Augustus Arnone is an adventurous pianist who has made a home at the edge of transcendental extremes in the modern repertory. In addition to works which push the boundaries in virtuosity and complexity, he's particularly interested in those which explore innovative compositional media or technological approaches. His repertoire includes the complete solo piano works of Milton Babbitt as well as music by John Cage, Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alvin Lucier, Morton Feldman, Luigi Nono, Jason Eckardt, David Rakowski, Roberto Sierra, and Edmund Campion, and emerging composers Yotam Haber, Michael Klingbeil, Stephen Gorbos, and Christopher Bailey. He is also an enthusiastic improviser and recent concerts have featured solo and ensemble improvisation using MIDI-enabled acoustic piano and synthesizer.
Mr. Arnone's newest large-scale project is the complete The History Of Photography In Sound by Michael Finnissy. He will perform the eleven movements of cycle of solo piano works over the course of three concerts over the coming year, beginning June 9, 2013 with Vol. 1, at Spectrum, New York City.
As co-Artistic Director of Collide-O-Scope Music, a contemporary ensemble with a focus on the interplay of diverse media forms, Mr. Arnone will be performing a series of concert during the 2012/2013 season. The founding mission of the group has been the presentation of a diverse spectrum of media, emphasizing the integral connection between emerging technologies and the formation of new aesthetic environments. The upcoming season features a collaboration with String Noise in December at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn, NY, with music by David Lang, Lou Bunk, John Zorn, Edmund Campion, and Michael Finnissy. Further highlights include an evening of chamber music by Martino and Sciarrino with violinist Miranda Cuckson at the Greenwich House, NYC, as well as "Walls And Lattices" — a concert-length montage of new works by 15 composers, designed to be presented as a seamless meta-composition. For more details, please visit the Collide-O-Scope Music website.