The Necks: Mosquito
If you've been to a student recital before, you probably expect to hear something like a traditional concert by a touring artist.
Recitals by doctoral students are a somewhat different affair. In the course of completing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, performance majors present not just one, but three full-length recitals, for which they also write program notes. Composers present a recital of their chamber music, then complete a large-scale original work. In both cases, it's an opportunity to observe multiple facets of an emerging artist.
Percussionist Andrew Fordyce is a Contemporary Improvisation major who studies with Ted Reichman and Carla Kihlstedt. For this D.M.A. recital, the first of three, he has invited Reichman (on piano), bassist Jesse Heasly, and Borey Shin on piano and electronics, to form a quartet and create their own unique take on an evening-length work entitled Mosquito, by Austalian trio the Necks.
Andrew Fordyce is recipient of the Lucinda Gould Scholarship
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