CFA Presents Spectral Music Festival

Boston University College of Fine Arts Presents Spectral Music Festival 

BU Center for New Music conducts 10-day music festival showcasing early works by Grisey and Murail and recent works by Leroux and GF Haas — April 4

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Boston, MA— The Center for New Music at College of Fine Arts at Boston University presents 10-day festival of Spectral Music with guest composer Philippe Leroux — April 4-13, 2017.

The festival will explore the trend of Spectral Music from its early works by Grisey and Murail into the present with recent works by Philippe Leroux and GF Haas. Concerts will include performances from New York-based Argento Ensemble, a Boston premiere from Center for New Music director Joshua Fineberg and a US premiere of Tristan Murail’s monumental Liber fugeralis for Ensemble and live video.

Guest composer, Philippe Leroux is one of today’s leading international composers, his large body of music (seventy pieces to date) is widely performed in throughout the world on the most important festivals and concert series. He has worked with leading ensembles and orchestras, and has lectured and taught throughout the world — notably as  the composition professor at IRCAM’s Cursus from 2001-2006— and now teaches composition at McGill University and serves as composer-in-residence at Ensemble MEITAR in Tel-Aviv.

Composer’s Forum Lectures
Dates & Times: Tuesday, April 4, 9:30am & Tuesday, April 11, 9:30am
Program: Composer’s Forum Lecture: Philippe Leroux
Venue: CFA, Room B38, CFA Electronic Music Studio



Date & Time: Thursday, April 6, 7pm
Program: Argento Ensemble, the New York-based chamber ensemble performing the solo and chamber works by Tristan Murail and GF Haas
Venue: CFA Concert Hall (855 Commonwealth Avenue)
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 8pm
Program: Sound Icon, Performing Gérard Grisey’s Stele, Philippe Leroux’s …AMI…CHEMIN…OSER…VIE…, and the work of a BU student composer, as well as Tristan Murail’s Disintegration
Venue: Tsai Performance Center
Date & Time: Thursday, April 13, 8pm
Program: Talea Ensemble, New York-based new music ensemble performing Gérard Grisey’s Talea, the Boston premiere of Center for New Music Director Joshua Fineberg’s L’abîme, and the U.S. premiere of Tristan Murail’s Liber fugaralis for ensemble and video

Venue: Institute of Contemporary Art


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