On Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:30pm, at New York City’s renowned multimedia art cabaret (LE) POISSON ROUGE, two compelling performers of the new music scene, pianist VICKY CHOW and percussionist OWEN WEAVER, come together in a program celebrating JOHN LUTHER ADAMS’ 60th birthday season with the New York City premiere of his 2010 work for piano, percussion and electronic sounds, Four Thousand Holes.
The Luther Adams piece is paired with two solo works written by the dynamic Brooklyn composer CHRISTOPHER CERRONE, performed respectively by Chow and Weaver.
Four Thousand Holes: Works by John Luther Adams and Christopher Cerrone
Christopher Cerrone: Hoyt-Schermerhorn, for piano and electronics
Cerrone: Memory Palace, for percussion and electronics
John Luther Adams: Four Thousand Holes, for piano, percussion, and electronic sounds (New York premiere)
Both the Luther Adams and Cerrone works feature spare, deeply evocative acoustic sounds with electronic elements. Owen Weaver explains: “We think John Luther Adams’ and Chris Cerrone’s works both compliment and contrast each other. Chris’s music focuses on color and simple, elegant forms that allow time and space for ideas to shift and grow. John’s music often provides stasis through complex layers of rhythm–so much happening that things blur together to give a slow moving picture with a long-minded trajectory. In different ways, they both draw the listener into their world with a patient, yet focused approach.”
Ms. Chow has performed Hoyt-Schermerhorn on a number of occasions and Mr. Weaver commissioned and premiered Memory Palace in 2012. Chow and Weaver first performed together at the 2012 Fast Forward Austin festival; the collaboration was so successful and charged they have sought out opportunities to reunite.
Both John Luther Adams and Christopher Cerrone will be in attendance.