MicroFEST Bringing Microtonal Music to Winston-Salem for 2015

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American Festival Of Microtonal Music (AFMM), under the direction of Johnny Reinhard, and co-produced with Aaron Matthew Bachelder, present 3 concerts of 12 musicians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina alternately at the New Winston Museum, the Green Street Church, and Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall. All 3 concerts begin at 7:30 P.M. Microtonal music signifies any music using a wider vocabulary of intervals.

Thursday, September 24th at the New Winston Museum, located at 713 South Marshall Street, features the music of Harry Partch played by violist Anastasia Solberg and intoned by Johnny Reinhard, and Igor Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces For Clarinet” played using pure harmonics by Boston based clarinetist Todd Brunel. New instruments will appear including the “udderbot” championed by its virtuoso, Jacob Barton, and the electronic Linnstrument, played by Chris Vaisvil. Ms. Solberg plays “Violeta Dinescu Lytaniae I” for viola, and Jacky Ligon unveils “In Shadows” electronically. Double bassist Matt Kendrick joins bassoonist Johnny Reinhard and ensemble for “Pick A Number In 128”, Aaron Matthew Bachelder promises a new piece with clarinetist Michael Thomas Jackson, and introducing for your listening pleasure, the Winston-Salem Trio of Kendrick-Bachelder-Reinhard.

Friday, September 25th at the Green Street Church, located at 639 South Green Street, introduces an additional 4 songs by Harry Partch. “Stravinsky Dreams” is a full ensemble experimental harmonization in improvisation of Igor Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces For Clarinet” using 128 tuning, essentially a single chord of 128 pitches located in the eighth octave of the overtone series. Olivier Messian’s “Abyss Of The Bird” solo movement is rendered both electronically and microtonally, with acknowledgment and support from the Messiaen estate, per clarinetist Todd Brunel. We plan to inaugurate the “Uddernet” in full ensemble. Johnny Reinhard hopes to dazzle with his signature piece “DUNE” for bassoon, his alto recorder solo “Eye Of Newt”, and his aiming to emit John Cage’s super-short “0’ 0”.” Violist Anastasia Solberg presents Skip LaPlante’s “Just Viola” to round out the program.

Saturday, September 26th at Wake University’s Brendle Hall, located in the Scales Fine Arts Center on the second floor, includes “I Am A Peach Tree” by Harry Partch by Reinhard and Solberg, “Daughters Of The Lonesome Isle” by John Cage played by Louis Goldstein on prepared piano, and the world premiere of South Carolina electric fretless guitarist maestro Michael Vick titled “Mixed Glorys”. Featured is Georg Friedrich Haas’s solo for bassoon in 128 note tuning For Johnny Reinhard performed by its dedicatee, and Jacky Ligon’s Morning Flower played on his hand carved flutes, with computer. Johnny Reinhard’s Vibra quartet in 128 tuning, Dan Sedgwick and Ryan Stickney’s mutually composed septet “Microscopic Germs”, and the improvised Five On The Floor quintet, complete the program.

By Staff

American Festival Of Microtonal Music (AFMM), under the direction of Johnny Reinhard, and co-produced with Aaron Matthew Bachelder, present 3 concerts of 12 musicians in Winston-Salem, North Carolina alternately at the New Winston Museum, the Green Street Church, and Wake Forest University’s Brendle Recital Hall. All 3 concerts begin at 7:30pm. Microtonal music signifies any music using a wider vocabulary of intervals.

Thursday, September 24th at the New Winston Museum, located at 713 South Marshall Street, features the music of Harry Partch played by violist Anastasia Solberg and intoned by Johnny Reinhard, and Igor Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces For Clarinet” played using pure harmonics by Boston based clarinetist Todd Brunel. New instruments will appear including the “udderbot” championed by its virtuoso, Jacob Barton, and the electronic Linnstrument, played by Chris Vaisvil. Ms. Solberg plays “Violeta Dinescu Lytaniae I” for viola, and Jacky Ligon unveils “In Shadows” electronically. Double bassist Matt Kendrick joins bassoonist Johnny Reinhard and ensemble for “Pick A Number In 128”, Aaron Matthew Bachelder promises a new piece with clarinetist Michael Thomas Jackson, and introducing for your listening pleasure, the Winston-Salem Trio of Kendrick-Bachelder-Reinhard.

Friday, September 25th at the Green Street Church, located at 639 South Green Street, introduces an additional 4 songs by Harry Partch. “Stravinsky Dreams” is a full ensemble experimental harmonization in improvisation of Igor Stravinsky’s “Three Pieces For Clarinet” using 128 tuning, essentially a single chord of 128 pitches located in the eighth octave of the overtone series. Olivier Messian’s “Abyss Of The Bird” solo movement is rendered both electronically and microtonally, with acknowledgment and support from the Messiaen estate, per clarinetist Todd Brunel. We plan to inaugurate the “Uddernet” in full ensemble. Johnny Reinhard hopes to dazzle with his signature piece “DUNE” for bassoon, his alto recorder solo “Eye Of Newt”, and his aiming to emit John Cage’s super-short “0’ 0”.” Violist Anastasia Solberg presents Skip LaPlante’s “Just Viola” to round out the program.

Saturday, September 26th at Wake University’s Brendle Hall, located in the Scales Fine Arts Center on the second floor, includes “I Am A Peach Tree” by Harry Partch by Reinhard and Solberg, “Daughters Of The Lonesome Isle” by John Cage played by Louis Goldstein on prepared piano, and the world premiere of South Carolina electric fretless guitarist maestro Michael Vick titled “Mixed Glorys”. Featured is Georg Friedrich Haas’s solo for bassoon in 128 note tuning For Johnny Reinhard performed by its dedicatee, and Jacky Ligon’s Morning Flower played on his hand carved flutes, with computer. Johnny Reinhard’s Vibra quartet in 128 tuning, Dan Sedgwick and Ryan Stickney’s mutually composed septet “Microscopic Germs”, and the improvised Five On The Floor quintet, complete the program.

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