This will be a quick post, but rest assured, you’ll be caught up in no time.
Briefly: today’s re-cap of events includes a masterclass by Canadian pianist Corey Hamm, who performs this Friday with Callithumpian. Hamm is on faculty at SICPP this week, giving lessons and coaching groups leading up to the climactic IDITAROD this Saturday.
Composer colloquia in motion — heard a bit of Mischa Salkind-Pearl‘s presentation from outside of the Electronic Studio earlier today; Callithumpian will be premiering a new work by him in one of the hour-sets of the Iditarod. Fun!
The great thing about the concerts is that everyone congregates at UNO’s afterward. After tonight’s Stockhausen concert, I saw a few familiar faces mixed with the new: SICPP alumni Stephen Olsen, Bob Hansler, Mark Poliks, Anne Goldberg, and new “sick puppies” Diamanda Dramm, Ryan Krause, and many more.
Stay tuned: 9am rehearsal in Jordan tomorrow for Saariaho + make your own contact microphone workshop in G01 + at least twenty other things on the schedule!
P.S. Special guest, pianist Steffen Schleiermacher performs a solo recital in Jordan Hall tomorrow — 8pm. Lachenmann’s Ein Kinderspiel, Nico Richter de Vroe’s Gabbro (Steinstück #1), Friedrich Goldmann’s Four Piano Pieces, Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstuck 1-4, Wolfgang Rihm’s Nachstudie, and Schleiermacher pieces.