Brian Parks Graduate Recital

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If you’re looking for something to do tonight, check out Brian’s graduate recital. Brian is a graduate student in the music department, my solkattu classmate, a fantastic organist, and an excellent composer. He is also great at naming pieces – see “all the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively.” There are also a ton of students performing with him. More information below:

The concert is February 16th, tonight, at 8:00 PM in Memorial Chapel.   I will present works from 2007-2013 including the first piece I premiered here.  This encompasses the span of time I’ve spent here.  In addition, there will be three premieres, two of them based on the tiling theorems of mathematician John Lely.  The premieres will be: tiling canon for hymn-tunenon-deterministic amenall the trichords in a seven-letter alphabet where order matters and no performer sonifies the same pitch or embodies the same gesture consecutively, scalar mensuration, and tiling canon for ballet dancers.

Students performing include:

Emily Hunt ’13
Amelia Tatarian ’13
Chloe Lalonde ’13
Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15
Audrey Kiely ’13
Christine Treuhold ’13
Brian Lee ’13
Nathan Repasz ’14
Isaac Silk ’14
Nathan Shane ’13
Max Heath (’07, MA ’09)
Marc Whittington ’14
Jacob Feder ’15
Mark Bennett ’13
Leo Grossman ’16
Jeff Berman ’14

I have designed and choreographed a pocket ballet that will be premiered by Janet Simone Parks, Natalie Robison, and Jennifer Rockwell Edwards, all faculty of New Haven Ballet, the dancers’ appearances subvented by anonymous donors.

The concert is free and will last 90 minutes. Organ works by J.S. Bach will bookend the otherwise original compositions.

Date: Tonight, February 16
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

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