March 10, 2023 at 8PM, at the DiMenna Center’s Cary Hall, Ekmeles sings the world premieres of works written for them by members of the international composer collective Tesselat.
Hailing from Canada, China, France, Iran, Japan, and Poland, the composers bring a variety of backgrounds and influences to their music. The works take inspiration from such varied sources as the ripples of goldfish in a pond, Berio’s Sequenza III, an Old High German magical incantation, and the memory of being lost on a mountain.
- Ramin Akhavijou – ttttt (2023) World Premiere
- Jean-Patrick Besingrand – La colline sans nom est perdue dans le brume (2023) World Premiere
- Amy Brandon – Erratics (2022) US Premiere
- Amy Brandon – Night is the Darkest Weather (2022) US Premiere
- Chatori Shimizu – Kingyo Obsession (2023) World Premiere of new arrangement
- Tomasz Skweres – Merseburg Charm (2022) World Premiere
- Piyawat Louilarpprasert – i.u. (2023) World Premiere
Total duration of the program is approximately 60 minutes without intermission.
Personnel for concert
- Charlotte Mundy, soprano
- Elisa Sutherland, mezzo soprano
- Timothy Parsons, countertenor
- Tomás Cruz, tenor
- Jeffrey Gavett, baritone and director
- Steven Hrycelak, bass
Ekmeles’s 2022-2023 season is made possible with funds from the Amphion Foundation, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, The Alice M. Ditson Fund, The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Ekmeles is a recipient of the 2023 Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation Ensemble Prize.