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Cheryl Melfi

Charlotte Street Foundation presents a KcEMA concert featuring Cheryl Melfi: Digital Reeds. Cheryl brings with her a program of new music including two world premiers of electro-acoutsic music for clarinet.

Date: Saturday, January 14
Time: Doors open at 7:30pm; concert begins at 8pm
Venue: City Center Square / 1100 Main 5th Floor KCMO
Tickets: $10; $5 students

Cheryl Melfi is a highly experienced and respected performer of electro-acoustic music.  She has numerous festival performances to her credit, including Electronic Music Midwest, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEASMUS), Electro-Acoustic Juke Joint, and the Thailand International Composition Festival.  She is a frequent collaborator with KcEMA, both as a soloist and as a member of the Kansas City-based new music ensemble Quadrivium.  She has also electro-acoustic music to Kansas City audiences via Dark Matter, a group of artists, astronomers, and educators combining the sounds of electro-acoustic music with awe-inspiring science education.

In addition to two world premieres—Daniel Eichenbaum’s The Lonely Road and Richard Johnson’s Hiram—Cheryl will perform works by an international group of composers.  Alex Harker’s Fluence explores the simultaneous existence of multiple musical worlds through interactions between the clarinet and an electronic “tape” part generated in real time.  Butterfly is composed by multimedia artist Mark Snyder, whose work has been described as “expansive, expressive and extremely human.”  The program is completed by Rob Mackay’s Equanimity, a delicately balanced piece inspired by a moonlit beach in Majorca.

Get all the details in the press release!

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