Author Archives: Photon
Special thanks to Nicole Antebi for joining us onstage to tie the blindfolds and launch the performance.
Star type: G-type main-sequence (similar to Sol)
Alternate names: KOI-245, KIC-8478994, TYC 3131-1199-1
Right ascension: 18h 56m 14.28s
Declination: 44° 31′ 5.52″
Distance: 215 light years (66 parsecs)
- Kepler–37 b – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
- Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
- Orbital Period: 13.3673 Earth days (0.037 Earth years)
- Kepler–37 c – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
- Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
- Orbital Period: 21.3019 Earth days (0.058 Earth years)
- Kepler–37 d – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
- Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
- Orbital Period: 39.7922 Earth days (0.109 Earth years)
- Kepler–37 e – sub-Earth type (mass smaller than Earth, likely a rocky planet)
- Mass: ~0.01 Earth Mass
- Orbital Period: 51.196 Earth days (0.1403 Earth years)
- Broadcast test: Kepler–37
January 27, 2017, Muchmore’s (40.716735, -73.952915)
Broadcast engineered by MG & DM (benjolin) with Nicole Antebi
Miolina was formed in 2012 when artistic director/violinist Mioi Takeda decided to form a violin duo with longtime collaborator, violinist/composer Lynn Bechtold. To date, the duo has had successful performances in NYC at The Church of the Transfiguration, City Lore, Gallery MC, Greenwich House Music School, (le) Poisson Rouge, The Morbid Anatomy Museum, Parsons School of Design, Queens Library, Spectrum, St. Mark’s Church, and Turtle Bay Music School, as well as at Experimental Sound Studio in Chicago, at Monk Space in Los Angeles, and at the Cité Internationale des Arts and l’Institut Finlandais in Paris, France. In addition, they have performed on series and festivals such as Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, and Electronic Music Midwest. Miolina specializes in violin duo music that employs the natural beauty and sound of the instruments, with or without electronics and video. They enjoy collaborating on new compositions with composers, as well as discovering hidden gems of the past. In the last three years, they’ve premiered eleven new works. Some of their recent collaborators include cellist Jennifer DeVore and percussionists Ian Ding and Eric Millstein. Miolina’s future productions include creating music for silent Japanese films of the 1920s, and an educational program about immigration and its influence on composers. Both violinists are longtime advocates of new music, and have performed with various new music groups, including the American Symphony Orchestra, Composers Concordance, Glass Farm Ensemble, North/South Consonance, SEM Ensemble, & VIA. They are recipients of a 2015 grant from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and a 2014 grant from New York Women Composers, and were recently granted 501(c)3 non-profit status. They will be recording their first album in late summer 2016.
Since she settled in NYC, Japanese violinist Mioi Takeda earned her reputation as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and as a seasoned new music specialist in town. As Miolina’s artistic director, her mission is clear: encourage composers to write music for violin duo employing the natural beauty and sound of the instruments, without limitations. She also hopes to expand the violin-duo repertory for future generations. Mioi wants to help rediscover neglected violin-duo compositions by old masters, and to share the joy of current violin-duo music with her audiences.
In addition, Ms. Takeda has performed with new music groups, including North/South Consonance as concertmaster, SEM Ensemble, and Composers Concordance, giving countless premieres. She has also performed with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, American Symphony Orchestra, Washington Square Festival, Scandia Symphony, Stamford Symphony, Strathmere Orchestra, The Japan Philharmonic, and The New Japan Philharmonic. Ms. Takeda’s performances can be heard on North/South and Naxos Recordings.
Mioi was a scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at The Juilliard School, and she earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts from The City University of New York under the guidance of Itzhak Perlman. She also enjoys doing yoga and watching The Big Bang Theory when she is not playing the violin.
Violinist Lynn Bechtold has appeared in recital throughout the U.S., Canada, France, Holland, and Switzerland. An advocate of contemporary music, she has worked with composers such as Carter Burwell, Gloria Coates, George Crumb, John Harbison, and Morton Subotnick, and has premiered works on the NWEAMO Festival, Princeton Composers’ Series, and the TriBeCa New Music Festival. In 2001, she gave the premiere of “Violynn,” a work for violin and electronics written for her by Alvin Lucier. Called ‘up-and-coming’ by TimeOut and noted in All About Jazz for her ‘virtuosity and technical expertise,’ she performs with Miolina, Zentripetal, Bleecker StQ, CompCord Ensemble, North/South Consonance, SEM Ensemble, and the disco band Escort, and has been a member of groups that have included the Grammy-nominated East Village Opera Company (rock/opera band). San Diego Story recently called her “unapologetically dominating.”
