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Queer Sound Ithaca: Meridian & Phillip Bush, Morgan Evans-Weiler

  • Community School of Music-Arts 330 East State Street Ithaca, NY, 14850 United States (map)

Saturday, October 12 @ CSMA 3rd floor theater
8pm, $10 donation requested, all ages welcome

Meridian & Phillip Bush

Morgan Evans-Weiler

Queer Sound Ithaca presents Sarah Hennies's new one-hour work for piano and three percussionists, "Reservoir 1: Preservation" performed by the percussion trio Meridian (Tim Feeney, Sarah Hennies, & Greg Stuart) and pianist Phillip Bush. This concert celebrates the release of the "Reservoir 1" album on Black Truffle Records (

New Ithaca resident Morgan Evans-Weiler opens the concert with a solo violin performance.

MERIDIAN is a long-running improvised music collaboration between percussionists Tim Feeney, Sarah Hennies, and Greg Stuart. The trio draws on experiences performing both improvised and composed works, and approaches percussion and improvising in a way that places the exploration of sound and interpersonal relationships rather than rhythm, gesture, or technique. Their work simultaneously explores acoustic phenomena, new possibilities in percussion technique, and a method of collective improvising that favors true spontaneity through a highly refined performance practice.

Pianist PHILLIP BUSH has established a performing career over the past three decades that is noted for its remarkable versatility and eclecticism, with a repertoire extending from the 16th century to the 21st. He is widely acknowledged as one of the most experienced American chamber music pianists of his generation and performs internationally in a wide variety of venues and contexts that include the Grand Canyon Music Festival, Newport Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Music at Blair Atholl, and many others. Mr. Bush has also performed worldwide for 20 years with both the Philip Glass Ensemble and Steve Reich & Musicians, and has worked in close contact with many of the most significant American composers of our time. Since 2012, Bush has been a member of the piano and chamber music faculty at the University of South Carolina.

Morgan Evans-Weiler is an Ithaca-based (recently relocated from Boston) artist, composer, curator and educator. His work ranges from sound installation and music composition to drawing and video. He has shown his work and presented his music throughout the United States and Europe. He is the founder of the New England based experimental group, Ordinary Affects, who have worked with composers such as Eva-Maria Houben, Christian Wolff, Michael Pisaro and Jürg Frey. Along with composer Jed Speare, he founded the Standing Waves concert and book series in 2016.

His music has been published on the Another Timbre, Weighter, Suppadeneum and Rhizome(S) labels. He can also be heard as performer on the Elsewhere and Ftarri labels.

Evans-Weiler has performed at the High Zero Festival in Baltimore, Jordan Hall, Issue Project Room, MIT List Visual Art Center and numerous other venues.

Earlier Event: October 11
Non-Event: Phillip Bush & Meridian
Later Event: October 13
Albany: Meridian at Moonbow #3