There are three upcoming events in the Boston area that I will be attending.
December 12th, at 8pm the Boston Microtonal Society will be giving a performance of a number of microtonal pieces, including a piece by Ivan Wyschnegradsky. The Microtonal Society is in residence at Tufts, and the free performance will be at the Granoff Music center, at 20 Talbot avenue.
December 13th, Ben Houge will be at the Cafe Fixe on Beacon street. Ben Houge, who has done work on a number of soundtracks for video games, is a composer who makes use of electronics and computers in pursuing his sound. He’s done a bit of everything though, and many of his pieces are focused on ambient tones and sounds. The charge for entry is 5 dollars, well worth it if you asked me. Earlier this year, Houge had an exhibit open at the Jamaica Plain center for new and experimental media, at the Axiom center. I didn’t get a chance to see it, but I heard it was amazing. More information here, http://www.nonevent.org/
December 15th, Terry Riley will be at the Kresge auditorium. I don’t know if it’s open to the public, and I can’t find a mention of cost, but it’s being sponsored by the MIT Gamelan Galak Tika. Terry Riley, who may be known best for his composition “In C”, is a prolific composer, who will be premiering a commissioned work for the Gamelan, and will also be performing “In C”. I’m really excited for this, and I pray that it’s open to the public.