Gnarwhallaby: Heterophonic Avantgarde

gnarwhallaby: heterophonic avant–garde

 “Startlingly versatile!” - The New York Times

“Precise, integrated, and beautiful.” – New Classic LA

Los Angeles Premieres

Known for its musical verve and ensemble virtuosity, Los Angeles quartet gnarwhallaby makes its debut at REDCAT with work composed for the unique instrumentation of clarinet, trombone, violoncello, and piano. The group extends the mission first put forward by Warsztat Muzyczny and later by Quartett Avance, and makes a significant contribution to a fascinating, though relatively unknown, body of contemporary repertoire with new commissions and original compositions by its members. The concert features a trombone mini-concerto by Henryk Górecki and a new work by California composer Michelle Lou on a program spanning five decades of the Euro-American avant-garde. gnarwhallaby comprises clarinetist Brian Walsh, trombonist Matt Barbier, cellist Derek Stein, and pianist Richard Valitutto— all instrumentalists of boundary-breaking technique, all CalArts graduates.


Adriana Hölszky :: Avance: impulsions mécaniques (1997)

Manuel Mora :: EmmAIRo II (1980)

Martin Smolka :: Euforium (1995–96)

Michelle Lou :: [new work] (2016)

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki :: Little Music IV (trombone concerto), Op. 28 (1970)

Nicholas Deyoe :: Lullaby 4 (2013)

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FRI 11/11
8:30 pm
$20 $16$10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff