New Century Players

New Century Players- Experimental Americas I

"One of the best new music ensembles in the land."—Daily News

"An enthralling new music encounter, performed with aplomb and dedication, rooted in substantial ideas."—Los Angeles Times


David Rosenboom, dean of the CalArts School of Music, conducts the New Century Players in the first of a two-part selection of works by Latin American and U.S. composers working at the edges of composition and performance. The evening’s program includes Arturo M´rquez’s Danzón No. 3 for solo guitar and chamber orchestra with guitar solo-ist Tiaraju Aronovich and choreography by Colin Connor, and Severin Behnen’s Make the Center Glow for chamber orchestra with semi-improvised materials and a display of interactive musical notation. Also featured are Guillermo Galindo’s Haiku II and Cisma for alto and bass flutes with electronic textures—including poetry by Michael McClure—with flute soloist Rachel Rudich. The program is rounded out by the world premiere of Brazilian composer Flo Menezes’ Pulsares for solo piano, chamber or-chestra and quadraphonic electronic sound with piano soloist Vicki Ray. CalArts’ New Century Players, the professional faculty group devoted to the exploration and exposition of new languages for contemporary music, serves as REDCAT’s resident ensemble. In this capacity, the group’s renowned instrumentalists embrace creative influences in different experimental traditions, new media and technologies, non-Western performance, structured improvisation and new narrative forms.

Preceded by:

Early Hours Performance: Numbers
Organized by composer Michael Pisaro, this concert of quiet experimental music features Cantor Quartet by Antoine Beuger, Landschaft with Wörtern by Jürg Frey, distance by Pisaro, and stück 2003 by Manfred Werder. The performance, which takes place in the REDCAT environs, is arranged as a single, palindromic work.

Funded by the Booth Heritage Foundation


Date/Time G ST CA
Mon 11.24.03 8:30 pm $24 $16 $10

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff