Not So Alone: Music for Cello & Virtual Partners
The idea of creating musical polyphony, a fabric of multiple musical lines, for a monophonic instrument has intrigued composers for centuries. If Bach created the illusion of accompaniment with fast lines that blur the roles of foreground and background, some contemporary composers have gone ever further, adding electronic and video counterpoint to a one man work. Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia will explore works for cello solo, some of them Not So Alone with the aid of electronics assistant Nate Bliton and whatever gear fits into their van!
Works by Bach, Edgardo Cantón, Bill Ryan and others
Cellist Pablo Mahave-Veglia resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is Associate Professor of Cello at Grand Valley State University. Mr. Mahave-Veglia is a cellist and teacher of broad interests whose repertoire ranges from the early baroque, performed on period instruments, to his ongoing interest in researching, performing and recording the work of contemporary Latin-American composers. He counts among his musical influences his mother, the noted piano pedagogue Mercedes Veglia, as well as such artists/teachers as Arnaldo Fuentes, Steven Doane, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Janos Starker and Uri Vardi.
Throughout the 2014-15 season he will be involved in the performance of the Complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations for cello and pianoforte utilizing period instruments and historical performance practices. Each of the three concerts will be performed at Grand Valley State University, and repeated in regional concert series, and feature a different keyboard artist. Concerts will take place at Eastern Michigan University, the Ann Arbor Early Music Academy, the Feeding the Soul of the City Series in Muskegon, MI, the Colby Barn Early Music Series in Illinois, and Washington University in St. Louis, MO.
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