Interpretations: Annie Gosfield | Edmund Campion

Thursday, May 2, 2019. 8:00 pm

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.)