Claire Chase, flute; Music from Density 2036

Saturday  2 December  2017  4:30 PM    Saturday  2 December  2017 11:00 PM
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An exquisite instrumentalist who has been at the vanguard of a generation of musicians invigorating the music world with bold ideas and boundless energy, Claire Chase has been called a "staggering virtuoso with the assurance of a rock star" (Los Angeles Times). For her Density 2036 project, the flutist—a MacArthur Fellow and founder of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)—will commission a new body of work for solo flute each year for 22 years, until the 100th anniversary of Edgard Varèse's groundbreaking flute solo, Density 21.5. At BAMPFA, she performs music from Density, Parts I–V (2013–16).

Density 2036: Part I (Prelude)*
Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint (1981, West Coast Premiere)

Marcos Balter Pessoa (2013, West Coast Premiere)

Alvin Lucier Almost New York (2007, West Coast Premiere)

Mario Diaz de León Luciform (2013)

Edgard Varèse Density 21.5 (1936)

Density 2036: Part I (Prelude) is dedicated to Fred Anderson.

Density 2036: Part II (2014)*
Edgard Varèse Density 21.5 (1936)

Felipe Lara Meditation and Calligraphy (2014, West Coast Premiere)

Felipe Lara Parábolas na Caverna (2013—14, West Coast Premiere)

George Lewis Emergent (2014, West Coast Premiere)

Matthias Pintscher Beyond (A System of Passing) (2013—14, West Coast Premiere)

Du Yun An Empty Garlic (2014)

Density 2036: Part II (2014) is dedicated to Elise Mann.

Density 2036: Part III (2015)*
Dai Fujikura Lila (2015, West Coast Premiere)

Francesca Verunelli The Famous Box Trick (2015, West Coast Premiere)

Nathan Davis Limn (2015, West Coast Premiere)

Jason Eckardt The Silenced (2015, West Coast Premiere)

Pauline Oliveros Intensity 20.15: Grace Chase (2015, West Coast Premiere)

Edgard Varèse Density 21.5 for flute alone (1936)

Density 2036: Part III (2015) is dedicated to Steven Schick.

Density 2036: Part IV (2016)*
Edgard Varèse Density 21.5 (1936), with a movement score (2016) by Julie Beauvais, version one, (West Coast Premiere)

Suzanne Farrin The Stimulus of Loss (2016, West Coast Premiere)

Tyshawn Sorey Bertha's Lair (2016, West Coast Premiere)

Vijay Iyer Flute Goals (2016, West Coast Premiere)

Edgard Varèse Density 21.5 (1936)

Pauchi Sasaki Gama XV: Piece for Two Speaker Dresses (2016, West Coast Premiere)

Richard Beaudoin Another Woman of Another Kind: seven stories on texts by Paul Griffiths (2016, West Coast Premiere)

Density 2036: Part IV (2016) is dedicated to the loving memory of Pauline Oliveros (1932—2016).

Density 2036: Part V (2017)

Marcos BalterPan (concert preview)

* all works played on solo flute with accompanying instruments and/or voices rendered electronically

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2155 Center St, Berkeley, 94704, CA, United States
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