In collaboration with biologist and researcher Paul Garrity of Brandeis University, this multi-disciplinary concert showcased Garrity's research into the molecular mechanics of sensation, and its global implications, surrounded by music that delved into the themes of sense, mechanization, and impulse. Music by Nico Muhly, James Tenney, Salvatore Sciarrino, David Ibbett, Emily Koh, Sam Torres, Clifton Ingram, Curtis K. Hughes, and Giovanni Piacentini.
Musical Robots is a battleground where Man's Creativity struggles against Machine's Extensibility at Mystic Brewery in Chelsea. The show will feature the musical robotics of Scott Barton, Assistant Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who composes, performs, and produces (electro)(acoustic) music.
Mystic Brewery will release a unique artisanal gruit called Water, Rhythm, Light based upon the exciting robotic music of Scott Barton, featured in this concert. The never-before-tasted gruit (6.2% AbV) bursts with a bevvy of botanicals: hibiscus, lavender and damiana; It's nature's antidote to the synthetic insistence of technological overload, striking balanced, perfect counterpoint to the musical extravaganza.
We will also showcase works by local composers: Dan Tramte, David Ibbett, and a World Premiere from Dan VanHassel.
BMOP performs David Del Tredici’s landmark orchestral work Child Alice in a rare complete performance of Part I, In Memory of a Summer Day, and Part II, Quaint Evens—Happy Voices—All in a Golden Afternoon. Part I of Child Alice won the Pulitzer Prize in music in 1980.
Callithumpian Consort premieres Roger Miller's SCREAM, GILGAMESH, SCREAM for chamber ensemble, soprano and baritone with Nina Guo, soprano and Brian Church, baritone. Plus the premiere of Davide Ianni's Beneath the music from a farther room for solo double bass. Also on the program is Paul Hembree's Apocryphal Chrysopoeia (Cellular Automata Study No. 7), and Roger Reynolds' A Mind of Winter (Seasons Id) with Jessi Rosinski, flute; Stephen Marotto, cello; Mike Williams, percussion; Paul Hembree, electronics; and David Goodchild, double bass.