Red Desert (Katie Porter/Devin Maxwell) play Oliveros, Maxwell and Lucier and Christine Tavolacci/Scott Worthington play Catherine Lamb
Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces 8′
red desert + catherine lamb’s muto infinitas
421 wild way, santa cruz
Red Desert is the duo project of clarinetist Katie Porter and composer/percussionist Devin Maxwell, who have been performing, commissioning, creating and championing interesting music for 17 years. Their program stems from the stripped-down, austere and crystalline beauty of Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier, and extends to younger composers Lucie Vitkova and Devin Maxwell.
The program concludes with Catherine Lamb’s new composition muto infinitas, for bass flute and double bass, performed by Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington. Lamb’s work explores the elemental, physical aspects of sound, and of the room, and requires performers to adjust their tuning to the harmonic series of overtones found in every physical space, and every harmonic vibrating body.
Alvin Lucier Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces
Lucie Vítková FIVE for solo clarinet and cell phone
Phill Niblock Ottavio
Pauline Oliveros Single Stroke Roll Meditation
Devin Maxwell Cloudseeding 4
Catherine Lamb muto infinitas
MUTO INFINITAS, CLOUDSEEDING, OLIVEROS, LUCIER
Two visiting pairs of accomplished experimental performers bring an ambitious program of solo and duo works to the Bay Area: from LA, Christine Tavolacci and Scott Worthington perform muto infinitas, a new hour-long work by Catherine Lamb for bass flute and double bass. Red Desert presents Cloudseeding 4 by Devin Maxwell, for solo bass clarinet and electronics, plus works by Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Lucier.
Program: Red Desert (Katie Porter, clarinets & Devin Maxwell, percussion)
Pauline Oliveros: Single Stroke Roll Meditation (1990) 4′
Devin Maxwell: Cloudseeding 4 for solo bass clarinet & electronics (2017) 30′
Alvin Lucier: Music for Snare Drum, Pure Wave Oscillator, and One or More Reflective Surfaces (1990) 8′
Christine Tavolacci, bass flute & Scott Worthington, double bass Catherine Lamb: muto infinitas (2017) 60′
Playing bass clarinet in the Utah premiere of Michael Hersch’s On the Threshold of Winter with soprano Ah Young Hong and conductor Tito Munoz.
Feb 1, 2018 Rose Wagner Theater