Annie Gosfield: Real & Imagined Sounds For Instruments & Electronics with Pauline Kim Harris, Vicky Chow, Sylvie Courvoisier, and Roger Kleier
Annie Gosfield presents a world of things transformed, in a varied program of new work that generates and recycles musical materials, creating a common thread from intricately notated music to free improvisation. Commissioned by the Library of Congress, Gosfield presents the NYC premiere of A Mother’s Note and a Single Vote, written for the centenary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. Performed by Pauline Kim Harris on violin and pianist Vicky Chow, A Mother’s Note… is about making one’s voice heard in a noisy world. Harris then premieres Silken Splinters and Feather Stitches, which sets a partly improvised violin part against an electronic assemblage of sampled fragments from A Mother’s Note…. Lastly, the sounds are transformed into fully improvised form, by Gosfield playing sampler with Sylvie Courvoisier (piano) and Roger Kleier (electric guitar).
Edmund Campion With Marilyn Nonken, Manuel Laufer, Russel Greenberg and Bill Solomon
Edmund Campion will present Recumulations, a piece for metal triangles, electronics and video animations by Claudia Hart (with a post-analog media reconsideration of Primary Accumulation, the 1972 seminal dance film by Trisha Brown); Four Bells For Tom, with programming from Jeff Lubow; the NY premiere of Auditory Fiction II, for computer-driven percussionists Russel Greenberg and Bill Solomon controlling Hart’s virtual dancers in real-time; and the world premiere of Late Bloomer, a virtuosic 4-hand piano work with electronics, composed for NYC pianists Marilyn Nonken and Manuel Laufer, and a resonating piano device designed by Jeremy Wagner at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Late Bloomer is dedicated to the memory of David Lester Wessel (1942-2014). (Campion is the Director of the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California Berkeley.)