Athenaeum San Diego New Music Concerts

San Diego New Music Concerts

Organized Ruckus, Solemn Stillness: A Narrative of Experimentalism

 

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

All concerts begin at 7:30PM

 

San Diego New Music presents a program curated by Charissa Noble. Whether through symbolism, electronic collage, or multimedia performance, innovative artists offer new perspectives on what narrative is and how music can immerse us in it. Though modernism often steered clear of using music as a plot device, musical mavericks of the 20th and 21st century have explored diverse, novel approaches to "narrative" in music. Featuring recently revived works by WPA-era composer Johanna Beyer as well as new music by emergent local composers Francisco Eme and Kristopher and Dina Apple, this concert traces the journey of "narrative" in modern music through a vibrant assemblage of evocative pieces.

 

Stephanie Aston, soprano

Ariana Warren, clarinet

Kristopher Apple, violin

Christopher Adler, piano

Francisco Eme, electronics

Dina Apple, dancer

 

Ruth Crawford, Preludes for Piano: Andante Mystico, Intensivo

Johanna Beyer, Ballad of the Star Eater

Malcolm Goldstein, Sounding the Fragility of Line

John Cage, Aria with Fontana Mix

Francisco Eme, jardines colgantes

Kristopher and Dina Apple, Sacred Geometries

 

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Individual Tickets: $20 member / $25 nonmember / $10 student

 

 


Athenaeum San Diego New Music Concerts

San Diego New Music Concerts

Disparate Voices

 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

All concerts begin at 7:30PM

 

San Diego New Music presents a program curated by Batya MacAdam-Somer, violin, with Bonnie Lander, soprano. With Disparate Voices, Bonnie Lander and Batya MacAdam-Somer explore the concepts of story and self through the surrealistic musical poetry of Giacinto Scelsi and the masterpiece of Dada sound poetry by Kurt Schwitters. Southern California composer Carolyn Chen offers a quirky, intimate settings of different texts for singing and speaking violinist. Rounding out the program is one of the most celebrated works by Hungarian composer György Kurtág, a portrait of Franz Kafka through a kaleidoscopic set of miniatures evoking the time, place and mood of Kafka's writings.

 

Giacinto Scelsi,

Kurt Schwitters, Ursonate, first movement

Carolyn Chen, Some Dragons (San Diego premiere)

György Kurtág, Kafka Fragments, Books II and III

 

Athenaeum Music & Arts Library

1008 Wall Street

La Jolla, CA 92037

 

Individual Tickets: $20 member / $25 nonmember / $10 student

 

 

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the 20th and 21st centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE.

 


In 1994, the only place in San Diego where you could hear an entire concert of 20th-century music was on a college campus. San Diego New Music pitched the idea of a concert series devoted to modern music and 20th-century classics at the Athenaeum. The concerts of modern music perfectly complement the exhibitions of modern art held in the Athenaeum’s galleries. In 1996, San Diego New Music presented its first season. The series was called "Noise at the Library," and the ensemble would later adopt the name, as well.

 

San Diego New Music and the Athenaeum have been happily co-presenting concerts of new music ever since.

 

For more information on the organization go to www.sandiegonewmusic.com.

 

 

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