When in Rome
Nov. 10-11; 17-19, 2006, Studio Z
Come for the music, stay for the cannoli! Throughout this past millennium, Italy has played a major role in shaping the course of western music. This concert celebrates this contribution by featuring Italian composers and American composers heavily influenced by experiences in Italy. We’ll be including works from the serial lyricism of Dallapiccola to the exuberant electronica of the youthful Mason Bates, from the ethereal soundscapes of Salvatore Sciarrinno to Luciano Berio’s tour de force, Linnea. Zeitgeist is joined by special guests Jane Garvin, flute, Jim Jacobson, cello, Stephen Self, piano & Eric Peterson, viola.
Playing It Close to Home
Jan. 20; Jan. 27, 2007, Studio Z
Works by Minnesota Composers David Evan Thomas, Arthur Campbell, Webster Magnet School Students, and our Eric Stokes Song Contest Winners.
New Media: New Works
January 30, 2007, Studio Z
New Media: New Works will feature new electroacoustic works including the U.S. premiere of Scott Miller's Chimera No. 2, performed by violinist Marion Judish, and the world premiere of a new collaborative work by Scott Miller, Philippe Costaglioli (poet/performer), and Jeffrey Bleam (director), What You Have Taken, a dramatic work for spoken word and interactive, surround sound electronics. Kristian Twombly will present Play I [-III], a setting of a Gertrude Stein play for surround sound electronics, and guests Stephen Lilly and Stacey Mastrian will perform Lilly’s Like Staring at a Word for surround sound electronics and Soprano.
March 23-24; 30-31, 2007, Studio Z
Strange Angels features a host of brand new works written for the ensemble by some of the freshest young compositional talent around, as well Peter Garland's seminal work, Strange Angels. Featuring new works by Katherine Jackanich, Ann Millikan, Scott Lindroth, Marita Bolles, Pamela Madsen and Justin Rubin.