Date(s) - 06/09/2016
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Bay Area composer and improviser Eric Glick Rieman collaborates with snails, cats, and musicians to embrace a variety of perspectives in his wide-ranging pieces. Glick Rieman is known for his improvisations on the prepared and extended Rhodes electric piano, which he plays with coral, wire brush, bow, and marbles while muting its interior with rubber washers, cloth, and paper.
For Resonance, Glick Rieman’s trio will perform pieces from his cycles “Knitting” (2012) and “Snail Cantos” (2008-2012). While “Knitting” reflects the pleasant, contemplative, and repetitive aspects of knitting, “Snail Cantos” embodies a series of graphic scores as well as more traditionally notated material drawn from the mucous trails of snails. In addition, Glick Rieman will perform a solo improvisation on his extensively modified Rhodes electric piano, sending effects and loops through eight outputs and the Kanbar’s 99-speaker array to create an elegant, multilayered sound space.
Composer and improviser Eric Glick Rieman performs in both solo and group settings on a variety of instruments, including the prepared and extended Rhodes electric piano, piano, melodica, celeste, organ, waterphone, and toy piano. He writes for piano, Rhodes electric piano, and ensembles.
Glick Rieman’s recent compositions include explorations of “biosonicism” (music created at the intersection of composition and biology). “Helix Aspersa Series” (2008) is a series of graphic scores made in collaboration with snails; “Felis Catus Series I” is a series of graphic scores made in collaboration with a cat (2009). “Circle House and Chutes” (2009) herds an indeterminate ensemble through a score via techniques used to handle cattle in a slaughterhouse.
Glick Rieman has recorded with Fred Frith, Lesli Dalaba, Carla Kihlstedt, Stuart Dempster, Zoe Keating, and Tom Heasley. He has performed with Ikue Mori, Fred Anderson, Daniel Godston, David Boykin, Marcos Fernandes, Amy Denio, Matt Ingalls, David Slusser, Kristin Miltner, and John Ingle.