With influences ranging from James Brown and Captain Beefheart to Beethoven, American composer Lee Hyla wrote visceral classical music driven by energetic rhythms and extreme timbral landscapes. Five years after his death, Hyla remains an important figure in the NYC, Boston, and Chicago scenes, although his music is not often performed.
On Friday, March 15, Bryan Hayslett presents a rare performance of Hyla’s chamber works including cello that shows the breadth of the composer’s style with pieces written throughout his career. The program includes piano trios such as Mother Popcorn Revisited based on a James Brown song, string duos, and a solo written at the beginning of his career, culminating with an iconic trio for cello, piano, and percussion titled Dream of Innocent III.
Featuring Bryan Hayslett (cello) with Tristan McKay and Robert Fleitz (piano), Jess Tsang (percussion), Michiko Theurer and Paul Hauer (violins), Hannah Levinson (viola)
Dream of Innocent III (1987)
Mother Popcorn Revisited (2009)
How Was Your Weekend? (1994)
Amore Scaduto (2008)
Amnesia Redux (2002)
Tickets $20 at the door.
The Stone is located in The New School Glass Box Theatre at 55 west 13th St, near 6th ave.