Monday, March 14
8 pm
Hertz Hall

Eco Ensemble
David Milnes, Conductor

Graeme Jennings, violin

One of the most influential composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, Pierre Boulez has spent “decades demonstrating that electronic music can be delicate, nuanced, precise and graceful on the ears” (The New York Times). In celebration of the legendary composer and conductor’s 85th birthday, the Eco Ensemble and violinist Graeme Jennings perform two masterworks by this towering icon of modern music. Anthèmes 2 will be performed by Australia-born violinist Graeme Jennings, accompanied by real time transformations of the pitch, tone, color, timing, and spatial location of the “real” violin by electronics designed by the Paris-based, Boulez-founded Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM). The seductive and hypnotic Dérive 2 (1988-2006) was written for 11 instruments over the course of 18 years and will be performed by the Eco Ensemble, a new group of leading Bay Area musicians dedicated to exploring and sharing the work of adventurous composers. This event supported by Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc., the UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) and the Department of Music. For tickets, visit the Cal Performances [|web site].

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 4:00am to 6:00am