OF GLITCHES AND MACHINES features contemporary works for solo piano, electronics and multi-media, performed by Stephanie Chua and Adam Sherkin. Taking inspiration from the hum of vacuum cleaners to the malfunction of video tape, this programme showcases virtuosic piano writing against the backdrop of 21st Century life.
Mason Bates’ White Lies for Lomax uses blues and stride-piano fragments in an homage to early anonymous blues musicians. Nico Muhly’s Drones & Piano began as an exercise for developing harmonic ideas over a static (drone) structure, much like “singing along with one’s vacuum cleaner.” Nicole Lizée’s Hitchcock Etudes is immediately iconic keyboard music, combining notated glitch and video with micro-moments from Hitchcock middle-period films. Rounding out the programme: Adam Sherkin’s Tagish Fires (etudes) and The Mild Hunt.
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SET 1: Adam Sherkin [8:00 PM]
Nico Muhly | Drones & Piano (2010)
Piano and Tape
Mason Bates | White Lies for Lomax (2009)
Piano and pre-recorded material
Adam Sherkin | The Mild Hunt, Op.33 (2019)Piano and electronics
Sherkin | Tagish Fires, Op.21 (Three Etudes, 2015) Piano alone
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SET 2: Stephanie Chua [9:15 PM]
Nicole Lizée | Hitchcock Études (2010)Piano, soudtrack and video (v. 20)
Performance with Véronique Mathieu. Works by Gabriel Dufour-Laperrière, Christopher Goddard, Brian Harman, Chris Paul Harman, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Adam Scime.
Performance as part of junctQín. Piano six-hands works by Mark Applebaum, Jordan Nobles, and Jason Doell.