Thursday, April 24, 2014: 8 PM

Guerilla Composers Guild: Jarring Sounds ­ (making our own)

Tickets: $15 General, $10 Students, $8 Members
Tickets available at the door only

World premieres for mezzo­soprano and guitar/lute/theorbo by Nick Benavides, Danny Clay, Garrett Shatzer, Jon Yu, Justin Ralls, Kyle Hovatter, and Winton White.

The Guerrilla Composers Guild hosts listening parties, music forums, and performances where musicians and Guerrilla Groupies get together to make good stuff happen. Sometimes things might be in a performance space, and sometimes they might be in a garage. Their true love is their ongoing commissioning project. Often they work directly with performers to curate a concert by putting out a call and selecting composers that are the best fit for that ensemble. As a mutually beneficial project, the performers and composers get to workshop the new pieces so that the concert is polished beyond what would normally be available with dropped off scores and little to no contact.

Jarring Sounds was formed in 2011 out of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a result of mutual artistic interests. Comprised of mezzo­soprano Danielle Reutter­Harrah and Adam Cockerham, who plays guitar, lute, & theorbo, the duo is committed to the repertoire of early European songs of the 16th and 17th centuries, as well as contemporary classical works of the 20th and 21st centuries. The small ensemble setting of a single voice and instrument allows for flexible creative interpretation not possible in a larger setting.