[ Composer's Voice ]
September 30, 2007
Jan Hus Church
351 East 74th Street
New York, New York 10021
Vox Novus joins with Remarkable Theater Brigade and Jan hus Church to present Composer's Voice, a monthly concert series championing the work of living composers.
Title Composer Performer
The Whole World Is Our Oracle Jerome Covington Jerome Covington - Laptop
Brian Boyle - Laptop
Atmosphere and Environment V Huang Ruo Linda Wehterill - flute
1000 Slaves Jordan McLean Derin Oge & Ipek Eginkioglu - piano
Patrick Petty - cello
Matthew Abramo - contrabass
Jordan McLean - conductor
Vier Leider Noah Creshevsky Gretchen Mundinger - soprano
Noby Ishida - piano
Matthew Abramo - contrabass
Brian Boyle - Laptop
Jerome Covington - Laptop
Ipek Eginkioglu - piano
Patrick Petty - cello
Derin Oge - piano
Linda Wetherill
Jerome Covington
Trained in composition by Nadia Boulanger in Paris and Luciano Berio at the Juilliard School, Noah Creshevsky has lived and worked in New York since 1966. He taught at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York for thirty-one years, serving as Director of the Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music (BC-CCM) from 1994 to 1999. He also served on the faculties of Juilliard and Hunter College, and has been a visiting professor at Princeton University. Creshevsky has been composing electronic music since 1971. Much of his musical vocabulary consists of familiar bits of words, songs and instrumental sounds that he edits but seldom subjects to electronic processing. By obscuring the boundaries of real and imaginary ensembles though the fusion of opposites—music and noise, comprehensible and incomprehensible vocal sources, human and superhuman vocal and instrumental capacities—Creshevsky’s music sounds both Western and non-Western, ancient and modern, familiar and unfamiliar. This alliance of opposites is heard both in his text-sound compositions (1973-1986)—Pop Art works in which extreme and unpredictable juxtapositions of iconographic sonic materials establish links between music and society and in later pieces, in which the integration of electronic and acoustic sources and processes “creates virtual ‘superperformers’ by using the sounds of traditional instruments pushed past the capacities of human performance.” Creshevsky’s most recent compositions are examples of "hyperrealism," a term he uses to describe an electroacoustic language constructed from sounds found in our shared environment that he handles in ways that are exaggerated or intense. A collection of Creshevsky's scores and sound recordings is held at the music library at Northwestern University.
Huang Ruo
Jordan McLean
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