Pianist Joseph Kubera has been a leading interpreter of contemporary music for the past three decades. Recent activities include a video of Cage’s Music of Changes for Swiss RSI Television and solo performances at Cage 100th birthday celebrations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia. He has been soloist at such festivals as New York’s Tectonics, the Warsaw Autumn, Berlin Inventionen and Prague Spring, and has worked closely with such legendary composers as John Cage, Morton Feldman, La Monte Young, and Robert Ashley. Composers who have written works for him include Larry Austin, Michael Byron, Anthony Coleman, Elliott Sharp, David First, Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, and “Blue” Gene Tyranny. He toured widely with the Cunningham Dance Company at Cage’s invitation, and he has made definitive recordings of the Music of Changes and Concert for Piano and Orchestra. Mr. Kubera has been awarded grants through the National Endowment for the Arts and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Joseph Kubera is a core member of S.E.M. Ensemble, the DownTown Ensemble and Ostravska Banda, and he has performed with a wide range of New York ensembles and orchestras ranging from Steve Reich and Musicians to the Brooklyn Philharmonic. His playing may be heard on the Wergo, Albany, New Albion, New World, Lovely Music, O.O. Discs, Mutable Music, Cold Blue, and Opus One labels.