October 23, 2023

GUEST RECITAL: Anthony Donofrio, percussion & Ashlee Mack, piano
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: This performance is free and open for general seating.

PROGRAM:

Altars for piano and percussion - Anthony Donofrio

From the composer:
In late 2021, pianist Ashlee Mack asked me to make a concert-length piece for the two of us to perform. While writing the preliminary sketches, I became drawn towards the Square of Saturn, a magic square in which the sums of all horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines add to 15.

In the first iterations of the piece, these combinations of numbers found themselves in the foreground particularly in the areas of rhythm, meter, and form. As with much of my music, the material goes through several stages of filtering severe edits that preserve the initial spark of the piece but gradually shift it to the background. What began as a highly complex set of character
pieces eventually matured into a 75-minute meditation on time, timbre, and patience.
Related Web Site: WIU School of Music
Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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