Monday: Jenny Q Chai gives Stroppa lecture recital

Dissecting Stroppa

On Monday December 3rd, pianist Jenny Q Chai is giving her DMA lecture recital at my old stomping grounds: Manhattan School of Music. Chai has become a persuasive advocate for a wide range of repertoire, but, after meeting him in Darmstadt some five years ago, the piano music of Marco Stroppa has become one of her keenest passions. Her lecture recital, which she plans to give in a lab coat (!), will focus on Stroppa’s Innige Cavatina. Below, check out a recording of the work from Jenny’s SoundCloud.

Alarm Will Sound in Berlin (Video)

Alarm Will Sound made their German debut on 3/21/10 at Märzmusik—part of the Berlin Festival. They played works by Harrison Birtwistle, Wolfgang Rihm, John Adams, John Orfe, Stefan Freund, and Aphex Twin, including Omgyjya Switch 7. Here’s a video of them playing the piece in New York at the Ecstatic Music Festival.

Courtesy of our friends at Q2 Music, here’s a snippet of them performing Rihm in Germany.