Four

Sunday, March 29, 2015 – Project TenFourteen: Concert #4 – The final Project Ten Fourteen concert included the World Premiere of Koji Nakano’s, Time Song V: MandalaLei Liang’s Luminous, with featured guest bassist Mark Dresser; and the third World Premiere commissioned work by George CrumbXylophony, and a special performance of Edgard Varèse’s Ionisation by an all-star percussion ensemble! The concert took place at Cal Performances Hertz Hall in Berkeley.


Program

George Crumb – Xylophony – WP, Comm

Koji Nakano – Time Song V: Mandala – WP, Comm

INTERMISSION

Edgard Varèse – Ionisation

Lei Liang – Luminous WP, Comm


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About Project TenFourteen

Under the artistic leadership of internationally acclaimed musician and educator Steven Schick, SFCMP 2014-15 season was anchored by Project TenFourteen – four concerts with world premieres from ten distinctive composers all challenged to “reflect upon and address the human condition, common to us all.” The ten composers participating in this project are of extraordinary caliber – George Crumb, Elena Ruehr, Gabriela Ortiz, Ken Ueno, Gabriela Ortiz, Du Yun, Agata Zubel, Koji Nakano, Lei Liang, Laurie San Martin, and Chou Wen-Chung. Collectively, they represent cultures ranging from China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand, to Mexico, Poland, and several regions of the U.S. and span music styles from lyric to extended techniques to the forefront of electro-acousticism.

The four concerts — in November 2014 and January, February and March 2015 — took place at Hertz Hall on the UC Berkeley campus. They were presented in collaboration with Cal Performances. A pre-concert talk preceded each performance, and a post-concert reception allowed audience members to engage with the composers and artists.

Read more about Project TenFourteen