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SFCMP: Auto-Tuning Ives

January 18, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SFCMP Performances in the LABORATORY Series
Auto-Tuning Ives


4:00pm-5:15pm How Music is Made Program: Open dress rehearsal of ‘The Cage’ Variations by Hearne followed by a composer talk hosted by Eric Dudley
6:45pm Pre-concert discussion with SFCMP Players
7:30pm Concert with intermission
9:00pm Reception

In our in the LABORATORY Series we explore large-ensemble contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert experience. This season, we explore several points of connectivity along experimentalist paths, laid down by composers all seeking to fuse a variety of music forms and personal experiences into multi-faceted sonic narratives. An epigrammatic song by Charles Ives serves as a jumping-off point for California-based composer Ted Hearne’s ‘The Cage’ Variations, a panoply of musical influence and memory that incorporates the work of numerous others in addition to his own. Pieces by Ingram Marshall, Molly Joyce, and Mark-Anthony Turnage join together in further exploration of the theme – sometimes in the direct interaction of live performers with pre-recorded sound materials from places across the globe. Bay-area native Timo Andres’ Some Connecticut Gospel draws another line back to Ives, rounding out the program with a different take on the notion of memory and that which has been left behind us. In accordance with SFCMP’s mission of encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, San Francisco Conservatory of Music students join the program as part of SFCMP’s education and professional development series.

Mark-Anthony Turnage, Slide Stride (2002) (West coast premiere)
piano, 2 violins, viola, cello

Ted Hearne, Cages 1 & 4 from ‘The Cage’ Variations  (2014) (West coast premiere)
baritone, flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello

Molly Joyce, Blue Swell (2012)
solo violin + tape

Ted Hearne, Cages 5, 9, 10 from ‘The Cage’ Variations (2014) (West coast premiere)
baritone, flute, clarinet/bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, cello

Ted Hearne/Charles Ives, “The Cage” (Cage 12) (2014) (West coast premiere)
solo voice/piano

Timo Andres, Some Connecticut Gospel (2008) (West coast premiere)
flute/alto flute, bassoon, trombone, piano, violin, viola, cello, elec bass

Ingram Marshall, Peaceable Kingdom (1989)
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, keyboard, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass + tape

Ted Hearne, By-By Huey (2014)



January 18, 2019
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco Contemporary Music Players


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San Francisco, CA 94102 United States
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