathaniel Drake:
Private Life ('95); Shelter; The Company; A Home; Three Little Pieces, for piano; The Old Quartet

12/7-8/96 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
All Manner of Falling - Christopher Caines/Barbara Mahler
At The Autumn Beach - Wendy Griffiths/Yukiko Fujii
Chrysalis - Frank Giordano/Elke Rindfleisch
Echo - Thomas Addison/Stormy Brandenberger

12/14-15/96 -
Music/Dance Collaborations:
In The Dead of Night - David Tcimpidis/Carolyn Lord
A Visible Track of Turbulence - Patrick Grant/Ariane Anthony
Caught Breath - Chris Woltmann/Robert Altman
A Thousand Candles - Christopher Caines

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1/25/97 -
Chris Woltmann and Company:
Three works by Chris Woltmann (1996/97) String Music in Thirteen Parts; The Stripe; The Gutteral Muse

2/26/97 -
Music Under Construction at Mannes College of Music:
Sonata for Flute and Piano - Wendy Griffiths
Sunday Morning Snow with Seagulls in Astoria - Chris Woltmann
Violin Action - Nathaniel Drake
String Quartet #1 - Pierre Ruiz
Suite for Bassoon and Piano - David Tcimpidis
Love Songs - Faye-Ellen Silverman
String Quartet #1 - Thomas Addison

5/2-4/97 -
Music and Multimedia:
Jump/Cut - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
The Music of What Happens - Penny Ward (Video)/Irish Musicians & Dancers
Train of Thought - Carolyn Lord/Scott Caywood & Andy Gurian
The Holidays - Nathaniel Drake
The Secret Heart Of The Clock - Lee Ellickson/The Consort of Endangered Species

5/17/97 -
An Evening of Chamber Music:
Fields Amaze - Patrick Grant
The Queen of the Rain - Kitty Brazelton
Protean Life - Thomas Sullivan
Strumming - Chris Woltmann
Night Night Night Night - Nathaniel Drake
Haitian Cadavers - Jed Distler

1997-98 Season:
9/14/97 -
The New York Composers Festival at Mannes College of Music:
Private Life - Nathaniel Drake
Echo - Thomas Addison
Everyone is Dancing - Chris Woltmann
Train of Thought - Carolyn Lord

9/27/97 -
Chamber/Electronic Music:
The Neutral Zone - Pierre Ruiz
Five Songs - Wendy Griffiths
Neverland (Loops), Waiting - Nathaniel Drake
Pin - Chris Woltmann
La Douce-amere - Thomas Addison
Winter - Madelyn Byrne
Danger Blues - Benedict Weisser

11/17/97 -
Music Under Construction at Mannes College of Music:
Juxtapositions - Pierre Ruiz
Oedipus at Colonus - Carolyn Lord
9 24 7 - Chris Woltmann
Loss - David Tcimpidis
Azure Skies - Faye-Ellen Silverman
In Memoriam Benjamin Britten - Wendy Griffiths
Violin Action - Nathaniel Drake
Cabal - Thomas Addison

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2/7/98 -
Music Under Construction Gala Benefit

2/27,28, 3/1 1998 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 1):
Spire - Danny Mallon/Amy Kail
The Intruder - David Shohl/Nathaniel Lee
Shrinking Violet - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
Sorry Igor - Stravinsky/Carolyn Lord (arrangement - Carolyn Lord)

3/6-8/98 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 2):
Life Drawing - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
REspOniralSe - Anders Griffen/Sue Hogan & John Morris
Until.... - Christine Bard/Nancy Zendora
All the Glass Eyed Birds - Yuzuru Sadashige/Scott Caywood
Imprints - Thomas Addison/Elke Rindfleisch

3/13 -15/98 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 3):
Base - Wendy Griffiths/Linda Seifert
The Conversation - Joel Stein/Ellen Cornfield
Dark Secret - Kitty Brazelton/Beth Leonard
True Love - Christopher Caines (music and dance)

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4/17-18/98 -
Nieuwe Oogst at the Construction Company:
Program 1:
Life Drawing
- Chris Woltmann
Isolation - David Tcimpidis
Coquette - Thomas Addison
Mystery - Jan Buysschaert
Missing Muses - Michel Vangheluwe
Color and Movement - Pierre Ruiz
Instrumental Meditation - Jan Buysschaert
And The Hand Played On - Erik Mertens
Program 2:
Troubled Repose - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Tambourine Dance - Carolyn Lord
2 Art Songs & 2 Pop Songs - Wendy Griffiths
Tape Installation - Nathaniel Drake

