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2015 Festival

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OPENING NIGHT 2015

TONY ARNOLD

Lotófagos (2006)  |  Beat Furrer (b. 1954)
Three songs  |  Anton Webern (1883-1945)
  Wie bin ich froh!, op. 25, no. 1                      
  Ja Heil und Dank dir, op. 4, no. 3
  Gleich und gleich, op. 12, no. 4
selections from Requiem for the Beloved (1987)  |  György Kurtág (b. 1926)
Dithyramb, from Tongues (2001)  |  Jason Eckardt (b. 1971)
Beauty and the Beast, from Dove Songs (2013)  |  David Liptak (b. 1949)
selections from 100 Not-Songs for JOHN CAGE (2012)  |  Fredrick Gifford (b. 1972)
In the Forest of Clocks, from The Yellow Moon of Andalusia (2014)  |  George Crumb (b. 1929)
Life Story (1993)  |  Thomas Adès (b. 1971)

Jacob Greenberg, piano
Randall Zigler, double bass
Gleb Kanasevich, bass clarinet
Michael Norsworthy, bass clarinet

DAWN UPSHAW

On Loving: Three Songs for Diane Kalish, in memoriam (2011-15)  |   Sheila Silver (b. 1946)
Gilbert Kalish, piano

The Cold Pane (2013)  |  Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985)

Contemporaneous:
Vicente Alexim, clarinet
Colin Davin, mandolin
Wyatt Underhill, violin
Pat Swoboda, double bass
David Bloom, conductor
 

LUCY SHELTON

Hope is the thing with feathers (1979  |  James Yannatos (1929-2011)  
Cummings Settings (2015)  |  Richard Festinger (b. 1948)  
La Musique (2007)  |  Elliott Carter (1908-2012)      
Animalia: a litany for extinct bird species (2015)  |  Icli Zitella (b. 1966)     
When Time Was Young (2003)  |  Tom Flaherty (b. 1950)     
Listen, my heart, from Bird Songs (2015)  |  Susan Botti (b. 1962)         
Voices (v. 3) (2011)  |  John Chowning (b. 1934)
Soul Perching (2015)  |  Eric Nathan (b. 1983)            

Carlos Cordeiro, clarinet
Meaghan Burke, cello
Charles Hagaman, electronics

SECOND NIGHT 2015

AMANDA DEBOER BARTLETT

Everything is Personal (2015)  |  Ray Evanoff (b. 1984)
mars one (2015)  |  Max Grafe (b. 1988)
Basic Lands (2015)  |  Jonathan Sokol (b. 1981)
presence of slumber (2015)  |  Morgan Krauss (b. 1985)

Hasco Duo:
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, voice
Jesse Langen, guitars

DU YUN

Church of an immaculate, useless body                  
    The Man who Swallows the Snake   
    Remains of the temple of Sun
    Brick J, from Angel’s Bone
    Hail to the Ecstasy of Saint Teresa

Ok Miss:
Du Yun, vox, electronics
Gareth Flowers, trumpet
Pat Swoboda, bass
Ricardo Romaneiro, electronics
David Cossin, drums

JESSICA ASZODI

Solo (1987)  |  John Holland (b. 1944)    
Three visits to Meun (2015)  |  Ori Talmon (b. 1976)
Grafter (2015)  |  Jenna Lyle (b. 1984)  
     Jenna Lyle, voice and electronics
Prayer for NIL (2014)  |  Anthony Pateras (b. 1979)

CLOSING NIGHT

RACHEL CALLOWAY

Shoshana (2014)  |  David Reminick (b. 1979)
If only after you then me (or, Litanies) (2015)  |  Amadeus Regucera (b. 1984)
selections from Canticle Variations (2014)  |  Forrest Pierce (b. 1968)
Kivalina (2014)  |  Kamala Sankaram

Duo Cortona:
Rachel Calloway, mezzo-soprano
Ari Streisfeld, violin

 

