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Clarinetist to perform professor's work on campus

11/9/2012

The Ammerman Center for Arts & Technology is sponsoring a lecture by Christopher Grymes, a clarinetist and the founder of Open G Records, on Monday, Nov. 12, at 4:30 p.m. in Fortune Recital Hall in Cummings Arts Center. Grymes has taught music at the university level and performed with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony, St. Louis Symphony and Utah Symphony. He has also been active in the creation and performance of new music, from commissioning works ranging from solo clarinet to full concerts with orchestra, to concerts surrounded by an array of electronics. Grymes' visit to the College is in advance of a Nov. 30 concert at the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York in which he will perform "Uncommon Bonds," a piece for clarinet and electronic sounds composed by Arthur Kreiger, the Sylvia Pasternack Marx Professor of Music. In his lecture, he will discuss the processes of creation and preparation, dealing with the infallibility of a synthetic partner and issues specific to the electro-acoustic idiom. Visual and audio examples discussed will culminate in a full performance of Kreiger's work, followed by a discussion with the audience. "Chris will bring a performer's perspective to a new composition that has no real performance tradition and that relies on a fixed electronic soundtrack as part of the ensemble," Kreiger said. "He titles his lecture 'The Inflexible Partner,' which suggests that the medium itself might encroach somewhat on his usual display of interpretive license." The lecture is part of the Ammerman Center's New Media Colloquia Series. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 860-439-2001.



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