Our first concert of this season with the Frequency Series at Constellation takes off from our last concert there in May, re-contextualizing works by Marisol Jiménez and Katherine Young with a duo by former Chicago composer Monte Weber, a full ensemble piece by Harvard graduate Sivan Cohen-Elias and a world premiere by NU faculty Chris Mercer performed by Ann Yi (piano). This program explores the role of auxiliary performers in questioning mediums that have historically been taken for granted. From Mercer’s Octoid for piano in which three performers also intervene inside the piano thus expanding the sound pallette and polyphonic capabilities of the solo instrument, to Jiménez’s Caro Cibus which displays a series of self-made objects to expand the mechanism of instrumental sound production, each other piece in the program also propose imaginative ways of redefining otherwise seemingly conventional chamber settings.
Sivan Cohen-Elias | How Long is Now
Marisol Jimenez | Caro cibus
Chris Mercer | Octoid
Monte Weber | Mimesis
Katherine Young | Master of Disguises