Listen: Part Two of Jennifer Koh's 'Shared Madness'
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
On Tuesday, May 31 at 7 pm, enjoy a live audio webcast of 16 world premieres as part of violinist and new-music champion Jennifer Koh's Shared Madness project from Williamsburg's National Sawdust. The evening will be hosted by Q2 Music's Helga Davis, and includes premieres by Philip Glass, Missy Mazzoli and Daniel Bjarnason.
Shared Madness began as a way to thank new-music advocates and commissioners Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting, who generously helped the violinist purchase the valuable instrument which will be used during the two recitals. Each of the 32 composers involved wrote his or her short piece in appreciation of Koh and the Schlichtings commitment to fostering new music. The project evolved into an exploration of 21st-century virtuosity and the creative dialogue between composer and performer.
The first of the two concerts that comprise Shared Madness and its 32 world premieres takes place Tuesday, May 24 at 7 pm at National Sawdust and will also be streamed live on Q2 Music.
Samuel Adams - for jenny
Missy Mazzoli - Kinski Paganini
Philip Glass - Sarabande in Common Time
Zosha Di Castri - Patina
Augusta Read Thomas - Venus Enchanted
Michael Gordon - kwerk
Lisa Bielawa - Vireo Caprice
Eric Nathan - Far Beyond Far
David Lang - low resolution
Timothy Andres - Winding Stair
Bryce Dessner - Gift
Christopher Rountree - because I left it there
Noam Sivan - Concentrated Stillness
Daniel Bjarnason - First Escape
Anthony Cheung - Character Studies
Jean-Baptiste Barrière - Palimpsest Capriccio
Look for the release of Q2 Music's Shared Madness podcast, with host Jennifer Koh, in spring/summer 2016.