Pianist Gerpe performed solo and with his Panic Duo partner Pasha Tesitlin. The program included:
Fantasia on an Ostinato (1985) – John Corigliano
Actions & Resonances (2005) – Alexander Elliott Miller
Black Echo (2006) – Vera Ivanova
Still Waters (2009) – Gernot Wolfgang
Oscillations (2005) – Isaac Schankler
Tocar (2010) – Kaija Saariaho ( with Pasha Tseitlin, violin)
Two movements from String Poetic (2006) – Jennifer Higdon (
with Pasha Tseitlin, violin)
3. Blue Hills of Mist
5. Climb Jagged
Steven Vanhauwaert presented a sampling of his all-Italian PianoSpheres program, stretching from Busoni to Scelsi.
Two solo pieces recently released on CD by the Venice-based
Cold Blue Music label: Michael Byron’s “In the Village of Hope,” for harp, played by
Tasha Smith Godínez:
Daniel Lentz’ “River of 1,000 Streams,” for piano and electronics, played by Vicki Ray:
Jack Wright, bassist Evan Lipson, and guitarist Zach Darrup presented a set of free improvisation under the group name Roughhousing.
Wright’s recent book
The Free Musics is a significant contribution to the theory of free improvised music in Western consumer culture.
Elana Mann and John Burtle celebrated their new edited collection of text scores Propositional Attitudes ( Golden Spike Press) with a talk and performances by mark so, Corey Fogel, Dana Reason, Mate Behbudi, and themselves.
Here is Dana and Mate’s performance of her “Tea and Fences: A Quiet Tea Party”, which used Skype to connect Dana in Oregon, Mate in Iran, and an audience in Santa Monica:
Vicki Ray presented selections from her April 3 PianoSpheres program:
Kallay performed selections from his Beyond 12 series of commissioned pieces for retuned and remapped keyboards. This concert was a co-production with Microfest.
CalArts graduate and faculty member
Barbier performed a set of solo trombone and euphonium compositions:
San Diego percussionist/composer Nathan Hubbard, a two-time winner of the San Diego Music Awards Best Jazz Album, assembled an all-star quartet with violinist Jeff Gauthier, guitarist Max Kutner, and electric bassist Steuart Liebig to perform original open-form compositions.
Continuing the annual tradition of ending with a public participation program, musicians of all levels and styles were invited to join an open workshop ensemble, which rehearsed for an hour before the concert. The program also included some invited artists, representing a variety of approaches to graphic notation. After a pre-concert talk by series organizer Jeff Schwartz,
Scott Worthington played James Tenney’s “Beast.”
California State University at Fullerton New Music Ensemble
, led by Charles Sharp, played Christian Wolff’s “For 1, 2, or 3 People.”
The workshop ensemble, led by Jeff Schwartz, played Earle Brown’s “December 1952.”
and Christian Marclay’s “Shuffle.”
Sarah Belle Reid
directed them in her “[spectral] [impulse].”
in her “Ink Bops.”