A COLLABORATION between PHONOCHROME and the GUERILLA COMPOSERS GUILD
More Information at www.phonochrome.org; www.guerillamusic.org; www.centerfornewmusic.com
On May 29th at the Center for New Music, Phonochrome chamber ensemble and the Guerilla Composers Guild will present a multi-colored collaborative project – Phonochromaticism. Featuring new works from six different composers, the program revolves around George Crumb’s underwater masterpiece for flute, cello, and piano - Vox Balanae (Voice of the Whale). Crumb’s iconic Vox Balanae calls for the players to perform under a blue light, drawing the audience into a meditation on whales and primordial history. As a reflection on Vox Balanae, the commissioning project asked each composer to respond musically to a Roy G Biv color. The prompt yielded fascinating results, ranging from an amorphous indigo work for piano fourhands to an explosive infrared quartet for flute, viola, cello, and piano.
For Phonochrome, this project is a playful exploration of identity. It is both a realization of the ensemble’s name and a journey into their curiosity about the intersection between the arts. This will be the third and final curated concert featuring newly commissioned works in the Guerrilla Composers Guild's[masked] season.
The concert features Phonochrome’s founders Allegra Chapman, piano; Laura Gaynon, cello; and Elizabeth Talbert, flute. They are joined by two wonderful guest artists: Pei-Ling Lin, viola; and Anne Rainwater, piano.
What We're Playing
Mark Ackerley (red): Infrared
Nick Benavides (orange): “…none of us were overly concerned…” - an elegy for past and present victims of chemical warfare
Nathan Campbell (yellow): Finch Kingdom
Alex Christie (indigo): a 16.5 discrepancy in
Matthias McIntire (violet): Mackenzie Caverns
Benjamin Pesetsky (green): An Illusory Image
George Crumb (blue): Vox Balanae (Voice of the Whale)
Tickets: Suggested - $15 General, $10 Students and Members