5/2/98 -
Bob Windbiel Plays Music for Lovers:
Daisy - Chris Woltmann
Song Endings by Robert Schumann - Nathaniel Drake
bob windbiel plays music for lovers and other strangers - Bob Windbiel

5/30/98 -
Opera & Song:
You Look Like a God Sitting There (6 songs) - Bob Windbiel
Prelude & Aria - Carolyn Lord
Time Songs - Thomas Addison
The Trumpet - Chris Woltman
A Free Pen (Scene III) - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Be Still Little One - Leo Edwards

1998-1999 Season:

9/12-26/98 -
CROSSING BORDERS:
Music Under Construction & Nieuwe Oogst Touring Belgium. Five Programs of Music and Dance performed in Ghent, Sint-Lievens-Esse Genk-Winterslag, Antwerp, & Ternat, Belgium

9/12/98 -
Ghent at Rode Pomp:
Troubled Repose
- Faye-Ellen Silverman
Isolation - David Tcimpidis
Color and Movement - Pierre Ruiz
Round Trip - Nathaniel Drake/Elke Rindfleisch
Tambourine Dance - Carolyn Lord/A. Anthony
Life Drawing - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
Mystery - Jan Buysschaert/Els Reynaert
Best Foot Forward - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
Kalte Sterne -
Michel Vangheluwe/Cedric Neugebauer

9/18/98 -
Sint-Lievens-Esse at Meekes Hoeve:
Color and Movement - Pierre Ruiz
Round Trip - Nathaniel Drake/Elke Rindfleisch
Tambourine Dance -
Carolyn Lord/A. Anthony
Life Drawing -
Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
Kalte Sterne -
Michel Vangheluwe/Cedric Neugebauer
Mystery - Jan Buysschaert/Els Reynaert
Best Foot Forward - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
The Hand Played On -
Eric Mertens/Els Reynaert

9/19/98 -
Genk-Winterslag at Oude Steenkoolmijn:
Tambourine Dance - Carolyn Lord/A. Anthony
Round Trip - Nathaniel Drake/Elke Rindfleisch
Jump/Cut 2 - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
Kalte Sterne - Michel Vangheluwe/Cedric Neugebauer
Mystery -
Jan Buysschaert/Els Reynaert
Best Foot Forward - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
The Hand Played On - Eric Mertens/Els Reynaert

9/24-25/98 -
Antwerp at Zaal 7 - 2 Programs including:
Troubled Repose - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Isolation - David Tcimpidis
Color and Movement - Pierre Ruiz
Round Trip - Nathaniel Drake/Elke Rindfleisch
Tambourine Dance - Carolyn Lord/A. Anthony
Life Drawing - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
Kalte Sterne - Michel Vangheluwe/Cedric Neugebauer
Gasoline - John Stone/Ariane Anthony
Mystery - Jan Buysschaert/Els Reynaert
Best Foot Forward - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
The Hand Played On - Eric Mertens/Els Reynaert

9/26/98 -
Ternat at C.C. De Plotter:
Round Trip - Nathaniel Drake/Elke Rindfleisch
Tambourine Dance - Carolyn Lord/A. Anthony
Jump/Cut - Chris Woltmann/Bryan Hayes
Coquette - Thomas Addison
Kalte Sterne - Michel Vangheluwe/Cedric Neugebauer
Mystery - Jan Buysschaert/Els Reynaert
Best Foot Forward - Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
The Hand Played On - Eric Mertens/Els Reynaert
Flamingo - Eric Mertens/Carolyn Lord

9/25/98 -
The Quiet American - Wendy Griffiths
An opera based on the book by Graham Greene, with a libretto by Ms. Griffiths

11/13-15/98 -
Master Of All Masters by David Tcimpidis
A comic opera in one act.
Music and libretto by David Tcimpidis

12/12/98 -
Music, Electronics & Media:
In a Castle - Nathaniel Drake
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang - David Tcimpidis
Excerpt from Oedipus at Colonus - Carolyn Lord
The Show - Chris Woltmann
Music for String Trio & Drum Machine - Karl Wenninger
Dunes - Pierre Ruiz

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2/6/99 -
Music Under Construction Gala Benefit

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2/15/99 -
M.U.C. at Mannes College of Music:
Processional - Faye-Ellen Silverman
one small cut - Chris Woltmann
Scene from The Quiet American - Wendy Griffiths
Sonata for Violin and Piano - David Tcimpidis
Romantic Ruminations - Thomas Addison
Movement & Color - Pierre Ruiz
On the Beach at Fontana, The Hive, The Lights of Amethyst, North Labrador - Wendy Griffiths
Song Endings by Robert Schumann - Nathaniel Drake

