Episode #14

Listen: Paul Dresher's Quadrachord and the Marimba Luna

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Paul Dresher Composer/Guitarist/Instrument Inventor Paul Dresher (Andrew Constantini)

On Oct. 2, 2014, New Music New Haven opened its 2014-2015 season with music by student composers – William Gardiner, Michael Laurello and Jesse Limbacher – and by visiting composer-performer and instrument builder Paul Dresher.

This program included Dresher's Glimpsed from Afar - a duet performed by Joel Davel on marimba lumina and Dresher on the quadrachord, one of his own invented instruments. The quadrachord is an instrument that was originally created with instrument designer Daniel Schmidt for use in Dresher's music theater work Sound Stage.

Listen to individual pieces below.

William Gardiner - Hebbian Theory

Michael Laurello - Big Things

Jesse Limbacher - shadowed

Paul Dresher - Glimpsed From Afar

Q2 Music and the Yale School of Music are partnering to bring you on-demand streaming audio of the university's New Music New Haven concert series, which showcases graduate student work alongside that of the School's deep bench of faculty composers.

Recorded by Eugene Kimball for New Music New Haven.

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