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Electroacoustic Trumpet Music by Judith Shatin Performed by Ivano Iscari
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Judith Shatin’s For the Fallen, for trumpet and electronics will be given a preview performance by Ivano Iscari on Saturday, May 19 – 4:00 PM at Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Place in Tuckahoe, New York. Its official World Premiere will be given be Mr. Ascari on Wednesday, May 23 – 9:30 AM at the Studio Theater of Columbia State University’s Schwob School of Music, 900 Broadway in Columbus, Georgia. The latter will be presented as part of the 37th Annual Conference of the International Trumpet Guild.
The composer writes, “For the Fallen, for trumpet and electronics, was commissioned by Ivano Ascari, to whom it is dedicated. After discussing the project with him, I decided to make my inspiration from, and create electronics from, recordings of the Maria Dolens Bell, also known as the Bell of Peace, located in Rovereto, Italy. Originally fabricated from the bronze of melted canons from WWI, donated by countries involved in the war, it is one of the largest ringing bells in the world. Built between 1918 and 1925 to commemorate the fallen in all wars, and recast twice since then, it is rung every day in the memory of the fallen, and in hopes of peace. The original recordings were kindly provided by engineer Marco Olivotto.”
Other composers on these programs include Fabrizio Festa, Giuseppe Call, Girogio Caslini, Alessandro Annunziata, Davide Zannoni, Costantine Lignos and Peter Anthony Monk.
For more about the May 19 program, visit http://wiccny.org/music-trumpet-prelude/. More about the May 23 performance at http://music.columbusstate.edu/events/itg2012/index.php.
Italian trumpet virtuoso Ivano Ascari was born in Italy in 1958. He has performed with prestigious symphony orchestras, such as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Budapest Symphony. As one of the founding member of the Verona Brass Ensemble, he performed throughout Europe, China and the United States. He has produced several albums, and “New Music for Trumpet” was released in October 2011.
Called “highly inventive...hugely enjoyable and deeply involving” by the Washington Post and "exuberant and captivating" by the San Francisco Chronicle, Judith Shatin's music is renowned for its dramatic shape and imaginative blending of acoustic and digital media, as well as her work in each. Orchestras that have performed her music include the Denver, Houston, Illinois, Knoxville, Minnesota, National and Richmond Symphonies. Her chamber and choral music is internationally performed and has been featured at festivals throughout North America and Europe. Her music can be heard on the Grammy-nominated Innova Records release, Tower of the Eight Winds,(http://www.innova.mu/artist1.asp?skuID=407) and the Hexagon Ensemble’s Dutch Connection CD on Etcetera, with more on the Capstone, Centaur, Neuma, New World and Sonora labels. She has been commissioned by organizations and ensembles including the Barlow Foundation, Fromm Foundation, Kronos Quartet, Library of Congress, National Symphony, the Dutch Hexagon Ensemble, the Peninsula Women’s Chorus and the San Francisco Girls’ Chorus. She is currently William R. Kenan Jr. Professor at the University of Virginia, where she founded the Virginia Center for Computer Music. Visit her online at http://www.judithshatin.com.
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