Indexical curates a night of new and recent works for solo cello and solo piano, featuring French cello virtuoso Séverine Ballon.
Elizabeth Adams (nyc) – daylight, housing crisis, touch (2014)
David Kant (santa cruz) – new piece
Ma’ayan Tsadka (santa cruz) – cello studies (2015)
Ma’ayan Tsadka (santa cruz) – Piano Study No. 1 (2015)
K.C.M. Walker (charleston, sc) – precessional (2012)
Andrew C Smith (santa cruz) – In the sense of transparence (2015)
Séverine Ballon’s (cello) work as a performer focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire and numerous direct collaborations with composers. Her research as improviser has helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She has worked with such composers as Helmut Lachenmann, Liza Lim, Mauro Lanza and Rebecca Saunders. Her work crosses the centuries from gut strings to electronics, over a wide range of aesthetics from Feldman to Ferneyhough. She is a member of Elision ensemble (Australia) and Multilatérale (Paris).
Andrew C. Smith (piano) is a composer and keyboardist living in Santa Cruz, California. His music often involves just intonation tunings, repetition, and connections with language. He co-organizes the composer-run record label and concert producer Indexical. http://www.andrewchristophersmith.com
Indexical is a composer-run experimental music record label and concert producer organized by David Kant, Beau Sievers, and Andrew C. Smith, and based in Santa Cruz. http://www.indexical.org