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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8
THE GEOMETRY OF THINKING
Gene Coleman with Marilyn Nonken, Toshimaru Nakamura, and Ensemble N_JP
Bowerbird is pleased to present “The Geometry of Thinking”, a multimedia concert featuring the work of Philadelphia based composer Gene Coleman with Adam Vidiksis, Marilyn Nonken, Toshimaru Nakamura,, members of The Crossing and Ensemble N_JP. These works embrace Coleman’s highly interdisciplinary approach to composition, which integrates sources as varied as Experimental Film, Japanese Gagaku, Monteverdi’s operas, avant garde composer Helmut Lachenmann and Neuroscience research.
PROGRAM
Gene Coleman: The Geometry of Thinking (2016) for solo cello
Tom Kraines, cello
Gene Coleman: Vrochos (2018) for piano and electronics
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Adam Vidiksis, electronics
Gene Coleman: Systole (2015) for ensemble and electronics with video projections
Marilyn Nonken, piano
Tristan McKay, piano
Naomi Sato, sho
Bryan Hayslett, cello
Adam Vidiksis, conductor and electronics
Video directed by Gene Coleman, with cinematography by Ryutaro Hakamata, edited by Nick Lerman
Adam Vidiksis: Stillness Refracted (2015) for sho and live electronics
Naomi Sato, sho
Adam Vidiksis, conductor and electronics
Gene Coleman: Vidrone II / Aoi Hono I (2018) for voices, ensemble, electronics and video (World Premiere)
Ensemble N_JP:
Naoko Kikuchi, voice, shamisen and koto
Naomi Sato, sho
Sansuzu Tsuruzawa, voice and shamisen
Toshimaru Nakamura, live electronics
Dan Blacksberg, trombone
Nick Millevoi, e-guitar
Tom Kraines, cello
Rebecca Siler, soprano
Steven Bradshaw, tenor
Colin Dill, bass
Adam Vidiksis, conductor
Video directed by Gene Coleman, with texts by Lance Olsen, cinematography by Ryutaro Hakamata, edited by Nick Lerman
Admission: $12 – $20
Venue: University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street

Friday, February 16
The music of Pauline Oliveros
with Arcana New Music Ensemble
Bowerbird is excited to present the music of Pauline Oliveros performed by the Arcana New Music Ensemble. One of the leading composers and performers of the 20th and 21st century, Pauline Oliveros’ career spanned four decades and influenced generations of musicians. While Oliveros is most widely known for her improvisationally centered Deep Listening work, her compositional output spans a range of styles including jagged atonal music to experiments with theatrical lighting and dance.
Oliveros: The Witness (1980)
Oliveros: To Valerie Solanas and Marilyn Monroe in Recognition of Their Desperation (1970)
Oliveros: Single Stroke Roll Meditation (1990)
Oliveros: Tree/Peace (1984)
Oliveros: Trio for accordion, trumpet, and string bass (1960/1)
Arcana New Music Ensemble
Anthony Bob, flute
Shinjoo Cho, accordion
Carolina Diazgranados, cello
Tessa Ellis, trumpet
Josh Machiz, bass
Tara Middleton, violin
Andy Thierauf, percussion
Ashley Tini, percussion
FREE ADMISSION
Venue: The Rotunda
4014 Walnut Street

Thursday, February 22
Feldman’s “For John Cage
with Karl Larson (piano) and Maya Bennaro (violin)
Bowerbird is excited to present violinist Maya Bennardo and pianist Karl Larson performing “For John Cage” by Morton Feldman. This evening length work is a pensive conversation between violin and piano that grows in strength and stridency as the piece progresses. Asymmetrical notes ebb and flow between the performers as they dare each the other to see how many sounds the two musicians can coax from their instruments.
Admission: $12 – $20
Venue: University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street

Saturday, February 24
Morton Feldman: Rare Solos
with Arcana New Music Ensemble
Bowerbird is pleased to present a program of rarely performed solo works by Morton Feldman. The concert, which features members of the Arcana New Music Ensemble, includes pieces for electric guitar, trumpet, voice, percussion, cello, piano, and pipe organ.
PROGRAM
Feldman: The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar (1966)
Nick Millevoi, electric guitar
Feldman: A Very Short Trumpet Piece for Trumpet (1984)
Tessa Ellis, trumpet
Feldman: King of Denmark (1964)
Andy Thierauf, percussion
Feldman: Only (1947)
Alize Rozsnyai, voice
Feldman: Principal Sound (1980)
David Hughes, pipe organ
Feldman: Projection 1 (1950)
Feldman: Intersection 4 (1953)
Eric Coyne, cello
Feldman: Nature Pieces (1951)
Michael Tan, piano
Admission: $12 – $20
Venue: University Lutheran
3637 Chestnut Street

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