Night 11: Elctro Strings at the Harold Golen Gallery 11/22/08

Saturday , November 22nd, 2008 at 8pm

Harold Golen Gallery
2921 NW 6th Ave
( Wynwood Art District )
Miami FL 33127

Electro Strings event will feature the Miami-based viola virtuoso Laura Wilcox and the up and coming banjo/electronics master James Moore from New York.

Canadian-American violist, LAURA WILCOX has performed throughout Canada, the United States and in Europe and South America as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and in numerous chamber ensembles. A passion and commitment for unveiling the obscure, reviving the “living” classics, and in premiering new musical works, Laura has collaborated in many crossover musical and artistic ventures with international performers and composers from North America, Asia, Europe, Central and South America. The Toronto Star wrote about her recent Aeternalis Voyage CD: “an eloquent premiere…by the brilliant Laura Wilcox as soloist.”

Tonight, Laura will present three pieces for viola and electronics by Orlando Garcia, Juraj Kojs, and Judith Shatin.

JAMES MOORE is a versatile guitarist with many musical personalities. Performing on a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, and home-made instruments, James combines the sensitivity and lyricism from his classical training with a healthy dose of improvisation, theatrics, and experimentation. Whether as a soloist, in a rock band, or in a classical ensemble, he aims for all of his music to be unique and personal.

James’s performances have brought him to concert halls and experimental music venues across the country, including shows with Bang on a Can, Other Minds, Princeton University, The Electronic Music Foundation, Anti-Social Music, the Merkin Hall Ear Department Series, and The Kitchen. In addition to collaborating with gifted musicians and composers from his own generation, James has worked with many of today’s leading artists, including David Lang, Steve Reich, Ingram Marshall, and Meredith Monk.

Tonight, James will perform works for banjo and electronics composed by himself, Lainie Fefferman, Matthew Marks, Paula Matthusen, and Matthew Welch.

We will also remember JUAN PEDRO BLANCO RODRIGUEZ, a pioneer of electroacoustic music in America, as well as founder and director of the Cuban National Electroaocustic Music Laboratory, who passed away at the age of 92 on November 5 in Havana. We will play his piece 5 Epitafios.

*Admission $5
Please come and show your support, Thank you!

Harold Golen Gallery – 2921 North West 6th avenue 2921 North West 6th avenue
Miami, Florida 33127