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Bowed Piano Ensemble will perform at Carroll

February 15, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.—The Bowed Piano Ensemble, the internationally renowned experimental music group of Colorado College, will be at Carroll University on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. Soprano soloist Victoria Hansen will join the group, which will present a master class at 5 p.m. and a performance at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Recital Hall of Shattuck Music Center, 218 N. East Ave., Waukesha, and are free and open to the public.

The program will feature director Stephen Scott’s newest work, “Afternoon of a Fire,” a commemoration of the Waldo Canyon fire of 2012. Also on the program are Scott’s “Aurora Ficta (False Dawn),” “New York Drones” and “Baltic Sketches.” The ensemble will accompany Hansen in two vocal pieces, “Vocalise” and “La Guitarra,” from Scott’s song cycle “Paisajes Audibles (Sounding Landscapes).” The online journal “New Music Box” said of this work, “When Hansen sings along with the Bowed Piano Ensemble expect the walls to melt down again as you return to the almost primordial atmosphere guaranteed to enrapture.”

Scott, Hansen and the ensemble have toured and broadcast widely in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America, and earned many favorable reviews in such publications as “Gramophone,” “The American Record Guide,” “Wired Magazine,” “Fanfare,” “High Fidelity,” “The New York Times,” “The Independent (London),” “The Financial Times of London,” “The Los Angeles Times” and “Keyboard.” They also have appeared on National Public Radio and PBS, and on film and network television. Major festival performances have been at Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Berliner Festspiele, Almeida Opera Festival (London), ppIANISSIMO Sofia (Bulgaria), the Visual Music Festival (Canary Islands) and Other Minds (San Francisco).

The Bowed Piano Ensemble has made five professional recordings on the New Albion and Albany labels. Their next recording, of the pieces on the March concert, will be produced by Parma Recordings and distributed worldwide by Naxos.

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Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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