Monday, January 13, 2014

January Concerts

1/17 - ICP & The Whammies Present Small Groups
Excited to play with Jorrit Dijkstra and Jason Stein - sharing the bill with some of the best!
Han Bennink, Ari Brown, Jason Roebke, Jeb Bishop, Mary Oliver, Tomeka Reid, Pandelis Karayorgis, Mike Reed, Josh Berman

Constellation, 3111 N. Western, 60618

1/21 - sfSoundSalonSeries : : George Cremaschi, Katherine Young, and sfSoundGroup perform solo and group improvisations

center for new music, 55 taylor, san francisco 94133

Friday, January 3, 2014

Diligence in the Blogosphere

What made Diligence so satisfying was that it brought the greatest strengths of both composer and performer into bold relief. Young’s compositional hallmarks—her visceral approach to sound; her organic use of repetition, structure, and pacing; her attentiveness to the smallest details of timbre; her adventurousness in using instruments in unexpected ways—made the work feel like a living thing, breathing and unfolding as the evening progressed. And Wulliman’s strongest characteristics as a performer—his intensity of focus, his absolute commitment to each musical gesture—made listeners feel that the pair’s collaborative vision was being fully embodied in each moment. - New Music Box
Read Ellen McSweeney's complete review on New Music Box here

Peter Margasak preview of the premiere on his Chicago Reader blog:

Doyle Armbrust gave us a shout-out on Universal Music's uclassics Instagram:

Andrew Tham interviewed us for the ACM blog: preview of the premiere:

Diligence: Teaser Video

This video offers a quick tour through "Diligence Is To Magic As Progress Is To Flight," my project with violinist Austin Wulliman. The product of intensely close collaboration, this piece includes many modes of notated and improvised performance in the course of its 50 minutes. The pieces for solo violin grow organically out of an 8-channel sound installation. 

Video created and edited by Andrew Tham.