Saturday, May 16, 2015: 8 PM

Ensemble sic + Giacomo Fiore: Plucked Strings and Struck Bars

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Members & Students
Tickets available at the door only

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Giacomo Fiore performs new pieces for the Lou Harrison National Resonator just intonation guitar, in solo and ensemble music with Ensemble sic from UC Santa Cruz. The concert includes pieces for two just intonation guitars and oud, retuned Fender Rhodes and National Resonator, percussion, pipa, classical guitar, electronics, and combinations of all of the above.

Originally created for Lou Harrison’s piece Scenes from Nek Chand, the Lou Harrison National Resonator guitar is a classic tri-cone resonator guitar refretted in a just intonation tuning. Musicologist and performer Giacomo Fiore has conducted extensive research on Lou Harrison and this composition, and commissioned a new instrument fretted to the same specifications as Lou Harrison’s original.

Program:

Brian Baumbusch – Study for Just Intonation Guitar
David Kant – Thresholds and Fragile States Reconstructed
Sarang Kim – Contrasts
Yunxiang Gao – Abandoned City
Ike Minton – Just…
Andrew C. Smith – Prelude, dance

Musicians:

Brian Baumbusch: percussion
Giacomo Fiore & Jay Arms: Lou Harrison National Resonator
David Kant: electronics
Andrew C. Smith: Fender Rhodes
Sam Shaloub: oud, classical guitar
Yunxiang Gao: pipa