2014-2015 Season



Third Angle New Music makes its New York debut at the prestigious Bang on a Can Marathon on June 21. The annual Marathon concert is the heart and soul of Bang on a Can and has become one of the most diverse, open, and exciting music events in the world. “Imagine Lollapalooza advised by the ghost of John Cage,” writes Vanity Fair. “There are other places to hear new contemporary music, but it is seldom offered with such a potent blend of intensity, authority, and abandon.”





Fri Sept 12, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Alberta Rose Theatre
We open our 30th anniversary season on the cutting edge with the Oregon premiere of Michael Gordon’s Timber, a concert-length work performed on dimensioned lumber. Third Angle New Music Percussion Ensemble collaborates with New York’s Mantra Percussion.

Generously funded by Marilyn Crilley & George Rowbottom

Made in Italy
Sat Mar 7, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Kridel Ballroom, Portland Art Museum
In our third collaboration with Portland Art Museum, we present post-WWII Italian chamber works in conjunction with Portland Art Museum’s exhibit Italian Style, Fashion Since 1945.

In partnership with Portland Art Museum

Generously funded by Nel Centro 

Hearing Voices
Fri May 1, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Alberta Rose Theater
In a landmark event, Third Angle teams up with The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, author of the bestselling 20th-century music history The Rest is Noise. Ross will read the story of the West Coast avant garde, complimented by Third Angle’s performance of works by Harry Partch, Henry CowellLou Harrison, Janice Giteck and 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams.

Generously supported by The M.E.N.S.C.H. Fund of the Jewish Communal Fund


Generously funded by Dave & Julie Machado

Thu & Fri Oct 16 & 17, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Studio2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont
Third Angle New Music String Quartet goes to extremes with John Zorn’s  intense, manic The Alchemist and Philip Glass’s meditative, minimalist String Quartet No. 3. The program also features the world premiere of Online Communion  Kerrith Livengood.

Generously supported by Marilyn Crilley & George Rowbottom

Thu & Fri Nov 6 & 7, 2014 @ 7:30 PM
Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont
We present fresh works by a new generation of NW composers, inspired by nature and incorporating field recordings. Three young Northwest composers offer their unique perspectives on nature and natural sounds as inspiration for new musical compositions. The program features three world premieres by Justin RallsAndrew Stiefel, and Nayla Mehdi.

Generously supported by The Collins Foundation

Blown Opportunity
Thu & Fri Jan 22 & 23, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont
Brahms first combined horn, violin and piano in an emotional homage to his mother.Third Angle New Music offers that seminal work alongside the avant-garde horn trio of György Ligeti and a new horn trio commissioned by Third Angle New Music from Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen.

Mozart, Revisited
Thu & Fri Feb 12 & 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont
We hearken back to the Classical era with music for flute quartet by Mozart and contemporary American composer Steve Mackey. The fluid program alternates between Mackey’s Humble River and movements from Mozart, in an approach that generates what Mackey calls “a river with Mozart islands”.

Generously supported by Work For Art

Silver Threads
Thu & Fri Apr 16 & 17, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Studio 2@Zoomtopia, 810 SE Belmont
Third Angle presents new-music phenomenon Jacob Cooper and soprano Mellissa Hughes in the Portland premiere of Cooper’s Silver Threads, a multimedia song cycle featuring otherworldly electronica and poetry inspired by Basho.