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Brooklyn-based cellist Clarice Jensen brings the same genuine excitement and commitment to performing music of any genre or style, from the solo cello suites of J.S. Bach, to new music by Elliott Carter or Steve Reich, to her many rock and experimental collaborations.
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Witold Lutoslawski: A Centennial Tribute Featuring ACME and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Lutoslawski scholar, Steven Stucky (author of the critical biography Lutoslawski and His Music, recipient of the Lutoslawski Society's medal and an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award). Program includes: Lutoslawski's Sacher Variation for solo cello, Bukoliki for viola and cello, and his String Quartet, as well as Stucky's Dialoghi for solo cello and Nell'ombra, nella luce for string quartet Caroline Shaw & Caleb Burhans, violins Nadia Sirota, viola Clarice Jensen, cello In collaboration with the Polish Cultural Institute.
Film by Bill Morrison Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) Produced by Forma Conducted by Ryan McAdams The story of this inspired documentary by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison and Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson is told entirely without words, with a remarkable original score featuring string quartet and 18-piece brass section. Using rarely seen archival footage The Miners’ Hymns focuses on England’s Durham coalfield, depicting the hardship of pit work, increasing mechanization, and trade unions’ fight for workers’ rights. This concert program will feature a brass orchestra composed of musicians from throughout the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
The Miners’ Hymns Music by Jóhann Jóhannsson Produced by Forma Featuring American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) & The Denver Brass performing the score “The Miners’ Hymns” is a wordless film by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison with a musical score by Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. The music will be performed live by Jóhannsson on electronics, a string quartet formed of members of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), and an 18-member brass ensemble formed by The Denver Brass. Former coal mining communities in Northeast England are the subject of Morrison’s documentary film. The story is told using rarely-seen footage from the British Film Institute, the BBC, and other archives, spanning 100 years. “The Miners’ Hymns” celebrates social, cultural, and political aspects of an extinct industry. It depicts the hardship of pit work, increasing mechanization, and the fight for workers’ rights. Jóhannsson’s composition draws on the brass music tradition that was so intertwined with the mining communities. Each mining community had its own brass band, comprised of miners, which played at social and union events, such as the Miners’ Gala, in its heyday the largest trades union event in Europe, attended by over 250,000 people.
Jóhann Jóhannsson featuring the American Contemporary Music Ensemble: Bill Morrison's The Miners' Hymns This elegy, in film and music, to the coal-mining history of North East England, is the product of an exceptional creative collaboration between renowned filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia) and Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson. Jóhannsson provides electronic music for this live performance of his eclectic score, accompanying the renowned American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) and the UCLA Brass Ensemble, directed by Jens Lindemann. Collaged from rare archive film footage and drawing on the region’s brass music culture, The Miners’ Hymns celebrates the endurance, vibrant community and rich culture that characterized the lives of those who worked underground. This haunting and inspired documentary project “leaves the audience with the ineffable sense of being between times, landscapes and emotions,” according to the Washington Post. In 2012, The New Yorker’s classical music critic Alex Ross named The Miners’ Hymns best film score of the year.
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