Source: Ensemble Dal Niente.
Whirlpools of Time: Dal Niente plays Grisey, Green, Vargas, Saunders
October 16, 2020 @ 7:00pm
This October, Ensemble Dal Niente returns to the stage with a mind-bending program featuring works by Gerard Grisey, Anthony Green, Rebecca Saunders, and Melissa Vargas. In this season where time seems to stretch and contract in ever stranger ways, it seems only appropriate to invite audiences to immerse themselves in Dal Niente’s performance of Gerard Grisey’s spectralist classic, Vortex Temporum, which is at turns disorienting, entrancing, and meditative, and to dive into the sounds the voice can make with a never-before-heard arrangement of P is for… by Anthony Green. This webcast performance offers a new way to experience the audacious sights and sounds of Parafrasis by Melissa Vargas, whose engagingly notated music is just theatrical enough to jump out of the screen. And in Rebecca Saunders’ O Yes and I for Soprano and bass flute, the ecstatic words of Molly Bloom’s life-embracing soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses are transformed into a riot of colorful, sensual sounds.
In this season that is not quite a season, Dal Niente is creating new performances to share online as multimedia webcasts in concert with its new podcast, Fellow Travelers (also available as streaming audio), the most recent episode of which features P is For… composer Anthony Green.
Anthony Green – P is for … (2016) for four performers – Watch our interview with Anthony Green
Gerard Grisey – Vortex Temporum for large ensemble (1996) – Watch a visual analysis of this piece
Melissa Vargas Franco – Paráfrasis for trio (2013)
Rebecca Saunders – O Yes and I for Soprano and Bass Flute (2017) – Read the text of Molly Bloom’s Soliloquy from James Joyce’s Ulysses
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, Soprano
Winston Choi, Piano
Tara Lynn Ramsey, Violin
Ammie Brod, Viola
Chris Wild, Cello
Emma Hospelhorn, Flute
Katie Schoepflin Jimoh, Clarinet
Michael Lewanski, Conductor