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Wednesday - 8:00pm (ET)
November 29, 2023

University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street Philadelphia PA 19104
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$12 – $20

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Bowerbird is pleased to present the acclaimed new music duo LIGAMENT. Described as “perverse and nihilistic”, Anika Kildegaard (voice) and Will Yager (double bass) perform as LIGAMENT, an ensemble dedicated to commissioning new music and creating work for their unique instrumentation. LIGAMENT’s performances are a fusion of standard and non-standard elements; sometimes there are high heels and sometimes there are electric toothbrushes (and sometimes both). The duo is equally at home with extended techniques as with extra-musical elements. LIGAMENT is currently based in Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Photo by Tina Tallon


Katherine Balch: Vidi l’angelo nel marmo

Lilac Atassi: Ya mo*

Brett Carson: Pyrodictium Occultum+

Paul Novak: not of longing*

Katherine Balch: Phrases

Lila Meretzky: All mute things speak today*

Ruby Fulton: and if not why not*

*written for LIGAMENT
+world premiere


LIGAMENT means business: they’ve been ensemble fellows at New Music on the Point and Cortona Sessions for New Music; have performed in concert series iHearIC, Feed Me Weird Things, and the University of Iowa Center for New Music; have been tapped as the collaborating ensemble for dance performances not I but that which works within me (Alyssa Gersony) and Struggle for Pleasure (Armando Duarte). They’ve been featured on the Kansas City Contemporary Music Festival and Cleveland Uncommon Sound Project’s Re:Sound, and were the 2022 ensemble-in-residence for Washington DC’s District New Music Coalition. They have premiered many new works, and have an upcoming album of pieces written expressly for the duo.



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