Our "In the Laboratory" series showcases large-scale contemporary classical works that push the boundaries of the concert format and experience. In this concert, John Zorn's "Cobra" and Frederic Rzewski's "Les Moutons de Panurge" engage the large-ensemble energies of the performers to create unheard-of possibilities.
In a special guest appearance, maverick vocalist and creator Meredith Monk joins us for a performance and discussion of two of her works, "Ellis Island" for duo pianos and "Cave Song" from her film project "The Book of Days."
Completing the program are Pulitzer Prize finalist Don Byron's "7 Etudes," and two works by Bay Area composers, "Under the Rug" by Ryan Brown, and "Twist" for guitar and violin by Vivian Fung.
This event will feature Vivian Fung and Ryan Brown in the "How Music Is Made" open rehearsal and composer talk segment in the afternoon.
During the concert, composer Meredith Monk will join us on stage in conversation and a Q&A with incoming Artistic Director, Eric Dudley.
Encouraging and mentoring the next generation of new music performers, SFCMP will once again join San Francisco Conservatory of Music students on this program.
Selections from 7 Etudes (for Vocalizing Pianist) 8'
Under the Rug (2010) 6?
Flute, harp, viola
Twist (2014) 13'
Cave Song (1990) 4?
piano, guitar, soprano, alto
Ellis Island (1981) 6?
Conversation and Q&A with Meredith MONK
facilitated by Eric Dudley
* INTERMISSION *
Les Moutons de Panurge (1969) 12'
Open instrumentation for large ensemble
Directed by SFCMP ensemble member William Winant
Cobra (1984) 25'
open instrumentation for large ensemble
Presented by San Francisco Contemporary Music Players