She has been heard on CBC Radio, CBS-TV, NBC-TV, NHK-TV, and WNYC, and on TV shows such as 30 Rock & Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Recent programs have been with Catalyst Dance, DJ Spooky, VisionIntoArt, and Pablo Ziegler. In addition, she’s performed with entertainers such as Boyz II Men, Willie Colon, Sheryl Crow, Dead Can Dance, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society Band, Roberta Flack, Left Banke, Smokey Robinson, J-Pop band SMAP, Donna Summer, and Stevie Wonder. An active performer, she has performed at diverse venues from Carnegie Hall & Lincoln Center to Joe’s Pub & Madison Square Garden.
She received her M.M.from Mannes-The New School for Music, where she was a student of noted violinist Felix Galimir. Prior to that, she received a double-degree in Violin and English from the New England Conservatory and Tufts University in Boston. In addition, she likes to compose electroacoustic works, and to write articles about food/music/life. Her compositions have been performed on festivals such as Circuit Bridges, Composers Concordance, and Music With a View. She is on the faculty of The Dwight School and Greenwich House Music School in NYC, and the Norwalk Youth Symphony in CT.
Cesare Papetti is a percussionist who lives in Brooklyn and works in and around New York City teaching and performing. He studied classical percussion at Purchase College in New York and Music Education at Hofstra University. Influenced by all sounds resonating from New York’s vibrancy, he pursues a multitude of different performing opportunities. He has played orchestral percussion with Regina Opera, Camerata Orchestra, Staten Island Philharmonic, Centre Orchestra, Garden State Philharmonic, and the South Shore Symphony. In addition, Cesare collaborates with Composers Concordance and the International Street Cannibals in chamber settings. He is also player in several bands including Peter Kerlin Octet (vibes), John Clark Nonet (drums), and Barbaric Yawp (drums). Cesare is a founding member of Occasional Noise Trio (William Lang, trombone, and Derin Oge, piano), Just Music duo (Alice Jones, flute), and Firebird Art Rock Ensemble (featuring the compositions of Dana Richardson). Recently released recordings include: Samplestra (NAXOS), a CD featuring his performance of Gene Pritsker’s solo percussion and electronics piece entitled “Destined to Shed,” Salamander (Innova) featuring vibraphone work with the Peter Kerlin Octet., and Bonds of Life (Dionysian) featuring drum set work with Firebird Art Rock Ensemble.
Born in Istanbul, residing in Brooklyn, Derin Öge brings a worldly and eclectic view to the music that she plays. With a classical and contemporary training, she is at home on the concert stage and in the club. Ms. Öge was trained at Mimar Sinan University, and holds a masters degree from Purchase Conservatory under the tutelage of Paul Ostrovsky, where she later served on piano faculty. She has played extensively with Piano Music Trio, a chamber ensemble that performs arrangements of Impressionist and Romantic songs for trumpet, piano, and cello. Derin Öge is also a founding member of Occasional Noise Trio with William Lang, trombone and Cesare Papetti, percussion.
Ms. Öge has played internationally and locally at such venues as Cornelia Street Café, Mozarteum University, Peter de Grote Festival, The Stone, Flushing Town Hall, Barbes, the Roerich Museum, and Symphony Space among others.
In addition, her performance of Mozart’s Sonata in B flat Major has been recorded for the European Broadcast Union. Derin Öge’s recent recordings are distributed by System Dialing Records.
Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher based in New York City. He can be found playing in all settings and style, from the avant-garde and classical to Broadway and indie chamber pop. He has given his signature unaccompanied recitals throughout the United States, played concertos in both America and Europe, and has also recorded with such artists as Philip Glass, David Bryne, St. Vincent, and Jonsi (of Sigur Ros.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he regularly performs alongside his groundbreaking ensembles loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music) and the Guidonian Hand (a trombone quartet dedicated to breaking boundaries within the brass community.) The New York Times has called his playing “fiercely, virtuosic” and the Boston Globe has hailed him for his “superb performance” in past solo works.
Star type: eclipsing binary system comprised of a white dwarf and a red dwarf
Alternate names: V* DP Leo, X 11146+182
Right ascension: 11h 17m 16.00s
Declination: 17° 57′ 41.1″
Distance: 1304 light years (400 parsecs)
- DP Leonis b – super-Earth type (mass greater than Earth, but smaller than Uranus)
- Mass: 6.28 ± 0.58 Earth Mass
- Orbital Period: 8693 Earth days (23.8 Earth years)
- Broadcast test: DP Leonis
October 28, 2016, NoMad Loft (location classified)
Broadcast engineered by MG (Merlin) & DM (Game Boy) with Elizabeth A. Baker (toy piano)