DYKES & YOUNG (AUSTIN, TX/BOSTON, MA)
Dykes and Young, the duo of bassist Laura Dykes (Austin, TX) and violinist Jeffrey Young (Boston, MA), makes meditative, ecstatic, acoustic music grounded in deep listening. Beginning with improvisation in spaces with special atmospheres and acoustics, they create musical structures that over time become fixed compositions. This program features works developed in rehearsal and during their January-February 2018 tour of the Southwest.
STEPHANIE LAMPREA (BOSTON, MA)
Stephanie Lamprea, a Boston-based vocalist, presents works that explore the roles of linguistics, extended techniques and improvisation. Louis d’Heudieres’ Laughter Studies 2 features two vocalizing performers (Stephanie, and an audience volunteer!) who imitate and describe an audio score transmitted on headphones. Aaron Jay Myers’ Lichens III is the third of the Lichens series which embodies the many beautiful and bizarre types of this organism through language displacement and extreme vocal range. Cullyn Murphy’s according for voice and objects, musically, textually, and physically explores teleology, middle-ground and our forced desire to move past uncertainty.