Three Enigmas: Kern

Artist Residency: November 17-20, 2019

Cellist Jay Campbell and pianist Conor Hanick return to Yellow Barn to explore the first “chapter” of a new work by composer Marcos Balter: Kern, my new 20-minute work for cello and prepared piano, is inspired by the graphic designing term “kerning”. It will be built around the concepts of clarification and obscurantism, and how they relate to the temporal and spatial organization of musical material. Eventually, Kern will become part of Three Enigmas, an hour-long tableaux comprised of three interconnected works. Incorporating hidden music quotations and systems, as well as extra-musical elements hidden within the fabric of the tableaux, the three sections point toward a single, larger-scale enigma. More

Upcoming Artist Residencies

February 2020
The Music Alliance Project
Chase Morrin, piano; Cordelia Tapping, voice; Rosie Gallagher, flute; John Myerscough, cello

Duo-ING: Refractions
Ying Xue, violin; Qing Jiang, piano/harpsichord

March & May 2020
Ultrafizz: Since 1500
Lucy Dhegrae, mezzo-soprano; Nathaniel LaNasa, piano

April 2020
River Spirits: An abstract fable for three sopranos and ensemble
Susan Botti, soprano/composer; Mary Bonhag, soprano; Lucy Shelton, soprano

May 2020
Lydian String Quartet: "Versuch uber die Fuge"
with Tony Arnold, soprano