This weekend is the Spring Unruly Music Festival, and features both performances and new piece premieres of mine. Friday night I’ll be performing in Cage’s Song Books. Saturday night an acoustic piece of mine, Pixelism, will be premiered by the Dal Niente ensemble. I’ll also be joining the group on stage for a piece involving live electronics. Should be a fun weekend!
All concerts are at 7:30 in Vogel Hall.
Thursday, March 8:
Minneapolis percussionist Patti Cudd (of Zeitgeist) integrates electronics into performance with atypical solo percussion instruments, including bass drum and cajon, in a concert of music by Daniel Almada, Jeff Herriott, Cort Lippe, Eric Lyon, Chris Mercer, and Barry Moon.
Friday, March 9:
A celebration of John Cage (1912-1992) for his 100th birthday, featuring performances of music from across his career.
Saturday, March 10:
Dal Niente presents the US premiere of “The Brightest Form of Absence,” an exploration of the Mojave Desert and Death Valley by Siemens Prize-winning composer Hans Thomalla, featuring soprano, 13 instrumentalists, and live electronics. The ensemble will also premiere new works written for them by UWM faculty and student composers.