Studio Series – Hearing Voices 4.0

Studio Series – Hearing Voices 4.0

Fri & Sat, Nov 13 & 14, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Studio 2@Zoomtopia
810 SE Belmont

Music and spoken word come together for an intimate evening of poetry and storytelling, the next in Third Angle’s Hearing Voices series. The program features the Portland premiere of two Third Angle commissions: the West Coast premiere of a new work by LJ White, including original poetry by Michael and Matthew Dickman, and the world premiere of a piece by Portland composer Jay Derderian, featuring text by Sandra Stone. The program concludes with a battle between words and music in Lee Hyla’s Howl, a string quartet written in 1993 to accompany Allen Ginsberg’s poem of the same name.

LJ WHITE | Wilder Shores* (2015) 
with original poetry by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman
West Coast premiere

JAY DERDERIAN | Frozen Smolder* (2015)
text by Sandra Stone
for amplified violin, viola and speaker
World premiere

Written from the poem Howl by Allen Ginsberg
for narrator and string quartet
Commissioned by the Meet the Composer/Reader’s Digest Consortium Commissioning Program
Please note that Howl contains graphic language and content.

*Third Angle commission

Ron Blessinger, violin
Emily Cole, violin
Charles Noble, viola
Marilyn de Oliveira, cello
Matthew Dickman, narrator
Michael Dickman, narrator
Sandra Stone, narrator

The Studio Series is generously supported by David & Julie Machado