Mythology to exploding suns

(04-10-2012)

Faculty Recital features a variety of music

Music can transcend time and space, and the faculty recital by Dr. Tracy Doyle, flute, and James Doyle, percussion, exemplifies this theme. The diverse and eclectic program, featuring works by Gareth Farr, Lou Harrison, Ney Rosauro, Michael Culligan, Adam Vidiksis, and Alec Wilder, begins at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in Leon Memorial Hall.

Gareth Farr's "Kembang Suling" for flute and marimba is a dynamic work in which each movement is a snapshot of a different geographical region including Bali, Japan, and India.

Lou Harrison's "Ariadna" for flute, vibraphone, and frame drums is based on Greek mythology and includes a movement of "chance" music in which the performers are given an open form and are able to make new decisions about the structure of the piece each time it is performed.

"NGC 981" for flute and djembe by Adam Vidiksis portrays the explosion of a massive star with the plane of a galaxy of the same name. Traveling approximately 60 million light years away toward the constellation Aries, one will find an island universe about 50,000 light years across. This spiral galaxy, named NGC 981, was host to this massive star explosion. This piece portrays the event, from the intensity of this massive explosion as it ripples through the universe, the immensity of the galaxy itself, to the beauty of this colossal phenomenon.

Contact the Adams State Music Department at 719- 587-7621, for advance tickets.