Thursday March 21, 2013
8PM at Roulette, in Downtown Brooklyn
509 Atlantic Ave (corner of Atlantic and 3rd Ave)
Expressive re-imaginings of solo instruments and electronics: Pianist Kathleen Supové takes off with compositions for piano and soundtrack by Lainie Fefferman, Matt Marks, and Randall Woolf, inspired by Claude Debussy, and featuring the premiere of “Flaming Pairs” by Eric Lyon, part of an evening length work entitled “Earth To Kathy“. PLUS: New concepts for solo tuba technique and sound design from English tubist Melvyn Poore and sound artist Cort Lippe.
Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists. She regularly presents a series of solo concerts entitled “The Exploding Piano”, in which she has performed and premiered works by the world’s leading composers as well as countless emerging ones. “The Exploding Piano” is a multimedia experience that employs theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, electronics, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. Kathleen has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, Music at the Anthology, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, and other venues, ranging from concert halls to theatrical spaces to clubs. Her most recent recordings can be found on the Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels.
Born in England and based in Köln, Germany, Melvyn Poore employs a diverse array of reconfigured tuba performance practice in both concert music and improvised music. He has given numerous local and world premieres of works for tuba, including works by Harrison Birtwhistle and Jonathan Harvey (in a piece for tuba and orchestra written specifically for Poore). Since 1994, Melvyn has been a member of the musikFabrik, a leading ensemble for new music based in Germany. As Research Assistant at Salford College of Technology, England he explored the use of the Composers Desktop Project (CDP) in live performance practice. He has worked as Guest Artist at the Centre for Art and Media Technology (ZKM), Institute for Music and Acoustics on aspects of real-time sound processing and as Visiting Professor for Electro-acoustic Music at the Royal College of Music, London.