Electronic Music Foundation
Sunday, September 18, 8pm
Greenwich House Music School
46 Barrow Street
New York, New York
This event is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
Special support for this program has been provided by Jerome Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Meet The Composer's Cary New Music Performance Fund, Amphion Foundation, and several individuals.
for clarinet and electronics
Christopher Bush, clarinet
for violin and electronics
Josh Henderson, violin
for guitar and electronics
Nadav Lev, guitar
for piano and electronics
Carol Minor, piano
Nick Flynn reads poems from his collection Blind Huber
with video projections by Jared Handelsman
for soprano, tenor, clarinet, violin, trombone, guitar, piano, marimba, electronics, and video
Nick Flynn, text; Jared Handelsman, video
Carol Minor, piano; Christopher Bush, clarinet; Joey Wilgenbusch, voice;
Nadav Lev, guitar; Erin Heisel, voice; Kae Reed, percussion; Josh Henderson, violin;
Sean Reed, trombone; and Guy Barash, live electronics
Guy Barash is a composer, arranger, curator and performer who collaborates with an array of artists on innovative, multidisciplinary projects. His compositions have been performed in venues throughout the US and Israel, including: The Stone; Galapagos Art Space; The Tank; Contemporary Music Biennial; The Left Bank; Bamat Meitzag and Tmuna Theatre; Haifa Museum and Haifa Cinematheque; and The Interdisciplinary Ring.
TalkBack is a series of compositions for acoustic instruments and interactive computer processing. With Talkback, Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the instrument by processing subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground.
An audio/visual rendition of poems from Nick Flynn's Blind Huber, the music presentation of Blind Huber is a second collaboration for composer Guy Barash, author Nick Flynn and visual artist Jared Handelsman. In his book, Flynn invites us to consider the intricate geometry of the beehive.
Our guide to this new world is Blind Huber, loosely based on the eponymous eighteenth-century beekeeper whose fifty-year obsession uncovered most of what we know today about the hive. Guy Barash derived his structural/textural palette for this piece from the geometry of the beehive and the sonic environment within and around it. For his video projections, Jared Handelsman has documented a yearlong cycle of honeybees around the Catskill Mountains.