Open your ears and your mind at the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP). It's a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in hearing where new music has been going, and to understand where it might be going next.
Legendary artists are in residence for this week of intensive musical study and performance, alongside seminar participants who are here for the sheer thrill of the avant garde. NEC's Stephen Drury is artistic director for this institute, and guest artists this year include composer Rand Steiger and pianist Winston Choi.
Along with music composed for live/fixed electronics from this year's SICPP Electronic Workshop participants—Benjamin Bacon, Ian Battlefield Headley, Ariane Miyasaki, David Stenson, and Asha Tamirisa—you will hear performances by Electronic Workshop tubist Beth McDonald, SICPP percussionist John Andress, and the group as an improvising whole. SICPP soprano Susanna Su joins the bill with a performance of Kaija Saariaho's Lohn for voice and electronics.
On Saturday, installations by Electronic Workshop participants Benjamin Bacon, Neal Markowski, and Amber Vistein will be located in the Jordan Hall building in rooms 118, 124, and 102. From 4pm on, a quadraphonic listening room in Williams Hall will feature acousmatic and multimedia works by all SICPP Electronic Workshop participants—both the installations and the quadraphonic listening room will be running alongside the Iditarod.
You'll hear more music with electronics throughout the festival, and particularly on Thursday night's concert.
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