Secret Series: Melanie Sehman, percussion

Date: March 12, 2011
Time: 8:00 pm

Secret Series


Melanie Sehman, percussion
Saturday, March 12th @ 8pm

Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street

Long Island City, NY 11101-5000

admission: $15 person

On solo vibraphone, percussion and electronics, Ms. Sehman brings together a series of newly commissioned works relating or responding to Morton Feldman’s classic multiple percussion solo, The King of Denmark. This program features new and recent works from composers Cenk Ergun, Ryan Manchester, Jordan Munson, Casey Farina and Ben Hackbarth. The vibraphone has been an essential part of contemporary art music for the past thirty years, with an intimacy, richness and depth of sound unrivaled by other percussion. Each of these composers approaches the relationship of the acoustic and electronic sounds in a unique way, ranging from the creation of hyper-extended instrumental space and sound spatialization to real-time sound processing at varying sample rates to works which exploit the pure acoustics of the instruments themselves. Together these works explore the boundaries between acoustic and electronic sound.

Please join us!

Melanie Sehman is a percussionist living in Brooklyn, New York and specializing in contemporary music. She performs frequently as soloist, and with the piano/percussion duo Access New Music, Duo RoMi+Me, Eastman BroadBand, and as one-half of the Proper Glue duo. Recent performancesMelanie Headshot include chamber music at the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Bang on a Can Summer Festival, Issue Project Room, Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Indiana University and the Park Avenue Armory, with upcoming performances at Symphony Space, the Americas Society, Princeton University and the Bellingham Electro-Acoustic Music Festival. Dedicated to the creation and promotion of new music, Melanie has worked closely with several composers including Julia Wolfe, John Luther Adams, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, Robert Morris, Aaron Travers, Martin Scherzinger, Jacob Bancks and others. Melanie received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where she was also awarded the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. She is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the City University of New York Queensborough.

Posted on February 5, 2011 by erin

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