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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players
Eric Dudley in Conversation and Concert with Meredith Monk
January 19 @ 4:00 pm
For the first time, SFCMP brings together incoming Artistic Director Eric Dudley and maverick composer Meredith Monk for an evening of stimulating performances and conversations.
Our in the LABORATORY series showcases large-scale contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert format and experience. In this concert, John Zorn’s Cobra and Frederic Rzewski’s Les Moutons de Panurge engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities. Led by Grammy-nominated SFCMP percussionist and frequent Zorn collaborator William Winant, the performers are prompted to execute different instrumental techniques, sonic textures, or playing styles in various ensemble formations, resulting in a dynamic and often surprising real-time musical compositions.
When & where
Friday January 19, 2018 @ 4pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 50 Oak Street, San Francisco
Tickets $15 – $35
In a special guest appearance, maverick vocalist and creator Meredith Monk joins us for a performance and discussion of two of her works, Ellis Island for duo pianos and Cave Song from her film project The Book of Days. Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron's 7 Etudes, and two works by Bay Area composers, Under the Rug by Ryan Brown, and Twist for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.
This event will feature Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown in the “How Music Is Made” open rehearsal and composer talk segment.
Composer Meredith Monk will join us on stage in conversation with incoming Artistic Director, Eric Dudley.
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