Third Eye Orchestra on Queens New Music Festival on Sat, May 18, 2013
HANS TAMMEN & THIRD EYE ORCHESTRA: PIKAIA
Hans Tammen uses Earle Brown’s open form composition idea as a starting point to create a large multimovement piece for string and wind quartets, keyboards, rhythm section, voice and live sound processing. The composer has gathered a dream-team of some of the most virtuosic instrumentalists to ever elude labels or boundaries for the premiere of his new work PIKAIA, which combines composed material with extemporization to create a score whose modus operandi is constant change on every level. All About Jazz called the music “nothing short of breathtaking”, and “a masterpiece of musical evocation”.
David Soldier (vio), Jason Hwang (vio), Stephanie Griffin (vla), Alex Waterman (cello), Ned Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet), Michael Lytle (clarinet, contra bass clarinet), Briggan Krauss (as, baritone sax), Chris McIntyre (trombone). Dafna Naphtali (live sound processing, voice), Denman Maroney (p/ kb), Ursel Schlicht (p/kb), Andrea Parkins (accordion), Jonas Tauber (b), Andrew Drury (perc), Hans Tammen (composition, live arranging, concept)