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Wednesday, October 13, 8:00pm, $10
At Flashpoint, 916 G Street, NW
(Metro: Gallery Place)

Vocal music is problematic. Vocal music is ubiquitous. We've all got the requisite instrument, what should we do with it? The DC Chapter of the American Composers Forum (ACF-DC) knows some folks with some very good ideas. Jazz vocalist Grace Chung, soprano Stacey Mastrian, and flutist (flutist!?!) Carrie Rose will be featured in an evening of diverse and engaging music for voice.

Jazz guitarist and composer John Kamman has been working with Grace Chung for several years, and they will be presenting new works and improvisations joined by Anubodh, a classically trained Indian musician who plays the Bansuri, a bamboo flute. Composer Stephen Lilly, who recently received his DMA in composition from the University of Maryland, presents a piece for soprano and electronics, "Like staring at a word..." to be performed by Ms. Mastrian. Composer, flutist, educator, and tireless arts advocate, Carrie Rose, will perform two pieces by Robert Erickson, "Quog," and "High Flyer," both of which require that the performer sing through the flute, in addition to a variety of extended techniques. If you're not familiar with that term, "extended techniques" usually means asking performers to play their instruments wrong - in pursuit of unusual sounds and textures.

The lineup is a perfect match for ACF-DC's New Music Salon, which is a series of informal events designed to introduce cutting-edge new music. The evening will include refreshments and a casual post-show discussion, allowing artists to receive valuable feedback and providing audiences with a glimpse into the composers' processes, held at ACF-DC's in-house venue, the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint.

Flashpoint is a creative laboratory for DC arts organizations and features a contemporary art gallery, theater lab, and dance studio. Also, it offers shared office space and strategic business services for arts-related entities and the resident organizations. ACF-DC has the privilege of being one of the resident organizations.

ACF-DC has been sponsoring composer residencies with community groups and presenting new music in DC since 1997, and is always looking for new ways to break down barriers between artists, new music, and audiences.


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