Tuesday, October 15, 2013: 7:49 PM

sfSoundSalonSeries: Quinteto Latino Latin American Chamber Music Festival

Tickets: $10 General, $7 Members
Tickets available at the door only

Part of Quinteto Latino’s first ever festival of Latin American Chamber Music, a concert featuring QL flutist Diane Grubbe, sfSound cellist Monica Scott, QL & sfSound oboist Kyle Bruckmann, Latin American composers/performersPatricia Martínez, Guillermo Galindo and Bruno Ruviaro, and other guests.

Bruno Ruviaro’s “Panela de Pressão” is an improvisation piece created with Juan-Pablo Caceres. The duo has been working together since 2005, with long stretches of silence between each new piece. “Visual Poetry” is an intermedia work combining electronic music and projected images. Each short “poem” presents sonic and visual ideas surrounding basic sounds typical of Brazilian Portuguese.

PROGRAM 

Patricia Martínez (Argentina, b. 1973) los tiempos del alma (2009)
for flute and cello

Guillermo Galindo (Mexico, b. 1960) excerpts from Voces del Desierto/Voices of the Desert (2012)
for flute, oboe, and original found-object instruments

Bruno Ruviaro (Brazil, b. 1976) & Juan-Pablo Caceres (Chile) Panela de Pressão (2013)
for live electronics

Bruno Ruviaro (Brazil, b. 1976) & Carr Wilkerson (USA) Visual Poetry (2013)
for live electronic sound and visuals

PERFORMERS & COMPOSERS 

Flutist Diane Grubbe freelances in the San Francisco Bay Area and has performed with Pocket Opera, Napa Valley Symphony, Golden Gate Opera, Lamplighters, Lyric Opera, Festival Opera and others. Contemporary music performances include numerous appearances with sfSound as well as performances with Earplay and the Eco Ensemble. As a member of Quinteto Latino, she has performed numerous seasons in the San Francisco Symphony’s “Adventures in Music” program. Quinteto Latino recently completed a CD of Mexican music from the last 100 years featuring works of Carlos Chávez, Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, José Luis Hurtado and others.

Monica Scott has performed throughout the United States, in almost every European country, Argentina, Canada and South Korea, engaging audiences with her energetic, eloquent playing. After an artist residency at the Banff Centre (Canada) in 1994, Monica performed for four seasons with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa in Portugal, with whom she also appeared as concerto soloist. Since moving to the Bay Area in 1998, Monica has been actively promoting new music, as a member of the composer/improviser collective sfSoundGroup, and performing with Composers’ Inc., the Composers Alliance, and in numerous chamber music groups; she was the cellist of the award-winning San Francisco-based Del Sol String Quartet from 2001-2005. Monica is also a devoted teacher, serving on the faculties of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Department, The Crowden School, in Berkeley, and College Preparatory School, in Oakland, and maintains an active private studio. She holds degrees from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam.

Patricia Martínez is a composer, improviser, pianist, and multi-disciplinary artist. She holds Masters and DMA degrees in composition from Stanford University where her advisor was Brian Ferneyhough. She also completed the Annual Course at the IRCAM. She has been a director and performer in different experimental ensembles. Her works have received international awards including 1st prize Buenos Aires City Government; 1st prize at “The International Young Composers’ Meeting” (Holland) and 1st prize National Competition J. C. Paz.

Oakland, CA-based oboist and composer/performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends from a Western classical foundation into genre-bending gray areas encompassing free jazz, electronic music and post-punk rock. He is a member of acclaimed new music collective sfSound, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, and Quinteto Latino. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony and most of the area¹s regional orchestras, while becoming firmly enmeshed in the vibrant local improvised music community. From 1996 until his westward relocation, he was a fixture in Chicago’s experimental music underground; long-term affiliations include the electro-acoustic duo EKG, the art-punk monstrosity Lozenge, and the Creative Music quintet Wrack.

Guillermo Galindo’s composition work blurs the conventional limits that define music and the art of music composition itself. Galindo’s wide approach to concepts such as musical form, time perception, music notation, sonic archetypes and instrumentation span through a wide spectrum of artistic works performed and shown at major festivals, concert halls and art exhibits throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. From symphonic and chamber composition to live performance art and comprising the domains of musical and visual computer interaction, electroacoustic music, opera, film, instrument building, three dimensional installation, improvisation and sound design Galindo’s work has always remained in constant flux. His orchestral composition includes two symphonies Ome Acatl premiered in Mexico City by the OFUNAM orchestra (1997) and Trade Routes (2006) commissioned and premiered by the Oakland East Bay Symphony Orchestra and chorus. His operas include two major works: Califas 2000 with text and performance by MacArthur Fellow Guillermo Gomez Peña and Decreation/Fight Cherries with text by MacArthur Fellow poet Anne Carson.

Bruno Ruviaro, composer and pianist from São Paulo, Brazil, was born in 1976, and has lived in 22 different places: Rua Theodureto Souto, Rua Cajati, Casa do Seu Demétrio, Rua São Borja, Rua James Adam, Alameda dos Uirapurus, Avenida Modesto Fernandes, Avenida Santa Izabel, Rua Nuno Álvares Pereira, Rua Prof. Djalma Bento, Rua Dr. Nestor Esteves Natividade, Rua Major Diogo, North Park Street, Jericho Street, Olmsted Road, Thoburn Court, Comstock Circle, Via Parma, Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, Greenoaks Drive, Miramar Street, 26th Street.

Juan-Pablo Caceres is a composer, performer and engineer born in Santiago, Chile. He is currently a PhD student in computer music at CCRMA, Stanford University (USA). His work includes instrumental and electronic pieces, as well as performance of avant-garde rock music, with a albums edited in Europe and America. Juan-Pablo’s interests include Internet music and performance, virtual acoustic spaces, popular experimental music, boundary pushing computer music (in both directions).

Carr Wilkerson is a System Administrator at CCRMA specializing in Linux and Mac OS systems.  He is a controller and software system builder and sometime performer/impresario, instructor and researcher.  He has a BS in Physics from Tulane University, Master of Arts in Music Science and Technology from Stanford (CCRMA), a Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Tulane, and refers to himself in the third person. In a previous life, he was a US Navy Nuclear Propulsion Engineer (think Scotty).