Pianist (and Bang on a Can All-Star) Vicky Chow joins percussionist Owen Weaver for the New York premiere of John Luther Adams's expansive Four Thousand Holes, recorded live at (Le) Poisson Rouge on April 22. The duo also performs Christopher Cerrone's Memory Palace for percussion and electronics and Hoyt-Schermerhorn for piano and electronics.
Both Luther Adams and Cerrone were in attendance.
Originally written for pianist Stephen Drury and the Callithumpian Consort of New England Conservatory, with Adams himself controlling ambient electronics, Four Thousand Holes is an epic, cloudy work that recalls the chilled, vast landscape of Alaska, where the composer has lived for the last 30 years.
A member of composer collectives Sleeping Giant and Red Light New Music, Christopher Cerrone's recent commissions include works for the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Color Field Ensemble. Last week, the Los Angeles Philharmonic presented the West Coast premiere of Cerrone's Invisible Overture as part of its Brooklyn Festival.
Cerrone's works Memory Palace and Hoyt-Schermerhorn are available for on-demand streaming above.