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Paul Dresher Double Duo

Flynn Center presents

Paul Dresher Double Duo On Acoustic, Electro-Acoustic, and Invented Instruments

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  • Friday, May 11, 2012, 8:00 PM

$25

“Thoroughly thought-out and seemingly spontaneous music that shows musical boundaries to be as artificial as the Berlin Wall.” —L.A. Weekly

Karen Bentley Pollick, violin; Lisa Moore, piano, electric keyboard; Joel Davel, percussion, marimba lumina; Paul Dresher, quadrachord & electric guitar

Fresh, inventive, and hip, the Paul Dresher Double Duo performs exciting and visually compelling music that the Los Angeles Times calls a “chamber music tour de force.” Performing as two duos—one on traditional instruments, the other on Dresher’s inventions—the ensemble plays compositions by Paul Dresher, Sam Adams, and Martin Bresnick that turn conventional notions of instrumentation and composition inside-out. Featuring the quadrachord, a remarkable 15 foot-long invented stringed instrument; the lumina, a computerized marimba; as well as violin, keyboards, percussion, and electric guitar, the group combines the conventional with the unexpected to create something refreshing and new.

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Dance, music, and theater programming, including commissions and residencies, are supported by the Flynn General Endowment, raised over the past five years. The General Endowment received challenge grants from the Ford Foundation New Directions/New Donors program and the Argosy Foundation and was matched by generous support from the community.

Flynn Center performances are funded in part by the Arts Endowment Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation; also funded in part by Andrea’s Legacy Fund, used to protect and maintain the Flynn’s performing arts and education programs.

Funded in part by The James E. Robison Foundation Inc.

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; FlynnSpace performances are funded in part by the Vermont Arts Council.

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