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CHARTREUSE and QUINCE CONTEMPORARY VOCAL ENSEMBLE at C4NM

  • Center for New Music 55 Taylor St San Francisco, CA 94102 (map)

http://centerfornewmusic.com/calendar/dont-be-a-stranger-7-quince-contemporary-vocal-ensemble-chartreuse/

From C4NM's website:

A new music double bill for the ages, featuring two pioneering groups from across the country performing music by 20th and 21st century composers.

The women of Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble will present vocal works straying far from traditional choral singing. Amanda, Carrie, Kayleigh, and Liz will sing and play works chosen to challenge, soothe, and soar, while exploring the possibilities of expressivity in an often wordless choral landscape, singing declarations of love, grief, mirth, and expectation. In addition to tracks off their debut album, Realign the Time, Quince’s program includes works by Ravi Kittappa, Jonathan Sokol, Monte Weber, Max Grafe, Amanda Feery, Danny Clay, Warren Enstrom, and Giacinto Scelsi, representing the new and diverse directions in vocal composition of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The tri-coastal string trio Chartreuse will be performing West Coast premieres of works by Bethany Younge, Kurt Isaacson, and Scott Rubin, as well as works by Peter Swendsen and Lewis Nielsen. These pieces will showcase their ability to hum in unison, to play “as fast as possible” yet somehow magically together, to musically morph into a murmuration, and to imitate the sounds of meat grease.