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duo runedako

Piano Plus Electronics: Tradition Meets Technology

Monday, October 8, 8:00 pm
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
Free

Duo runedako is dedicated to exploring and expanding the repertoire for multiple keyboard instruments. Pianists Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman present a wide spectrum of concert music, from traditional literature for two pianos and piano four-hands to interactive works for electronics and computer. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary music and pulling from classical, jazz, and electroacoustic traditions, duo runedako often blurs the lines between musical styles, widening audience appreciation for art music of the 21st century. "Engaging, intelligent and unpretentious" - Keyboard Magazine.

The concert features two new pieces by Music Department Chair Peter Hamlin. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free

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October 8 program:

 

En Blanc et Noir(1915)             Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
       two pianos

Third Nocturne(2010)             Benjamin Broening (b. 1967)
       piano and electronics

 Big Piano (2010)                                Peter Hamlin (b. 1951)
       piano four-hands and electronics

-intermission-

 Gestural(2012)                      Christopher Dobrian (b. 1959)
       piano and computer

 

West Cove Variations(2012)                        Peter Hamlin (b. 1951)
       piano and electronics

 World Premiere

Ballistic Etude  3.2 (remix)              Mark Kilstofte (b. 1958)
      MIDI controller and computer     arr Daniel Koppelman
                                                 

The Serpent’s Kiss                         William Bolcom (b. 1938)
       two pianos

duo runedako

Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman, piano

duo runedako presents a wide spectrum of concert music, from traditional literature for two pianos and piano four-hands, to interactive works for electronics and computer.  Pushing the boundaries of contemporary music and pulling from classical, jazz and electroacoustic traditions, duo runedako often blurs the lines between musical styles.  Described by Keyboard magazine as “Engaging, intelligent and unpretentious,” duo performances feature programs designed to entertain and educate.  duo runedako haspresented innovative concerts throughout the United States and in France, Finland, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands.  On a Fulbright Scholarship Award in 2008-2009, the husband-and-wife team toured Ukraine with a series of lectures and concerts devoted to the music of American composers.  In addition to their duo compact discs, the duo has recorded for CRI, New World Records, Celestial Harmonies, Neuma, and Innova Records.  They are currently on the music faculty at Furman University in South Carolina where they teach piano, music theory and Koppelman heads the music technology area.

 

 

 

duo runedako

Piano Plus Electronics: Tradition Meets Technology

Monday, October 8, 8:00 pm
Concert Hall, Mahaney Center for the Arts
Free

Duo runedako is dedicated to exploring and expanding the repertoire for multiple keyboard instruments. Pianists Ruth Neville and Daniel Koppelman present a wide spectrum of concert music, from traditional literature for two pianos and piano four-hands to interactive works for electronics and computer. Pushing the boundaries of contemporary music and pulling from classical, jazz, and electroacoustic traditions, duo runedako often blurs the lines between musical styles, widening audience appreciation for art music of the 21st century. "Engaging, intelligent and unpretentious" - Keyboard Magazine.

The concert features two new pieces by Music Department Chair Peter Hamlin. Sponsored by the Department of Music. Free