Ensemble Pamplemousse presents “Through the Magnifying Glass”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013. 8:00 pm

Ensemble Pamplemousse presents “Through the Magnifying Glass”

Tuesday, February 26, 2013. 8:00 pm

Seven works bring into focus the seemingly limitless aural possibilities of wood, plastic, and metal combining in the perceived symbiosis of ‘instruments’. Not just an indexing of microscopic sound, these aural materials are presented as concise musical objects, critically demystifying what is often accepted as ‘other’ sounds. By combining the stability of formal strategy with minutely instable sound material, the music is elevated beyond the rhetoric of mere instrumental syntax, realizing a wider, more substantial dialogue.

Alexander Sigman: le jardin des supplices *
for bass flute, violin, cello, sampler

Andrew Greenwald: A Thing Is A Hole In A Thing It Is Not (II) *
for flutes, viola, cello

Ivan Naranjo: hitherto *
for flute, violin, cello, percussion, electronics

George Lewis: Impromptu for Pamplemousse
for voice, flute, violin, cello, percussion, electronics

Natacha Diels: Bahnhof
for voice and electronics (US premiere)

Rama Gottfried: Fluoresce
for solo cello and electronics (US premiere)

Natacha Diels: y=rx(1-x) [Strange Attractors]
for piccolo, percussion, and electronics

* — World Premiere

Composer/performer collective Ensemble Pamplemousse was founded in 2002 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.