THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. TO LEARN MORE VISIT: http://www.ninthplanetmusic.org/blog/press-release-march-27-concert-postponed
For immediate release:
Ninth Planet New Music announces its second expedition this season with works by Nicole Lizée, Daniel Godsil, Viet Cuong, Andrew Norman and 2019 Ettelson Award-Winner Jack Frerer.
Featured on the program is the West Coast Premiere of Spiral Sequences, a string quartet by the winner of the 2019 Ettelson Competition, Jack Frerer. In two movements, the piece begins with a pulsing moto perpetuo fast movement, followed by a lyrical second movement in which the “spirals” of the first movement slowly unravel.
The title of the sextet Music for Body-Without-Organs by Nicole Lizée, refers to the philosophical idea of the “body without organs”, or a being freed from the strictures of our perceived corporeal limitations and given freedom to “continuously become”. The music depicts this state with a trance-like unfolding of material that slowly, continuously, evolves and expands. Aeropittura, a quartet for flute, viola, cello, and piano by Ninth Planet’s own Daniel Godsil, takes its inspiration from the work of Italian Futurist painters and writers, and their fascination, expressed in “aeropainting” and “aeropoems”, with the new technology of powered flight. Viet Cuong’s Naica, for bass clarinet and electronics, depicts the formations of the crystal caves of Naica, Mexico.
Interspersed through the concert are the three movements of Andrew Norman’s sextet for alto flute, clarinet, violin, cello, vibraphone, and piano, Mine, Mime, Meme. As the title suggests, this piece asks the players to closely follow, imitate, and “meme” a leading voice. The trailing voices imbue the leader’s material with varying colors ranging from gossamer echoes to harsh apery, and individual other voices emerge and recede as the imitation becomes a dialogue.
WHERE: Old First Concerts, 1751 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Friday, March 27, 8:00pm.
TICKETS: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $5 students w/ ID, free for kids under 12. Tickets available at: www.oldfirstconcerts.org
A Ninth Planet press kit can be accessed here.