Responsible Parties: Young Composer/Performers

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 - 7:30 am

Corey Dargel, DITHER, Cantori NY, Chris Danforth and the Danforths, & Florent Ghys

(le) poisson rouge 7:30 pm

New music, performed by the people who wrote it! Corey Dargel and Dither Electric Guitar Quartet premiere SAY YES, a new song cycle; Angelica Negron and Cantori NY – a 40-member chorus – present FONO, a MATA commissioned work; Chris Danforth and the Danforths come from Minnesota to perform a unique set featuring songs with voice mail from the 1980s, found objects, and newly-created instruments; and Florent Ghys flies in from France to play new works for double bass and live electronics.

*Corey Dargel: SAY YES for Dither Guitar Quartet and Voice (2011) [audio:1-06 Everybody Says I’m Beautiful – Thirteen Near-Death Experiences.mp3|titles=Everybody Says I’m Beautiful from Thirteen Near-Death Experiences]

*, **Angelica Negron: FONO for Chorus and Electronics (2011) [audio:What Keeps Me Awake_Short Excerpt_Angelica Negron.mp3|titles=excerpt from What Keeps Me Awake]

*Chris Danforth:

Vänta En Andra
Christopher Danforth, live electronics
Jeff Bina, toy piano
Srinivasa (Cab Ride for Laurie)+
Jeff Bina, homemade percussion and electronics

+Undewritten by the American Composers Forum with funds provided by the Jerome Foundation.

In This World Nothing is Certain
Christopher Danforth, live electronics
Jeff Bina, homemade percussion

[audio:In this world nothing is certain EDIT.mp3|titles=excerpt from In This World Nothing is Certain]

*Florent Ghys: New Works for voice and double bass (2011) [audio:Rêve érotique 7.mp3|titles=Rêve érotique]

* indicates world premiere, ** indicates MATA commission