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Empyrean Ensemble: “Spectral Music”
Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center

There will be a pre-concert talk at 6:15 pm with selected composers and Mika Pelo, Empyrean’s director as well as a faculty composer.

Grisey: Anubis-Nous
   Michael Hernandez, solo bass saxophone

Debussy: Cloches à travers les feuilles
   Michael Seth Orland, solo piano

Murail: Feuilles à travers les cloches
   Joanna Martin, flute | Hrabba Atladottir, violin | Michael Graham, cello
   Michael Seth Orland, piano

Grisey: Stele for Two Bass Drums
   Chris Froh

Vivier: Paramaribo
   Joanna Martin, flute | Hrabba Atladottir, violin | Michael Graham, cello
   Michael Seth Orland, piano

Bolaños: Tessellations
   Joanna Martin, flute | Hrabba Atladottir, violin | Michael Graham, cello
   Michael Seth Orland, piano

Spectral music—by composers that include Tristan Murial, Peter Eötvös, and others—heavily involves computer-aided manipulation and mathematical generation of music. Spectralism developed in the 1970s, in large part because of the Institute for Research and Coordination of Acoustic Music (IRCAM) in Paris, the Ensemble L’Itinéraire.

$10 Students and Children, $20 Adults (Open Seating)

Ann E. Pitzer Center, Davis, CA

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