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Oliveros, Pauline Kim Harris/Topel, Kevin Frenette Quartet
March 25, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Pauline Oliveros' Teach Yourself to Fly
Players: Dave Gross, Angela Sawyer, Michael Rosenstein, Jesse Kenas-Collins, Melanie Hedlund, Luke Martin, Lou Bunk, Joe Burgio, Maria Finkelmeier, Dei Xhrist, Matt Samolis, among others, maybe you?
Pauline Kim Harris, violin
Spencer Topel, electronics
perform a continuous playlist of Bach, Sciarrino, Biber and Topel.
Kevin Frenette Quartet
Kevin Frenett, guitar
David Haas, piano
Ryan McGuire, bass
Joe Musacchia, drums
Musician Links and Bios
Teach Yourself To Fly, the first of Pauline Oliveros (http://www.deeplistening.org/site/content/home) s's many "Sonic Meditations" shows just what it is that sets Oliveros apart from dozens of superficially related American composers. The Sonic Meditations were largely developed in the early 70s, and explored many times in real musical situations before ever being written down. Some are simpler than others, such as Re Cognition, which reads only: "Listen to a sound until you no longer recognize it"
In homage to the iconic J.S. Bach Chaconne for solo violin, violinist Pauline Kim Harris (http://www.paulinekimharris.com/about/) will perform in one continuous playlist a program starting with the Ambient Chaconne, interweaving each of the six Sciarrino Caprices between the Biber Passacaglia, 3 movements of Spencer Topel’s Violine and the Bach Chaconne. A voyage from start to finish, it draws the adventurous listener closer to experiencing the infinite and intangible connection between sound, time and matter while contextualization composition through a fragmented soundscape.
Spencer Topel (http://www.spencertopel.com/) is an American composer of experimental music and sound installations that explore relationships between architecture, space, and form. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a Danish International Visiting Artist Residency in 2013 (DIVA), the Palmer Dixon Prize from the Juilliard School for best composition, BMI and ASCAP Awards, and was an artist-in-residence with the Meitar Ensemble in July 2014 (Tel Aviv). Topel received degrees from Cornell and The Juilliard School before joining the Tenure-Track Faculty at Dartmouth College, where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Music.
Kevin Frenette (https://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinfrenette) 's CD 'Connections' is a dazzling display of sympathetic interactions with truly spontaneous results. Frenette and company combine for a powerful force of open-minded creative energy." --- John Barron/JazzReview.com
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