What is this, SXSW?
Tonight, it'll certainly feel like it as I shuffle back and forth along upper Broadway to catch a pair of stellar contemporary music events that both deserve your undivided attention. (Seriously.) First stop: Tully Scope at Alice Tully Hall, where Axiom will be performing music by Morton Feldman (Rothko Chapel) and György Kurtág (Messages of the Late R.V. Troussova).
Then, it's a couple of blocks north to the Kaufman Center for the Ecstatic Music Festival, where Darcy Argue's Secret Society and David T. Little's Newspeak will be joining forces, writing new works for each other's ensemble, including Darcy's first-ever composition for voice (or for anyone other than the Secret Society.) Oh, and bad-ass jazz composer/pianist Vijay Iyer will be along for the ride as well, kicking in his own new composition for big band.
Times like this I wish I had a stringer. Any volunteers?