New-music ensemble yMusic boasts an impressive list of collaborators and admirers from across the musical spectrum—artists ranging from Paul Simon and Bill T. Jones to Regina Spektor and Ben Folds. With the instrumentation of string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet/horn, the flexible sextet—comprised entirely by members of Generation Y—bridges contemporary concert music with pop and indie rock sensibilities.

Cal Performances worked closely with yMusic’s performer-composers, along with guest composers Andrew Norman and Gabriella Smith, and filmmaker Jeremy Robins to create arresting music video collages that interweave interpretive visuals with performance footage, produced exclusively for Cal Performances at Home. The program features the world premieres of five new works, plus members of the ensemble in conversation with guest composers Norman and Smith.

Program:
yMusic/Baragon (World Premiere)
yMusic/Peter Inn
yMusic/Turkey Transfer (World Premiere)
yMusic/Zebras (World Premiere)
yMusic/Cloud (World Premiere)
yMusic/Three Elephants (World Premiere)
Gabriella Smith/Maré
Andrew Norman/Caught

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Pictured: yMusic performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere May 20 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until August 18, 2021.
(credit: Graham Tolbert)
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Pictured: yMusic performs as part of Cal Performances at Home, streaming premiere May 20 at 7pm PDT; Performance will be available to view on demand until August 18, 2021.
(credit: Shervin Lainez)