ICE bassoonist Rebekah Heller launches the digital release of her second album on TUNDRA! Metafagote is a disc that explores and inverts the raw sound of the solo bassoon, using electronics, spatialization and powerful melodic writing.
All four pieces featured were written for Rebekah with her active collaboration, and she plays the album in its entirety at this event. Metafagote, by Felipe Lara, will be performed with seven live, spatialized bassonists, and Rand Steiger will be running live electronics for his tour-de-force Concatenation.
Looking to her third album, which will focus more on chamber music, Rebekah will also be joined by incredible ICE saxophonist Ryan Muncy for a world premiere duo by Edgar Guzmán.
Felipe Lara: Metafagote for solo bassoon and six spatialized bassoons and contrabassoons(2015)
with Nanci Belmont, Sara Shoenbeck, Patricia Wang, Clifton Guidry, Gabriela González, and Morgan Davison
Jason Eckardt: A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, from Book 2: Asarum canadense, “Wild Ginger” for solo bassoon (2015)
Rand Steiger: Concatenation for bassoon and live processing (2013)
Dai Fujikura: Following for solo bassoon (2014)
Edgar Guzmán: The Purloined Letter for saxophone, bassoon and electronics (2017) WORLD PREMIERE
Photo credit: Carrie Schneider