How does a DJ compose? What would a laptopist’s score look like? How would a composer sonically and visually organize the improvisational contributions of musicians?
In Event Pieces, DBR answered these questions by developing a graphic musical notation that allows for the organization of composed and improvised musical fragments, or “events.” Participants generate and incorporate ‘events’ into a unified composition, making it possible to re-mix and re-imagine different musical styles and ideas. DBR demonstrates and leads a group composition. Musical instruments are encouraged but not required. Recommended for all age groups (music or non-music students).
Presented by DUO 1804
DUO 1804 is a collaboration between composer, violinist and educator Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and composer, percussionist and creator of Afro-electronica®, Val-Inc. Longtime peers in the Haitian American musical community of New York City, this is the much anticipated collaboration between two boundary-breaking composers exploring the possibilities of classical and electronic music, from a unique perspective drawn from their Haitian roots. 212 years after the proclamation of Haiti’s independence in 1804, the duo comes together to immerse the audience in a rich tapestry of sound that expresses notions of freedom, revolution, and spirituality — themes present in today’s global issues — to celebrate our collective human spirit and unity in the concert hall, which DBR calls “our last, precious bastion of democracy”.
Sponsored by: Colorado State University School of Music, Theatre and Dance and the City of Fort Collins Lincoln Center