San Diego New Music Concerts
Desert Visions—Christopher Adler, piano
Thursday, March 16, 2017
All concerts begin at 7:30PM
San Diego New Music presents a program curated by pianist and composer CHRISTOPHER ADLER with Allison Adams, saxophones and Dustin Donahue, percussion.
San Diego's eastern escarpment plunges into the vast and forbidding Sonoran desert—a true land of drought interrupted by rare and precious deluge. The desert climate lays bare the earth and its history; the vastness of time and space impress upon the senses with ecstatic clarity. Desert Visions is a journey through the desert sublime, a hallucinatory passage through geologic and spiritual time, with visions at the edge of prehistoric seas and in cavernous valleys. Curator Christopher Adler presents two of his compositions, Strata for solo celesta and Song for a Form Carved by Water for solo saxophone, along with Walk in Beauty by legend of west coast postminimalism Peter Garland, and two works that feature saxophonist Allison Adams, Christohper's colleague from the annual nief-norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Christopher Adler – Song for a Form Carved by Water
Jeff Herriott – I stood on the shore and looked up at the birds
Christopher Adler – Strata
Peter Garland – Walk in Beauty
Somei Satoh – Hikari
In 2017, SDNM continues with “An Imperfect Storm,” curated by SDNM executive director, trombonist Erik Starr, on April 21.
Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
Joan and Irwin Jacobs Music Room
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037
$20 members/$25 nonmembers/$5 students
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.