Source: National Sawdust.
Wavefield Ensemble at National Sawdust
Premieres by Balch, Ricketts, Saunders, & Xenakis’ exquisite Palimpsest for 11 players
January 27, 2019 | 7pm
Wavefield Ensemble, the invigorating new musical collective dedicated to collaboratively inspiring the next generation of brilliant artists, continues its season of works inspired by the novel Rewrite by Bulgarian-Canadian author Temenuga Trifonova. The second iteration of this exploration is a concert of music written over other music, sonic layers covered up and revealed again in surprising new forms. Featuring a trio of US premieres next to Iannis Xenakis’ rarely performed Palimpsest, this stimulating concert brings past and present into illuminating juxtaposition, exposing hidden resonances and layered meanings.
The program to include:
Matthew Ricketts Melodia (2018) (Premiere of new version)
Rebecca Saunders: a visible trace (2006) (US premiere)
Katherine Balch’s Una Corda (2016) (US premiere)
Iannis Xenakis: Palimpsest (1979)
Wavefield Ensemble is a collectively organized group of musicians dedicated to performing music and creating new artistic work at the highest level, and to actively engaging in educational activities geared toward inspiring the next generation of artists and performers. We aim to collaborate with like minded artists, performers, and thinkers of all stripes, and to offer a platform for all whose work demands it. Our goal is to share this work as broadly as possible and in so doing to inspire those we contact to a more deeply creative engagement with the world.