sfSound's "small packages"
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sfSound's most ambitious project of 2014, "small packages," is a series of musical performances featuring Avant-Garde classics programmed alongside a group of new, shorter musical responses by living composers.
Previous "packages" combined established masterworks by György Ligeti, Earle Brown, and Anton Webern, alongside new contributions by Pauline Oliveros, Mark Applebaum, Greg Saunier, Dan Becker, Maggi Payne, and Canner MEFE, among many others.
This concert features two classic works: KARLHEINZ STOCKHAUSEN'S "Kontra-Punkte," the quintessential post-war serial masterpiece, and GÉRARD GRISEY'S atmospheric "Périodes," the 2nd piece of his epic suite, "Les espaces acoustiques," a touchstone of spectral music. The two seemingly opposed classic works of modern concert music are iconic examples of two main threads in modern 20th century music -- yet both are rarely performed in the United States today.
To round out the program, we have commissioned five of sfSound's composer-performers to create new short works as a response - in their own unique way - to one or both of the classic compositions on the program. For each "small packages", expect a diverse array of techniques sfSound is known for: complex notation, extended instrumental techniques, graphic notation, and improvisation.
Taken as a whole, this collection of new works should be an excellent pairing to the stylistic range of the Stockhausen and Grisey "forgotten classics", all performed by one of the region's most creative new music ensembles.
P R O G R A M
Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontra-Punkte (1953)
Gérard Grisey - Périodes (1974)
Monica Scott - small package (2014)
John Ingle - small package (2014)
Matt Ingalls - small package (2014)
Christopher Burns - small package (2014)
Kyle Bruckmann - small package (2014)
M U S I C I A N S
Richard Worn, bass
Monica Scott, cello
Ellen Ruth Rose, viola
Theodore Padouvas, trumpet
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Emily Laurance, harp
Brendan Lai-Tong, trombone
Benjamin Kreith, violin
Erin Irvine, bassoon
John Ingle, saxophone/conductor
Matt Ingalls, clarinet
Diane Grubbe, flute
Kyle Bruckmann, oboe/english horn
Rob Bailis, bass clarinet
this concert is funded, in part by the Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and individual contributions
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall
50 Oak St
San Francisco, CA 94102
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