Friday, April 3, 2009
Nathan Davis & Cristina Valdes
Nathan Davis and Cristina Valdes present music for percussion, piano, and electronics. Critically acclaimed composer and percussionist Nathan Davis makes music inspired by natural processes, acoustic phenomena, and the abstraction of simple stories. Tonight he plays his solos for triangles, river stones, and amplified laptop - probed with microphones and exaggerated with live electronic processing. Pianist Cristina Valdes (Seattle) performs the world premiere of CuoRE, a solo piano piece written for her by Seattle composer Donald Stewart. Together they play duos including the US premiere Orlando Garcia's September 2007 (Remembering Morty), a memorial to Morton Feldman.