Irish composer Karen Power will preside over two recent works, the US premiere of sonic pollinators, a work pairing Irish pollinators with a unique trio from Quiet Music Ensemble; and loaded silence for piano and Arctic ice to be performed by pianist Isabelle O’Connell.*
Vermont based composer Stuart Saunders Smith will offer a program of duos all featuring percussion, including Family Portraits, Our Home for soprano & vibraphone), The Envelope Poems, and Castine, with performers Jude Traxler (vibraphone & voice), Sylvia Smith (voice), Madeline Dethloff (marimba), Tiffany Du Mouchelle (voice), and Stephen Solook (vibraphone).
The Interpretations series, now in its 31st season, is a New York-based concert series focusing on the relationship between contemporary composers and their interpreters. Sometimes the interpreters are the composers themselves; more often, the series features performers who specialize in the interpretation of new music. Since its inception in 1989, Interpretations has featured leading figures in contemporary music and multimedia, including Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Anthony Braxton, Thomas Buckner, FLUX Quartet, Joseph Kubera, Annea Lockwood, and Alvin Lucier, Roscoe Mitchell, Phill Niblock, Pauline Oliveros, Ursula Oppens, and Morton Subotnick.
This performance is a coproduction between Roulette and Interpretations.
*This performance has been supported by Culture Ireland.