Versipel New Music opens 2016 with an adventurous concert of works exploring the fringes of experimental “classical” chamber music. This collection of graphic scores, electronics, conceptual and improvisatory works explores the varied relationships between composer, performer and audience by considering extended musical and notational resources.
Works by Versipel Collective composers Kari Besharse, Rick Snow and Philip Schuessler form the core of this exciting program showcasing the vibrant sounds of musical instruments and found objects with and without electronics. Additionally, the Collective will give the world premiere of I wouldn’t eat the strawberries, a new conceptual work by composer Mike Boyd chosen from our annual Call for Scores.
Rounding out the program, the Collective will perform several works from experimental composer James Tenney’s Postal Pieces. Each of these brief conceptual pieces were written to fit on a post card, providing directions for introspective, performer directed music that explores the nature of sound.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 10:30 pm.
Open Ears Series
Blue Nile Balcony Room
532 Frenchmen St
New Orleans, LA
Tickets: Suggested donation of $10