String Noise (Pauline Kim Harris and Conrad Harris): New Works By George Lewis, Sam Yulsman, Jessie Cox, Pauline Kim Harris.
Ubiquitous violin duo String Noise (Conrad Harris and GRAMMY®-nominated Pauline Kim Harris) will present a world premiere by George Lewis – the first in his new series of works for ensembles and computer sound processing. Also making its world premiere is Pauline Kim Harris’ 100 Thimbles in a Box for Syrinx (acoustic synthesizer) and two violins (featuring Spencer Topel). Rounding out the program are the works Holding Pattern by Sam Yulsman, and The Life of Information by Jessie Cox.
String Trio of New York: James Emery, Tony Marino and Rob Thomas, with guest percussionist Thurman Barker, perform works by Billy Bang, John Lindberg, Muhal Richard Abrams and Emery.
For this very special performance, The String Trio of New York (S3NY) will feature James Emery (guitarist and founding member); Rob Thomas (violin); and Tony Marino (bass), who will perform vignettes of notable early works by S3NY co-founders, including Billy Bang’s Bang’s Bounce and John Lindberg’s Twixt C & D, plus a new realization of a piece they commissioned from the legendary Muhal Richard Abrams, Strings and Things. Taking a World Music view of this stunning work, S3NY will be joined by percussionist Thurman Barker – a long-time collaborator with Abrams and Emery – playing balafon, drums, and marimba. The program will be rounded out by some of Emery’s most popular works for the ensemble, The Pursuit of Happiness, Cobalt Blue, and E Pedal.