Clarence Barlow: Los Angeles Premieres

Photo © REDCAT

On Saturday, April 8, I will be performing in a showcase of works by composer Clarence Barlow at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater) in downtown Los Angeles, including “Pinball Play” for solo clarinet.

Clarence Barlow

Photo by Eric Isaacs

An internationally recognized pioneer of electroacoustic, computer and interdisciplinary music, Clarence Barlow has created exquisite algorithmic compositions for traditional instruments and electronic devices since the 1970s. Looking to the Calcutta-born composer’s most recent body of work, the UC Santa Barbara ensemble-in-residence Now Hear Ensemble, conducted by Brandon J. Rolle, is performing a selection of instrumental pieces as part of a program that also includes several multitrack electronic compositions. A screening of Barlow’s films precedes the concert. Barlow has held the Corwin Chair in Composition at UCSB since 2006, following longstanding professorships at European institutions such as the Cologne Music University and the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. There, he co-founded GIMIK: Initiative Musik und Informatik Köln, and served as artistic director of the Royal Conservatory’s Institute of Sonology.

7:00 pm Film Screening

8:30 pm Concert

Tickets are $20 general, $16 for REDCAT members/students, and $10 for CalArts students/faculty/staff. More information can be found here.