2008-04-27: The Asian Muse: From Gustav Mahler to Louis Andriessen
Seattle Chamber Players
The Asian Muse: From Gustav Mahler to Louis Andriessen
with pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama and mezzo-soprano Kathryn Weld
Part of Joshua Roman’s TownMusic Series
Louis Andriessen is one of Europe’s most eminent and influential composers. His music combines propulsive energy, economy of material and distinctive sonorities, often dominated by pungent wind and brass, pianos and electric guitars. He has explored, in relation to music, the subjects of politics, time, velocity, matter and mortality.
Tomoko Mukaiyama’s unique approach to the piano in which she employs her voice and body has inspired prominent composers. Winner of the International Gaudeamus Prize and the Muramatsu Prize, she has performed with the Ensemble Modern, Longdon Sinfonietta and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, and has collaborated with cinematographers, architects, and dancers.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
TOWN HALL – 1119 8th Ave / Seattle
6pm: Recital featuring pianist Tomoko Mukaiyama: Sommer Reisen, a combination of Schubert’s Impromptu,
improvisation and sound samples of five Japanese cities.
7pm: Concert (program below)
Post-Concert Inside-Out: with Louis Andriessen, Zhou Long,
Tomoko Mukaiyama and SCP
Gustav Mahler Der Abschied (“Farewell”) from Das Lied von der Erde
(“The Song of the Earth”) arranged by Schoenberg/Reihn for mezzo-soprano and ensemble
Zhou Long Farewell for pipa and erhu solo and ensemble
Louis Andriessen Bloken for piano solo Tao for solo piano, women’s voices and ensemble