Dinosaur Annex Music EnsembleArts & Entertainment in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Composer Victoria Cheah talks about how she collaborates with musicians and video artists, how creative processes meld together. Hear her new commission this coming Thursday.
Cables, cords, accordion, bellows, chords, just intonation, computers, Dino rehearsals for EcoMuse (https://www.facebook.com/events/1969450693375472/) are under way! Anne Black, Katherine Matasy, Victoria Cheah, Michele Zaccagnini, Hubert Ho, Christopher Trapani, David Owens, Pawel Wojtasik (on skype!)
"Through his shoe,
he felt the long bones of the wing
give." - Allison Adair
For our January 18 concert EcoMuse, Allison Adair will be reading a series of poems about sustainability and environmental resiliency. To whet your appetite, here is a topical poem of hers published in The Missouri Review.
This concert / reading / viewing harnesses the power of artistic expression to call attention to the environmental and ecological issues affecting us today. Features new commission from Victoria Cheah, collaborating with video artist Pawel Wojtasik, music of Christopher Trapani for accordion (Katherine Matasy) and electronics, and a soliloquy for viola (Anne Black) from David Owens. Poet Allison Adair will curate and read a series of poems for the event, including original po...etry that she and other poets have written in response to the theme of the concert.
Victoria Cheah (music) and Pawel Wojtasik (video) – We burned the care of our flies for viola & accordion, *world premiere*
Christopher Trapani – Recession for accordion and live electronics
David Owens – Soliloquy VI for solo viola
Allison Adair – original and curated poems
Come hear violinist, erhu player, and activist Shaw Pong Liu use songs to tell stories at the Sing Home Concert and Song Sharing at the Pao Arts Center this Saturday!
Dinosaur Annex would like to congratulate all composer recipients of the 2017 Fromm Foundation commissioning awards! We especially salute Pierre Jalbert, John Liberatore, Scott Lindroth, Elizabeth Ogonek, Juri Seo, and Barbara White, whose works Dino Annex have performed in the past. We look forward to your new creations!
Dino Annex cellist Rafael plays Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, a resilient testament to the power of the creative spirit in a time of wartime depravity:
Sunday @4p with Chameleon Arts Ensemble.
Looking for some auditory fun out and about post-Thanksgiving? Dino Annex violinist Gabriela Diaz and others will be playing a new piece of Marti Epstein; also classics from Druckman, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Milhaud. Sunday 11/26 evening in Brookline: Winsor Music! http://winsormusic.org/calendar/2017/8/28/komorebi
Congrats to Christopher Trapani on his recent performance of polyCHROME by Ensemble Modern at the Huddersfield New Music Festival! We're excited to present Chris's Recession for accordion and electronics at Dino Annex's January 18 concert.
Thank you to all Dino supporters out there; to musicians, composers, stagehands, web designer, stage crew, and Third Life Studio for helping make Dino Annex a great success. Here are some rehearsal and show pics. Onward to Eco Muse, January 18 which includes video and poetry in addition to music!
Season opener tomorrow in Somerville! Lots of superstars to listen to!
Read also our interview with Elliott Miles McKinley, son of the late William Thomas McKinley, composer of Paintings no. 8, to be performed on the concert. Elliott relates on what it is like to have a musical dad.
Also on the program: Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, Katherine V. Matasy, Steven Jackson, Diane Heffner, Jennifer Ashe, Omar Chen Güey, Robert Schulz, Donald Berman, Yu-Hui Chang, Emily Koh, Hubert Ho, Lyle Davidson, Scott Wheeler.