Visual Music: Lisa Cella and Stephen Bradley

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Wednesday, March 25 | 4:00 p.m.
Visual Music: Lisa Cella and Stephen Bradley
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Lisa Cella, flutist, and Stephen Bradley, inter-media artist, present a live concert of contemporary flute repertoire with original video art created specifically for each piece. This experimental flute performance is the culmination of a project begun a year ago that embraces the work of four composers who were commissioned to write pieces specifically for Cella’s interpretive expertise.

In collaboration with Stephen Bradley, Lisa Cella is creating not only a CD/DVD document, but also a concert that can be produced live with the video with the intent to create a more powerful listening experience for both musicians and non-musicians. Pairing aural with visual language will add a deeper dimension to both the musical and visual experience. The music consists of works for solo flute, bass flute, flute and computer, and alto flute.

Stephen Bradley’s time-lapse video work explores a meditative perspective that features quotidian events. By slicing time into precise visual moments, the video presents the listener/viewer with an illuminated focus on the familiar. Interweaving Bradley’s visual “curiosity of motion” with the aural compositions performed by Lisa Cella, an expansive work of art is constructed. This collaboration engages listeners’ capacity for deep listening and seeing. It opens one door of perception and reveals a pattern language comprised of fractals and synesthesia, leading us to apprehend the ineffable.

Works on the program include:
010 machine states (2012) by Christopher Adler (b. 1972)
Knot Theory (2010) by Christopher Burns (b. 1973)
Flute Code (2012) by Matthew Burtner
Light in Each One (2009) score excerpt by Stuart Saunders Smith
Ripples (2011) by Adam Greene
Incompatibiles iii-b (2009) by Nicolas Tzortzis (b. 1978)

Admission is free.

A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library & Gallery through its “ArtsNotes/MusicNotes” series.

This event will be preceded from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. by a CIRCA Catalyst discussion. See here for additional information.

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