Hotel Elefant and Bearthoven share an evening of music by Fjóla Evans (Shoaling, Warped Threads) and Leaha Maria Villarreal, including the world premiere of Villarreal’s Crossing the Rubicon.
HOTEL ELEFANT IS A CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE DEDICATED TO THE WORKS OF INNOVATIVE, LIVING COMPOSERS.
Hotel Elefant brings an awareness of todayʼs music to the general public through commissions, performances, and moderated discussions between composers, performers, and audiences. Committed to modern sounds and sonic explorations, this “audacious and unafraid” (New Music Box) ensemble highlights living composers who are blurring lines, pushing boundaries, and fostering creativity. With a flexible roster of musicians, Hotel Elefant works with a broad spectrum of progressive artists including John Luther Adams, Richard Carrick, Michael Gordon, David T. Little, Angélica Negrón, and Chinary Ung. Past performances include Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Bang on a Can Marathon; collaborations with Kronos Quartet and The Nouveau Classical Project; partnerships with BalletCollective, Experiments in Opera, and Ear Heart Music; and a debut Carnegie Hall performance praised by The New York Times as “deeply felt.”
Bearthoven [ \’bâr-toh-vən\ ] is a piano trio creating a new repertoire for a familiar instrumentation by commissioning works from leading young composers. Karl Larson (piano), Pat Swoboda (bass), and Matt Evans (percussion) have combined their individual voices and diverse musical backgrounds, coming together to create a versatile trio focused on frequent and innovative commissioning of up-and-coming composers. Bearthoven is rapidly building a diverse repertoire by challenging composers to apply their own voice to an instrumentation that, while common amongst jazz and pop idioms, is currently foreign in the contemporary classical world.
Fjóla EVANS: Warped Threads – Hotel Elefant
Leaha Maria VILLARREAL: The Crossing* – Bearthoven
EVANS: Shoaling – Bearthoven
VILLARREAL: Crossing the Rubicon* – Hotel Elefant *world premiere
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