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No Exit Presents David Friend and Jerome Begin @ BOP STOP

March 10 from 8:00pm - 9:15pm


No Exit Presents David Friend and Jerome Begin @ BOP STOP

*All guests, staff, and performers must show proof of vaccination or produce a negative test result within 72 hours of entering to be admitted to a show.


Prepare to be delighted as David Friend and Jerome Begin perform Post, a 50-minute set of pieces for solo piano with live processing which explores a different way of creating an uncanny valley-esque reality where human, acoustic and electronic/processed elements interact and overlap in hard tode ne, disorienting ways.

This show is presented by No Exit. Since its inception, the idea behind No Exit has been to serve as an outlet for the commission and performance of contemporary avant-garde concert music.

This show is FREE and no ticket is required to attend. Donations will be accepted at the door.



DAVID FRIEND: David Friend is a classically-trained pianist interested in thinking beyond traditional boundaries that artificially restrain necessary experimentation and evolution in music. The New York Times describes him as “[one] of the finest, busiest pianists active in New York’s contemporary-classical scene.” With a primary focus on new and experimental music, he performs regularly in the U.S. and abroad at major venues and festivals as well as alternative DIY spaces. He collaborates frequently with groups including Bent Duo, Grand Band, Bang on a Can All Stars, Alarm Will Sound, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner and has worked extensively with living composers – from Pulitzer prizewinners to emerging voices. He records frequently with a wide variety of collaborators and is featured on Third Coast Percussion’s album of music by Steve Reich, which won the Grammy Award for best chamber music performance.

JEROME BEGIN: Called a “fabulous composer-pianist” and an “unimpeachable” choice of collaborator by the New York Times, Jerome Begin has composed many scores for dance, theater, concert works, installation and film. Equally at home in the classical, experimental, theatrical and pop worlds, he has always been drawn to collaboration. Begin’s recent works have incorporated extensive use of electronics to process and augment the sound of acoustic instruments. His vast experience composing in the dance and theater realms has lent to his music a deep understanding of the dynamics of live performance. He writes with a keen consciousness of the inherent theater present in the making of music. Begin’s works have been performed throughout the USA, Europe, and Asia. Commissions include Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Abraham in Motion, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Brian Brooks Moving Company, and many others. He is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School.

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No Exit Presents David Friend and Jerome Begin @ BOP STOP
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