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Stencils and Shadows

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Performing as Friends of MATA, nine of NYC’s top new-music interpreters – including violinist Miranda Cuckson, cellist Mariel Roberts, and pianist Isabelle O’Connell – play works that explore what remains unsaid. Bangkok native Siraseth Pantura-Umporn’s MATA-Commissioned Ripples, inspired by disturbances of water, exposes what lies beneath the surface. Chilean composer Francisco C. Goldschmidt reflects on the loneliness of existence in his mesmerizing …y te pierdes y te hundes…. Foreground and background are engaged through the vibrant absences of the Italian Giovanni Bertelli’s quartet Libro d’Aprile and the shifting shapes and contours of Piano by Krists Auznieks from Latvia.

The Friends of MATA are Isabel Lepanto Gleicher, flute; Carol McGonnell, clarinet; Leah Asher, Miranda Cuckson, Pauline Kim Harris, violins; Hannah Levinson, viola; Mariel Roberts, cello; Isabelle O’Connell, piano; Carl Bettendorf, conductor

Friday, April 28th
8PM at the Kitchen, 512 W 19th St, NYC

Tickets available here

Francisco C. Goldschmidt (Chile/Germany): …y te pierdes y te hundes… (2013-16), AP
Giovanni Bertelli (Italy/France): Libro d’Aprile (2012), AP
Krists Auznieks (Latvia/USA): Piano  (2015), NYP
Siraseth Pantura-umporn (Thailand): Ripples (2017) MATA Festival Commission

Siraseth Pantura-umporn

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

“My compositions are mainly focused on an extended non-atonal language together with necessary extended instrumental techniques based on the influence of Thai traditional music.” Born in Bangkok in 1982, Siraseth Pantura-Umporn’s music is one that is at once fundamentally Asian, yet native to western instruments. Without resorting to Eastern clichés, his work provides insight into a different way of perceiving form, harmony and sonority.

Three-time winner of the Young Thai Artist Award, and the winner of the Irino Prize (2002) when he was only 20, Pantura-Umporn’s teachers include Narongrit Dhamabutra, Weerachat Premanada, and Peter Eotvos.  He was also a finalist for the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (2014).  In 2016, he spent five months in residence at Germany’s Herrenhaus Edenkoben.  

Pantura-Umporn’s works have been performed by various ensembles, including the New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kochi, Ensemble TIMF, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Amigo saxophone quartet, Asia Pacific wind ensemble, etc in Asia, Europe, and the United States.