Guest Artist: A/Tonal Ensemble
A/Tonal was founded by two Louisville composers and two performers in 2013 who were deeply passionate about playing music of the past and present. Composers Daniel Gilliam and Erich Stem along with performers Carrie RavenStem and Jessica Dorman set out to create a group that would bring a lively mix of music presented in such a way as to give Louisville audiences an experience they will never forget. The use of dynamic lighting on stage, audience members being encouraged to take pics or facetime live, the exploration of venues outside of the traditional chamber group setting, and the commissioning and recording of music by living and local composers are some of the efforts that have distinguished A/Tonal as a group that is “breaking new ground” (Insider Louisville).
Since its inception, A/Tonal has been featured on 90.5 WUOL’s Unheard series, LONGLEASH’s Loretto Project, and local venues such as The Kentucky Center and The Piano Shop. Its educational mission has resulted in several performances and masterclasses for The Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts (Centre College), Bellarmine University, and Indiana University Southeast. For its upcoming 6th season, A/Tonal will expand its musical endeavors to include performances at the 21c Museum and the University of Louisville’s New Music Festival, along with a residency for the University of Louisville’s composition program.
Monday, March 25 at 8:00pm
School of Music, Comstock Concert Hall
105 W. Brandeis Ave. , Louisville, Kentucky 40292
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