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New York Classical Review

February 08, 2016

The International Street Cannibals provide a Debussy-inspired feast

"A prime exhibit in the case could be the excellent concert given Sunday afternoon at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery by the uniquely named ensemble International Street Cannibals. ICS played new and recent music..."

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New York Daily News

April 23, 2015

Get ready to rumble: Strike! brings together boxing and Bach at Gleason's Gym

"Welcome to Strike!, a unique event that will bring together the sweet science with Bach, Mozart, and original compositions penned by ISC founder Dan Barrett and others. It promises to be a really different way to spend a Saturday night". Read Full Story

Brooklyn Independant Media

April 20, 2015

Strike! On BK TV

BK TV interviews Dan Barrett, Director of The International Street Cannibals and Peitro D'Alessio of Gleason's GYM. Watch Now

Brooklyn Press

March 15, 2013

Striking a chord: Boxing and chamber music duke it out at Gleason’s

The event called “Strike!” is a novel combination of music, dance, and exhibition fighting from a pack of Gleason’s younger boxers.  Read Full Artice

DNA Info

March 15, 2013

Flutes, Violins, Belly Dancers and Boxing Fuse at Gleason's Gym in DUMBO

"Strike!" is exemplary of the purpose of The International Street Cannibals. It was founded in 2005 by seasoned musicians and composers to create "a laboratory for ritual and artistic expression that defies assumptions regarding performance spaces and audiences."   Read Full Story

The Villager

March 14, 2013

Three Rounds of Boxing

"Since 2005, the maverick collective of well-traveled composers and instrumentalists have merged their new and classical repertoire with the work of athletes, singers, dancers and videographers — for performances at St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery, the HOWL! Festival, (Le) Poisson Rouge and the Brooklyn anchor location of Gleason’s Gym." Read Full Story

Wall Street Journal

March 13, 2013

This Ring Cycle Comes With Gloves

"In this corner—weighing in at approximately 10 pounds, from parts unknown but presumably in the trunk of a tree—a cello! A recent afternoon at Gleason's Gym in Dumbo offered the unusual sight: musician Dan Barrett in the ring, up against the ropes and working his hands, sending sonorous notes..."  Read Full Story

This Week in New York

March 13, 2013

Strike!

"The best boxing matches are like vibrant dances, the sights and sounds coming together in exciting yet violent ways. On March 16, New York City’s own International Street Cannibals, a new music collective whose goals include bringing contemporary and classical music to new performance venues, educating young audiences, expanding the instrument repertoire, and putting together unique collaborations..." Read Full Story

The L Magazine

March 13, 2013

Where Classical Music Meets Boxing

"a mixture of chamber music, dance and boxing that will be performed at famous Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO. We spoke to ISC director Dan Barrett about the event—how he convinced the boxing gym to sign on, how boxing relates to music, and how dance pulls it all together." Read Full Story

NY1

March 11, 2013

Chamber Musicians Bring A Whole New Ring To Brooklyn Boxing Gym

"In one ring, there's music and dancing. All of the elements are timed to either be the length of a boxing round or the rest period between rounds. After a full "bout" concert, goers can turn their attention to another ring..." Read Full Story

The Village Voice

March 6, 2013

Strike! Talk about a ring cycle

"The sweet science meets sweet sounds when the International Street Cannibals new music collective teams up with boxers from this fabled Dumbo gym. Short sets of three-minute contemporary and vintage chamber pieces..." Read Full Story

Feast of Music

October 17, 2012

International Street Cannibals Present Fishy Business

"Multimodal music ensemble The International Street Cannibals swam into St. Marks-in-the-Bowery on Sunday night for an eclectic mix of water-themed works." Read Full Story

New York Times

October 15, 2006

Gleason’s Ring Cycle

BOBBING and weaving through the center ring, two young boxers exchanged hooks and jabs at Gleason’s Gym on a recent Saturday. As they duked it out in the famous Dumbo gym, an ensemble of classical musicians upstaged them in an adjacent ring, playing a sweet rendition of Erwin Schulhoff’s Concertino for Flute, Viola and Contrabass, a moody and at times jazzy chamber music piece.  Read Full Story

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