Roger Reynolds' Justice
A musical/dramatic presentation of Clytemnestra's primary scenes from Reynolds' text, The Red Act, drawn from the plays of Euripides and Aeschylus. West Coast Premiere 2012: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano; Stephen Solook, percussion; Alice Teyssier, actress; Paul Hembree, computer musician.
Bryan Christian's Ignota
Percussion and the human voice are two of the world's oldest instruments. Found in every
musical culture throughout the world, their importance in music making is highly evident. Up
until now their relationship in western classical music has been unequal and underrepresented
in the repertoire. Ignota by composer Bryan Christian allows the first equal conversation
between these instruments in this musical genre. Expanding from voice to percussion and
percussion to voice imitative relationships of compositions such as Berio's Circles, Recitation
No. 13 by Aperghis, and Toucher by Globokar, Christian has created an entirely new language
that allows these instruments their first opportunity to speak on an equal plane. Ignota is a
highly significant composition for the development of this repertoire that has been largely
ignored by western classical music composers.
Albert Carbonell's Divan del Tamarit
Returning to the folk origins of both percussion and voice, Carbonell sets Lorca's Casidas and Gacelas from Divan del Tamarit. Fusing flamenco influences with contemporary composition, this full concert length work is raw, expressive, warm, and passionate.
Cultures in HarmonyCameroon
Through the universal language of music, Cultures in Harmony's collaborative projects foster lasting relationships between American musiciansand musicians from various other parts of the world. Projects encourage cross-cultural dialogue that improves relations between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
CinH Cameroon Travelogue
CinH Egypt Travelogue
Papua New Guinea
A Hand Outward Essay