Vocalist/composer Charmaine Lee and clarinetist Carol McGonnell embody the theme of the evening of duality by performing a structured improvisation. Both performers are known for their intensity, and the mix of voice, text, sound, and breath will form the basis of their performance. Argento then juxtaposes different iterations of the same musical material, performing Arnold Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht (translation: transfigured night) alongside its original prototype sketch entitled Toter Winkel (translation: Blind Spot). Then we perform Erin Gee’s Mouthpiece 29 (2016), originally for voice, violin, viola, and bass, juxtaposed Mouthpiece 29b (2020), for voice and spatialize string septet.
Structured improvisation by Charmaine Lee (vocalist) and Carol McGonnell (clarinet)
Arnold Schoenberg Totel Winkel (1899)
Erin Gee Mouthpiece 29 (2016)
Arnold Schoenberg Verklarte Nacht (1899)
Erin Gee Mouthpiece 29b (2020) WORLD PREMIERE: Erin Gee, voice, Carol McGonnell, clarinet Charmaine Lee, composer/vocalist Argento Chamber Ensemble Michel Galante, conductor
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