Rolnick, Pollick, and The Night Bears

We hope you may attend our first concert appearance in New York City this Fall, with spectacular violinist Karen Bentley Pollick and composer and laptop virtuoso Neil Rolnick. October 5, 3pm at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow St, 2nd floor, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The Facebook page is here.

The picture above is from the new video version of Neil Rolnick’s violin and computer piece, Fiddle Faddle, which will receive its premiere. Early in 2014 we envisioned adding a video to his dynamic fiddle piece for violin and electronics. The video is made entirely by tracing the movements of the violin bow wrapped in EL wire. The original footage was recorded at the historic Lithuanian Radio & TV Studio in Vilnius in June. Post-production was done by John J.A. Jannone and The Night Bears in Osaka and Brooklyn – a truly transnational project.

The program will also include the world premiere of Human Rights Suite for solo violin by Swedish composer Ole Saxe, Cluck Old Hen Variations by Californian David Jaffe with premiere of a new video by Fred Kolouch, and To The Skies by Lithuanian composer Gediminas Gelgotas with video by Evaldas Arlauskas. Neil will be playing O Brother!, a new laptop solo piece, and WakeUp, his signature mash-up of a couple of Everly Brothers classics from the 1950s.

Please join us at Spectrum on October 5 for some new sounds and sights!