Saturday, January 15th, 2011 || 7:30 p.m.
FIU School of Music (11200 SW 8 St., Miami, FL 33199) || purchase tickets
Isabelle Eberhardt Dreams of Pianos | Missy Mazzoli
Sharp Edges | Robert A. Baker
Butterfly Effect | Woosung Cho
Why References? | Orlando Jacinto Garcia
run-on sentence of the pavement | Paula Matthusen
In C | Terry Riley
Featured Performer Biography : Kathleen Supové
What Ms. Supové is really exploding is the piano recital as we have known it, a mission more radical and arguably more needed. – Anthony Tommasini, NY Times
This was classical music played like the best rock’n'roll. It was passionate, earnest, loud and more complex than the gatekeepers of high culture would like to think. Brava. - Ben Sisario, NY Press
Kathleen Supové is one of America’s most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining what it means to be a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist in today’s world. After winning top prizes in the Gaudeamus International Competition for Interpretation of Contemporary Music, she began her career as a guest artist at the prestigious Darmstadt Festival in Germany. Since then, Ms. Supové has annually presented a series of solo concerts entitled THE EXPLODING PIANO. In this series, she has performed and premiered works by such established composers as Louis Andriessen, Terry Riley, Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran, and Morton Subotnick, as well as emerging composers from varied backgrounds such as David Lang, Randall Woolf, Eve Beglarian, Anna Clyne, Missy Mazzoli, and Bubblyfish, just to name a few. In recent seasons, she has developed THE EXPLODING PIANO into a multimedia experience by using electronics, theatrical elements, vocal rants, performance art, staging, and collaboration with artists from other disciplines. Kathleen is a Yamaha Artist and is working on a long-term project of commissioning works for the Yamaha Disklavier.
Kathleen is a featured performer in the Summer 2000 issue of Yale Theater Journal, which is devoted to Concert Theater. She has appeared with The Lincoln Center Festival, Other Minds Festival, Wordless Music, The Philip Glass Ensemble, Bang On a Can Marathon, MATA, The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Composers’ Collaborative, Inc., and at many other venues, ranging from concert halls and universities to theatrical spaces to clubs. Her most recent CD is THE EXPLODING PIANO, released on the Major Who Media label. Other recordings can be found on the Koch International Classics, Tzadik, CRI, Innova, New World, Neuma, Bridge, Centaur, OO, and XI labels. An essay by her appears in “ARCANA IV: Musicians on Music” (edited by John Zorn).