Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Live on stage this Saturday Oct 10th

Come see my first three completed Antarctic compositions this Saturday at Mills College. Together with musicians A.L. Dentel and Cliff Neighbors I'll be performing:

Greater Than 20 Knots- a piece inspired by the mighty Antarctic winds
Brash Ice- explores the spectrum of sounds that ice makes underwater
Lullaby for E Seals- sort of a love song for Antarctica

This will also be the concert debut of several new instruments made with materials I collected at Palmer Station, including the Limpet Shell Spine and three Adelie penguin bone instruments.

We are playing first, so don't be late!

Saturday October 10, 2009, 8pm
Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613
$15 general, $10 seniors and non-Mills students

Breathtaking works located at the intersection of the natural world and new technologies. Nick Didkovsky performs new solo works for prepared electric guitar, electronics, and software. Krys Bobrowski's works feature everyday objects and invented instruments made from natural materials. Cheryl E. Leonard premieres compositions for amplified natural objects and field recordings from Antarctica.

1 comment:

  1. Cheryl and team,
    Thank you for your inspiration through creation, not only do the instruments sound good, they are beautiful too.
    I enjoyed the resonance and escalation of all the instruments. Even the ones that made me feel cold as if I were in the Antarctic.
    They sound so real that I am sure your team can fool local animals into thinking a storm is near. Loved seeing the hand drawn interpretation of music notes as well. Also very impressed with Krys Bobrowski's Gliss Glass, a playful sounding instrument and and the different voices of her kelp horns.
    It is hard to believe that these objects were not even instruments until
    you people gave them a voice.
    great work!

    sytiva s.