Musiqa Presents "Compilation"

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Musiqa presents a special concert in collaboration with the exhibition "Jennie C. Jones: Compilation" in the Brown Foundation Gallery.

The concert's program features works by five leading female composers. The best known of these is Grawemeyer award winner Kaija Saariaho, whose "Lohn," a work for soprano and electronics, will be performed by Musiqa's artist in residence Karol Bennett, along with sound designer Chapman Welch. Two other works also feature electronics: Eve Beglarian's "I Will Not Be Sad in This World," with flutist Sergio Pallottelli; and Alexandra Gardner's "Electric Blue Pantsuit," featuring violinist Boson Mo. Pallotelli will also perform Valerie Coleman's "Danza de la Mariposa" for solo flute, and the program will be rounded out with electronic works by Jennie C. Jones herself. The composers featured on this program feature a wide variety of styles: from electronics pioneer Saariaho, to the postminimalism of Beglarian; from Gardner's self-described "minimal, unexpectedly simple, and surprisingly powerful" music to Coleman's idiomatic writing for flute (unsurprising, as the composer is a flutist herself and a founding member of the Imani Winds).

About Musiqa
Winner of the 2013 Chamber Music America/ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award, Musiqa is a non-profit organization dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. Founded in 2002 and led by five composers, Musiqa aims to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other modern art forms. Musiqa celebrates modern creative arts through interdisciplinary concerts that highlight modern music and its connections to literature, film, dance, art, and more. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
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By: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

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