The Callithumpian Blog

Commissions/Premieres: Salkind-Pearl, Wendell Jones

In concerts, upcoming on April 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Poster design © 2011 CPARK

These past few weeks we’ve been underground (so to speak), rehearsing incredible amounts — all in preparation for our upcoming concert this Wednesday, April 20th.  We’re thrilled to present two new works, both of them fresh, 21st century, and written for the Consort.  On The Transience of Memory, newly composed by Christopher Wendell Jones, is scored for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, two violins, viola, and cello, and will be receiving its world premiere in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory.  Jones, based in San Francisco, focuses on chamber music that is “intricately designed” in which he explores areas such as identity, narrative, and form through unconventional and unique methods.  He has had his music presented at Darmstadt (Germany), Ictus International Composition Seminar (Brussels, Belgium), and in New York at Merkin Hall among others — click here to read more.

Also highlighted on the program is Mischa Salkind-Pearl’s Autumn Voices, which was premiered last year at SICPP (fondly called “Sick Puppy”, short for Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice) as the featured Composition Fellow commission .  Salkind-Pearl, a Boston-based composer, is Composer-In-Residence with Ludovico Ensemble and has his music performed in the US, Europe, and in Asia.  Autumn Voices, composed in 2010 for flute, clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, viola, and cello, will be given its second performance this Wednesday.

We’ll also be performing Norio Fukushi’s Silica, Giacinto Scelsi’s Okanagon, and Michael Finnissy’s Casual Nudity — tons of new music to satiate your appetite!  Admission is free.  8pm in Brown Hall at New England Conservatory this Wednesday, April 20th … see you there!

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