Caught up with our old amigo Marco Antonio Mazzini on Skype the other night and discovered that he has been touring the U.S. with his Belgian group, Thelema Trio, promoting its new Innova recording Neither From Nor Towards…, and that he’s moved back to Peru and founded a New Music ensemble called LiPiBRePe whose debut concert next Friday, April 23, will feature the Peruvian premier of “In C” by Terry Riley, as well as “Charisma” by Xenakis, Steve Reich’s “Clapping music” and La Monte Young’s “Composition 1960 #7.” Marco is, indeed, an adventuresome lad.
He and I had talked a couple of years ago about the possibility of doing a Sequenza21 concert in Belgium but it never happened for one reason or another. So, the other night we decided to do a makeup with a change of venue. Assuming our pool of composers can come up with some good stuff, Marco has agreed to dedicate a future (probably October) LiPiBRePe concert in Lima to music from the Sequenza21 community.
Here’s what you have to work with:
- Cello (doubling electric guitar)
- Bb Clarinet
- Clarinet bass clarinet, conductor
- Fagot (doubling alto saxophone)
- Theremin (doubling flute and electric bass)
- Bb Trumpet (also C trumpet)
- Small percusión (drums available and we can get marimba)
- Electric bass
- Laptop, controller
“We are looking for a second violin, oboe and French horn player,” Marco said. “A charango and Pna flute player will be added to our group too. This is the first ensemble dedicated to New Music in Peru and we will only perform new music and free improvisations.”
The rules are:
- a minimum of 3 musicians, in any combinations
- pieces structure like “Les Moutons de Panurge”(Rzewski) or “In C” (Riley) are very welcome!
- stretches/graphics for improvisation are welcome too.
“We can prepare an instructional video about the possibilities of the Charango, pan flute and theremin, in case someone wants to write something,” he adds.
Lot of resources to play with there so if you’ve been wanting to channel your inner Golijov, this is an opportunity. Questions and scores to Marco at email@example.com