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CSF’s Urban Culture Project  continues its collaboration with the Kansas City Electronic Arts and Music Alliance (KcEMA) by presenting KcEMA Newbie Commissions, a concert of new works on Saturday, December 5, 7:30pm at la Esquina, 1000 West 25th Street. Doors open at 7; admission is $5.

Inaugurating its electronic commissioning program, KcEMA commissioned three Kansas City area composers relatively new to the electronic medium – Zhou Juan, Caroline Miller, and Yaun Peiying –  for Kansas City based performers Jedd Schneider, tenor voice, and Brad Baumgardner, bass clarinet.  In addition to these new works, the concert includes pieces by Jorge Sosa, Scott Blasco, Tim Eshing, and international award-winning composer Jason Bolte.

The Newbie Commissions program features three World Premieres.  Jedd Schneider will perform Zhou Juan’s That night, 195 people were killed, a response to the violence that took place on July 5th in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China, where the composer was born, and Caroline Miller’s setting of John Donne’s sensual Elegy XX: To His Mistress Going to Bed.  Brad Baumgardner will perform Peiying Yuan’s Fractal Excursions, a piece structured around the inspiration of fractals.  Read full press release.

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