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Séverine Ballon & Andrew C. Smith

Tue., Jul. 28, 2015
Doors at 7:30pm | Show at 8pm
Center for New Music
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French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon returns to the Bay Area with a concert of new and recent works exploring resonance, order, and chaos for solo cello and solo piano by Elizabeth Adams, David Kant, Andrew C. Smith, Maayan Tsadka, and K.C.M. Walker, curated by Indexical. Completing the program, Santa Cruz based composer/pianist Andrew C. Smith performs solo piano works.


Elizabeth Adams (nyc) - daylight, housing crisis, touch (2014) David Kant (santa cruz) - new piece Maayan Tsadka (santa cruz) - cello studies (2015) Maayan Tsadka (santa cruz) - Piano Study No. 1 (2015) K.C.M. Walker (charleston, sc) - precessional (2012) Andrew C Smith (santa cruz) - In the sense of transparence (2015)

Séverine Ballon’s (cello) work as a performer focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire and numerous direct collaborations with composers. Her research as improviser has helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She has worked with such composers as Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim, Mauro Lanza and Rebecca Saunders. Her work crosses the centuries from gut strings to electronics, over a wide range of aesthetics from Feldman to Ferneyhough. She is a member of Elision ensemble (Australia) and Multilatérale (Paris).

Andrew C. Smith (piano) is a composer and keyboardist living in Santa Cruz, California. His music often involves just intonation tunings, repetition, and connections with language. He co-organizes the composer-run record label and concert producer Indexical.