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Jillian Bloom: Solo Cello/ Sean McFarland plays music for Electric Guitar

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January 15, 2016 8:00 pm

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Jillian Bloom: Solo Cello opens for  Sean McFarland

Morton Feldman’s piece, “The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar” is not only a wonderful work of art for the instrument, but carries with it the most amazing story in all of contemporary music. The program is a study of the piece and its story, and includes the performance of the lost piece, as well as other pieces dedicated to Feldman and his work. Satie’s “Vexations,” though not directly related to Feldman, provides the foundation from which this music was built.

Vexations (excerpt) (1893)

Erik Satie

34 Chords: Christian Wolff in Hanover and Royalton (1995)
Larry Polansky

After “The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar” (2004)
Marco Cappelli

Another Possibility (2004)
Christian Wolff

The Possibility of a New Work for Electric Guitar (1966 / 2013)
Morton Feldman

Reconstruction by Seth Josel

Sean McFarland (b. 1991) is a composer from Baltimore, MD that writes music dealing with the human experience. He has studied under a wide variety of composers including Stuart Saunders Smith, Linda Dusman, Roger Reynolds, and Ian Power. An avid collaborator, Sean has previously created works with The Atlas Composer’s Collective and Rhymes With Opera, in addition to writing multiple pieces for dance. He has also written for some of America’s most distinguished performers, including Gleb Kanasevich and the JACK Quartet.

Outside of composing, Sean is an eccentric multidisciplinary guitarist who performs everything from gospel music to free improvisation, while maintaining a private studio of students. Thoroughly entrenched in the DIY ethic, Sean works with Carriage House, Charm City Art Space, and other organizations to promote and preserve independent music in Baltimore. Most recently, he completed “Here” for wind ensemble and playback as part of the Wiley H. Bates Middle School Teaching Artist Residency.

Cellist Jillian Bloom is a dynamic and passionate New York based artist. An avid proponent of classical, contemporary, experimental, electronic and improvised music, she is sought after for her versatile playing and ability to span multiple genres with ease. She performs extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the US and abroad, and in 2014 founded the performance series ‘Love Every Note.’ The series curates programs on a regular basis, delving into the experimental world of multi-genre performance, as well as bringing to light possibilities for the development of musical expression within the traditional art form of chamber music. Jillian is a member of the Nouveau Classical Project, a production hub for new music and cross genre creation, and the co-founder of Gemini, an experimental/classical duo with violinist Roseminna Watson.


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