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Livewire 6

October 20, 2015 11:03 AM

Livewire 6: Poetry of Song, Music of Words
Thursday – Saturday, October 22 – 24
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall and other locations

In its sixth season, this year’s Livewire contemporary music festival at UMBC explores the connection between words and music. How have poetry and literature influenced the development and trajectory of contemporary music movement? What are some writings that have inspired individual composers? How does poetry exist in music that doesn’t have words?

Hailed for “warm creamy voice,” mezzo-soprano Patricia Green will be the resident artist, singing with Ruckus, UMBC’s faculty new music ensemble, on October 22nd, and as a featured soloist on October 24th. UMBC’s composition faculty — Linda Dusman, Anna Rubin, David Revill and Janice Macaulay — will be featured during the festival with world premieres along with regional composers Thomas DeLio, Ronald Pearl, Jessica Krash, and Will Redman.

Schedule of events:

Thursday, October 22

7 pm, Music Box
Pre-concert talk on Pierrot Lunaire with Dr. John Gingerich

8 pm, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Ruckus Ensemble: Beyond Pierrot
The Ruckus Ensemble, in residence at UMBC and featuring Lisa Cella, flute; E. Michael Richards, clarinet; Airi Yoshioka and Christian Tremblay, violin; Gita Ladd, cello; Audrey Andrist, piano; Tom Goldstein, percussion; and Jason Love, conductor, will be joined by mezzo-soprano Patricia Green for performances of works spanning the past 100 years, including Arnold Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 (1912); Laura Schwendinger’s Lady Lazarus (2005); Luciano Berio’s O King (1967); and Anna Rubin’s Moonblade (world premiere).
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Friday, October 23

12 pm, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Student concert featuring UMBC’s student performers and student composers

2 pm, Room 246 Performing Arts and Humanities Building
Opening of Thomas DeLio’s aengus
Followed by 2:30 pm reading by poet P. Inman
(Installation will be open between events: Friday: 3-4, 6-7; Saturday: 12-4 and 5-7.)

4 pm, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Solos/Duos featuring faculty
Jessica Krash: really, truly—a Valentine for violin and piano (2009) — Christian Tremblay, violin, Audrey Andrist, piano
Elliott Schwartz: Four Maine Haiku (1984) — Kazuko Tanosaki, piano
Janice Macaulay: C. D. D. in memoriam for solo clarinet (2014) — E. Michael Richards, clarinet
Linda Dusman: Lake, Thunder for clarinet and trombone (2015) — E. Michael Richards, clarinet, Patrick Crossland, trombone
Koka Nikoladze: Caprice No. 0.1 (a violin etude for contemporary music ensemble audition) (2013) — Airi Yoshioka, violin
Robert Myers: Fantasy Duos for alto saxophone and percussion (1970) — Matt Belzer, alto saxophone, Tom Goldstein, percussion
Robert Erickson: General Speech (1969) — Patrick Crossland, trombone

7 pm, Music Box
Microkingdom’s Definitive Infinite Divinity
The Baltimore-based ensemble Microkingdom comprises John Dierker, reeds; Marc Miller, guitar; Will Redman, percussion, and will feature special guest Zach Poff, on computer and electronics. Microkingdom is a psychosonic curatorial adventure existing in both the acoustic and electro-acoustic realms, and specializing in zone variance of extra-cognitive spiritual magnetism.
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Saturday, October 24

10 am – 12 pm, Music Box
Young Composer’s Project: flute and percussion works
Performers: Elizabeth Milligan, flute; Michelle Purdy, percussion
Instructors: Dr. Ian Power and Dr. Anna Rubin

4 pm, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Guitarist Zane Forshee presents 21st Century Guitar, featuring:
Linda Dusman: Three State for electric guitar (2010)
Ingram Marshall: Soepa for amplified classical guitar with loop pedal (2000)
David Revill: Tiahuanaco for classical guitar and computer (world premiere)
Ronald Pearl: My Name is Red (2007)

7 pm, Music Box
Composers’ Panel with Linda Dusman, Anna Rubin, David Revill, Will Redman, and Ronald Pearl

8 pm, Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall
Patricia Green: Stories Sung
Praised for her “warm creamy voice” and “singing with a poignancy and molten resonance,” Canadian mezzo-soprano Patricia Green has gained international renown for her remarkable versatility and exceptional musicianship. Her busy career has taken her to the MUSICA Festival in Strasbourg with l’Orchestre de Radio-France, to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Dutch Radio Philharmonic, and to Haifa with the Northern Israel Symphony for the opening of the Baha’i Terrace Gardens. Her concert will feature Hilary Tann’s Arachne (2002), Laura Schwendinger’s About a Mountain (2011), Martin Voorvelt’s Two Songs and Two Accompaniments (1998), Anna Rubin’s Songs to Death (1979), Scott McAllister’s Uncle Sam’s Songbag (2002), and Harry Somers’s Kuyas (1967).
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Admission charge for evening events; admission information for other events forthcoming.

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