Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

Steve Horowitz and the Code Ensemble

The Re-Taking of Pelham One Two Three, with Invasion from the Chicken Planet

“If I were hired to score the picture today, I would hope that my score would come out sounding the way that Steve’s does.” David Shire

Invasion is an amazing journey through the chamber music of science fiction.” LA Weekly

The Herb Alpert Creative Music Series

The 14-member Code Ensemble delivers an exciting and imaginative contemporary rethink of David Shire’s classic crime-jazz score for the 1974 N.Y.C. subway caper movie The Taking of Pelham One Two Three. Horowitz and the Code bring everything from strings and horns to laptop sampler for a high-energy brew of classical, jazz, funk and rock as they perform alongside a projection of Jane Brill’s provocative meditation on the underground reverberations of 9/11. Also: The Code mashes up musical tropes from science fiction films in Invasion from the Chicken Planet, a theatrical presentation with live scene readings and projected video and graphics by Zig Gron. The program further includes Horowitz’s 2nd String Quartet and a set of works by Randy Hostetler. The Saturday concert is preceded by a discussion with Steve Horowitz, Jane Brill, Zig Gron and David Shire.

Funded in part with generous support from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer’s Metlife Creative Connections program, Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ), George Mason and Pamela Wilson, and the Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund.

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FRI 1/29
8:30 pm
SAT 1/30
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff