Violinist/composer Mari Kimura will perform a program of instrumental works that use her motion sensor invention MUGIC®. The program will include Kimura’s own Iron Bird for cymbal and MUGIC® performed by percussionist Aiyun Huang (US premiere), Motion Notions by Dai Fujikura (US premiere) performed by Kimura on violin and MUGIC®, and Kimura’s KISMET for MUGIC® and ensemble, performed by Ensemble Decipher (American premiere).
A longtime champion of contemporary music and frequent guest on Interpretations, pianist Joseph Kubera will perform a wide-ranging program of recent solo piano works including Block Design by Tom Johnson, Queens Plaza by Daniel Rothman, Daniel Goode’s Piano Sonata No. 2: Memories of Pre-Minimalism, 1959 and Now; and Vaccinum à 5: SARS-coronavirus 2 (spike protein), Region 5, a world premiere by Peter Gena.
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.