Powerhouse Talea Ensemble closes the 2013 MATA Festival with another evening of new works by an impressive roster of young, experimental voices. Hosted by Q2 Music's Suzanne Farrin, the concert includes composers from Serbia, Italy and Mexico City.
New MATA commission Transparent Itineraries by New England native Evan Antonellis receives its world premiere on this concert. The theme of travel extends to two other pieces on the program, as Ireland's David Fennesy evokes a journey through memory in 13 Factories, and Against the Morning by Canada's Taylor Brook transports us to a lake at sunrise.
Talea is joined by soprano Jamie Jordan for Manje te u majke groze (One Less Horror for your Mother) by Milica Djordjevic of Serbia. Mexico City-born, Netherlands-based Hugo Morales Murguia explores the inherent sounds of instruments in his work Tonewood, and music inspired by the shapes of falling ashes, Aschenblum by Italy's Mauro Lanza, rounds out the program.
Since its founding in New York City in 1996 by Philip Glass, Eleonor Sandresky, and Lisa Bielawa, the annual MATA Festival has commissioned 70 works and presented over 300 performances of pieces by young composers from around the world.
David Fennessy: 13 Factories
Milica Djordjević: Manje te u majke groze [One Less Horror For Your Mother]
Evan Antonellis: Transparent Itineraries
Taylor Brook: Against the Morning
Hugo Morales Murguia: Tonewood
Mauro Lanza: Aschenblume