|ANGÉLICA NEGRÓN||gone and regresar (Bay Area Premiere)|
|NATHALIE JOACHIM||Note to Self (Bay Area Premiere)|
|DAN TRUEMAN||neither Anvil nor Pulley|
The singular new-music ensemble Sō Percussion, celebrated for its “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (New Yorker), plays two concerts highlighting three millennial voices who are part of an inspiring generation of women composers currently revitalizing the contemporary music landscape. In the quartet’s first visit, two short pieces by Puerto Rican-born composer Angélica Negrón explore interactions between the quartet’s percussion instruments and pre-programmed electronic noisemakers, and Nathalie Joachim’s Note to Self combines pre-recorded loops of her own voice with virtuosic percussion writing as a way of processing her chronic anxiety.
This event is part of Cal Performances’ Illuminations: “Human and Machine” programming for the 2022–23 season.