On Tuesday (April 8), the LA Phil New Music Group joins new music ensembles wild Up and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) at Disney Concert Hall for a concert, titled Maximum Minimalism. As part of the LA Phil’s ongoing Minimalist Jukebox series, the marathon concert appeals to minimalism “junkies” with a program “adding up to hours and hours” of varying sub-genres of minimal music—allowing audience members to come and go as they please. Among the pieces on the program is CalArts alumnus composer Andrew McIntosh’s (Music MFA 08) 2012 microtonal composition, Silver and White.
McIntosh will perform viola on his work, and will be joined by wild Up members trumpeter Jonah Levy (Music 11), trombonist Matt Barbier (Music MFA 10), cellist Derek Stein (Music MFA 10) and percussionist Matt Cook (Music MFA 10).
The piece will be McIntosh’s second performed at the LA Phil. In December, the Green Umbrella series concert L.A. Now: New Angeleno Composers featured his Etude IV from Symmetry Etudes, along with a new work by alumna composer/singer Julia Holter (Music/IM MFA 09).
Maximum Minimalism Program*
*includes two intermissions
- Reich: Vermont Counterpoint
- Julius Eastman: Stay On It
- Reich: Different Trains
- Reich: Pendulum Music
- Tenney: In a Large Open Space, performed in the lobby by ICE and wild Up
- McIntosh: Silver and White
- Lang: death speaks
- Reich: Radio Rewrite
- Tristan Perich: Observations
- Johanna Beyer: IV, performed in the lobby by ICE and wild Up
- Mark Grey: Awake The Machine Electric (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
- Mazzoli: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
- Adams: American Standard
Another CalArtian, violinist Andrew Tholl (Music DMA 11), is also set to perform on the concert, which includes a piece by the late CalArts faculty member James Tenney. Much of the program will be conducted by Los Angeles composer John Adams and includes works by New York composers Steve Reich, Missy Mazzoli, Nico Muhly and David Lang.