JEFFREY GAVETT

Adiantum Capillus-Veneris (1)  |  Chaya Czernowin (b. 1957)
[Maidenhair fern (I)] Etudes in fragility for voice and breath (2015)
constrained semantic trajectory  |  Joan Arnau Pàmies (b. 1988)
(the supposedly neutral, supposedly bold, the supposedly neural architecture of non-linear yet steady arrays) (2014)                
Ampelos (2015)  |  Martin Iddon (b. 1975)
Esė apie vandenis (2015)  |  Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (b. 1962)
excerpt from panic around death (2015)  |  Timothy McCormack (b. 1984)

 

KATE SOPER

Selections from Ipsa Dixit (2010–Present)  |  Kate Soper (b. 1981)

Poetics (2015)
Excerpt from Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say (2010-11)
Rhetoric (2015)
Excerpt from The Crito (2012)
Excerpt from Cipher (2011-12)

The Wet Ink Ensemble:
Kate Soper, voice
Erin Lesser, flute
Josh Modney, violin
Ian Antonio, percussion

 

2014 Festival

OPENING NIGHT, 2014

CHRISTIE FINN
But Stars Remaining (1970)  |  Nicola LeFanu (b. 1947)
Got Lost (2007-08)  |  Helmut Lachenmann (b. 1935)
Neus Estarellas, piano

MELLISSA HUGHES
Kafka-Fragmente (1985-7)  |  György Kurtág (b. 1926)
Caroline Chin, violin

GELSEY BELL
Cradle from Our Defensive Measurements (2013)  |  Gelsey Bell (b. 1982)
Love Is a Good Example (1991)  |  Robert Ashley (1930-2014)
The Scientists Say from SCALING (2011)  |  Gelsey Bell
The Photograph from Ghost Quartet (2014)  |  Dave Malloy (b. 1976)
Odysseus from Here Be Sirens (2013)  |  Kate Soper (b. 1981)
Dave Malloy, piano and voice
Brent Arnold, cello and voice
Brittain Ashford, autoharp and voice
Kate Soper, voice and piano

SECOND NIGHT, 2014

JANE SHELDON
excerpt from Hô (1960)  |  Giacinto Scelsi (1905-88)
Invocation VI (2003)  |  Beat Furrer (b. 1954)
Sauh I (“Liturgia”) (1973)  |  Giacinto Scelsi
Nova/Minraud (1998)  |  Olga Neuwirth (b. 1968)
Sauh IV (1973)  |  Giacinto Scelsi
Roberta Michel, bass flute

BEN HJERTMANN
Blue Winter Hymnal
Oranjestraat
Litany
Land of the Lenu
Isle of Apples
Isle of Dreams
Omaggio a Badalamenti
23 (Anton)
Hengs
Grant Wallace Band
Ben Hjertmann, voice & mandolin
Luke Gullickson, voice & piano
Chris Fisher-Lochhead, voice & viola

ARIADNE GREIF
Dreams & Nightmares (2014)
A theatrical sleep-cycle of dream episodes, each composed and curated by a different composer.
Albert Behar  |  Ryan Chase  |  Elliot Cole  |  Erol Gürol  |  Shawn Jaeger  |  Caroline Park  |  Aleksandra Vrebalov

CLOSING NIGHT, 2014

DENNIS SULLIVAN
Your Fox’s a Dirty Gold (2011)  |  Alexander Schubert (b. 1979)
Le corps á corps (1978)  |  Georges Aperghis (b. 1945)
Skycycle Variations (2010-14)  |  Dennis Sullivan

SHARON HARMS
Melisma–Improv (after Leçons de ténèbres)  |  François Couperin (1668-1733), arr. Harms
Lúa descolorida (2002)  |  Osvaldo Golijov (b. 1960)
los niños (2006-9)  |  Jesse Jones (b. 1978)
Divorce Bard (2014)  |  Michel Galante
A Long While (2014)  |  Aaron Helgeson (b. 1982)
guest vocalists
Katherine Dowling, piano
Kenneth Meyer, guitar

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Discussion with festival singers, composers, collaborators, and advisory board members.

