Saturday, November 12, 2005
LaDonna Smith will play in the moment a deeply intense solo set reflecting emotional depth, technical explorations and current personal musical inclinations. In addition there may be a guest or two.
As Violinist and violist, LaDonna Smith has been on the international new music scene for nearly 30 years. She is an active performer, as well as an educator and native of Birmingham, Alabama. LaDonna has created a style of improvisation on violin and viola that is uniquely her own. Alternating classical and extended techniques, she explores her instrument, painting scenarios and sound pictures as she plays. She has performed at practically every major improvisation festival and many of the New Music Festivals. She has toured Europe on numerous occasions, playing solo and in collaboration with many musicians. Her travels have taken her from New Music America to the former USSR, Siberia, China and Japan. In addition, she and guitarist, Davey Williams, have toured North America and Europe many times as TransMuseq.