Doors at 8 PM
Advance $20 | At the Door $25 | Students $15
To celebrate the release of her new album, A O R T A, on New Amsterdam Records, acclaimed pianist Vicky Chow will perform a selection of electroacoustic works from the album.
A O R T A follows Chow’s recent recordings of Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint (Nonesuch) and Tristan Perich’s Surface Image (New Amsterdam Records) and features six new works written for piano by composers Andy Akiho, Christopher Cerrone, Jakub Ciupinski, Jacob Cooper, Molly Joyce, and Daniel Wohl.
Steel pan wizard/Rome prize-winning composer Andy Akiho will join Chow to perform two works from his album.
Loud Objects are Tristan Perich, Kunal Gupta and Katie Shima. Wielding soldering irons over an antique overhead projector, Loud Objects wire up live musical circuits. Punctuated silence occupies the first few minutes of their set while the initial circuit is connected. The resulting sound grows dense as more microchips are added.
About the Artist
Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) “virtuosic” (New Jersey Star Ledger), “sparkling” with a “feisty technique” (MIT Tech) and “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times). She is the pianist for the award-winning ensemble, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Grand Band, X88, and others and has collaborated with other ensembles such as ICE, Wet Ink Ensemble, and the Wordless Music Orchestra. She gave the North American premiere of Steve Reich’s work ‘Piano Counterpoint’ and the world premiere of John Zorn’s Pulitzer-prize nominated piano trio titled “The Aristos.”