We’re in the middle of a mini-festival of music combining acoustic instruments and technology. We got started on Friday with a seminar led by my colleague Michael Rothkopf on some of the cutting-edge work he has done in this arena. Tomorrow night we’ll have a concert called “New Sounds, Innovation and Virtuosity,” featuring music by Rothkopf and guest composer (and old friend) Robert Yekovich, who is currently Dean of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Shepherd is sending us bassist Timothy Pitts, and pianist Aleck Karis and clarinetist Allen Blustine will be joining us from Speculum Musicae.
On Wednesday, Yekovich will lead a seminar on his work. It will be great to catch up with him – our opportunities have been few and far between over the past decade or so.