701 Center for Contemporary Art Presents
The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop plays the World Premiere of “10,000,000 Vibrations,” joined by composer Erik Carlson
Thursday, April 11, 2019
701 Center for Contemporary Art
701 Whaley St., 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201
The University of South Carolina Experimental Music Workshop student ensemble, directed by U.S.C. music school faculty member Greg Stuart, will be joined by composer and violinist Erik Carlson to perform at 701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia, S.C., on Thursday, April 11, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The Experimental Music Workshop will perform the world premiere of Carlson’s expansive “10,000,000 Vibrations” (2019) for violin and ensemble, as well as music by Kunsu Shim and Eva-Maria Houben, and the USC Flute Studio in a performance of Mary Jane Leach’s “Downland’s Tears” (2011).
The Experimental Music Workshop is a collective of musicians at the University of South Carolina consisting of 14 undergraduates from the South Carolina Honors College. Founded in 2009 by percussionist and USC School of Music professor Greg Stuart, the Experimental Music Workshop presents concerts of experimental music throughout Columbia and the Southeast and has collaborated with an array of prominent musicians and composers. The group’s performances have been praised as “patient, unpredictable, [and] exceedingly beautiful” (The New York Times). The Experimental Music Workshop released their debut recording on Edition Wandelweiser Records in the Winter of 2017 performing the music of Jürg Frey.
Stuart is a percussionist whose work draws on a mixture of music from the experimental tradition, Wandelweiser, improvisation and electronics. His performances have been described by the New York Times as “a ghostly, gorgeous lesson in how close, concentrated listening can alter and enhance perception.”