Harry Partch Ensemble

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
$10 all tickets
Partch Mallets (photo: Steve Korn)

Music by Harry Partch, including Daphne of the Dunes, 20 and 21st century art songs, and music composed for the Harry Partch instruments, which are in long-term residence at the UW under the direction of composer and Partch expert Charles Corey.

PROGRAM

Bless This Home (1961) (text by Vincenzo Prockelo) ................................................. Harry Partch
Logan Esterling, Oboe
Luke Fitzpatrick, Adapted Viola, Intoning Voice
Charles Corey, Harmonic Canon, Kithara I
Paul Hansen, Mazda Marimba

from Eleven Intrusions (1949-1950) ......................................................................... Harry Partch
VI. The Wind (text by Ella Young & Laozi, translated by Arthur Waley)
VII. The Street (text by Willard Motley)
Charles Corey, Harmonic Canon, Intoning Voice; Paul Hansen, Bass Marimba

Weslos (2018) .............................................................................................................. Chris Otto
Charles Corey, Harmonic Canon; Paul Hansen, Diamond Marimba; Luke Fitzpatrick, Harmonic Canon; Ed Cunneen, Bass Marimba; Jeff Bowen, Kithara II; Dick Valentine, Marimba Eroica; Emily Acri, Chromelodeon I; Sarah Kolat, Gourd Tree, Cone Gongs; Alessandra Barrett, Cloud-Chamber Bowls

Delirium (1997) .................................................................................................. Elizabeth Brown
I. Tremelodeon
II. Wildflower
III. Alabama Rondo
Natalie Ham, Flute; Charles Corey, Harmonic Canon; Chris Young, Cello; Peter Tracy, Kithara II; Steven Damouni, Keyboard; Paul Hansen, Diamond Marimba; Rebekah Ko, Bamboo Marimba

I N T E RMI S S I ON

Come Away Death (1942) (text by William Shakespeare) ......................................... Harry Partch
Come to Dust (2017) (text by William Shakespeare) .............................................. Charles Corey
Charles Corey, Adapted Guitar I, Intoning Voice

Three Songs.......................................................................... Charles Ives (arr. Jeff Bowen, 2017)
The White Gulls (1921) (text by Maurice Morris)
The Cage (1906) (text by Charles Ives)
Thoreau (1915) (text by Charles Ives & Henry David Thoreau)
Sarah Kolat, Soprano; Charles Corey, Cloud-Chamber Bowls; Luke Fitzpatrick, Adapted Viola; Steven Damouni, Chromelodeon I;  Jeff Bowen, Kithara II; Chris Young, Gourd Tree, Cone Gongs; Emily Acri, Marimba Eroica

from Eleven Intrusions (1949-1950) ......................................................................... Harry Partch
III. The Rose (text by Ella Young)
IV. The Crane (text by Ki no Tsurayuki, translated by Arthur Waley)
V. The Waterfall (text by Ella Young)
Charles Corey, Adapted Guitar II, Intoning Voice; Bonnie Whiting, Diamond Marimba

Serenity (1919) (text by John Greenleaf Whittier) ..............Charles Ives (arr. Paul Hansen, 2019)
Sarah Kolat, Soprano; Paul Hansen, Cloud-Chamber Bowls

Daphne of the Dunes (1967) ..................................................................................... Harry Partch
Chris Young, Adapted Viola, Gourd Tree, Cone Gongs, Pre-recorded Tape; Charles Corey, Harmonic Canons, Spoils of War; Sarah Kolat, Harmonic Canons, Chromelodeon I; Emily Acri, Kithara II, Surrogate Kithara;  Isaac Anderson, Diamond Marimba; Daniel Webbon, Bass Marimba, Kithara II, Surrogate Kithara; Paul Hansen, Bamboo Marimba, Spoils of War; Rebekah Ko, Cloud-Chamber Bowls


Director Bio

Charles Corey is an American composer holding degrees in Music Composition and Theory from the University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D.) and Montclair State University (M.A., B.Mus.).  Among his teachers are Robert Aldridge, Trevor Björklund, Patrick Burns, Dean Drummond, Eric Moe, Mathew Rosenblum and Amy Williams. His approach to composition exploits and subverts the relationships that exist between different tuning systems; the results of this process range from pieces that use standard tuning systems in unique ways to works that involve multiple tuning systems working in concert.  His compositions are known for their unexpected, evocative harmonies and their strong dramatic arcs.  His music has been played by a variety of performers including Cikada Ensemble, IonSound Project, Iktus Percussion, entelechron, and Relâche, and his writings have been published in several languages.