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Dance Gala 2022

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Three years after my last appearance on the Hancher stage, I am thrilled to take part in a new Dance Gala production. Choreographer Armando Duarte invited composer Ramin Roshandel to write a new piece for his dance work. The result combines electronic and acoustic sounds. The musicians are: Nicole Esposito , flute Benjamin Coelho , bassoon Ramin Roshandel , live electronics M Denney , live electronics Jean-François Charles, live electronics Armando Duarte introduces the piece Espaldar : Espaldar translates from Portuguese to English as “the back of a chair.” Inspired by images from late 1940s, and based on personal stories, Espaldar is a self-reflection to where we are at this moment in humanity... a contemplation on the significance of individuals interacting within each other in a secluded environment under strenuous external circumstances. The cast is a wonderful group of eight dancers. I hope you can make it to one of the shows: Friday, Nov 11 and Saturday,

Mer de Glace & Water Music

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Flashback on a collaboration between Dan Miller, Dan Moore, Matt Mason, and Jean-François Charles, part of the Sounds of Water project. A concert organized by Jean-François Charles ( School of Music , Center for New Music ) and Marian Muste (IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering), with support from the Office of the Vice-President for Research at the University of Iowa. Part of the Young Professional Workshop Lowering Flood Risk by Increasing Resilience. Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 5:30pm Voxman Music Building Stark Opera Studio Dan Miller : creation of the Malignancy installation Dan Moore : percussion Matt Mason: piano Jean-François Charles: bass clarinet Clouds in Icy Moonlight was composed by Helmut Lachenmann . During the same concert, you could also enjoy Water Music , by Dan Moore, performed with students Gabe Albertus & Wil Voelker:

Jamshid Jam Album Release Party

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Save the date! On October 21, Ramin Roshandel and I are giving a mini-concert at Public Space One in Iowa City to celebrate the release of our album Jamshid Jam . 538, South Gilbert St, 7pm, Free admission. See you there!

Petrified in Voxman with Tim Gill

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This Wednesday, September 21, cellist Timothy Gill is performing my piece Petrified, for cello & live electronics . I hope you can attend: the free concert is taking place at 7:30pm in the Voxman Music Building, Iowa City. Picture from www.kingsplace.co.uk/whats-on/classical/london-sinfoniettas-tim-gill/ The recital featuring Timothy Gill and David Gompper also includes composer Zoë Martlew 's Ondine . Zoë is visiting the University this week, so, you'll have a chance to talk with her at the concert!

Dedalo Nero Studio Recording

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After the live recording of Dedalo Nero for contra-alto clarinet , composer Davide Ianni and I are delighted to share with you the studio recording. We hope you enjoy this beautiful piece! DavideIanni · Dedalo Nero Recording by James Edel on Feb 13, 2022, mastering by Jean-François Charles. Dedalo Nero on soundcloud . Davide Ianni and Jean-François Charles after the premiere on Feb 13, 2022.

Opera for the Museum of Art

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This afternoon, we are celebrating the opening of the Stanley Museum of Art ! The Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre is presenting airs from The Grant Wood Operas: Strokes of Genius in the lobby of the Museum at 5 pm. Élise Deschamps is singing Nattie's Air , while Mitchell Widmer is performing the song Flip the Page . Thank you so much!

Dedalo Nero Live

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Dedalo Nero is a beautiful composition for contralto clarinet written by composer Davide Ianni . I had the privilege to premiere the piece during the Center for New Music concert on February 13, 2022 . Davide Ianni just published the video, I hope you enjoy: I'm playing a Leblanc contra-alto clarinet .