Sonict presents Due East, guest artist

Thursday, January 23, 2014
7:30 PM
Light Recital Hall
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Altermatt, Sarah A

 Due East will be performing on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The ensemble Due East is Erin Lesser on flutes and Greg Beyer on percussion who will be joined by UW-Whitewater percussion quartet: Trevor Saint, Andrew Baldwin, Dominic Gischia and Max Astell, with video by Anna Weisling, and set design and lighting by Eric Appleton, in a concert-length work by UW-Whitewater faculty composer Jeff Herriott. The Stone Tapestry (2012-2014) by Jeff Herriott was commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.


This project began with the recording of sound samples and the first brainstorming sessions with Due East in the summer of 2012, with the composition process to follow over the next 18 months. 


The Stone Tapestry is a collection of interwoven myths, about origins, lifecycles, and the pace and significance of change.  As a whole, the piece divides into two segments that together trace the path of just a few stones, from discovery to disappearance.  Musically, several different ideas appear and recur in different forms, modeling change across large time spans.  The ritualistic approach to the performance of many segments of the piece is intended to impart a distance to the act of music-making, placing focus on the repetitive nature of the physical acts themselves. 

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