Christopher Trapani Curates INTERVAL 5.3

Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 8:00pm to Friday, March 9, 2012 - 7:55pm
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Composer Christopher Trapani curates a March 8th performance as part of MATA’s INTERVAL concert series, joining such esteemed former curators as SO Percussion, Mario Diaz de Leon, Jennifer Walshe, and Zach Layton.

The concert will feature six works for solo instruments plus live electronics by composers from four continents—all of whom crossed paths while working at IRCAM in Paris during the last five years. Three soloists will interact with live electronics in real time, with the computer sending transformed sounds and samples to a spatialized speaker setup —four speakers in the corners of Issue Project Room’s stellar new venue—so that the sound literally envelops the audience.

Australian composer Paul Clift’s Boundary Markers journeys inside the timbre of a bass clarinet. Andrea Agostini from Bologna, Italy encircles a solo baritone sax with a massive canvas of shifting textures in Gli atorni che s’accendevano e radiavano. From Colombia, Juan Camilo Hernandez Sanchez experiments with live transformation of intricate extended techniques for saxophone in Introspecciones Móviles. Irish composer Ann Cleare’s I am not a clockmaker either is a frenzied, kinetic pastiche for accordion and recorded sounds. New York native Aaron Einbond explores the rich but unstable low multiphonics of a bass clarinet in Temper, while Recession by New Orleans-born composer Christopher Trapani creates a mobile and kaleidoscopic world of changing colors from retuned and spatialized accordion samples.

The three featured soloists are virtuoso players, renowned for their interpretations of contemporary repertoire: clarinetist Carol McGonnell, saxophonist Ryan Muncy, and accordionist Bill Schimmel. Five of the six pieces on the program will be receiving their American premieres at this performance.

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