Georg Friedrich Haas: Hommage to Ligeti, Hauer, and Reich
Georg Friedrich Haas (b.1953): Trois Hommages (1984) for one pianist playing two pianos tuned one quarter-tone apart
I. Hommage à György Ligeti
II. Hommage à Josef Matthias Hauer
III. Hommage à Steve Reich
In the intimate setting of the PianoForte Salon, pianist Mabel Kwan presents a rare performance of Haas' "Trois Hommages", a feat in itself considering one pianist is required to play two pianos simultaneously. While one piano is tuned conventionally, the other is detuned by one quarter-tone in its entire range, creating a palette of 176 pitches played by one musician. Each movement pays tribute to an influential composer who profoundly shaped the course of 20th century music.
The work is approximately 45 minutes in length and will be presented without pause.
As a member of Ensemble Dal Niente, Mabel Kwan is active in performances and education outreach throughout the concert season. She performed with Dal Niente at the 46th International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany where they received the Kranichstein Music Prize, the first ever awarded to an ensemble. She and percussionist Andrew Bliss are founding members of the duo Nothing in Common. The duo has performed at the Intermedia Festival at IUPUI and the SEAMUS conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as universities and concert venues throughout the Midwest. Mabel has given solo recitals at the Sonic Fusion Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland and the Experimental Piano Series produced by the Chicago Composers Forum and Pianoforte Chicago. She champions the works of artists from her generation and has enjoyed collaborations with Liminal Performance Group and the Poetry Foundation. Born and raised in Austin, Texas, Mabel received performance degrees from Rice University and Northern Illinois University.
PIanoForte Salon in the Fine Arts Building (View)
410 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
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