This program features two works presenting a confluence of where we are and where we have been in the world of vocal ensemble music. Christopher Trapani’s End Words is a Chamber Music America commission for six voices and six-channel electronics, built on hours of precisely micro-tuned samples of Ekmeles. This new work is paired with Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung, a seminal work of microtonal vocal ensemble music.
- Christopher Trapani – End Words (2017)
- Karlheinz Stockhausen – Stimmung (1968)
Ekmeles personnel for concert
- Charlotte Mundy, soprano
- Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano
- Timothy Parsons, countertenor
- Steven Bradshaw, tenor
- Jeffrey Gavett, baritone and director
- Steven Hrycelak, bass
End Words has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Ekmeles in Manhattan, Spring 2018 is made possible in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. LMCC.net