In the opening concert of Glass Farm Ensemble's 2016-2017 season includes two world premieres. The title piece Spare Change is a virutoso snare drum solo with humoristic visual and tonal effects.
The second world premiere in this concert, Yvonne Troxler's Aoristo for vibraphone and piano uses shifting sound fields interspersed and overlapped with rhythmically charged, highly accentuated patterns.
Paula Matthusen's Between Charm and the Constant Laws of Motion playfully takes up the tensions of practice and the measurement of our actions in time, and how they can bridge private spaces of rehearsal to more public ones of performance.
A different style entirely are Balz Trümpy's Im Labyrinth a collection of 21 short pieces for solo piano originally written for Yvonne Troxler. She arranged a selection from these expressive pieces for percussion and piano.
Michael Jarrells Etude conjures up vivid sound images with vibrant and imaginative colors. It is a quite meticulously crafted virtuoso piece and demands a powerhouse performance from the pianist.
And last but not least a classic of the contemporary repertoire: Steve Reich's Clapping Music.
Performed by Glass Farm Ensemble's Anthony Di Bartolo on percussion and Yvonne Troxler on piano.