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[Switch~ Ensemble] Resonant Mechanisms: Upstate Experimentalism

Saturday, November 19, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

the [Switch~ Ensemble]:
Laura Cocks: flutes
Madison Greenstone: clarinets
Lauren Cauley: violin
T.J. Borden: cello
Megan Arns: percussion
Jason Thorpe Buchanan: artistic director & electronics/sound
Chris Chandler: electronics/sound
Resonant Mechanisms: Upstate Experimentalism
Sarah Hennies, Everything Else (2016)
Victoria Cheah, Hard columns you within (2022) – world premiere
Julius Eastman, Buddha (1984)
Jen Kutler, Chatter Marks (2022) – world premiere
A new music ensemble for the 21st Century, the [Switch~ Ensemble] is dedicated to the creation of new works for chamber ensemble: we bring bold new acoustic, electroacoustic, and multimedia projects to life. At the core of each performance is our commitment to the total integration of technology and live musicians. We strive for compelling artistry achieved through the seamless creation, production, and execution of new music, and believe that working directly with composers—in a medium where the score is a point of departure rather than a finish line—allows for new and thrilling musical possibilities.
[Switch~] contributes to the future of the genre by strongly advocating for and commissioning the music of a new generation of emerging young composers. Recent engagements include performances and residencies at Cornell, Bard College, the University of Chicago, Ithaca College, Buffalo State University, UC Berkeley, the University of Missouri, the University at Buffalo, the VIPA Festival (Spain), Eastman School of Music, Colby College, and Avaloch Farms Music Institute, as well as concerts at the Image/Sound Festival, San Francisco Center for New Music, MATA Interval Series, NYCEMF, Vanguard New Music Series at Kent State University, the Queens New Music Festival, the CD release of Christopher Chandler’s Smoke and Mirrors on the SEAMUS label, CD releases with composers Juraj Kojs, Stephen Yip, Dorothy Hindman, Heather Stebbins, and more.
Based in New York City and founded in 2012 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, the [Switch~ Ensemble] looks toward the future of contemporary music. Dedicated to performing high-level chamber music integrated with cutting-edge technology and supporting emerging and early career composers, we are passionate about helping to build a diverse canon of 21st century works that leaves space for all voices—especially those that have historically been excluded from our field. Upcoming engagements include performances at PS21, Hallwalls, the University at Buffalo, as well as a world premiere at the Clemente in New York City by Sam Pluta, commissioned by Chamber Music America.
This concert is presented with support from the New York State Council on the Arts and the Amphion Foundation.
$15 general admission, $10 students/seniors/members
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Saturday, November 19, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center
341 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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