The square-dance section at Encore Records.
The new-music schedule in New York becomes exceptionally hectic during the last week of January. To wit: 1) Tonight, the Austrian Cultural Forum and Manhattan New Music Project's Emancipation of Re:Sonance project continues with Sarah Weaver's meditation on Das Lied von der Erde. 2) Beginning tomorrow night, ISSUE Project Room officially inaugurates its new Livingston Street space with a New York edition of the celebrated Dutch festival Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Participating are Wet Ink, ICE, Ensemble MAE, Iktus Percussion, and others; Ligeti's Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes caps the series. 3) There's a David Lang portrait concert at Zankel Hall on Friday night, pairing his instant classic The Little Match Girl Passion with a new piece called death speaks. Shara Worden, Owen Pallett, Nico Muhly, and Bryce Dessner perform the latter. 4) As noted below, Juilliard's John Cage festival kicks off that same night. 5) Eve Beglarian's RiverProject reaches its conclusion on Friday and Saturday. 6) either/or celebrates Horaţiu Rădulescu on Saturday night. 7) The Batteries Duo, a dubstep-tinged collaboration between trumpeters Gareth Flowers and Josh Frank, appears with Lisa Bielawa and Caleb Burhans at the DiMenna Center on Saturday. 8) Eliza Garth plays Cage's Sonatas and Interludes at Merkin on Sunday — not part of the Juilliard Cage series, which will feature Part III of Sonatas on Feb. 1. 9) On Jan. 31, Carnegie marks Philip Glass's seventy-fifth birthday with the American premiere of his Ninth Symphony. 10) That same night, the World Financial Center begins its survey of the hypnotic films of Bill Morrison with The Miners' Hymns, its potent Johann Jóhannsson score performed live by the Wordless Music Orchestra. 11) That same night, Peter Evans and Wet Ink explore works of Peter Ablinger. Meanwhile, Rienzi and Götterdämmerung play almost back to back. Quite a week!