Bob Gluck (MFA 01) solo concerts

Bob Gluck (MFA 01) solo concerts

University at Albany Performing Arts Center Recital Hall

February 7, 2009 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Including world premiere performances of Neil Rolnick's "Faith" (2008) - and music by Richard Teitelbaum, Herbie Hancock, Alireza Mashayekhi, and Bob Gluck

Neil Rolnick's 'Faith' for piano and computer is a grand new work that defies categorization, a fusion of lyrical Tin Pan Alley song, late 20th century abstraction, boogie-woogie riffs, jazz improvisation, cut and paste mash-up, Chopin and Liszt virtuosic romanticism, real-time digital processing, see-sawing between quiet reflection and dramatic gestures. All in all, it is great fun to play and to hear.

Richard Teitelbaum's 'Seq Transit Parammers' (1998) for pianist, two Disklaviers and interactive performance system, places the performer at the center of a magical musical environment. The ten fingers of the pianist are transformed by the computer system into twenty or more, spread across two pianos. Music played on a single piano is embellished and transformed by the computer into a rich panoply of sound, at times dramatic or subtle, often surprising.

Waking the Sleeping Giant' is Bob Gluck's electroacoustic re-visioning (2008) of Herbie Hancock's 'Sleeping Giant' suite (1972). The work is a highly improvisational journey through a series of melodic and rhythmic gestures. An interactive performance system draws upon aspects of the piano performance to expand upon the music played and to shape the sounds of a Moog synthesizer, resulting in a multi-textured tapestry of sound.

Saturday, February 7, 2009: University at Albany, Albany, NY
Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 8pm ($10/$8/$4)
Open rehearsal, Friday, February 6, 3pm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009: SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY
McKenna Theatre, 8pm, $10/$8/$3
Conversation: 6:15-7:00pm


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