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SoundOn Festival Of Modern Music


  • WHEN Multiple dates from Jan 10 - Jan 13, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., La Jolla, CA
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  • AGES All ages
  • COST $5 - $25

The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library is pleased to announce "The Stories We Tell," the 12th annual soundON Festival of Modern Music. The four-day long series of concerts, performances, workshops, lectures and art is curated by Franklin Cox and Christopher Adler.

The soundON Festival of Modern Music brings together an international roster of composers and performers to present a four-day exploration of contemporary chamber music. Featuring performances by NOISE and Affiliated Artists, the multi-day festival format allows us to present unconventional works in an informal and enjoyable setting. We also reach out to young artists and audiences through an interactive workshop to build a new generation of new music supporters and artists. Now in its eleventh year, the soundON Festival has become a fixture in the musical landscape of San Diego.

Thursday, Jan. 10:
- 7:30 p.m.
- Erin Gee, Mouthpiece: Segment of the 4th Letter
- Christopher Adler, selections from Zaum Box
- Gleb Kanasevich, Solo
- Alexina Louie, Cadenzas
- Jason Eckardt, After Serra

Saturday, Jan. 12:
- Noon
- soundON Workshop Concert
- Program TBA
- Featuring young composers and performers from San Diego
- Admission is free for the soundON Workshop Concert

Saturday, Jan. 12:
- 7:30 p.m.
- Sungji Hong, Lazare veni foras!
- Derek Keller, The End Times are a'Changin'
- Franklin Cox, Parable world premiere

Sunday, Jan. 13:
- 2 p.m.
- Kate Soper, only the words themselves mean what they say
- James Erber, New Work for clarinet and cello world premiere
- Christopher Adler, selections from Zaum Box
- Lei Liang, Aural Hypothesis

Festival Pass Pricing:
- Members: $55
- Non-Members: $70
- Students: $15

Individual Concert Pricing:
- Members: $20
- Non-Members: $25
- Students: $5

Curators Franklin Cox and Christopher Adler chart the evocative domain between language and music with an adventurous collection of the newest music that is the signature of the annual soundON Festival. Instrumental music with strong narrative elements ranges from Gleb Kanasevich's contemplative Solo, to Jason Eckardt's explosive and virtuosic tour-de-force After Serra, to radical deconstructions in a brand new work by Franklin Cox, commissioned by the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. From guest composers Sungji Hong and Derek Keller, music tells stories with both sound and visual image. And language itself becomes the subject in works by Erin Gee, where the sound of speech is translated into musical sound, and Lei Liang's Aural Hypothesis which is based on the gestures of Chinese calligraphy. soundON favorite Stephanie Aston returns to perform a duo by Kate Soper, with NOISE flutist Lisa Cella, in which the musical medium explodes language to its fullest expressive potential. And percussionist Morris Palter will perfrom selections from Christopher Adler's recent collection of settings of Russian transrational futurist poetry in visually-evocative scores.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

Promotional photo courtesy of the Athenaeum Music & Arts ...

Above: Promotional photo courtesy of the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library.


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