Percussionist Stephen Solook will present a concert of works by the esteemed faculty composers of the University of California San Diego on Sunday March 11, 2012 at 3pm in the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater at UCSD. This program features percussion works by Chinary Ung, Cinnabar Heart, and Philippe Manoury, Solo for Vibraphone from "Le livre des claviers", along with the world premier of Miniatures after poems by E.E. Cummings by Katharina Rosenberger for percussion and female voice. The centerpiece of the program is Roger Reynolds theatrical work Justice.
Justice, commissioned for the celebration of the Library of Congress's Bicentennial in 2000, is a fully staged dramatic work for percussionist, soprano, actress, and computer musician. Together the individual performers combine to form the inner psychic world of Clytemnestra, tragic heroine from the Greek plays of Euripides and Aeschylus. The performers explore Clytemnestra's inner vision of events that lead to her husband's murder through a dramatic reading extending from spoken to sung declamations and eventually into a wordless world of percussion . Joining Solook for this performance are: Tiffany Du Mouchelle, soprano; Alice Teyssier, actress; Paul Hembree, computer musician.
Auditory Illusion, a sound installation developed by Michael Ricca and Aldrin Payopay, will accompany this performance of Justice. The musical content of Auditory Illusion comes from Reynolds Illusion, a companion piece to Justice. The same events occur in Illusion as within Justice, however they are presented from five different perspectives instead of one. This installation focuses upon the concept of "received knowledge" a form of subconscious insight that through its possession develops awareness, which is the foundation of Justice. The installation will run from Tuesday March 6 through Sunday March 11, 2012 in the Conrad Prebys Music Center in UCSD.