Time: January 27, 2013 from 10:30am to 11:30am
Location: Factory on 5th, The Kosmos
Street: 1715 5th St NW
Website or Map: http://www.sundaychatter.org
Event Type: music, and, poetry
Organized By: E Cline
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2012
Felberg plays Saariaho and Bach
Albuquerque's resident violin virtuoso, David Felberg, serves up a program of two works for solo violin, Kaija Saariaho's "de la terre…" for solo violin and electronics, and Bach's great Partita No. 2 in D minor. Finnish composer Saariaho (b. 1952) is the most prominent exponent of a compositional style known as "spectralism,” which aims to elevate issues of tone-color and timbre to an important structural role in musical compositions. Part of Saariaho's ballet "Maa,” "de la terre…" (meaning earth, land, or country) is scored for a solo violin and electronics, consisting of live manipulation of the performer’s sound in real time, in addition to a tape which is a sound collage consisting of sounds from nature and human speech.
Bach's Partita in D Minor for solo violin is perhaps the greatest work for a solo instrument outside of the piano repertoire. With most performances coming in at around 30 minutes, it is a work of epic scale in every sense. The final movement, "Ciaccona," is one of Bach's most famous pieces, and possibly one of his greatest musical achievements of blending structure and emotional effect, rivaled perhaps only by his Goldberg Variations. This program is sure to be a profound experience.
Poet Joe Bottone was born in Brooklyn New York, not far from the docks on the East River. Educated in the streets and in the wild woods and streams of the Catskills Mountains, visions of the sacred were familiar to him as a small child. Poetry came to him as naturally as trains in the night or butterflies on his finger. In the fall of 2008 he left his past and gave himself self to poetry, to solitude. Whether in his cabin at Camaldoli Hermitage at Big Sur or somewhere in New Mexico by the river of dreams, he writes these words—watching fall the rising breath.
Sunday Chatter Admission prices are $15 regular, $9 for those under 30, and $5 for children under 12. The Frequent Attender Pass gives patrons 11 admissions for the price of 10 and can be purchased at the Chatter website, www.sundaychatter.org