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The Music of Jürg Frey

  • Columbia Museum of Art 1515 Main Street Columbia, SC, 29201 United States (map)

Visiting composer Jürg Frey (Switzerland) and violinist Erik Carlson (International Contemporary Ensemble) join forces with Columbia percussionist and USC professor Greg Stuart and the Experimental Music Workshop for an evening of new work by Frey. A member of the Wandelweiser Group, Frey’s music is noted for its creation of wide, quiet sound spaces and revels in the "corporeal splendour of undiluted sound" (The Guardian). Commissioned by the South Carolina Honors College for Carlson, Stuart, and the Experimental Music Workshop, Frey’s new Ephemeral Constructions places a duo for violin and percussion in the context of a constantly shifting fabric from the ensemble. Also included on the program are Frey’s expansive Circular Music No. 6 and the compact Circular Music No. 7