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UpStream: Further Listening (and watching!) for Improvised Components

by Tim Crouch, Director of Marketing & Patron Experience, and Zoe Lin, Manager of Advancement & Patron Experience

On March 6th, 2020 at 8 PM, Soundstreams presents another curated musical journey – Improvised Components at Drake Underground.

Featured performers include –
Nick Storring, composer, guest curator
Katelyn Clark, harpsichord/organetto
Emily Redhead, baroque violin
Pierre-Yves Martel, viola da gamba
Ben Grossman, hurdy-gurdy
Dwight Storring, projections

Your guest curator Nick Storring has put together a 21st-century musical journey using Renaissance and Baroque instruments – and we’ve put together a few videos of our wonderful guest musicians.

Gardens – III: Unexpecting by Nick Storring, was created using acoustic and electromechanical instruments only with the barest minimum of production.

Viola da gamba first appeared in Europe in the late 15th century and became one of the most popular instruments. Similar to the cello, viola da gamba is a bowed string instrument.

Pierre-Yves Martel, viola da gamba player, has some astonishing recordings for your ears to enjoy before coming to the show!

Ben Grossman’s TED Talk gave us insights on how he uses the hurdy-gurdy (vielle à roue) – a contemporary electro-acoustic string instrument with roots in the European middle ages.

Ben Grossman – New Music at the boathouse (more hurdy-gurdy!)

Tickets for Improvised Components, March 6th at Drake Underground, are SOLD OUT, but there will be standing room tickets available at the door. Join our Facebook event to keep up to date.

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