Online | Department Concerts: Compositions From Quarantine
What do NEC composers have to say in light of our current times?
When NEC was forced to close our campus as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NEC composition faculty called upon students to respond through music.
Over the remainder of the spring semester, each composition student composed a short solo work, presented here in two digital concerts celebrating, in the words of department chair Michael Gandolfi, "the creative force [that] is alive and well in the middle of this pandemic."
Join NEC composers for two Tuesday night concerts, June 9 and 16, in a nod to the Tuesday Night New Music series typically hosted on campus.
Concert I: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | 8 p.m.
Concert I: Program and Performers
Caleb Abner: Guitar Drumming Piece No. 1 | Caleb Abner, guitar
Kazumo Asai: Mushroom | mixed media
Yuchen Bian: Le Sillage | Xiaoyu Lin, flute
Lavell Blackwell: Fragile-house | Alex Garde, percussion
Tyler Bouque: Canto XXXI.C | Matthew Henson, contrabass
Robbie Bui: the sun hasn't even thought about rising yet | Emma Burge, violin
Linxi Chen: Impression of Amsterdam | Yi-I Yang, cello
Chenyazi Chen: Straw Boats II. Borrowed Arrows | Ning Tie, marimba
Patrick Dempsey: The Course of our Life is Set on Fire | Litha Ashforth, voice
Jaden Fogel: In Memoriam | Abisal Gergiev, piano
Yifan Guo: City Memories II | otamatone and midi controllers
Shengying Gu: Monologue | Xiaoyu Lin, flute
Zach Hicks: In The Wind | Zach Hicks, flute
Xiaofeng Jiang: Transcience | Julian Seney, flute
Minji Kim: Shadow | Bella Jeong, violin
Pengyi Li: one hundred | Xiaoyu Lin, flute
Yunqi Li: The hope under the strings | Xiaoqing Yu, violin
Yihan Liu: Backlight | Yifan Guo, flute
Wenbin Lyu: Quarantine Rhapsody | Zhaoyuan Qin, piano
Concert II: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 8 p.m.
Concert II: Program and Performers
ChangJin Ha: Lost in Thought I. Appassionata | Jeein Kim, violin
Jonas Man: Queen of Cups | ZhuoYa Zhu, piano
Alex Matheson: Message of Friendship | Emma Burge, violin
Dan McGee: Violin Etude No. 1 | Tiffany Chang, violin
Robin Meeker-Cummings: Springs and other things | Robin Meeker-Cummings, sound artist
Kyle Quarles: Fragments 14.0-14.1 | Kyle Quarles, guitar
Lila Quillin: dialogue iv | Matthew Henson, contrabass
Frank Sang: Passacaglia | Zhong Hu, viola
Flora Sun: Tuba Solo | Xian Lin, tuba
Erqing Wang: Introduction and Tarantella | Xiaoyu Lin, flute
Jiaqi Wang: Tidal Surge of Emotion | Cameron Slaton, oboe
Ian Wiese: Dancing by Myself | Arturo Fernandez, viola
Heng Yang: Dream of Venice | Tristen Broadfoot, clarinet
Nan Yi: Return | Nan Yi, viola
Qingyang Yu: Aria for the Violin | Pamela Feng, violin
Yaao Zhang: Serendipity | Anqing Liu, viola
Wen Zhang: Dream Within a Dream | Wen Zhang, guqin
Haoyu Zheng: Reminiscences | Louis Liao, violin
Ni Zheng: Undulation | Juliette Greer, violin