Baltimore-based musician and composer Dan Deacon hooks listeners with strong melodic lines, immersed in a sea of competing rhythmic structures, distorted sound samples, and synthesized and acoustic textures. Deacon will build his Resonance performance around the Disklavier player-piano, influenced by the work of composer Conlon Nancarrow, who used player-pianos to explore music unplayable by human hands.
Percussionist Susie Ibarra draws on polyrhythmic traditions from her Filipino heritage and from cultures across Asia and Africa to create avant-garde compositions evoking narrative, imagery, and the natural rhythms of life.
For more than 40 years, the Kronos Quartet—David Harrington (violin), John Sherba (violin), Hank Dutt (viola), and Sunny Yang (cello)—has pursued a singular artistic vision, combining a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually re-imagining the string quartet experience.
French musician Colleen’s atmospheric compositions range from mysterious and contemplative to kinetic and playful. For Resonance, Colleen will perform selections from her 2013 album, The Weighing of the Heart.
The second season of Resonance kicks off with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Their music is an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics and guitars of Zachary James Watkins, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion of Marshall Trammell.
Join us for the fifth event in the series, this time featuring Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, an artist and multi-instrumentalist who works with voice to create spontaneous and ecstatic musical compositions.
Join artist, musician, and composer Jem Finer as he performs "Original Soundtracks #5," which inverts the usual supporting role of the soundtrack, and "Starfield," which is based on the unique spectrum of light frequencies found in every star.
Join video artist Anne McGuire and collagist Wobbly (Jon Leidecker), collectively the Freddy McGuire Show, as they present a performance that's part Hollywood musical, part documentary, part horror film, and part nature study.