Life Is Sweet
Kathleen Supové performs Life Is Sweet for a speaking pianist at Areté.
Loft Wordplay: Nick Flynn w/ Guy Barash & Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Join Nick Flynn, Guy Barash, and Rachel Eliza Griffiths for a showcase of music, literary goodness, and collaborative beauty.
Quintet No. 1 world premiere @ Tokyo Opera City
Commissioned by Thomas Piercy. Presented by Tonada Productions as part of the Tokyo to New York concert series at Ohmi Gakudo, Tokyo Opera City, 28 April, 2017.
Thomas Piercy, conductor
Ryuta Iwase, bass clarinet
Christopher Yohmei Blasdel, shakuhachi
Makoto Aruga, vibraphone
Go Mochizuki, mandolin
Sansuzu Tsuruzawa, bass shamisen
Notes on Fiction: Killdeer’s Nick Flynn and Guy Barash
Poet Nick Flynn reads from “I Will Destroy You” with music by Guy Barash. Also on the program: Barash’s Talkback IV for piano and computer performed by Kathleen Supové, as well as duo and trio improvisations.
Talkback VII “Polaroid” – World Premiere
Soprano Jamie Jordan presented the world premiere of Talkback VII “Polaroid” as part of the Festival of New American Music at Sacramento State School of Music.
TalkBack IV for piano and computer
(2010, Revised 2012)
Piano, Kathleen Supové
This piece is the fourth in a series of compositions for acoustic instruments and interactive computer processing. With Talkback, Barash explores new playing techniques, enhanced timbre and other sonic features that are characteristic of the instrument by magnifying subtle nuances of the instrument and bringing them to the foreground.