Chaya Czernowin: what a treat to hear three of her pieces in one concert. Tonight, Callithumpian performed Sahaf, Afatsim, and The Hourglass Bleeds Still. Each work was quite unique — at times, the sounds were curt, robust and physical, cut with intertwining moments of sparse, spiderweb-like strands; later on, the music was seemingly frozen and preserved in an other-worldly dimension.
An absolutely gorgeous program. We’re thrilled to have her as our resident composer this year at SICPP.
Earlier today, Czernowin advised Composition Fellows Bob Hansler, Mark Poliks, Mischa Salkind-Pearl, Victoria Cheah, Anne Goldberg, and Michele Zaccagnini in the New Works masterclass; we had colloquia by Electronic Workshop Fellows David Dominique and Eli Stine; and back-to-back rehearsals in preparation for Saturday’s monumental IDITAROD.
Tomorrow at the Gardner will be an all-electroacoustic concert starting at 1pm, with Jonah Kaproff, Rane Moore, David Dominique, Kyle Adam Blair, Zach Herchen, Eli Stine, Stephen Upshaw, and Dave Tarantino performing.
And now, photos as promised!
P.S. Friday’s 8pm concert in Williams Hall features Canadian pianist Corey Hamm, with performances by soprano Jennifer Ashe and percussionist Nick Tolle — not to be missed! Free admission.