The New York Art Ensemble launches its Seventh Annual Tribeca New Music Festival, a 5-concert series of cutting-edge new music. The Festival highlights important trends and artists affecting today's new music scene. Wednesday, May 7 at 7:00pm ETHEL performs "Speech into Music" - Scott Johnson, Steve Reich, JacobTV Formed in 1998, and comprised of four world-class, Juilliard-trained composer/musicians: Cornelius Dufallo (violin), Ralph Farris (viola), Dorothy Lawson (cello), and Mary Rowell (violin), ETHEL presents the three major "speech music" composers and the works that launched the technique. Thursday, May 8 at 7:00pm Sirius Quartet: In Between - The Music of Gregor Huebner and Mike Block The Sirius String Quartet, which includes 2002 Grammy-nominee violinist and composer Gregor Huebner, performs works from their new CD In Between-- The Music of Gregor Huebner, a melding of classical European tradition with a powerful American jazz sensibility, and Mike Block's Gadjo, a piece inspired by the energy and rhythms of Flamenco music from southern Spain. Friday, May 9 at 7:00pm Theo Bleckmann: Songs for Voice, Loops, and Toys. The highly versatile and gifted vocalist/composer Theo Bleckmann performs Songs for Voice, Loops, and Toys, a solo voice program of a cappella, electronically processed, and improvised all-vocal music. Saturday, May 10 at 7:00pm New Kids on the Block: Generation-Y Six 20-something composers who have distinguished themselves through their excellent new works will take center stage in this evening's performance. Featuring premieres by composers Anna Clyne, Robert Farren, Joseph Hallman, Farhad Hudiyev, Daniel Stewart, and New York Art Ensemble 2008 Young Composer Competition winner Stephen Feigenbaum. Sunday, May 11 at 7:00pm Monsters: Mary Rowell and Geoffrey Burleson New York Art Ensemble "Monsters" violinist Mary Rowell and pianist Geoffrey Burleson lead the rest of the band in the performance of new works by Robert Aldridge, John Appleton, Eve Beglarian, Kenji Bunch, Preston Stahly, and a blast from the past from the late Vincent Persichetti.