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4/9-11/99 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 1):
After "Liao Zhai" - Yuzuru Sadashige/Mie-Yin Ng
Shy of Midnight - Carl Troop/Rebekah Windmiller
Sudden Exit- Carolyn Lord/Tina Croll
Times Nine (No Scene) - Chris Woltmann/Elke Rindfleisch

4/16-18/99 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 2):
Low Altitude - John Stone/Ariane Anthony
MLAH - Max Good/Alan Good
Show Me - Mark Donato, Rob Meador, Doug Pierson/Beth Leonard
Arctic Heart - Chris Woltmann/Cedric Neugebauer

5/9/99 -
M.U.C. and The Greenwich Village Orchestra:
Poeme for Orchestra - Wendy Griffiths
Just For Fun - Faye-Ellen Silverman
When in Our Music God Is Glorified - David Tcimpidis

1999-2000 Season:
10/16/99 -
Waking in New York (contemporary opera)
Music for chamber orchestra and singers by Elodie Lauten,
set to poems by Allen Ginsberg

11/15/99 -
M.U.C. at Mannes College of Music
Irene Sharp, Cello & Noreen Polera, Piano
Ricordanza (1972) - George Rochberg
Behind the Mirror - Wendy Griffiths
Sonata (1997) - David Tcimpidis
Obsessions - Faye-Ellen Silverman
Variations & Epilogue, Op.31 - Nikolai Lopatnikof

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11/20/99 -
Contemporary Turkish & American Piano Music: Kathryn Woodard, Piano
The Perilous Night - John Cage
Short pieces by A. Adnan Saygun
Hava... (Air...) (1988) - Deniz Ince
China Gates
- John Adams
Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues - Frederic Rzewski

12/3-5/99 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 1):
Uncostumed Solution - Yuzuru Sadashige/Mei-Yin Ng
Dumpling - Carolina Slim or Ron Lawrence/Alan Good
Song 4 - Djivan Gasparyan/Tina Croll
Caro Mio - Giordani, Caccini/Christopher Caines
The Southerner - Nathaniel Drake/Cedric Neugebauer

12/10-12/99 -
Music/Dance Collaborations (Program 2):
Field Studies: Sampling - Madelyn Byrne/Catherine Kerr
Separate Slivers
- Wendy Griffiths/Anne Lise Reusswig
The Art of Courtly Love
- Carolyn Lord/Ariane Anthony
Strumming
- Chris Woltmann/Elke Rindfleisch
Such A Pity
- John Stone/Lord & Anthony

4/7-9/00 -
Throne Room by Cedric Neugebauer:
Pieces for Harpsichord - Carolyn Lord
Duo for Guitar - Chris Woltmann
The Southerner - Nathaniel Drake

4/18/00 -
Present Reality
Phyllis Clark, Soprano & Elizabeth Rodgers, Piano
Songs by Benjamin Britten, Wendy Griffiths, William Bolcom, Samuel Barber, David Tcimpidis, Thomas Addison, Lee Hoiby, Jack Beeson, Harold Arlen, Chandler Carter, Vernon Duke

4/29/00 -
Theresa Salomon Plays Contemporary Music for Violin:
Sequenza #8 - Luciano Berio
Caprices #1 & #4 - Salvatore Sciarrino
Mikka "S" - Iannis Xenakis
Cheap Imitation - John Cage
Slub - Norman Yamada.
Construction Company Spring Dance Series (with live music)

5/22-25, 27, 28 2000 -
ARIAS by Christopher Caines Dancers & Singers
Songs by Faure, Gershwin, Handel, Schoenberg, Caldara, Caccini, Cavalli, Giordani, Scarlatti, Parisotti
Performed by Singers Dina Emerson, Sarah Gibson & Christopher Caines, with Marija Ilic, piano

5/6-9, 5/13-16 2000 -
Why Imagine Golden Birds - Ariane Anthony & Company
Songs & Music for Piano & Tape - John Stone

6/3-6/00 -
Dances by Carolyn Lord & Bryan Hayes:
Three Solos (to solo violin music) - Carolyn Lord
Music: Elliot Carter, Iannis Xenakis, J.S. Bach
Two & Two - Carolyn Lord
Music: Excerpts from 44 Violin Duos by Bela Bartók
Dunes - Bryan Hayes
Music for Piano - Yuzuru Sadashige

6/10-11/00 -
Marc Peloquin Plays Contemporary Music for Piano
6/10 Song Endings, Runaway King - Nathaniel Drake
Four North American Ballads - Frederic Rzewski
6/11 Piano Music 1935-1994 - Otto Luening


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