Natacha Diels – flute
Andrew Greenwald – percussion
David Broome – keyboards
Bryan Jacobs – guitar & electronics
Jessie Marino – cello
Séverine Ballon – cello
Kiku Enomoto – violin
Brian Robison– theremin
Goodmorning/Goodnight is a program of pieces by members of Ensemble Pamplemousse and other likeminded composers whose work shares common aesthetic interests. These compositions playfully question traditional concepts of sound and music performance, creatively linking acoustic and electronic sound worlds by blending innovative methods of sound production with extended instrumental techniques.
Bookended by two Pamplemousse premieres— Andrew Greenwald’s exquisite new composition for dueling pairs of cellos and keys, and Jessie Marino’s US premiere of Discreet Observations For Your Family’s Peace of Mind— the concert also features Brian Robison’s Hundenschnarchenwiegenlied and Mauricio Pauly’s Otra Maquina Celibe. Together with some additional Pamplemousse treats, this program plays with conventional perspectives of quality and taste with a critical eye and a whimsical grin.
Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2003 to provide a focal point for like-minded creators with a thirst for sonic exploration. The ensemble is a close-knit group of divergent artistic personalities, emergent from training in disparate musical fields. Their collective love for the exquisite in all sonic realms leads the ensemble to persistently discover new vistas of sound at the frayed edges of dissective instrumental performance technique. Compositions aggregate each member’s unique virtuosic talents into extraordinary magical moments. In the flexible moments of performance, the ensemble weaves together shapes of resonance, clusters of glitch, skitters of hyper action, and masses of absurdity into impeccable structures of unified beauty.