Kurt Rohde will perform “excision no. 2: they didn’t know we were seeds” as part of the second installment of his “Farewell Tour.” Modeled after Cher’s decades long Farewell Tours, violist and composer Kurt Rohde continues his multi-year commissioning project, Kurt Rohde’s FAREWELL TOUR—Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, with PART 2 taking place beginning in March 2019. The commissioned new works feature some of the most gifted composers that Rohde feels are underrepresented and deserve a wider audience, while also broadening the repertoire for viola. The project’s anticipated year of completion is 2028, at which time Mr. Rohde will retire from playing in performance and donate his instrument to “some talented whipper-snapper who wants to play viola.” Tonight’s event focuses on new works for viola and electronics. Please visit http://music.uga.edu/guest-concert-kurt-rohde-violaelectronics for more details.
Richard Chowenhill – crush for Amplified Viola
Peter Van Zandt Lane – Décalcomanie 2 for Viola and Electronics
Elainie Lillios – Liquid | Crystal | Vapor for Viola and Live, Interactive Electronics
Sam Nichols – Imaginary Units for Viola and Interactive Electronics
Tina Tallon – excision no. 2: they didn’t know we were seeds for Viola and Live Electronics*
*Tina Tallon’s new work is Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University.