WHEN: Thursday, April 18; Doors open at 8:30, music at 9 PM
WHERE: The Red Room at Normals Books and Records, 425 E. 31st Street Baltimore
Anne La Berge, flute and electronics
Diamanda La Berge Dramm, violin and voice
Electrifying, moving and covering untraveled roads from avant-garde virtuosity to highly charged computer-assisted improvisation, this extraordinary mother/daughter duo puts together flute and live electronics pioneer Anne La Berge with rising new music violinist Diamanda La Berge Dramm.
The concert includes world premieres by three composers who together explore the electronic, improvisatory and compositional edges of today’s music.
- Natacha Diels (NYC) new work for violin, flute and electronics (2013)
- David Dramm (AMSTERDAM) new work for amplified violin and flute (2013)
Anne La Berge (AMSTERDAM) Muffled for violin, flute and Max electronics (2010)
- Jorrit Dijkstra (BOSTON) new work for violin, flute and electronics (2013)
- Martin Parker (EDINBURGH) GruntCount for solo flute and Max (2011)
- Luciano Berio (ITALY, 1925 –2003) Sequenza VIII for solo violin (1976)
Anne La Berge's career as flutist/improviser/composer stretches across international and stylistic boundaries. Her performances bring together a ferocious and far-reaching virtuosity, a penchant for improvising delicately spun microtonal textures and melodies, and her wholly unique array of powerfully percussive flute effects, all combined with electronic processing.
As a performer using quartertone flute, amplified and processed, La Berge transforms the sound of her instrument and dramatically extends its musical potential. . . Her instrumental and electronic settings foreground phonic qualities, leaving words intact to deliver their semantic load. . . .La Berge’s work is a stimulating indication of what might be achieved when the written voice speaks.Julian Cowley, The Wire, July 2011www.annelaberge.com
Diamanda La Berge Dramm grew up in Amsterdam, playing the violin since the age of four. Growing up among the leading figures of the Dutch classical, avant-garde and improvisation scene, her own concerts reflects all of these elements. At the age of thirteen, she premiered Raadsels by Louis Andriessen in the Concertgebouw for the opening of the Holland Festival 2005 and has gone on to perform as soloist, chamber music player and band member in venues such as Amsterdam’s Bimhuis, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ as well as the Stone (NYC) and Jordan Hall (Boston).
She has worked extensively with Garth Knox, Anthony Coleman, Chaya Czernowin, Christian Wolff, Alvin Lucier, and Gunther Schuller. She performs regularly with the Callithumpian Consort and East Coast Contemporary Ensemble. Festivals include the Amsterdam Canal (Grachten) Festival, Pierre Boulez’ Lucerne Festival Academy and Ensemble Modern's Summer Academy. http://diamandadramm.com/