MEGAN SCHUBERT
Northeast Reservation Lines (1984)  |  Hayes Biggs
Baby Skunk Haiku (2014)  |  Megan Schubert
Two Songs from Silas Marner (2000, 2001)  |  Harold Meltzer (b. 1966)
Consumer (2014)  |  Megan Schubert
Selected Songs (1958)  |  Tom Lehrer (b. 1928)
Yegor Shevtsov, piano
Amanda Gookin, cello

2013 Festival

OPENING NIGHT, 2013

LUCY DHEGRAE
Dithyramb (2001) | Jason Eckardt (b. 1971)
In Old Virginny (2007) | Shawn Jaeger (b. 1985)
Clytie and the Sun (2013) | Doug Balliett (b. 1982)
Bravement (2012) | Lautaro Mantilla (b. 1982)
Doug Balliett, double bass
Colin Davin, guitar
Daniel Kochersberger, saxophone
Megan Levin, harp
Zsolt Balogh, piano
guest sopranos

ARIADNE GREIF
Apparition: Eight Elegiac Songs and Vocalises (1979) | George Crumb (b. 1929)
selections from Grapefruit (1964) | Yoko Ono (b. 1933)
Three Beloved, Old Songs, in a New Way Ariadne Greif
Selections from Calligrammes (2012) | Albert Behar (b. 1990)
Jason Wirthpiano
Albert Beharaccordion

CHARLOTTE MUNDY
Three Voices (1982) | Morton Feldman (1926-87)

SECOND NIGHT, 2013

AMIRTHA KIDAMBI
12 Etudes from The Over-Soul Manual | Darius Jones (b. 1979)
Elizabeth-Caroline Unit
(Sarah Dyson, Jean Carla Rodea, and Kristin Slipp)
Illustrations by Randall Wilcox

JAMIE JORDAN
Phonèmes pour Cathy (1966) | Henri Pousseur (1929-2009)
Lonh (1996) | KAIJA SAARIAHO (b. 1952)
Mock Me (2013) from Swarm (2008) | Paul Coleman (b. 1974)
Unspun from Silver Threads (2012) | Jacob Cooper (b. 1980)

MEGAN SCHUBERT
Phonemena (1975) | Milton Babbitt
Songs from Nothing (2004) | Allen Shawn
For 1 Voice (2003) | Matt Fagen
Preview of Giant Steps (rec. 1960) | John Coltrane
Sequenza III (1966) | Luciano Berio
I’m No Third Wheel (2013) | Megan Schubert
who knows if the moon’s (2009) | Megan Schubert

CLOSING NIGHT, 2013

JEFFREY GAVETT
Stimme – allein (1997) | Beat Furrer (b. 1954)
Aria (1958) with Fontana Mix (1958) | John Cage (1912-1992)
The Real as Imaginary (2012) | Peter Ablinger (b. 1959)
pneuma.pistis (2011) | Martin Iddon (b. 1975)
a general interrupter to ongoing activity (2011) | Evan Johnson (b. 1980)
I, Purples, Spat Blood, Laugh of Beautiful Lips (2004-06) | Aaron Cassidy (b. 1976)

CHRISTIE FINN
Récitations pour voix seule (1978) | Georges Aperghis (b. 1945)

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Discussion with festival singers, composers, collaborators, and advisory board members.

KJERSTI KVELI
Animal Stories (2010-13) | Kjersti Kveli (b. 1984)
Vampire Landmine (2013) | Kjersti Kveli
Cochlea Freedom Ensemble
Asami Tamura, koto
Tor Morten Kjøsnes, piano
Brian Questa, double bass
Nicole Camacho, flute