Jennifer Parker Harley, flute | Tracy Cowden, piano

Music on Mondays | Visiting and Faculty Artists

Cube, Moss Arts Center | Music

April 2, 2018 at 8:00pm

Visiting artist and flutist Jennifer Parker Harley performs with faculty pianist Tracy Cowden.

The recital is a survey of music for flute and electronics written over the past fifty-five years. Synchronisms #1 by Mario Davidovsky, written in 1963, was the first piece written for this combination.  This performance will be accompanied by the work of videographer Catherine Chi, who, like Parker-Harley, is on the faculty at the University of South Carolina.

The video was a recording of ink pressed between layers of glass, and put into a program that allows the video to change in response to the live music. This method parallels the layered aesthetics created by the use of electronic tape and acoustic solo flute in Davidovsky composition. It uses organic colors and textures with gradually changing forms to create an always shifting and transient atmosphere.

Other works from subsequent decades will take the listener through an audio timeline featuring the music of Debussy arranged by jazz flutist Hubert  Laws, Dutch composer Jacob ter Velhuis, Finnish composer Kaaija Saariaho, Eve Beglarian and ending with a work by Israeli composer Shai Cohen for flute and piano that will feature Dr. Tracy Cowden. Parker-Harley will be accompanied by USC doctoral candidate and flutist, Philip Snyder, on electronics. 

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Main Street InnThe Inn at Virginia Tech, and Hyatt Place are the official lodging sponsors for the Music on Mondays and Visiting Artists series.

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$15 general | $12 senior | $7 student

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