The International Contemporary Ensemble’s UMS debut features mechanical instruments that have had a place in music history: organ (in this case, Hill Auditorium’s Frieze Memorial Organ), harmonium, harpsichord, music boxes, carillons, and electronic instruments.
Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.
The International Contemporary Ensemble returns to Frequency Festival with a program featuring the works of Annea Lockwood, Seth Cluett, and Wojtek Blecharz. Each work features the construction, deconstruction, and augmentation of woodwind instruments.