A blog at the audio rate

Sivan Eldar's Tarr

Tarr is a piece that continues to teach and continues to expand an understanding of Sivan's musical interreferrentiality, exploding one precisely drawn frame with a seemingly smaller one.

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Interview with Timothy McCormack

Before our upcoming concert, I sat down with composer Tim McCormack, whose work--and [Switch~ Ensemble] commission--karst survey will see its US premiere in [Switch~]'s February 28th show at Areté Gallery and Venue. We talked about new and old projects, their inspirations, how to work with musicians, and what makes music vivid for Tim.

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Alican Çamcı's landscape with inscription

In the time since its premiere in 2017, we have come to know Alican Çamcı's landscape with inscription in a more sophisticated and intimate way with each performance. There is something beguiling about the work; although its concept is clear from a first reading, its intricacies bloom with each renewed encounter.

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Upstate NY Tour Retrospective

From February 21 - March 6 2018, the [Switch~ Ensemble] embarked on a tour across upstate and western New York to celebrate the ensemble's five-year anniversary by returning to the region where we began our musical journey.

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University of Chicago Residency

In May 2017, the [Switch~ Ensemble] embarked on its first academic residency at the University of Chicago. Over the course of a week involving several days of rehearsals, an open rehearsal, and two concerts, [Switch~] gave premieres of six new works as well as performances of solo and ensemble pieces from our repertoire.

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VIPA and Avaloch Retrospective

Summer 2016 brought to life some of the biggest projects we had tackled as an ensemble. [Switch~] completed a residency at Avaloch Farm Music Institute and performed a dozen world premieres as an ensemble-in-residence at the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival.

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