The concerts will feature Processional (1983), performed by pianist Steven Beck, Vox Balaenae ("Voice of the Whale," 1971), Four Nocturnes (1964) and Black Angels (1970).
SoNaR (Sound Navigation Ranging) is dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music; its members include flutist Patti Monson, violinists Aaron Boyd and Amos Fayette, violist Maurycy Banaszek, cellist Benjamin Capps and pianist Steven Beck.
Capps, SoNaR's founder, considers Crumb's music an ideal, even obvious, choice for launching "Here and Now," according to a statement from Bargemusic, as it incorporates traditional, electronic and world music as well as theatrical components and is accessible to a wide range of listeners.
Bargemusic is located on a converted barge docked at the Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn Heights, at the foot of Fulton Street and in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. Visit www.bargemusic.org for more information.