Present Music has made a name for itself by featuring music in its most unique and intriguing lights, giving mind to the fact that music is beyond confines of any sort, and for its season finale, this Saturday, June 18th, the Milwaukee-based champion of the avant garde is pulling out all the stops with the vivacious and multi-talented Amy X Neuberg. To those familiar (Neuberg has visited Milwaukee before), they’ll be excited to catch her expressive (and extensive) vocal range and absorb how she pairs her voice with various electronics, percussion and her cello-playing accomplices, the Cello ChiXtet. For those unfamiliar, read a statement by artist Taylor Jones on his first audio encounter with Neuberg and you’ll get a good angle on what to expect if you’re a blank slate on this particular music and musician. For this particular performance at Turner Hall Ballroom, Neuberg will take her ‘avant-cabaret’ mixup of experimental, classical and popular music to the stage alongside the Present Music Ensemble, to premiere a new composition written for piano and voice she wrote ten years ago and new arrangements (compliments of the PME) of selections from her Secret Language of Subways songs.
Tune into 91.7 FM WMSE today at 2 p.m. on Dori’s Girlina Show to hear an interview with Neuberg as she talks about her upcoming performances and collaboration with Present Music (WMSE.org to stream, live or listen in the archives). Neuberg will perform at both the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Lakefront Festival of the Arts (Friday, June 17th: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.) and at Turner Hall Ballroom on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m. by Lori Skelton of WPR.