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San Diego New Music

Thursday, March 19, 2015: Visibility
Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Rewind/Fast Forward

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library 1008 Wall St, La Jolla, CA
$55 members, $70 nonmembers, $25 students


Thursday, March 19, 2015: Visibility
$20 members/ $25 nonmembers/ $10 students

In collaboration with the Athenaeum, San Diego New Music's season resumes with Visibility featuring the music of Helmut Lachenmann and Vinko Globokar, performed by Jessica Aszodi, Judith Hamman Todd Moellenberg and Rachel Beetz. The concert takes place in the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room at the Athenaeum on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

This widely international program challenges our expectations of how musicians make music and the physical forces that shape the way we listen: space, breath, words and gestures, hidden and revealed.

This concert highlights Lachenmann and Globokar, both in their 80th year. Lachenmann is known for his concrete treatment of sounds and the unique demands he makes upon the listener. The concert will feature his trio TemA and the west coast premiere of Got Lost, a major work for voice (Jessica Aszodi) and piano (Todd Moellenberg). French-Slovenian composer Vinko Globokar's music is known for its raw humanity, theatricality and spontaneity. Rachel Beetz will play his Monolith for solo flute.

The work of these elder statesmen will be contrasted by pieces from a younger generation of musicians. San Diego-based Israeli composer Ori Talmon’s borders-collapse:collapse for flute, cello and voice will receive its US premiere. Peter Ablinger's Regenstuck will be performed by six musicians spatialized around the audience, and Australian Liza Lim's Invisibility will be performed by Judith Hamman on a two-bowed cello.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015: Rewind/Fast Forward
$20 members/ $25 nonmembers/ $10 students

On Tuesday, April 21, Rewind/Fast-Forward, curated by Jory Herman, features David Anderson’s Caprriccio No 2, David Garner’s When the Old Man Smokes, Cat and Mouse by Betty Roe, Marrow by Jeff Greene, Michel van der Aa’s And how are we today?, and a world premiere composition by David Garner. Performers include Herman, bass, Bonnie Lander, soprano, and Brendan Nguyen, piano.

This program is underwritten by a generous donation from Aaron and Naomi Alter.


For more information go to www.sandiegonewmusic.com/events.html



About San Diego New Music

San Diego New Music is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the public performance of notated music of the highest integrity and artistic caliber from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We seek to advance the art form by promoting music composed with conceptual rigor, passionate energy, and singular artistic vision. SDNM enriches the artistic culture of San Diego through the presentation of an annual concert series and the soundON Festival of Modern Music, and through fostering its resident performing ensemble, NOISE. Both concerts are held at the Athenaeum library in La Jolla.





In addition to classical and jazz, the Athenaeum supports new, or modern, music. New music refers to chamber music written by 20th century composers. Since 1996 the Athenaeum has worked with San Diego New Music and their resident ensemble, the NOISE Ensemble, to present new music at the library. For ten years, a season called NOISE at the Library was presented. In 2006, the shift was made to presenting a once-a-year festival of music called soundON. soundON is three days of music, including concerts by the NOISE Ensemble, visits by guest composers, open rehearsals, workshops, and a community concert in which anyone, with any level of experience can participate. It is the only festival of its kind in San Diego.