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Curated list of recent performances

Rinconcito

Performed by Left Coast Chamber Ensemble

(Anna Presler, Michael Goldberg, Phyllis Kamrin, Leighton Fong)

Rinconcito was commissioned by Left Coast thanks to Will and Linda Schieber in honor of their 25th Anniversary Season (and my last season as their managing director). It is an imagined conversation with my recently passed grandfather in New Mexico, where I grew up.

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www.leftcoastensemble.org

Otto’s Ornithopter

Performed by fellows of the Eighth Blackbird Creative Lab

(Dan Reifsteck, Jess Tsang, Nicole Patrick, Jess Tsang, Karen Yu, and Allison Wright)

This piece was workshopped and premiered at the Blackbird Creative Lab in Ojai, CA, and performed as part of the showcase concert. The percussion and trumpet evoke a zany piece about human powered flight and the imagined experimental process of Otto Lilienthal, who dreamed of building ornithopters.

• More info
www.blackbirdcreativelab.org

Cool Grey City

Performed by Nomad Session

“Cool Grey City” is a concert series which features a newly commissioned work written by Bay Area composer, Nick Benavides, and video showcasing San Francisco's public spaces captured by AJ+ video producer, Maggie Beidelman. This project focuses on the intersection of music and hidden spaces of San Francisco and will be featured in three separate performances. See more info for descriptions.

• More Info
• www.nomadsession.org

 

Ghost Trap

Performed by Ghost Trap

Siroko Duo (Jessie Nucho and Tori Hauk, flutes)

Ghost Trap is a piece commissioned by Siroko Duo and the Guerrilla Composers Guild. The piece was written during a co residency with the performers and composers at Avaloch Farm Music Institute in New Hampshire.

• More info
www.sirokoduo.com

 

The oldest thirst there is

Performed by Winnie Nieh and Matt Schwede
Text by Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks)

Text by Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks) Winnie Nieh, soprano Matt Schwede, cello The oldest thirst there is - Rumi (trans. Coleman Barks) Give us gladness that connects with the Friend, a taste of the quick, you that make a cypress strong and jasmine jasmine.

• More info
• www.winnienieh.com

 

When I was a child

Performed by Duo Cortona
Words by Erin Bregman

Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano; Ari Streisfeld, violin. Premiered as part of the Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy.

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• http://www.duocortona.com/
https://www.glfcam.com/

The Color Festivals

Performed by Elevate Ensemble

Performance by Derek Tam, harpsichord, with Elevate Ensemble, Chad Goodman, artistic director. Detailed story descriptions and pictures of the book in more info.


I. The Enchanted Tree 0:00
II. Discontented Dewdrop 3:21
III. The Grumpies 4:48
IV. Towser 7:09
V. The Land of "I Forgot" 10:05
VI. The Magic Gloves 13:16

• More info
• www.dereksaihotam.com
• www.elevateensemble.com

Magnetismus

Performed by One Found Sound

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• More info
• www.onefoundsound.org