20 Mar 2018, by SydneySchelvis
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From March 16 to 24, Dutch-American flutist Anne La Berge tours through Missouri, Ohio, and Virginia. The Amsterdam-based flute virtuoso and composer will be giving concerts as well as a colloquium.
La Berge meets up with improvising musicians Rich O’Donnell (percussion, electronics) and New York City-based composer Tom Hamilton (analog and digital synthesizers) for an audio exploration of the timbral and rhythmic spectrum in this two-set concert at the Kranzberg Arts Center.
On this Monday night Anne La Berge teams up with local saxophonist Noa Even for a program of new multimedia solo works followed by a set of improvisation. This even is free and open to the public at 7:30pm at the Ludwig Recital Hall in the Center for the Performing Arts.
Again in collaboration with Noa Even, this night's program consists of the following works: :sunglasses: :selfie: (2017), Delay/Line (2016), Utter (2016), and a free improvisation.
Utter - a composition by La Berge herself - maps out the emotional and linguistic complexities of mother/child communication. The intimate, innovative setting features Anne La Berge together with 6 iPads that create a two-way guiding system where performer and media discover each other, exploring Utter's rich sonic and visual fabric. This event takes place from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at SPACES.
The University of Virginia's Department of Music will host this colloquium by Anne La Berge, which starts at 3:30pm. This event is free and open to the public, and will take place at 107 Old Cabell Hall.
For the last event of her US tour Anne La Berge remains at the University of Virginia where she will play alongside Matthew Burtner and Catherine Monnes. The performance is part of the Telemetry concert series and will commence at 8pm at The Bridge PAI.
Anne La Berge’s career as flutist, improviser, and composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her performances bring together the elements on which her international reputation is based: a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing.
Many of her compositions involve her own participation, though she has produced works intended solely for other performers, usually involving guided improvisation and text. She also uses these compositions that work with a flexible combination of imposed musical situations and electronics where performer/improvisers are an integrated part of the music making process as material for workshops and masterclasses. In addition to creating her own work she regularly performs in other artists’ projects in a range of settings from modern chamber music to improvised electronic music.