Yarn/Wire/Currents: Christopher Trapani & Pete Swanson
Yarn/Wire/Currents, a new and ongoing collaboration of ISSUE and the acclaimed piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire, continues with the premieres of newly commissioned works for the ensemble by Christopher Trapani and Pete Swanson.
Christopher Trapani's new piece, Writing Against Time, inspired by Micahel Clune's book of the same name, is about "stopping time" the sensation of suspension in enveloping present, prolonging the wonder and enchantment of a new aesthetic discovery. The piece unfolds as a long single line, always pulling forward, never referring back to earlier moments. There is repetition and variation, but no development an emphasis instead on surface details and transformations in color. Interacting with electronics, repeated patterns and irrational rhythms create an intricate, colorful collage that draws on a range of disparate sources.
Following Yarn/Wire's dynamic 2012 collaboration at ISSUE with electronic/noise musician Pete Swanson, the pairing returns for another foray into the intersection of electronic and acoustic sound in another new collaborative work premiering tonight.
At 7:15pm Christopher Trapani and Author Michael Clune present a Pre-Concert Talk.
MORE INFO: http://issueprojectroom.org/event/yarnwirecurrents-christopher-trapani-pete-swanson
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