Join the Bent Frequency Duo (Jan Berry Baker, saxophone and Stuart Gerber, percussion) and friends for a night of music featuring George E. Lewis. The concert includes world premieres by George E. Lewis, emily koh, and Alvin Singleton.
For five decades, George E. Lewis has been at the forefront of the American New Music scene. Noted for his ferocious improvisations on trombone, early forays into computer music in the 1970s, and continued work in experimental music, Lewis has been a MacArthur Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, was named a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and a corresponding fellow in the British Academy in 2016.
emily koh (b. 1986) is a Singaporean composer+ based in Atlanta, Georgia whose music reimagines everyday experiences by sonically expounding tiny oft-forgotten details, and explores binary states such as extremities/boundaries and activity/stagnation. She especially enjoys collaborating with creatives of other specializations.
Brooklyn-born Alvin Singleton has been hailed as a leading voice of his generation. His compositions have been played by scores of ensembles, including the Boston Symphony, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the Kronos Quartet. His fresh voice has been praised for its forthrightness and distinctiveness. "Singleton," said the LA Times, "wastes no notes on empty rhetoric; this music speaks, even with grand pauses, an expansive idiom."
George E. Lewis, Tuning In (2022) *World Premiere* Commissioned with assistance from the UCLA Library Davise Fund for Contemporary Music
Alvin Singleton, Every Next Day (2022) *World Premiere*
emily koh, hyd(e)r0sion (2022) *World Premiere* Commissioned with assistance from the UCLA Library Davise Fund for Contemporary Music
Bent Frequency Duo: Jan Berry Baker, saxophone; Stuart Gerber, percussion
George E. Lewis, Emergent (2013)
Catherine Gregory, flute
Dante De Silva, electronics
George E. Lewis, Assemblage (2013)
Anthony Parnther, conductor
Catherine Gregory, flute
Michael Yoshimi, clarinet
Jan Berry Baker, saxophone
Movses Pogossian, violin
Wendy Richman, viola
Jennifer Bewerse, cello
Alison Bjorkedal, harp
Gloria Cheng, piano
Stuart Gerber, percussion
George E. Lewis, Shadowgraph, 5 for creative orchestra (1977)
Support for this program is generously provided in part by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, The Center for Musical Humanities, the Nelson Fund, the Dobrow Fund, Robin Kelley, the Gary B. Nash Endowed Chair in U.S. History, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA, and the Department of African American Studies.