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Ecstatic Music Fest: Derek Bermel, Samson Young, Gaybird Leung, Du Yun, Music from China & Music from Copland House

Wednesday, March 28, 2012  |  7:30pm

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Two venerable contemporary music ensembles, Music from Copland House and Music from China, offer world premieres by celebrated young composers Du Yun, Samson Young, Derek Bermel and Gaybird Leung (pictured) . These four idiosyncratic composers — originally from Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York — will take radically different approaches to the challenge of composing for a blend of Chinese and Western instruments, along with electronics or their own voices, in some cases. Placed together collectively, along with other works that explore this mixed space, the concert will be a fascinating examination of the music that lives at multiple intersections, between China and the United States, and between classical and vernacular traditions.

 

Read the program notes.

BRIGHT SHENG
Four Movements for Piano Trio (1988) 
   eighth = 54
   quarter = 66
   quarter = 112
   Nostalgia, eighth = 66

LEUNG KEI-CHUEK (Gaybird)
Contradicting Unison (2012)  World Premiere
for clarinet, cello, erhu, zheng, video, and electronics
Video by THOMAS YIP

DEREK BERMEL
Dragon Blue (2012)  World Premiere
for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, erhu, pipa, and zheng

Intermission

DU YUN
The Hidden Face (2012)  World Premiere
for clarinet, violin, cello, erhu, pipa, and zheng  

SAMSON YOUNG
The Third Pixel (2012  World Premiere
for clarinet, violin, cello, piano, pipa, video,
and electronics
Space Invader
That Summer, Those Silent Apple Trees
     Signal to Noise

Video by ADRIAN YEUNG and SAMSON YOUNG

Music from China Music from Copland House by Trish Lewis

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