Collaborate side-by-side with the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players on experimental and contemporary works by Timo Andres and Ingram Marshall

When: WINTER TERM January 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2019

What: A week of rehearsals and a  subscription-series concert performance with award-winning San Francisco Contemporary Music Players

Who: We are seeking six (6) students at SFCM for performance on each of the following instruments: Flute (1), Bassoon (1), Trombone (1), Violin (1), Viola (1) and Electric Bass (1).

Performing: Works by Timo Andres, “Some Connecticut Gospel,” and Ingram Marshall, “Peaceable Kingdom.”

SFCMP is offering a side-by-side winter term performance opportunity which is open to all students at SFCM who play instruments in the above-mentioned categories. Registration for these opportunities will be on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to approval by SFCMP’s Artistic Director, Eric Dudley and Artistic Production Director, Amadeus Regucera.

The Opportunity:
Join the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the Bay Area’s largest and longest-standing contemporary music ensemble, for a week of rehearsals which will culminate in a Friday afternoon dress rehearsal and evening performance on a subscription-series concert. You will rehearse and perform one of two works, “Some Connecticut Gospel” by Bay-Area native composer Timo Andres (trombone and electric bass), or “Peaceable Kingdom,” by Ingram Marshall (flute, bassoon, violin, and viola), another composer with Bay Area roots. These pieces will be performed alongside the Bay Area’s best professional musicians and contemporary music specialists, under the leadership of SFCMP’s Artistic Director, Eric Dudley. Learn more at SFCMP.org

Through our in the LABORATORY Series, we explore large-ensemble contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert experience. This season, we explore several points of connectivity along experimentalist paths, laid down by composers all seeking to fuse a variety of music forms and personal experiences into multi-faceted sonic narratives. An epigrammatic song by Charles Ives serves as a jumping-off point for California-based composer Ted Hearne’s ‘The Cage’ Variations, a panoply of musical influence and memory that incorporates the work of numerous others in addition to his own. Pieces by Ingram Marshall, Molly Joyce, and Mark-Anthony Turnage join together in further exploration of the theme – sometimes in the direct interaction of live performers with pre-recorded sound materials from places across the globe. Bay-area native Timo Andres’ Some Connecticut Gospel draws another line back to Ives, rounding out the program with a different take on the notion of memory and that which has been left behind us. Ted Hearne will join us on the program. 

Through the rehearsal process, each performer will discover new ways to relate to their instrument, challenging them to listen critically, to rethink their musical habits, and to develop new ways to approach music-making, both as an individual and as an ensemble member.

This side-by-side collaboration is open to all SFCM students who would like apply, and enrollment for this year’s project will be on a first-come, first-served basis. We are seeking six (6) performers that hail from a number of different studios at SFCM, and the enrollment will be for one in each category of the same type and number of instruments as listed above – flute, bassoon, trombone, violin, viola, and electric bass.

We hope to encourage enjoyable and thoughtful collaboration between disparate musical disciplines, fostering relationships with the potential to last beyond the concert performance.

SFCMP is the most longstanding, continuously performing new music ensemble outside the East Coast. Over its 48 seasons, SFCMP’s work has greatly contributed to the art form and the new music sector. A recent award winner of the Fromm Foundation Ensemble Prize, a ten-time winner of the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, we have performed more than 1,200 new works by over 600 composers. Over 300 of these have been premieres, and we have commissioned some 80 new works from such composers as John Adams, George Crumb, and Julia Wolfe. SFCMP has been presented by leading cultural festivals and concert series including San Francisco Performances, Los Angeles Monday Evening Concerts, Cal Performances, the Stern Grove Festival, the Festival of New American Music at CSU Sacramento, the Ojai Festival, and France’s prestigious MANCA Festival.

January 15, 16, 17 & 18, 2019. Times to be announced.

In partnership with the San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Contact info@sfcmp.org for more information
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