Presenting

Analog Flutes

A festivity for Euterpe, Giver of Pleasure, creator of the aulos, and Muse of music

In the form of a recital by flutists Marcia Kamper & Rachel Stornant

On the first day of Artsaha, on the 6th day of September

At half past seven in the evening

 

In which, they will perform:

 

Toru Takemitsu, Masque, Continu and Incidental

Karlheinz Stockhausen, Amour

George Philip Telemann, Fantasie VI in D Minor

Lowell Liebermann, Eight Pieces, Op. 59

Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Sonata Appassionata, Op. 140

Luciano Berio, Sequenza I

Astor Piazzolla, Tango Etude #3

Robert Muczynski, Duos for Flute, Op. 34

George Philip Telemann, Fantasie IX in E Major

Toru Takemitsu, Masque, Incidental II

 

With the esteemed assistance of clarinettist John Klinghammer, and of which we would like to say:

 

In celebration of the gifts of Euterpe, ANALOG flutists Marcia Kamper and Rachel Stornant have presented compositions for the flute that span over 300 years of western music. Toru Takemitsu, the Japanese master who frames the program, was an autodidact who was as comfortable in the musique concrète or Western classical idioms as he was in the traditional Japanese. His widest exposure outside of Asia came through his film scores for Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa and Akira Kurosawa.

 

Telemann beats out Rameau by two years to be the oldest composer programmed on ARTSaha! 2006. He also holds the absolutely unprovable distinction of being the most prolific composer in history. More highly regarded in his lifetime than his peer, J.S. Bach, Telemann wrote such enormous amounts of reliably good music that he is too often overlooked.

 

And perhaps no living composer is more overlooked than Karlheinz Stockhausen, who is still writing voluminously at 80. He is the only composer to have been featured in all three years of ARTSaha!, a reflection of ANALOG arts ensemble's commitment to increasing the exposure of American audiences to his largely ignored late-period music.

-- Rene Edmunds