Season 4: 2017-2018
September 17, 2017: Versipel Collective: Surface Grammars
Versipel New Music kicks off its fourth season with an evening of stunning contemporary chamber music from around the world. These works touch on a number of complex musical grammars. From the delicate, almost brittle, textural introspections of Caterina Di Cecca’s quintet Il Dubbio Della Marionetta to the obsessively fragmented counterpoint of William Cole’s trio Bind Weave Spin, this collection of works reflects upon grammars of recent past as well as points towards new ways of instrumental gesture and interaction. Works featured on the program include the world premiere of Matt Wright’s septet entitled Abbey, Bernd Alois Zimmerman’s Sonata for solo viola, and pieces chosen from Versipel New Music’s Annual Call for Scores.
Winter 2017/18: Versipel Collective: From Lands of Ice and Snow
Our second concert features a collection of music is designed to bring a chill to New Orleans. Featuring works that evoke the magic, harshness and scarcity of winter (Date TBA, pending funding).
March 2018: Versipel Collective + Electronics
A evening of chamber works with electronics (Date TBA, pending funding).
April 26, 2018: Visiting Artist I: Hub New Music
We are excited to be hosting Boston’s Hub New Music in their New Orleans debut!
“Next time [Hub New Music] offers a concert, go, listen, and be changed” – the Boston Globe
“In short, Hub New Music is a group you should pay attention to.” – Classical Dark Arts
Hub New Music is a mixed quartet of “young intrepids” (WQXR, New York) exploring a richly diverse palette of 21st century sounds. With a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, violin, and cello, Hub has been praised for “handling tricky ensemble passages with ease” (New Music Box) in performances that are “elegant and exacting” (the Boston Globe) and inspire a “refreshing sense of pure joy.” (New Classic LA)
May, 2018: The Versipel Collective at the Southern Sonic Festival, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
The Versipel Collective is excited to be a part of the first Southern Sonic Festival at the Contemporary Arts Center. On this show, the Versipellians will show their creative side by premiering several brand new graphic score works by local composers, some which will also involve electronics and video.