Performance | North South East West Percussion Quartet by Caroline Mallonee
Part of M&T Second Friday
Friday, May 10, 2019, 6:15 pm
North South East West is a composition scored for four percussionists in four corners. The musicians may be in the four corners of the hall, surrounding the audience, or in four corners of a stage. The piece features recognizable patterns passed around the ensemble in different directions and at different speeds; the effect is visceral.
Caroline Mallonee (b. 1975) is a composer and performer based in Buffalo, NY. Mallonee’s music has been programmed at venues in New York City including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Symphony Space, Merkin Hall, Bargemusic, Tenri Cultural Center, Town Hall, Roulette, and Tonic, as well as further afield at the Long Leaf Opera Festival (NC), Carlsbad Music Festival (CA), Bennington Chamber Music Conference (VT), Cambridge Music Festival (UK), Tokyo Opera City (Japan), the Corcoran Gallery (Washington, DC), Turner Ballroom (Milwaukee, WI) and Jordan Hall (Boston, MA).
Inspired by scientific phenomena, visual art, languages, and the propagation of sound, Mallonee has been commissioned to write new pieces for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Spektral Quartet, Firebird Ensemble, Present Music, Wet Ink Ensemble, Antares, PRISM Quartet, ANA Trio, Ciompi Quartet, and the Buffalo Chamber Players, for whom she serves as composer-in-residence.
She studied composition with Louis Andriessen at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague (Fulbright Fellowship, 2005), Scott Lindroth and Stephen Jaffe at Duke University (Ph.D. 2006), Joseph Schwantner and Evan Ziporyn at the Yale School of Music (M.M. 2000), and Bernard Rands and Mario Davidovsky at Harvard University (B.A. 1997).
Special Event | May M&T Second Friday
Friday, May 10, 2019, 10 am–8 pm
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