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OCT 4: David Lang @ Gardner Museum

OCT 4: David Lang @ Gardner Museum

Program: David Lang:  true pearl  (2018) A series of five mini operas inspired by the museum’s five Life of Cyrus tapestries, commissioned by the Gardner Museum. Music by David Lang Libretto by Sibyl Kempson true pearl is an opera made specifically to be seen and heard in the Tapestry Room of the Gardner Museum. The opera […]

OCT 11: Globokar world premiere & SICPP 2018 commissioned composer

OCT 11: Globokar world premiere & SICPP 2018 commissioned composer

Program: Vinko Globokar: Les mots, les langues et les sons (2018) – premiere performance commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort with funds provided by New England Conservatory, the French-American Cultural Exchange, and Jeffrey Duryea Brian Riordan: Recorded Ruins  (2018) commissioned by the Callithumpian Consort Paul Mortilla: Stupor (2015) Sabrina Schroeder: Stircrazer II (2013) Pierluigi Billone:  Mani.Δίκη […]

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights

Lei Liang: Bamboo Lights   Listening for Blossoms The Cicada Chamber Ensemble Lakescape Musicians from soundSCAPE Serashi Fragments The JACK Quartet Lakescape II Rootstock Percussion Gobi Gloria The JACK Quartet Lake The Awea Duo Bamboo Lights The Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury, conductor   Chinese-born American composer Lei Liang (b.1972) is the winner of the 2011 […]

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal

Adam Roberts: Leaf Metal Arditti Quartet Le Nouvel Ensemble Modern, Lorraine Vaillancourt cond. Gabriela Diaz, violinist Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Eric Hewitt cond. Benjamin Schwartz, cellist   1. Tangled Symmetries (9:43), for string quartet Arditti Quartet 2. Strange Loops (11:14), for chamber orchestra & electronics Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Lorraine Vaillancourt cond. 3. Sinews (8:55), […]

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes

Nicholas Vines: Torrid Nature Scenes 1-7. Butcher of Brisbane (24:18) | Carnival for solo saxophone(s) and chamber ensemble Eliot Gattegno, saxophone(s); Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury cond. 8. Economy of Wax (9:27) | for soprano, flute/piccolo, viola, harp Adrienne Pardee, soprano; Stephen Drury, cond. Jessi Rosinski, flute/piccolo; Derek Mosloff, viola; Franziska Huhn, harp 9-15. Torrid Nature Scene […]

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord

Lei Liang: Tremors of a Memory Chord Chamber and Orchestral Music   Verge (10:38) Aural Hypothesis (9:42) Five Seasons (17:27) Tremors of a Memory Chord (18:00)   Palimpset Ensemble • Steven Schick Callithumpian Consort • Stephen Drury Wu Man, Pipa • Shanghai Quartet Pi-hsien Chen, Piano • Taipei Chinese Orchestra • En Shao   Chinese-born […]

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak

Tamar Diesendruck: The Grief That Does Not Speak   1. Being as How (19:07) Callithumpian Consort, Stephen Drury cond. 2. 8 —-> ∞ (eight tends toward infinity) (15:03) New England Conservatory Cello Ensemble, Alan Fletcher cond. 3. the grief that does not speak (23:23) Furious Band, Roger Zahab cond. 4. What of the How X 6 […]

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick's Mountain Home

Paul Elwood: Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home   1. Old Joe Clark (6:51) Hank Roberts, cello, vocals Paul Elwood, banjo 2. In the Zone (11:24) The Callithumpian Consort Conductor: Stephen Drury Five-string banjo soloist: Paul Elwood 3. Cluck Old Hen (2:13) John Hartford, banjo Matthew Combs, fiddle 4. Stanley Kubrick’s Mountain Home (26:18) Ilana Davidson, soprano […]

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes

John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes 1. Four Thousand Holes (32:51) Stephen Drury, piano Scott Deal, percussion 2. …and bells remembered… (10:06) Callithumpian Consort Four Thousand Holes is a sometimes lush, sometimes fragile, rhythmically complex and technically demanding work for piano and mallet percussion (performed by the extraordinary pianist Stephen Drury and percussionist Scott Deal) […]

Eliza Brown: Effusion

Eliza Brown: Effusion

Eliza Brown: Effusion (2010) [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/Effusion_full.mp3] Effusion: unrestrained expression of words or feelings – Webster’s Dictionary Featuring an extroverted, virtuosic, and overtly expressive solo viola part (Karina Fox, soloist), Effusion projects many moods and textures in a short space of time. A series of eight pitch fields derived from spectral analysis of individual notes played on […]

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