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Recital: South Indian Voice and Solkattu

An exciting invitation from the CFA:

Students of Adjunct Assistant Professors of Music B. Balasubrahmaniyan and David Nelson will perform their annual recital of music from the Karnatak tradition of South India. Performances will feature vocal and instrumental music, percussion, and solkattu (spoken rhythm).

Date: Tuesday, May 5th – tonight!
Time: 7:00pm
Place: World Music Hall

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.