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Dorian Wallace

Dorian Wallace

May 18th 2018 @ Boston Conservatory at Berklee

Boston, MA
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About Dorian Wallace
Genres:
Classical, Free Improvisation, Political Folk, Film Music, Contemporary Classical, Noise, Electronic, Plunderphonics
Band Members:
Dorian Wallace
Hometown:
New York, NY

Ohio-born Dorian Wallace is a composer, pianist, teacher, and activist. His work explores elements of the conscious and unconscious experience, deep political conscientio...
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Eight Songs for a Mad King at New Music Gathering 2018
Friday, May 18th, 2018
5:00 PM
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
Massachusetts Tpke, Boston, MA 02215
The Mad King is paranoid and manic, confined to a playpen of chicken wire while he trains his court musicians (or are they birds from his menagerie?) Obsessed with the sounds in his head, the King can only express his profound levels of psychosis through the use of his voice. Paul Pinto has taken this role, originally created for baritone Roy Hart, and has become a wreckless and fragile Mad King, seething with anger, anguish, and mania.

Commanding a five-octave range with an entire repertoire of distorted vocalizations, Pinto leads us on a psychosomatic expedition of a delusional mind. Eight Songs for a Mad King expertly balances meticulously notated techniques and effects alongside passages of fanciful charm and romance. The instrumentalists skillfully riff alongside his shrieks and howls, exploring the poetry of a madman.

It all ends with the smashing of a violin.
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The new music community needs space.

Even in a culture that thrives on connectivity, the ancient idea of simply being in the same place at the same time to exchange ideas continues to be the most effective, and New Music Gathering fills that need.

Following the conference model, it will be three days of performances, presentations, and discussions, but as it is to be run not by an organization but by four working musicians – Lainie Fefferman, Daniel Felsenfeld, Mary Kouyoumdjian, Matt Marks, and Jascha Narveson – it should be a way to "skip the middleman" and focus on the needs and desires of the community directly.

As it is to be based in a different city annually, aside from bringing together those who write, perform and promote "contemporary classical" music to meet, talk, and develop collaborative relationships, the Gathering will also focus on the dedicated population in that specific region.
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About Dorian Wallace
Genres:
Classical, Free Improvisation, Political Folk, Film Music, Contemporary Classical, Noise, Electronic, Plunderphonics
Band Members:
Dorian Wallace
Hometown:
New York, NY

Ohio-born Dorian Wallace is a composer, pianist, teacher, and activist. His work explores elements of the conscious and unconscious experience, deep political conscientio...
Read More