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RANDOM ACCESS MUSIC
 

December 2nd at The Secret Theatre
December 3rd at Martha Graham Studio Theater

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023 at 3pm
The Secret Theatre
38-02 61st Steet, Woodside, NY 11377


Sunday Dec. 3, 2023 at 5pm
Martha Graham Studio Theater
55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014

Tickets: $25 Adults / $10 Students
Cash or credit at the door
Or purchased online below

Tickets for Dec. 2nd concert:

https://www.simpletix.com/e/ram-concert-12-2-at-secret-theatre-tickets-151548

Tickets for Dec. 3rd concert:
https://www.simpletix.com/e/ram-concert-12-3-at-graham-studio-theater-tickets-151547


Contact:

ram.nyc.info@gmail.com

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RAM Players
Seth Gilman, baritone
Lish Lindsey, flute
Thomas Piercy, clarinet
Jay Sorce, electric guitar
Sabina Torosjan, violin
Daniel Hass, cello
Marina Iwao, piano


Program
Seth Boustead
“The Sorcerer”
for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, violin, cello, and piano (2023)
(World premiere)


Tyson Davis

“Roswell Incident” for clarinet, violin, and piano (2018)

Gilbert Galindo
"The Rain Washes It Away” for clarinet, cello, and piano (2023)
(World premiere)

 

Shulamit Ran

“Private Game” for clarinet and cello (1979)

Miho Sasaki

“et non et non” for baritone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2023)​

(World premiere)

 

Dorian Tabb

“Crashing Tide” for flute, clarinet, and piano (2023)

(World premiere)

Emilio Teubal

“The Off-Spring of MMXX” Suite for clarinet, cello, piano (2023)
(World Premiere)


Performer Profiles (click on performer names for website links)

Seth Gilman, baritone
Lish Lindsey, flute
Thomas Piercy, clarinet

Jay Sorce, electric guitar
Sabina Torosjan, violin
Daniel Hass, cello
Marina Iwao, piano

 

Program Notes

Gilbert Galindo "The Rain Washes It Away” for clarinet, cello, and piano (2023)

This is a work that is intentionally deep and sober in emotion and its journey. It reflects a moment in life when the old is washed away, leaving what remains cleansed and what is gone, gone. This cleansing can be like a torrent of unrelenting rain striking at the heart, the root that holds life, leaving us in a new life with new opportunity, if we take it.

 

The music itself includes nostalgic sentiments, playful and rough gestures, atmospheric soundscapes, and melodic expiation and exaltation. “The Rain Washes It Away” for clarinet, ‘cello, and piano was written for and commissioned by Random Access Music and Artistic Director Thomas Piercy with support from the New York State Council on the Arts. - Gilbert Galindo, November 2023

 https://www.gilbertgalindo.com/


Dorian Tabb “Crashing Tide” for flute, clarinet, and piano (2023)
My name is Dorian Tabb, and I’m 13 years old. I’m passionate about history, geography, and of course, composing. My piece, “Crashing Tide,” is supposed to depict water crashing onto cliffs or a lighthouse. The piece is a gradual incline until the climax towards the very end where the actual crashing occurs, when the water is crashing on that cliff or lighthouse. The rest of the piece is supposed to be a gradual ascending or incline, that will end in the strong climax. 

 

Tyson Davis “Roswell Incident” for clarinet, violin, and piano (2018)

https://tysongholsdaviscomposer.com/

Seth Boustead “The Sorcerer” for flute, clarinet, electric guitar, violin, cello, and piano (2023)
“The Sorcerer” is inspired by the paintings of Spanish mystical surrealist painter Remedios Varo.  I wrote the piece shortly after visiting an exhibition of her work in Chicago and tried to capture in music the unique effect her paintings have on anyone who sees them.  Varo famously said that to her "the dream world and the real world are the same," and her paintings are a phantasmagoria of pseudo scientists, magicians, alchemists and other fantastical imagery painted in a realist style.  I'm not sure who the sorcerer is that the title of the piece refers to but perhaps it is to Varo herself.
Commissioned by composed for Random Access Music.
http://sethboustead.com/

Miho Sasaki “et non et non” for baritone, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano (2023)
“et non et non” is one song from the choral song cycle “Tapestry of Beauty.” So many lives were unnecessarily lost due to the pandemic, including several of my close friends. One couldn't even visit loved ones at the hospital to say "goodbye" as they were passing away. The restrictions in our social life greatly and psychologically impacted our lives and emotions. Yet, people were still trying to find joy and to be grateful for what we have to keep a positive spirit and hope.

Latin "et non et non" means "and not and not."
From Matthew, 11:17. Texts:
Latin (The Bible): dicunt : Cecinimus vobis, et nonsaltastis : lamentavimus, et non planxistis.
English: We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not mourn.
Japanese: Warera fuefukedo nanjira odorazu.
http://sasakimusic.com/2.html


Shulamit Ran “Private Game” for clarinet and cello (1979)

The Da Capo Chamber Players’ invitation to write a short piece incorporating, in any way I desired, the group’s name into its format, turned out to be an interesting challenge. Repetition is the essence of comprehensibility. But Da Capo, today? While the initial temptation was to use the term loosely, I found myself intrigued by the idea of having strict repetition, without giving the appearance of arbitrary formalism. My solution: there are three brief Da Capo sections interlaced into the piece in a 1-2-1-3-2-3 sequence. 1 and 2 appear at key points structurally. 3 is more transitory and ornamental. They are essential, for they give the piece coherence, but they may or may not be consciously perceived as repetitions on first hearing. They are my private game. Enough said.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shulamit_Ran

Emilio Teubal “The Off-Spring of MMXX” Suite for clarinet, cello, piano (2023)
"The Off-Spring of MMXX" is a Suite of three movements inspired by and dedicated to the generation of children who lived through the Covid-19 crisis and lockdown. In 2020, Thomas Percy asked me to write a one-minute piece for a program he created called “Moments in this Time”. For that opportunity, I wrote a clarinet-piano piece called "Children of MMXX," initially inspired by Chick Corea's children's song. That short piece was meant to be written from a kid's standpoint (my son): what does he understand of what is happening?  how are his days passing by? what does he hear from the outside world? (the ice cream truck for sure!)

That short piece was the source material for the three movements of the Suite. Each movement depicts a different moment of that initial part of the lockdown, the spring of 2020. The first movement, Children’s (generation Lockdown) is about the initial shock of that new Life we were all having to adjust and get used to it. Boredom (The pillow fight) is the natural sequel of that initial shock: long days of staying inside the house without much social contact and with new “hobbies" or activities to pass the time and beat the boredom, like pillow fights. The third movement Two Summers (one-year Rondo) depicts the excitement my son and I felt on both summers we lived that year: one in New York and another in Argentina when we were able to travel in December of that year.
Composed for Thomas Piercy with support from the New York State Council on the Arts.
https://www.emilioteubal.com/

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