5HE presents the world premiere of Soundings, Dan Visconti’s new trio for flute, cello and piano commissioned by Chamber Music America. The program also includes Dan’s Lonesome Roads along with Stacy Garrop’s Frammenti and Silver Dagger, and Jennifer Higdon’s Smash and Autumn Music.
Soundings at Constellation
Sunday, October 4, 2015, 8:30pm
Constellation, 3111 N Western Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
$15 General Admission/$10 Students
Soundings at Carthage College
Sunday, October 11, 2015, 1:30pm
A. F. Siebert Chapel, 2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
Soundings at Bowling Green State University
Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:00pm
Kobacker Hall, 1031 E Wooster Street
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Soundings at Northern Illinois University
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 8:00pm
Community School of the Arts, 132 Music Building
DeKalb, IL 60115
Soundings at Ear Taxi Festival
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 5:00pm
Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602
Soundings refers to the most fundamental properties of musical instruments and the very act of bringing sound to life, and this new trio likewise grows from primal sounds to a celebration of sound itself, a joyous and universal expression that explores the depths contained in the most simple and familiar sounds. Seven short movements alternate between ensemble pieces and cadenzas for each of the trio members—virtuosic outbursts where all three musicians produce sound by ganging up on one instrument and banging out a racket that could never be achieved by two hands unassisted. A series of auxiliary devices are explored as the instruments are probed and sounded in a series of offbeat episode involving rubber balloons, tuning pegs, and ping-pong balls.
This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.