Ensemble Cairn: From wind sounds to electricity

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

In French, the accordion is often called “le piano du pauvre” (piano of poor people). The guitar is probably the symbol of a “popular” instrument, and has always been so since Renaissance until today. We know that Schubert -- and after him Berlioz -- used to play guitar, even if they never wrote for it (except one or two attempts). What about today? How can classical music (music based on writing concepts) explore these two instruments, and how can it find a way in front of the popular repertoire that the accordion and guitar symbolize?

Cairn ensemble propose a chamber music concert that combines different possibilities of listening to those instruments which step by step become more and more present in the contemporary repertoire.

The concert is sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities.


 randrews@berkeley.edu, 510-643-9990