A Resource for Performing Artists, Scholars and Audiences.
Time: October 26, 2012 from 8pm to 9pm
Location: The Actors Fund Arts Center
Street: 160 Schermerhorn Street
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Percussionist Owen Weaver presents a concert of works for found objects, intensified and complemented by electronics and non-musical artistic disciplines. With new works from Ian Dicke (NY Premiere), Lisa Coons, Steven Snowden, and Christopher Cerrone, the performance features collaborations with Tigue Percussion Trio, choreographer Rosalyn Nasky, and photographer Lucas Foglia. Part of MATA's Interval Concert Series.
Missa Materialis (2010, NY Premiere) by Ian Dicke
A theatrical percussion quartet scored for vibraphone, musical saw, boomboxes, and a host of discarded objects, Missa Materialis was inspired largely by Vince Hanneman’s 21-year old ongoing (and sadly, recently condemned) construction known as the Cathedral of Junk. The piece is modeled as a requiem mass for modern consumer culture highlighting the vast amount of waste created by the planned obsolescence of the things we buy. In five movements, Ian requires the percussionists play, sing, whistle, and act their way through the life cycle of material goods turned trash, from the factory to a literal onstage garbage heap. A collaboration with Tigue Percussion Trio.
Sculpture Piece No. 1 (2007) by Lisa Coons
This structured improvisation features a sculpture welded by the composer from scrap rebar and electric fence wire as the percussive object and sole instrument of the piece. A contact microphone and volume pedal amplify and manipulate a myriad of sounds as the spiky sculpture is alternately caressed, bashed, and flossed with steel guitar strings. Premiered in 2007, Weaver is the 2nd to perform the piece, working closely with the composer to develop a new musical form and graphic score.
A Watched Pot (2009) by Steven Snowden
Commissioned for Austin’s Big Range dance festival, A Watched Pot came about as a collaboration between Owen Weaver, composer Steven Snowden, and dancer/choreographer Rosalyn Nasky. The piece is scored for a teakettle, six metal mixing bowls, and electronics. For the first time since it's premiere, this performance features Rosalyn's original work for dance "Dwellers" which depicts simmering domestic tensions set in a dream within the mundane.
Memory Palace (2012) by Christopher Cerrone
Memory Palace explores ancient memorization techniques that involve elaborate visualization. Written for solo percussion and electronics, the work spans five movements and over twenty minutes to explore this concept as the well as the uncanny power of music to both create and stir up memories within us. Lucas Foglia will curate an exhibition of five photos—one for each movement—which will be presented as self-contained listening stations specially for this concert.