Other Minds 20 Festival of New Music – Unprecedented Retrospective featuring Peter Sculthorpe, Lou Harrison, Charles Amirkhanian, Miya Masaoka, Maja S. K. Ratkje | Concert One
Date(s) - 03/06/2015
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Miner Auditorium, SFJAZZ Center
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7 pm Panel Discussion | 8 pm Concert
- Peter Sculthorpe
From Kakadu (1993) 10 min.
David Tanenbaum, classical guitar
- Lou Harrison
Scenes from Nek Chand (2001-02) 10 min.
David Tanenbaum, National Steel just-intonation guitar
- Charles Amirkhanian
Rippling the Lamp (2007) 8 min.
Kate Stenberg, violin; tape
- Miya Masaoka
String Quartet No. 2, “Tilt” (2014-15, world premiere) 25 min.
Del Sol String Quartet
- Maja S. K. Ratkje
Traces II (2014-15, U.S. premiere) 25 min.
MajaS.K. Ratkje, voice and electronics; Frode Haltli, accordion; Kathy Hinde, staging
- Peter Sculthorpe
Quartet No. 14 “Quamby” (1998) 20 min.
Del Sol String Quartet, Stephen Kent, didjeridu
For 20 years Other Minds has searched the world over for the most unconventional and inspiring composers of our time. This March, the Other Minds Festival celebrates its 20th edition, and to mark this occasion, for the first time in its history, will present a retrospective cast from festivals past. Among the many highlights this year are the U.S. premiere of Michael Nyman’s Symphony No. 2, featuring the San Francisco School of the Arts Youth Orchestra (SOTA) and accompanied by historical clips from Mexican cinema of the 20th Century; the world-premiere performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Twins Peeking at Koto, featuring Oliveros and Norwegian virtuoso Frode Haltli on accordion and recent Doris Duke Award recipient Miya Masaoka on koto; Masaoka presenting her own world premiere, String Quartet No. 2, “Tilt” composed for San Francisco’s Del Sol Quartet; Del Sol’s tribute performance to the late Australian master Peter Sculthorpe, of his String Quartet No. 14 “Quamby” (1998), with Stephen Kent on Didjeridu, and a centenary commemoration of the Armenian Genocide with Yerevan composer and ECM artist Tigran Mansurian’s Canti Parelleli on Armenian folks songs, featuring Viennese soprano Hasmik Papian accompanied by the SOTA Orchestra directed by Matthew Cmiel.
Featured artists include: Peter Sculthorpe (AU), Lou Harrison, Maja S.K. Ratkje (NO), Miya Masaoka, Errollyn Wallen (BZ/UK), Michael Nyman (UK, 70th birthday year), Pauline Oliveros, Don Byron, Tigran Mansurian (AM, 75th birthday year), Charles Amirkhanian, (70th birthday year), Frode Haltli (NO), and David Tanenbaum.