Benjamin Downs, Piano
Rebeccah Parker Downs, Cello
Daniel Pate, Percussion
Stop Speaking (2011) Andy Akiho (b. 1979) for Snare Drum and Electronics
Warenfetisch (2016) for Amplified Cello Zach Thomas (b. 1988)
Serenatas (2008) Kaija Saariaho (b. 1952)
Bolts of Loving Thunder (2013) Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980)
Tight Sweater (2005) Marc Mellits (b. 1966)
I. Exposed Zipper
II. Trans Fatty Acid’s Rein
III. Mara’s Lullaby
IV. Pickle Trousers
V. Evil Yellow Penguin
VI. Mechanically Separated Chicken Parts
APNM and Iktus Percussion present an electrifyingly unique program of percussion-centric chamber music! Joined by special guests Andrea Lodge; Piano, Roberta Michel; Flute and Piccolo, and Hannah Levinson; Viola, expect a colorfully diverse and bracing evening of music performed by New York City’s finest musicians.
APNM-Association for the Promotion of New Music Composers and *Call for Scores Winners:
*Kevin Michael Kay
*Nicholas V. Hall
Performing the West Coast Premiere of "These Things are Broken" by Nathan Hudson along with works by Hugo Morales Murguia, and Andy Akiho. at St. Michaels Church in Carlsbad CA.
for more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org
Hear the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra perform three virtuoso works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Pulitzer Prize-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth joins the orchestra for Berio’s landmark Sinfonia(1968), originally performed by the Swingle Singers with the New York Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. Rachel Schutz performs Ligeti’s madcapMysteriesoftheMacabre(1992), and visiting composer Ken Ueno, overtone singer, performs Ona Sufficient Condition for the Existence of Most Specific Hypothesis (2008). Conducted by Eduardo Leandro. Free pre-concert lecture at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.
Friday, 12 August 2016 | 16:00 | Edith-Stein-Schule
Presentation of the Percussion Ensemble Composition Workshop
Participants of the percussion classes of Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene
The Darmstadt Summer Course offers the special opportunity for young composers and musicians from over 40 countries to meet and work together intensively for two weeks. Each time, this leads to unexpected productive contacts and artistic projects. The work in Darmstadt does not always involve finished scores; often, the composers and musicians start from sketches and concepts that are only developed fully through joint experimentation to find specific ways of writing for the instruments. The two percussion tutors, Christian Dierstein and Håkon Stene, had issued a call for percussion concepts and project ideas from young composers involving three to five percussionists. Every kind of sound-producing object was expressly desired. The selected projects will be worked on intensively during the two-week workshop, accompanied by the composition tutors Rebecca Saunders, Georges Aperghis, Marko Ciciliani and Simon Steen-Andersen. In its workshop concert, the percussion class will offer a glimpse of this laboratory.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 | 16:00 | Edith-Stein-Schule (Sporthalle)
Rückspiegel – Sieben Werke aus sieben Jahrzehnten: NONO
Luigi Nono: Polifonica – Monodia – Ritmica (1951)
(2 Performances + Lecture in English)
Tutors and Participants of the Darmstadt Summer Course
Ulrich Mosch (Lecture)
Since the course’s beginnings at Kranichstein Hunting Lodge in 1946, there have been major changes in the work of composition, as well as aesthetic views and the notion of what music actually is. These changes are reflected in the history of events at the course and in the accompanying concerts. In 2016, the concert series “Rückspiegel” [literally “rear-view mirror”] will reflect on seven decades of the Darmstadt Summer Course with both music and commentary. For each decade, one piece will be selected from the respective course programs. What is important is that this view of the past is today’s view: the series will focus on those aspects of the musical phenomena in the relevant periods which are central from today’s perspective.
Each of the seven concert lectures will open with a complete performance of a piece, followed by an explanatory commentary by Ulrich Mosch (University of Geneva) on the historical context, compositional technique and aesthetics, and finally a second performance of the entire piece. (Only Wolfgang Rihm’s string trio, on account of its 45-minute duration, will be played just once.)
For the listeners, the advantage of this format is that they will already have had a first aesthetic experience with the respective piece before the commentary, allowing them to connect it to what they have heard. The second listen will then profit both from the commentary and the first listen.
31 July 2016 Stefan Prins: Piano Hero
1 August 2016 Brian Ferneyhough: String Quartet No. 3
2 August 2016 John Cage: Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1958)
6 August 2016 Wolfgang Rihm: Musik für drei Streicher (only one performance due to its duration of 45 minutes)
7 August 2016 Helmut Lachenmann: Intérieur I
10 August 2016: Luigi Nono: Polifonica – Monodia – Ritmica
14 August 2016 Isabel Mundry: Traces des moments