Just because you have a world-class avant-garde composer and alterna-piano ensemble right here in your own back woods doesn't mean you should take them for granted. Colorado College's Bowed Piano Ensemble and its fearless leader and principal composer, Stephen Scott, will be performing an encore of the much-lauded Paisajes Audibles/Sounding Landscapes, which debuted last year at the Visual Music Festival in the Canary Islands, the Other Minds Festival in San Francisco, and at Colorado College's Packard Hall.
Inspired by the island of Lanzarote (the easternmost of the Canaries), Scott joined forces with soprano Victoria Hansen and the poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca to create a piece that has as much in common with the ambient electronica of British computer composer Aphex Twin as it does with the otherworldly classical moodscapes of Debussy.
Come see fishing line, duct tape and a crew of black-clad musicians transform a piano into one of the loveliest musical surgeries you're likely to ever hear.
-- Noel Black
*Originally scheduled for Jan. 29, the concert has been rescheduled for March 7.
capsule The Bowed Piano Ensemble w/ soprano Victoria Hansen
Performing Stephen Scott's Paisajes Audibles/Sounding Landscapes
Packard Hall on the Colorado College campus
Sunday, March 7, 3 p.m.*
Free; Call 389-6606