The 28th annual Ussachevsky Memorial Festival of Electro Acoustic Music features guest composer, American Christopher Cerrone. Acclaimed for compositions characterized by a subtle handling of timbre and resonance, and a flair for multimedia collaborations, Cerrone’s works have been called utterly compelling and uniquely his own. Performing on Friday festival concert are Rachel Rudich, flute; Joti Rockwell, electric guitar and mandola; Maggie Parkins and Tom Flaherty, celli; Nadia Shpachenko, piano; and Yuri Inoo, percussion in music by Cerrone, Federico Liach, Jack Van Zandt and Von Hansen.
The festival is named after Vladimir Ussachevsky (1911-1990), Pomona ’35, who was a pioneer in the field of electronic music and co-founder of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York. He left a bequest to the college to support activities in the field of electronic music, which has funded much of the Music Department’s equipment and the founding of this series.
Cerrone: Double Happiness (with J. Rockwell, Y. Inoo)
Liach: N.N. (with M. Parkins)
Van Zandt: Sí an Bhrú (with N. Shpachenko)
Hansen: It’s Like the Nothing Never Was (with T. Flaherty)
Cerrone: Liminal Highway: (with R. Rudich)
- Pomona College
- Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building
- 340 N. College Ave
Free admission with open seating, no tickets.
Doors open approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.