Refracting the Piano features the world premiere of three new works by composers Vicente Alexim, Daniel Fox, and Peter Kramer dealing with the resonant properties of the piano. The music is composed for Imri Talgam, a pianist of intense and expressive clarity.
Vicente Alexim‘s Gemini creates a duet between the equal tempered instrument and its muted self, revealing an expanded spectral palette. Daniel Fox‘s Study of the piano No. 2 expands the focus of the pianist from hammer strikes to timbre-sculpting key releases. Peter Kramer‘s expansive Not Sorrow filters its tones and its quotations of Schumann through the resonant modes of the piano.
Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors) and 50% of the ticket sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union.
This concert is part of the Composers Now Festival: http://www.composersnow.org/cn/schedule/refracting-the-piano/
The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices and honors the significance of their musical contributions to our society. During the month of February, the Festival brings together dozens of performances presented by venues, ensembles, orchestras, opera companies, dance companies and many other innovative events throughout New York City. Experience the sounds and get to know the creators behind the music. From jazz to indie, from classical to electronic and beyond, join us on a sonic journey through the landscape of the arts of our time. Composers will be in attendance at all events and will be interacting with audiences. Composers Now is a project partner of The Fund for the City of New York. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the ASCAP Foundation, the Cheswatyr Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, The Dubose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund and the Newburgh Institute for the Arts and Ideas.