Friday, May 7th, 2010

The Percussion Series » “Fields Have Ears” – Michael Pisaro, Greg Stuart and redfish bluefish

Sushi Contemporary Performing and Visual Arts
390 Eleventh Ave. (at J St), San Diego, CA 92101
Reservations: 619-235-8466
$15.00 / $10.00 students
8PM - Map

The Los Angeles composer Michael Pisaro will be joined by percussionist Greg Stuart and red fish blue fish for an evening of experimental percussion music. "Fields Have Ears" will explore various soundscapes composed of sustained percussion sonorities, field recordings, and sine tones. Since the early 1990s, Pisaro’s work, inspired in part by his affiliation with the Wandelweiser composers collective, has traced the consequences of using silence, duration, rational structure and text in the post-4'33" experimental tradition. Pisaro's recent compositions take creative guidance from the literary works of poets such as Wallace Stevens and John Ashbery, and create acoustic environments marked by subtle timbral shifts, noise complexes and sustained tones. In 2006 Pisaro began collaborating with Greg Stuart. The two have been creating works for large-scale percussion ensembles, sometimes for up to 100 separate parts. This concert is a rare event in that the three works performed ("Chamber Music" from Four Pieces for Recorded Percussion, July Mountain and Hearing Metal III ) will be realized live, employing up to 16 performers at any given time in combination with multi-channel sound.