Versipel New Music presents andPlay!

This event will be rescheduled for Fall 2022!!!

April 6th, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

On Wednesday, April 6th, andPlay will perform their program “Translucent Harmonies” at the UNO Recital Hall featuring Catherine Lamb’s “Prisma Interious VIII” and Kristofer Svensson’s “Vid Stenmuren Blir Tanken Blomma” two works written in 2018 entirely in Just Intonation.

This program allows the performers and audience to deeply explore the relationships among melody, harmony, timbre, silence, and noise. As described by Svensson, Just Intonation in his work, “focuses attention of music’s raw material and invites a micro-audial attention to its detail.” In contrast, Lamb creates expansive lines through slowly moving harmonic counterpoint.

andPlay is committed to expanding the existing violin/viola duo repertoire by commissioning new works and actively collaborating with living artists. The New York City-based duo of Maya Bennardo, violin, and Hannah Levinson, viola, first played to an eager crowd on Fire Island in the summer of 2012 and has since commissioned over forty works.

andPlay’s debut album, playlist (2019, New Focus Recordings), features world premiere studio recordings of works by Ashkan Behzadi, David Bird, and Clara Iannotta. playlist was recorded as part of andPlay’s Artist Residency at EMPAC (Troy, NY) and was listed on Bandcamp’s “Best Contemporary Classical: October 2019.”

Recent highlights include a five-city tour in Sweden performing their Translucent Harmonies program, appearances on the Oh My Ears Festival (Phoenix) and Re:Sound Festival (Cleveland), and a recording residency at EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, Troy, NY). The duo has also performed at venues including the Center for New Music (San Francisco), Scandinavia House (New York), Roulette (New York), Monk Space (Los Angeles), Short North Stage (Columbus), and Aftershock Theater (Pittsburgh).

Tickets by Donation (Suggested – $20 Adults, $10 Students/Seniors)

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