Claire Chase, flutes | Senem Pirler, intermedia-sound artist
Music on Mondays
November 21, 2021
Monday, March 21, 2022 at 8 p.m.
Cube, Moss Arts Center
Pauline Oliveros: Sounds from Childhood
Pauline Oliveros: Thirteen Changes
George Lewis: Emergent
Pauline Oliveros: Intensity 20.15, Grace Chase
Pauline Oliveros: The Tuning Meditation
With VT Faculty Performers
Annie Stevens Irrera, percussion
Ariana Wyatt, soprano
John Irrera, violin
Alan Weinstein, cello
Jason Crafton, trumpet
Kyle Hutchins, saxophone
Eric Lyon, composer
Charles Nichols, electric violin | computer music
Sydney Dayyani, flute
Brianna Magill, bass flute
Gabe Scott, violin
Caden Vandervort, horn
Maggie Painter, saxophone
Percussion: Miranda Hughes | Peyton Gentry | Jay Smith
Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, educator, curator, and advocate for new and experimental music. She has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works by a new generation of composers, and she has championed new music internationally by forming organizations, cultivating intersectional alliances, founding commissioning initiatives and supporting community and education programs that reach new audiences. She was the first flutist to be awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012, and in 2017 was the first flutist to be awarded the Avery Fisher Prize from Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Chase has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from The Curtis Institute of Music and The Cleveland Institute of Music. A deeply committed educator, Chase is Professor of the Practice in the Department of Music at Harvard University.
Senem Pirler is a sound and intermedia artist, and educator based in Troy/Brooklyn, New York. Pirler’s interdisciplinary work crosses over into sound engineering, sound art, performance, video art, movement, and installation.
Born in Turkey, she studied classical piano at Hacettepe State Conservatory and sound engineering & design at Istanbul Technical University (MIAM). She developed her artistry working as a composer and recording engineer before moving to the U.S. in 2010 to study Music Technology on a Fulbright Fellowship. Pirler earned her M.M. in Music Technology the Stephen F. Temmer Tonmeister Honors Track from NYU Steinhardt, and her Ph.D. in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her dissertation’s title was Disruption, Dis/orientation, and Intra-action: Recipes for Creating a Queer Utopia in Audiovisual Space.