Fellows' Presentation

The Threshing Floor and Other Works (2012–2015)

A Concert of Amplified Chamber Music
Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2014–2015 Fellows’ Presentation Series

Concert with Mauricio Pauly RI ’15


Karin Hellqvist (Sweden), violin
Joshua Hyde (Australia/France), saxophone
Heloisa Amaral (Brazil/Norway), piano
Noam Bierstone (Canada/France), percussion

Mauricio Pauly is a composer of chamber music, often incorporating performative amplification and live electronics. This year as a Radcliffe Institute fellow, Pauly is working mainly on two new ensemble works. One is an amplified mixed sextet for the Frankfurt-based Ensemble Interface. The other is a mixed work for voice, amplified ensemble, and performed live electronics.

"I specialize in writing music for chamber instrumental ensembles and soloists, often augmented with performative amplification and real-time electronic processing. I design my music working under the assumption that the listener can be primed to experience a sense of poetic structure; that a temporal mold can be offered where listeners can pour their own semantic biases and create a sense of personal, heuristic navigation."—Mauricio Pauly, Composer 

This concert, which is free and open to the public, is an excellent opportunity to hear an innovative composer’s newest work.

Concert Program

Its fleece electrostatic (2012)
for violin and electronics 
Karin Hellqvist, violin (who originally commissioned and premiered the work at the Ultima Festival in Oslo, 2012)
for percussion and electronics
adapted by Noam Bierstone, percussion

Vs el monopolio de la memoria (2013)
for tenor saxophone, violin, and piano
Joshua Hyde, tenor saxophone
Karin Hellqvist, violin
Heloisa Amaral, piano

Patrulla Reliquia (2015)
for amplified piano, electronics, and recordings, etc.
Heloisa Amaral, piano 

The world premiere of: 
The threshing floor (2014)
for amplified duo (tenor saxophone and percussion), live electronics, and tape
Scapegoat: Joshua Hyde, saxophone, and Noam Bierstone, percussion