Listen: Toy Pianos, Musical Suitcases and a String Quartet at the Look and Listen Festival

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Helga Davis interviews composer John Luther Adams at the 2016 Look & Listen Festival at The Invisible Dog Art Center. (Look & Listen Festival)

Listen to the final concert of the 2016 Look and Listen Festival, recorded at the Invisible Dog Art Center on May 6, 2016. Hosted by Helga Davis, the evening includes interviews with the performers, John Luther Adams, and featured visual artist Douglas Adesko.

Inspired by "unusual spaces," the unconventional program began with an improvisation by scientist/musician/instrument-builder Daniel Jodocy on his musical suitcases, augmented with electronics. Second on the program was Rebekah Heller performing on speaking a hundred names for bassoon and electronics by Nathan Davis.  

The night's curator Phyllis Chen was then joined onstage by the JACK quartet to perform her new work commissioned by the Look and Listen Festival, The Matter Within. A second improvisation by Daniel Jodocy followed. Phyllis Chen performed an early work for toy piano, Caccia by Japanese composer Jo Kondo and the JACK quartet closed the concert with John Luther Adams' The Wind in High Places.

The audio at the top of this page includes interviews with Daniel Jodocy, Phyllis Chen and John Luther Adams and with the evening's featured visual artist, Douglas Adesko.

Daniel Jodocy - Improvisation

Nathan Davis - On speaking a hundred names

Phyllis Chen - The Matter Within

Jo Kondo - Caccia

John Luther Adams - The Wind in High Places

 This on-demand music is part of a partnership between Q2 Music and the Look and Listen Festival to share live recordings from the festival dating back to the 2012 season.

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