Thursday, March 4, 2010
Transport Series: Mari Kimura
Presented by Washington Composers Forum. Violinist Mari Kimura continues the great tradition of the virtuoso composer/performer. She embraces the worlds of extended violin techniques and interactive computer music, making them her own. She is also well known for developing the extended technique of “Subharmonics” — playing notes below the open-G string without lowering the tuning of the instrument. The program includes several of Ms. Kimura's own works, and music by Salvatore Sciarrino, Jean-Claude Risset, Takayuki Rai, Frances White, and Conlon Nancarrow.