In recent years composers have become interested in the fact that the performers can do things on stage other than just play their instrument: stomp their feet, clap, play simple percussion, and even sing. We’ll feature a variety of pieces from composers who ask musicians (who are not trained singers) to vocalize and supplement their playing.
Hosted by Seth Boustead
Produced by Jesse McQuarters
Leonard Bernstein: “Mambo” fr. West Side Story
Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela/Dudamel
Frederic Rzewski: De Profundis, section 1 & 2
Milton Schlosser, p.
Valentin Silvestrov: Drama Sonate for Violin and Piano
Cornelius Duffalo, v. Jenny Lin, p.
Tom Johnson: Counting Duets
Tim Munro, vocals
Joseph Hallman: imagined landscapes: six Lovecraftian elsewheres
Martin Bresnick: Willie’s Way (excerpt)
Lisa Moore, p.
Huang Ruo: Drama Theater No. 4, To the 4 Corners, Scene II (excerpt)
Steve Reich: Clapping Music (excerpt)
Pierre Laurent Aimard, hand claps