Kaffe Matthews / Camilla Hoitenga

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors

The London-based electro-acoustic artist, Kaffe Matthews is acknowledged as a pioneer in the filed of electronic improvisation and live composition with 6 solo CDs on the Annette Works label. Her 12-channel composition, Where are the wild ones?, is created from field recordings taken in the River Tyne, England using the water’s route as its score. In this piece, originally commissioned by AV Festival 10, Matthews develops Atlantic Salmon language to travel the river’s changing topography from Tynemouth to Kielder.

Kaffe Matthews appears courtesy of the High Zero Foundation, Baltimore.

Camilla Hoitenga made her New York debut at Roulette in the spring of 1985. The program of New York premieres, raved about by Tim Page in the NY Times and subsequently presented by him on WNYC, included some of the first pieces by for solo flute by Karlheinz Stockhausen and Kaija Saariaho, as well a piece inspired by the Japanese shakuhachi by Ken Ichiro Kobayashi and one coupling the flute with electronics by Michael Manion. Having continued to work with these composers, Camilla is back with later pieces of Saariaho and Stockhausen, plus one for Japanese flute (nohkan) (written for her by Shoko Shida) and a brand new work for flute and live electronics and video (written for her by Jean-Baptiste Barrière).

Karlheinz Stockhausen – Harmonien (Harmonies) – 5th Hour of Klang (2006)
Shoko Shida – Fukura-semé for nohkan and flute (1998/2000) (NY Premiere)
Jean-Baptiste Barri̬re РCrossing the Blind Forest (2011) (Premiere)

Flutist Camilla Hoitenga was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA), and now lives in Cologne, Germany. She travels extensively, performing solo repertoire of music ranging from pre-Bach to post-Stockhausen in venues as diverse as Royal Festival Hall in London, the Kremlin in Moscow or Tongyeong, Korea. She has performed concertos written for her by composers Kaija Saariaho, Pèter Köszeghy, KenIchiro Kobayashi and with orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic of Stockholm, as well as with the radio orchestras of Helsinki, Paris and Berlin.
Camilla Hoitenga holds degrees from Calvin College (B.A) and from the University of Illinois (M.Mus., D.M.A.). Her flute teachers were Darlene Dugan, Alexander Murray, Peter Lloyd and Marcel Moyse.