Talea Ensemble Closes the 2015 MATA Festival with Percussion Wizardry

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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Talea Ensemble Talea Ensemble (Courtesy of the Ensemble)

The 2015 MATA festival closed with a series of percussion-heavy performances at the Kitchen by the acclaimed contemporary classical group, the Talea Ensemble.

The evening began with a performance of the piece Ghost in the Machine by US composer Dan VanHassel, which features percussion instruments hooked up to surface transducers that are triggered by off-stage performers. The effect is such that the instruments on stage seem to be playing themselves.

Packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs) by Austrian composer Matthis Kranebitter incorporates multiphonics, scratch tones and electronics to seemingly explore every timbral possibility of the musicians. The program also included a MATA-commissioned solo percussion piece by Irish composer Ann Cleare and music by composers Davor Branimir Vincze (Croatia) and Ofir Klemperer (Israel). American electroacoustic composer Sam Pluta's Machine Language rounded out the evening.


Dan Van Hassel - Ghost in the Machine

Matthias Kranebitter - packthebox(withfivedozenofmyliquorjugs)

Davor Branimir Vincze - Inflection Point

Ann Cleare - eol

Ofir Klemperer - A Love Song

Sam Pluta - Machine Language

This concert was recorded, engineered and mixed by Noriko Okabe

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