Ensemble Pamplemousse open their decennary season with a program focused on works by composers Alvin Lucier and Klaus Lang, who each use fabrics of heightened minimalism to create musical tapestries that invite the listener to rediscover the acoustic mechanics taken for granted in everyday experience.
An internationally acclaimed cellist Charles Curtis has woven a unique career through the worlds of classical performance and musical experimentation. He has worked extensively with pioneers of new music including Christian Wolff, Alison Knowles, and Éliane Radigue, whose works— among others— he plays tonight.
In Alvin Lucier’s Queen of the South, performed here by the ensembles loadbang and Pygmy Jerboa, a metal plate is put into motion by amplified voices, such that sand on the plate forms into beautiful designs. The duo On Structure perform "Strange Song Cycle".