Tuesdays @ Monk Space presents

The Flood: Brightwork newmusic

June 27, 2017

8:00 pm

Brightwork newmusic is joined by soprano Stacey Fraser for an eclectic and high-energy concert featuring works by Southern California composers. Shaun Naidoo’s Ararat takes the story of the biblical flood as it’s starting point, morphing into a raucous backwater before reaching it’s final resting place in the warm air of the mountains. In Kaleidoscope, William Kraft plays with all the possible colors afforded by Brightwork’s diverse instrumentation. i will learn to love a person is Chris Cerrone’s stunning take on young love, millennial angst, and relationships in the 21st century. Text from author Anaïs Nin’s deeply personal and introspective diary provide a backdrop for Pamela Madsen’s stunning Why Women Weep: IT IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO REJOIN THE OCEAN, for solo cello, spoken voice, and electronics. Tom Flaherty explores three Internal States in this Brightwork commission. Doubt hovers between worlds, never finding resolution. Reverie mixes cloudy textures with expressive solo threads in a darkly ambiguous soundscape. Celebration dances, a lot, in a flood of joyous enthusiasm.

Program

William Kraft: Kaleidoscope

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Chris Cerrone: i will learn to love a person

Aron Kallay, piano
Brian Walsh, clarinets
Nick Terry, percussion - on sabbatical for 2019/20 season
Stacey Fraser, soprano

Shaun Naidoo: Ararat

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Pamela Madsen: Why Women Weep

Maggie Parkins, cello

Tom Flaherty: Internal States

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Location

Monk Space
4414 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Location

Monk Space
4414 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Program

William Kraft: Kaleidoscope

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Chris Cerrone: i will learn to love a person

Aron Kallay, piano
Brian Walsh, clarinets
Nick Terry, percussion - on sabbatical for 2019/20 season
Stacey Fraser, soprano

Shaun Naidoo: Ararat

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet

Pamela Madsen: Why Women Weep

Maggie Parkins, cello

Tom Flaherty: Internal States

Brightwork ensemble, piano, percussion, violin, cello, flute, clarinet