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Friday, April 13:  TALEA ENSEMBLE
8:15 Hockett Family Recital Hall

Erik Carlson, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Barry Crawford, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Eric Huebner, piano; Alex Lipowski, percussion; James Baker, conductor
Gerard Grisey: Talea (1986)
Jorge Grossman: Siray (2004)
Dana Wilson: Afterglow (2011)
Anthony Cheung: Enjamb, Infuse, Implode (2006)
Victor Adan/ Douglas Repetto: Tractus (2011) A Meet the Composer Commission

The Talea Ensemble is committed to promoting new, groundbreaking music through innovative programming thereby communicating the distinctive voices of composers that deserve to be heard. By commissioning and programming these progressive works alongside the established literature of modern and contemporary repertoire, the ensemble creates a dialogue that challenges the boundaries of music and fosters a greater understanding of the works of today. Additionally, the Talea Ensemble wishes to support and advance familiarity with contemporary American works by bringing it to concert halls and venues not only in New York but also abroad. By developing an interactive relationship between the composers, performers and audience, the Talea Ensemble builds an environment of reciprocal inspiration that sparks the imagination of all.

In music, the term talea (literally, “cutting” in Latin) refers to collections of repeating, cycling rhythmic patterns. Most often, these patterns are associated with the ars nova period of Medieval music in which new techniques of musical composition were emerging.Talea has also been used in several others traditions including Indian classical music (tala in Sanskrit – a wonderful linguistic coincidence), and throughout the ages in Western music, from the composer Guillaume de Machaut in the 14th Century to Olivier Messiaen and Gérard Grisey in the 20th. This idea of a global, timeless, and cutting-edge musical practice, inventive in its construction and beautiful in its execution, is at the root of the Talea Ensemble’s artistic direction.

The concert is free and open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation should contact the School of Music at 607-274-3717.

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