NPR First Listen: “So There” with Ben Folds

ben-folds_wide-73d4228e36a4cf24795a69ced8da00f4efffaa9c-s800-c85Today’s the day! (Or, the day before the week before the day…) We are excited to announce that our collaborative record with Ben Folds, “So There,” has been chosen for NPR First Listen. Rather than elaborate on its contents, we encourage you to click here for the full story, as well as to stream the record in its entirety. Please remember that the album comes out September 11 and that you may pre-order it HERE.

Residency at New York Live Arts!

NYLAFriends! We are SO EXCITED to announce our 2015 residency at New York Live Arts!

New York Live Arts is a fabulous organization created by living legend Bill T. Jones which, until recently, focused almost exclusively on modern dance endeavors. This Fall, they are launching a brand-new new music series called Come Around, and we are pumped to be the first ever ensemble-in-residence!

What does this mean? It means we are commissioning and premiering a whopping SIX NEW WORKS, culminating this December with a half-evening length work by Marcos Balter, which will be choreographed and danced by Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre!!

All throughout the Fall, we’ll be premiering and workshopping brand-new works by the amazing composers Mark Dancigers, Paul CorleyQasim NaqviMissy Mazzoli and Robert Sirota.

We are deeply excited for this residency, and particularly excited to share our progress with you, as we dive into a whole new pile of exciting rep. Also? It gives us a lovely reason to take a break from touring and spend some quality time at home in our great city, trying out some great new stuff for our friends.

We’ve never done anything quite like this before, so pick up your tickets and come hang out!!

yMusic’s New York Live Arts Performances:

9/11 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part I: Mark Dancigers

10/30 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part II: Qasim Naqvi & Paul Corley

11/20 – New York Live Arts (Third Floor Studios), 8pm TICKETS
Part III: Missy Mazzoli & Robert Sirota

12/9-12/12 – New York Live Arts Theater, 7:30pm TICKETS
Part IV: Marcos Balter World Premiere Commission
Featuring Solo Works Choreographed By Bill T. Jones and Dianne McIntyre
12/9 & 12/11 – Bill T. Jones.   12/10 & 12/12 – Dianne McIntyre

Rob in NY Times Style Section

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All those years of vintage shopping finally paid off: Mr. Moose landed in the New York Times‘ Sunday Style section! (6 weeks ago…) The article is part of the Up Next series that profiles *relatively* young artists and entrepreneurs. In addition to raiding his fridge and photographing him on the roof, The Times managed to get a little conversation going about yMusic’s sophomore album, Balance Problems. They even touched on the upcoming collaborative album with Ben Folds, with whom yMusic is currently in Nashville to finish tracking. Click here to read the full piece, and Happy New Year!

Balance Problems in stores now!

a3637523907_2Step right up and drink in our latest offering! In keeping with the tradition of two word album titles starting with the letter B, we humbly submit to you the following: Balance Problems, available September 30 from New Amsterdam Records. This album was recorded at Phish’ Barn studio in Vermont by Alex Venguer, produced and mixed by Son Lux, and features compositions by some of the best young composers out there: Timothy Andres, Marcos Balter, Mark Dancigers, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, Sufjan Stevens and Jeremy Turner! We are extremely proud of Balance Problems, and desperately want to put it in your hands. As such, it is available now from Bandcamp, both digitally and as a compact disc.