Laura Cocks: LARUS LARUS

Monday, May 17, 2021. 8:00 pm

Laura Cocks: LARUS LARUS

Monday, May 17, 2021. 8:00 pm

LARUS LARUS is about the thickness of atmosphere-in-ecstasy. What these works have in common is the physical impact of their potentiation. A closeness to holding the scale of the stars. The feelings endemic to delight at futurity. Each offers a precious eternity to submerge into—holding their sorcery of scale on our tongues, in our spines, and thick in the air.
Larus is a large genus of gulls. They steal food, are loud, and you can find them in all sorts of weather.

LARUS LARUS is a collection of blisteringly physical works for flute, voice, physically-modeled ensembles, bolts, and balloons.

Program
Oxygen and Reality by Bethany Younge, 2018
Emergent by George Lewis, 2014
Spiritus by Jessie Cox, 2018
Larus Larus by Laura Cocks, 2021 (world premiere)
seven poorly orchestrated compositions for flute and physically-modeled chamber ensemble by Weston Olencki, 2021 (world premiere)
I dance in the morning until the sun finds me missing by Natacha Diels, 2018


Laura Cocks is a New York-based flutist who works in a wide array of creative environments as a performer and promoter of contemporary music. Cocks is the flutist and executive director of TAK ensemble, and a member of the Nouveau Classical Project and the Association of Dominican Classical Artists. She is a frequent guest with ensembles such as Talea Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, and many others. Cocks can be heard with TAK, International Contemporary Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Wet Ink Ensemble, and others on labels such as Carrier Records, ECM, Centaur Records, New Focus Recordings, Sound American, Denovali Records, Orange Mountain Music, Chambray Records, Amplify, TAK editions, Double Whammy Whammy, Winspear, Supertrain, and Gold Bolus with upcoming records out on TAK editions and Triptick Tapes. Cocks holds a doctorate from the Graduate Center, CUNY, and continues her writing and research in methods of corporeal analysis and bodily theories of art-making.

Photo: Hooke Audio, Rozanne Els