Stacey Mastrian, voice: “Sounds Are Just Sounds”

Livewire 7
Stacey Mastrian, voice: “Sounds Are Just Sounds”
Saturday, October 29, 7:30 p.m.
Earl and Darielle Linehan Concert Hall

Stacey Mastrian, a “sweet, shimmering soprano” (The Washington Post) who is “versatile and passionate” (Der Tagesspiegel), performs repertoire that spans from the late Renaissance to the present and from traditional to experimental, with international television, radio, and internet broadcasts. Her recent appearance at the Frederick Loewe Theater in NYC for the Electronic Music Foundation was praised in The New York Times for “intensity, focus and a warm, passionate sound,” and she is in demand for her interpretations of works by John Cage and Morton Feldman. Recordings on which Ms. Mastrian appears include two new releases on the Neuma label: a DVD entitled Thomas DeLio space / image / word / sound and the CD Thomas DeLio Selected Compositions (1991-2013). A second CD with Opera Lafayette on the NAXOS label and a DVD with The Bay Players Experimental Music Collective are in post-production, and she also has several solo recording projects in progress.

Stacey Mastrian

The program will feature Ms. Mastrian alongside guest performers Stephen Lilly, voice, bass, percussion, and electronics; Tom Goldstein, Tom Bryant, and Josh Miller, percussion; Hui-Chuan Chen, violin; Nicholas Currie, piano; Doug Hamby, choreographer; Giavanni Powell and Melissa Hudson, dancers. The program’s repertoire will feature:

John Cage
A Chant with Claps (194?)
The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)
Experiences No. 2 (1948)
Forever and Sunsmell (1944)
Selections from Song Books: Solos for Voice Nos. 9, 51, 53, 55, 56, and 78 (1970)
Readings from Indeterminacy (1958–59)
Steve Wanna
Edge of Sound (2016)
Morton Feldman
Voice, Violin and Piano (1976)
Lost Love (1949)
Followe Thy Faire Sunne (1962)
Only (1976)
Thomas DeLio
…that light (1989, rev. 2009)
Earle Brown
“For Ann, 1 May ’94,” excerpt from FOLIO II
“pp. 12-13,” excerpt from FOLIO II
Stephen F. Lilly
Sie sind allein (2012, rev. 2016)

Tickets: $15 general, $10 seniors, $5 students, available through MissionTix. Tickets will also be available at the door, cash sales only.

Free parking is available in Lot 8, located directly adjacent to the performance venues in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building. Click here for additional information.

Over a span of four days, Livewire 7 explores the New York School and Beyond with performances of works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown and others. Prominently representing “the Beyond” will be featured guest composer/violinist Malcolm Goldstein, whose “soundings” improvisations have received international acclaim for extending the range of tonal/sound-texture possibilities of the violin: Livewire 7 event schedule.

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