Dal Niente harpist Ben Melsky and flutist Emma Hospelhorn present “New Paradigms,” a program that explores new dimensions of this classic instrumental duo, at Chicago's "best non-traditional music venue". The program will feature two Chicago premieres and three classics of the contemporary repertoire for flute and harp.
Toru Takemitsu’s fluidly organic Toward the Sea, Toshio Hosokawa's mystical Vertical Song I and Salvatore Sciarrino’s Fauno che fischia a un merlo frame premieres by Chicago composers Robert Reinhart and Aliçan Camci. Robert Reinhart’s Fit embraces two different meanings of the word: the piece interrupts the process of fitting together interlocking parts with spasmodic, fluid fits. Camci’s new work transcribes a fragment of a poem by the Turkish poet Ahmed-i Da’î into musical language, prompting the instrumentalists to perform contrasting “readings” of the same material.