Major Concert Series
Music From Near and Far III
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 7:30pm
Meet the Composers | 6:45pm
KUHF's St.John Flynn interviews Rob Smith and Marcus K. Maroney
800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002
Musiqa offers two world premieres: Marcus Maroney’s Earth Music, a collaboration with Fotofest, and Rob Smith’s Angenieta for string quartet and bass. Also on the program are Timo Andres’ I Found It by the Sea, Hannah Lash’s Around, Pulitzer Prize winner Kevin Puts’ And the Legions Will Rise and Solo: Finale, a short film by Ingo Putze, curated by Houston Cinema Arts Society. Don't miss this evening of exhilarating new works.
Presented as part of the Hobby Center’s Uniquely Houston series.
About the Program
On the Program:
Hannah Lash: Around for violin, cello and piano
Marcus Maroney: Earth Songs for clarinet, piano, percussion and bass (based on photos by Edward Burtynsky, in collaboration with FotoFest)
Kevin Puts: And Legions Will Rise for clarinet, violin and percussion
Rob Smith: Angenieta for string quartet and double bass (World Premiere)
Tali Morgulis, piano
Blake Wilkins, percussion
Axiom String Quartet
Caleb Quillen, bass
Mark Your Calendars for the Market Square Performance of Michael Gordon's TIMBER
June 3, 2016
Market Square Park
301 Milam, Houston, Texas 77002
Join us for a free performance of Michael Gordon's Timber, a new work scored for six wooden 2x4s. Cut into different sizes, each one has a slightly different pitch. Called a "simantra," this percussion instrument was first devised by composer Iannis Xenakis. The instrumentation allows the composer and the artists to create the impression that the sound is traveling around by subtly shifting the accent of sound from one player to another. The result is a meditation on sound and rhythm, bringing the physicality, endurance and technique of percussion performance to a new level.
Timber had its world premiere on June 16, 2011 at Korzo Theatre in Den Haag, The Netherlands, with the Dutch percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag performing.Information taken from Michael Gordon's music arts organization Bang On A Can