Two of the Bay Area’s most daring improvising musicians team up for a “percussion plus” evening of rhythmic and meta-rhythmic electro-acoustic improvs. William Winant is one of the foremost percussionists of the era, equally at-home and sought after in both the wildest of avant-garde jazz and the most demanding of contemporary classical contexts. Joe Lasqo bridges the worlds of electronics and acoustic music, using both laptop and piano, improv and AI techniques, to create a metapercussive moiré. Both William Winant and Joe Lasqo trained as South Indian drummers, William Winant with Trichy Sankaran, and Joe Lasqo in India with V. Nagabhushanachar, so the result is a compelling interplay of cutting-edge modernism and the world's most virtuosic rhythmic tradition — a varied and eclectic toolkit for radical musical exploration. | Reception to follow.
Thomas Dimuzio is a musician, composer, improviser, sound designer, mastering engineer, label proprietor, and music technologist residing in San Francisco, California. Inspired as much by John Cage as Led Zeppelin, Dimuzio's music is like a sonic excursion that transports the listener into other worldly aural realms.
Dimuzio describes his upcoming CCRMA performance: "Sonic spatialization is the movement and positioning of sound within an array of speakers — a component of music composition for me that is equally important as the sound itself. Tonight’s performance will be presented in quadraphonic sound and centered around the Buchla 200e modular synthesizer with texture and spatial loopers / processors that I’ve designed in Max / MSP and Kyma. Together, these comprise a palette for improvisation and real-time composition within time and space."
His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining. — Peter Marsh, BBC
Claire Giovannetti's voice students perform.
We are delighted to present a program of music and video works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Kaija Saariaho. Both artists are in residence in the Bay Area this fall presenting numerous performances and lectures, including this visit to CCRMA. Featured musicians contributing to the multimedia presentation are Camilla Hoitenga, flute, and Raphaële Kennedy, soprano.
Kaija Saariaho is a Finnish composer whose music has been critically acclaimed all over the world for her refined musical explorations, unique blending of coloristic textures and expression. She has composed chamber music, large orchestral pieces, and operas.
Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a French composer and multimedia artist, who after a long carrer at IRCAM, where he was Director of Musical Research, Education, and Production, has been dedicating his work to the interactions between music and image. He conceives visual concerts and interactive installations staging these relations, sometimes based on dramatic or poetic texts.
Jean-Baptiste Barrière will also present a pre-concert talk at the CCRMA Stage at 5:00 p.m.
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind Ensemble join forces for this annual concert that’s sure to chill and thrill with trills, mad skills, and drum fills. Come as your alter-ego and participate in the costume contest — the winner gets to conduct the orchestra!
Stanford Symphony Orchestra:Anna Wittstruck, conductor
Stanford Wind Ensemble:Giancarlo Aquilanti, conductor
Jin Kyung Lim, an organist, harpsichordist and pianist, was born in Seoul, Korea. She earned her Bachelor in Music at Yonsei University in Korea and her Doctor of Musical Art in performance and literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). At UIUC, she studied the harpsichord with Charlotte Mattax Moersch, the organ with Dana Robinson, the choral conducting with Joe Grant. She gave numerous solo recitals and concerts in Korea, the United States and multiple other countries. She played the organ during the Watu Gregorian Festival in Belgium and a concert in Paris as a member of Seoul Women Gregorian Chant Choir, for Marie-Claire Alain’s master class in Montreal, for the Friday Noon Organ Recital Series at Church of Christ Cathedral, Indianapolis, and recently for the Spain-Portugal tour of Main Street Singers, Los Altos. As an active chamber musician, she enjoyed performing with various ensemble groups, including UI Symphony, UI Chamber Singers, UI Wind Orchestra, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana and Main Street Singers. She has also been serving as a church organist since the age of 14. She is currently the organist of First Lutheran Church, Palo Alto.
Piano students of George Barth and Kumaran Arul perform. | Rescheduled from Nov. 20th.
Giancarlo Aquilanti directs the Stanford Wind Ensemble’s program, in conjunction with Stanford's Sibelius Symposium.