Like an underwater explorer taking soundings to determine the location, depth, and structure of objects below the surface, these programs allow us to listen more deeply. Each Soundings focuses on a single musical composition, performed twice. Between the performances, a visual artist presents newly commissioned works. Audience, quartet, and artist share thoughts, insights and impressions. Then a snack and some drinks… and a second listening.
For several years, Del Sol has presented a series of Soundings at the Center For New Music in San Francisco. Soundings is also available as a touring program in collaboration with local artists anywhere.
For a glimpse into a Soundings performance, read the SFCV review of Soundings 2.1
Soundings 4.1 [October 20, 2016]
Lembit Beecher (b.1980) “These Memories May Be True” with animation by the composer
Soundings 4.2 [February 2, 2017]
Ben Johnston (b.1926) “Crossings” with Elmore Demott, photographer
Soundings 4.3 [June 15, 2017]
Caroline Shaw (b.1982) “Entr’acte” with Eric Schrader, bonsai artist
Ben Johnston (b.1926) “String Quartet no. 10” with Jan Wurm, visual artist
Jack Body (1944-2015) “Epicycle” with Matt Gilbert, artist
Center For New Music, San Francisco, CA.
Pierre Jalbert (b.1967) “String Quartet no. 4”, with Kevin Chen, visual artist
Huang Ruo (b.1976) “Calligraffiti” with Kate Rannells, visual artist
Ken Ueno (b.1970) “Peradam” with Joshue Ott, media artist
Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
Robert Erickson (1917-1997) “Corfu”, with Kimetha Vanderveen, visual artist.
Stefano Scodanibbio (1956-2012), “Mas Lugares (su Madrigali di Monterverdi)”, with Mads Tolling, composer.
Peter Sculthorpe (b.1929), “String Quartet No. 14” (with didjeridu), with Stephen Kent, didjeridoo and Nils Bultmann, composer.
Find out more information about our additional repertoire.
Soundings “image” by Jan Wurm
© Del Sol Performing Arts Organization • Photos by RJ Muna