AMN Reviews: Pascale Criton & Ensemble Dedalus – Infra [Potlatch P317]

On Infra, the second album of work by French composer Pascale Criton (b. 1954), microtonal tunings and the techniques congenial to them are employed to create sound environments of incremental variations on pitch and color. The pieces collected on Infra and performed by the Ensemble Dedalus are for solo cello (Deborah Walker), cello and violin (Walker and Silvia Tarozzi), and a chamber quintet of cello, violin, guitar, flute and trombone (Walker, Tarozzi, Didier Aschour, Amélie Berson and Thierry Madiot, respectively). The sound gets its particular flavor from the tunings used; for the string instruments, Criton specifies a tuning of 1/16 tone, an interval chosen for its near imperceptibility. The focus of the compositions thus falls on eliciting shadings of sound color and the microdissonances and other aural effects produced by closely ordered pitches; there’s a certain understated drama in the discrepancies between slightly differentiated tones whose defining gaps widen and narrow within a restricted audio space. The performances are technically accomplished and highly effective in conveying the subtle movement and finely calibrated hues of Criton’s soundworld.

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Daniel Barbiero

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AMN Picks of the Week: Matteo Liberatore / Bernocchi, FM Einheit, & Quail / Vinny Golia / Dependent Origination / Heresy

Here is where I post, at a frequency of about once a week, a list of the new music that has caught my attention that week. All of the releases listed below I’ve heard for the first time this week and come recommended.

Matteo Liberatore – Solos (2018)
Eraldo Bernocchi / FM Einheit / Jo Quail – Rosebud (2017)
Vinny Golia – Intercommunication (2018)
Vinny Golia – Music for Woodwinds, Piano, Strings, and Percussion (2018)
Dependent Origination – Dependent Origination (2018)
Various Artists – Heresy (2018)

This Week in New York

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ECCO | MUSIC MONDAYS
The East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) performs classics by Dvořák, Shostakovich, and Bartók, as well as the New York Premiere of Derek Bermel’s Murmurations.
Monday, February 12 at 7:30 PM
Free
Advent Lutheran Church, 2504 Broadway, New York, NY

MIVOS QUARTET | POP-UP CONCERTS
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Mivos Quartet returns for a unique program highlighting their members as composers. In addition to works by Marisol Jimenez and Jeffrey Mumford, violist/composer Victor Lowrie’s Streya for violin solo follows a premiere by cellist/composer Mariel Roberts of a new work for string quartet written for the occasion.
Tuesday, February 13 at 6:00 PM
Free
Miller Theatre, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY

BANG ON A CAN PEOPLE’S COMMISSIONING FUND CONCERT | ECSTATIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Bang on a Can All-Stars will give world premieres by People’s Commissioning Fund-commissioned composers George Lewis and Angélica Negrón. The program also includes works from past PCF shows by Pamela Z (with Pamela performing), Annea Lockwood, Lukas Ligeti, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
Thursday, February 15 at 7:30 PM
Tickets $25
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, New York, NY

PHILIP GLASS ENSEMBLE: MUSIC WITH CHANGING PARTS
The Philip Glass Ensemble returns to Carnegie Hall after more than a decade for a performance in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Joined by the San Francisco Girls Chorus and students from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, they will play Glass’ seldom-performed early masterpiece, Music with Changing Parts.
Friday, February 16 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $14.50 to $95
Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY

ITALIAN / AMERICAN
ECCE Ensemble performs a program that presents two generations of composers from Italy and America. Elliott Carter’s classic Triple Duo and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Tre Notturni Brillanti paired with Clara Ionnatta’s Limun and John Aylward’s Angelus Novus.
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 PM
The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY

POLIÇA & S T A R G A Z E
Berlin’s new music collective s t a r g a z e and synth-pop band Poliça join forces for the first time in New York for an evening of music-making. The concert features a reimagining of a minimalist classic by Steve Reich, the world premiere of a new electro-acoustic work by Daniel Wohl, and the New York premiere of Poliça’s and s t a r g a z e’s expansive multi-movement work, Music for the Long Emergency.
Saturday, February 17 at 8:00 PM
Tickets $25, $21 members, $20 30 and under
Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY

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CONFLUENCE: THE VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Jack Wright / Evan Lipson / Doug Theriault and Luke Wyland/John Niekrasz/Jonathan Sielaff
Feb 15th, 2018 — 8pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth Ave

OUTSET SERIES
Sea Moss and Eaton Flowers
Feb 21st, 2018 — 8pm
$5 – 15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth

OUTSET SERIES
Vinnie Golia/Rich Halley/Clyde Reed/Tim DuRoche
March 7th, 2018 — 8pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn Turn Turn
8 NE Killingsworth Ave

OUTSET SERIES
Loom & Francisco Botello
Mar 21, 2018 — 8-10pm
$5-15, sliding scale
Turn! Turn! Turn!
8 NE Killingsworth