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XXVI New Music Miami Festival Finale Concert: Amernet String Quartet, Pianist Michael Linville, & Composer Jessie Cox

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Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00pm

WLF - The Wolfsonian
1001 Washington AVE, The Wolfsonian - FIU, Miami, Florida 33139

Time + Admission
7:00PM Pre-Concert Discussion
7:30PM Concert

Free Admission thanks to a grant provided by the City of Miami Beach.

 

Description

The technical prowess of the Amernet meets the experimental music of innovative Swiss composer, Jessie Cox, for the festival's closing concert. They will be joined by New World Symphonys' Dean of Instrumental Performance, Michael Linville, for what will be an incredible evening of talent.

 

Program:

Conscious Musi//.Jessie Cox 
Amernet String Quartet

coptic bound//Orlando Jacinto Garcia
Amernet String Quartet
Michael Linville, piano
 
When You’re a Star//Jessie Cox 
Fixed media studio recording
 
Piano Quintet//Steven Stucky
Amernet String Quartet
Michael Linville, piano
 

About the Michael Linville

Pianist, percussionist, conductor, arranger and educator, Michael Linville is currently the New World Symphony’s Dean of Instrumental Performance, programming and coaching chamber music concerts throughout the Symphony’s 35-week season. He is also an Artistic Partner with the Breckenridge Music Festival, and the Artistic Coordinator of the New World Percussion Consort, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary chamber music that features percussion.

As a soloist, Mr. Linville has performed with the San Francisco Symphony, the New World Symphony, and the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra.  He has also performed with the Honolulu and Pasadena Symphonies, the Florida Orchestra, and the Florida Philharmonic.  His playing can be heard on a number of recordings, including New World Jazz, A Night in the Tropics, Orchestral Music of Bernstein and White Mares of the Moon, which Mr. Linville also produced.

 

About Jessie Cox

One of the world’s most brazenly experimental composers, Swiss artist Jessie Cox makes music about the universe - and our future in it. Through avant-garde classical, experimental jazz, and sound art, he has devised his own strand of musical science fiction, one that asks where we go next. For the last decade, his music has been marked by its freeness; his embrace of otherness has led to a body of work described by the LA Times as ‘some of the most experimental music, not just of the day, but the season’. 

Cox’s music goes forward. When he describes it, he compares it to time travel and space exploration, likening the role of a composer to that of a rocket ship traversing undiscovered galaxies. He is influenced by a vast array of artists who have used their music to imagine futures, and takes Afrofuturism as a core inspiration, asking questions about existence, and the ways we make spaces habitable. Known for its disquieting tone and unexpected structural changes, his music steps into the unknown, and has been referred to by the New Yorker as an example of ‘dynamic pointillism’, a nebulous and ever-expanding sound world that includes ‘breathy instrumental noises, mournfully wailing glissandi, and climactic stampedes of frantic figuration’.

 

About the Amernet

Praised for their “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing by the New York Times, the Amernet has garnered recognition as one of today’s exceptional string quartets. Jessie Cox makes music about the universe – and our future in it. Through avant-garde classical, experimental jazz, and sound art, he has devised his own strand of musical science fiction, one that asks where we go next. For the last decade, his music has been marked by its freeness; his embrace of otherness has led to a body of work described by the LA Times as ‘some of the most experimental music, not just of the day, but the season.’

 

NEW MUSIC MIAMI ISCM FESTIVAL
We’re celebrating 26 years! This year, the festival runs from January 2023 through April 2023 and includes the presentation of music by composers from around the world, many of whom are present to discuss their music for FIU students and audiences. Info at nmmf.fiu.edu.

 

What does ISCM stand for?
ISCM stands for International Society for Contemporary Music. It is a prestigious international network of members from around fifty countries, devoted to the promotion and presentation of contemporary music - the music of our time. Through ISCM, our members promote contemporary music in all its varied forms, strengthening musical life in their local contexts and making their music and its creators known to world. The ISCM embraces the diverse music of its many members without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, religion, or politics.

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