Queens New Music Festival: Kim-Castillo-Evol Trio
Violinist Karen Kim, composer Patrick Castillo, and poet Keno Evol present a program of contemporary solo violin music with the added dimensions of electronics and spoken word. The program revisits an experimental salon evening presented by the trio at The Third Place Gallery in Minneapolis on the occasion of the John Cage centenary a meditation on Cage's legacy, featuring a spoken word remix of Cage's The Future of Music: Credo and the world premiere of Castillo's Music for the Third Place, a work for violin and electronics that combines pre-composed fragments, found sounds, field recordings, synthesizers, and live audio processing systems.
Their festival program incorporates music for solo violin by Jörg Widmann, John Harbison, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned work, In Search of a Violin Sonata (2013) by Craig Woodward. The program explores the sympathetic expressive resonance between the violin and the human voice from the New York premiere of Keno Evol's The Future of Music: Remixed (2012) as its point of departure, to a responsive work, Patrick Castillo's Anthem [anathema] (2009) and Widmann's Etude no. 2 (2001) (both of which works involve sung vocalise as part of their compositional texture) and arriving again at Keno Evol's The Violins Who Were Blind When the Thunderstorms Hit for violin and spoken word. The New York premiere of Castillo's Music for the Third Place for violin and electronics offers the program's most expansive sonic breadth, serving to amplify the austerity of John Harbison's Four Songs of Solitude (1985), which concludes the program.
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