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The Chromelodia Project + Polly Malan & Emily Sinclair

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8pm PST
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The Chromelodia Project (Chris Brown, Kyle Bruckmann, Theresa Wong) performs excerpts from “Occhio,” a composition in an extended just intonation microtonal system devised by composer Harry Partch, comprised of precisely notated microtonal music with electronically generated rhythms that fuel extended improvisations. Santa Cruz musicians Polly Malan and Emily Sinclair open the evening with solo and duo compositions by Charles Dodge, Daijana Wallace, and Jessica Meyer.

The Chromelodia Project

The Chromelodia Project (Chris Brown, Kyle Bruckmann, Theresa Wong) performs excerpts from “Occhio,” a composition in an extended just intonation microtonal system devised by composer Harry Partch, comprised of precisely notated microtonal music with electronically generated rhythms that fuel extended improvisations. Interactive software written by the composer automatically generates polyrhythms using the same ratios that define the intervals played on the piano/MIDI keyboard. Chris Brown is a composer, pianist, and electronic musician, who makes music with self-designed sonic systems that include acoustic and electroacoustic instruments, interactive software, computer networks, microtonal tunings, and improvisation for installation, ensemble, and solo settings. Theresa Wong is a composer, cellist and vocalist active at the intersection of music, experimentation, improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Bridging sound, movement, theater and visual art, her primary interest lies in finding the potential for transformation for both the artist and receiver alike. Composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a Western classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. He performs with sfSound, Quinteto Latino, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, and Splinter Reeds.

Polly Malan & Emily Sinclair

Polly Malan & Emily Sinclair perform contemporary solos and duos for viola and voice, by composers Charles Dodge, Daijana Wallace, and Jessica Meyer. Polly Malan has played principal viola in San Francisco Opera’s Western Opera Theater, Hidden Valley String Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony, and the Santa Cruz Symphony. She studied contemporary performance practice in graduate school at UCSC, and has performed new music with the Pacific Rim Festival, New York New Music Ensemble, April in Santa Cruz, Alea II, New Frontiers Festival, MusicNow, NewMusicWorks and with Indexical. Emily Sinclair, soprano, has performed in opera and concert across the United States, including Central City Opera, Opera Colorado, and at Weill Recital Hall in New York. She conducts Fiat Musica and the Temple Beth El choir, and teaches voice and vocal repertoire at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Colorado in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy, and holds additional degrees from Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music and Yale University.

The Chromelodia Project + Polly Malan & Emily Sinclair

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 8pm PST
Indexical
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$20
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