New Works

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 […]

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 […]

Ben Hjertmann – Bhyxe

Ben Hjertmann - Bhyxe

  Ben Hjertmann: Bhyxe (2009) [audio:http://www.hjertmann.com/wp-content/uploads/bhyxe.mp3] From a dark concentration of sound, there slowly forms a melodic figure. The live instruments extend from the pulsing core as tendrils, liberated, yet deeply entrenched in the original energy. Bhyxe is scored for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Fixed Media and was recorded by the Callithumpian Consort and was […]

Lee Weisert – Tethyis

Lee Weisert - Tethyis

  Lee Weisert: Tethyis (2010) [audio:http://www.callithumpian.org/wp-content/uploads/tethyis_full.mp3] The conceptual basis for Tethyis was inspired by an idea from the book Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? by Barry Blesser and Linda Ruth-Salter. The authors make a distinction between so-called “primary (independent) sonic events” and “secondary (slave) sonic events.” In normal listening we are mostly attuned to primary […]

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