This Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall on the UCSB campus, I’ll be presenting “Mirrors” with the Now Hear Ensemble. The program includes Michael Beil’s Karaoke Rebranng!, Edo Frenkel’s &, &, &, &… for solo piano, Marc Evans’ Counter-flow, as well as three world premieres—an arrangement of Guillaume de Machaut’s Ma fin est mon commencement for amplified instruments and electronics, Joshua Carro’s [[[a nation defiled]]], and Dan VanHassel’s Invective. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.
Looking back to the tradition of bands from the 80’s and 90’s, the programming for this concert takes inspiration from artists who included hidden messages in their music—messages that were only revealed when the tape was played backwards. “Mirrors” delves into the notions of symmetry and reflection in music by exploring works ranging from the medieval era to the present day. Some of the pieces were created with the concept of symmetry in mind, while others were conceived specifically for this concert series, such as Dan VanHassel’s Invective and Joshua Carro’s [[[a nation defiled]]], which were commissioned during the Now Hear Ensemble’s residency at the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in September of 2016.
Check out this link for more information on the program, pieces, and performers.