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Concert: Judith Berkson, Double H Duo, The Millionraces

Judith Berkson
Mezzo soprano, pianist and composer Judith Berkson uses voice along with analog and digital keyboards to create pieces that cross the boundaries of classical, electronic and experimental music. She has collaborated with Kronos Quartet, City Opera, and has performed works by Chaya Czernowin, Joe Maneri, Rick Burkhardt, Gerard Pape, Julia Werntz, Aleksandra Vrebalov, and Milton Babbitt. She has presented solo works at the Picasso Museum Malaga, Le Poisson Rouge, Roulette and the Concertgebouw. Called "an intriguing young singer-pianist," her solo album Oylam (ECM Records, 2010), was described as "standards and Schubert and liturgical music, swing and chilly silences. I can’t get enough of it," by the New York Times. In 2012 she completed The Vienna Rite, a chamber opera based on the friendship between Franz Schubert and Viennese cantor Salomon Sulzer.  

Double H Duo
The Double H Duo exists to explore the possibilities for Minimalism as expressed through the range of two electric guitars. Comprised of Benjamin Harbert and Christopher Hamley, the Duo has already performed pieces by Steven Reich, Wayne Siegel, Peter Yates, Erik Satie, Francis Poulenc and Claude Debussy. Seeking to transition into the production of original pieces by stepping off the back end of existing works, The Double H Duo also wants to further incorporate elements of popular music into minimalist tradition.

The Millionraces
New/Old solo works of drummer Josh Blair (Orthrelm).  Hypnotizing drumming and vocals mix to create a dense and beautiful rhythmic soundscape.