On Saturday, November 13 at 4pm Pacific, grab your favorite beverage, join us for the livestream, interact with us in the chat, and stay for a short Zoom hangout! You will be the first to hear about our 2022 reopening plans!
We hope you will join members of Brightwork Ensemble and special guests for a watch party and zoom hang this Saturday. This free virtual event will feature a video concert that was originally released as part of the Cal State Fullerton New Music Festival in May 2021.
Let the members of Brightwork Ensemble, the CSUF New Music Ensemble, and soprano Stacey Fraser take you on a visual and sonic journey that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home:
We begin with George Crumb’s Dream Sequence (Images II) for violin, cello, piano, percussion, and off-stage glass harmonica. Filmed and recorded in the home studios of Brightwork Ensemble and then edited together, this atmospheric and haunting soundscape will transport you to another realm.
Then we travel to the depths of the sea and perhaps the limits of outer space in Vera Ivanova’s Electrostatic Whale for bass clarinet and soundtrack, featuring Brian Walsh.
Echo: Empathy Superimposition with music by Pamela Madsen, video by Quintan Ana Wikso, electronics by Jen Cutler, and text by Quintan Ana Wikso features a virtuosic performance by soprano Stacey Fraser, supported by the CSUF New Music Ensemble and pianist Aron Kallay. This moody and meditative multidisciplinary work simultaneously evokes the past while hurtling us toward an uncertain future.
Then, on fluttering wings, we experience Somei Satoh’s Birds in Warped Time II, performed with soaring majesty by violinist Shalini Vijayin and pianist Aron Kallay.
We conclude our journey by unlocking the entrance to a secret courtyard. There, flutist Sara Andon and percussionist Nick Terry explore the colorful and imaginative sound world of Ian Dicke’s Isla for flute, vibraphone and sound processing, gorgeously filmed and edited by Elisa Ferrari.
The concert is just over 55 minutes. The Zoom hangout will begin at 5pm and last about 30 minutes. We hope to see you there on Saturday, November 13 at 4pm Pacific! RSVP for free today.