An evening of two innovative women in music on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Chinese-American composer Bun-Ching Lam presents premieres of her new works “Five Songs From Cold Mountain” (for baritone, flute, viola & harp) and “…Like Water” (for violin, piano & percussion). Trombonist Monique Buzzarté presents the world premiere of “Tracing” (2011) by Frances White for trombone and electronic sound, which was funded by the MAP Fund for Creative Arts Performance Projects. The program also includes new works composed for Buzzarté by Sorrel Hays, Alice Shields, Buzzarté herself, and Pauline OlivAneros, with pianist Sarah Cahill.
Buckner presents an evening of new works, including Earl Howard's Frond, for baritone, violin, bass saxophone, and live electrtonics, Bun Ching Lam's Trois Cadeaux, for baritone, harp, and piano, and Matthias Kaul's Zappa-esque The Mellow Quark. With French harpist Isabelle Courret, the German ensemble L'Art Pour L'Art, Mari Kimura (violin), JD Parran (bass saxophone), and Earl Howard (saxophone, live electronics and processing).