Midday Muse: Paul Dresher Double Duo
Artists in Residence 11/4-11/8
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 - 12:30pmJewett Art Center Auditorium
Paul Dresher's Double Duo combines a duo of traditional chamber music instrumentation—Bang on a Can All Stars founding member Lisa Moore on piano and long-time Dresher collaborator Karen Bentley on violin—with a duo of recently invented instruments. Percussionist Joel Davel plays the Marimba Lumina, a specialized MIDI control surface capable of triggering myriad sounds, while he and Dresher split time playing the Quadrachord, a 14-foot long guitar-like stringed instrument invented by Dresher himself that is plucked, bowed, hammered, and strummed. Their residency at Wellesley will include a Midday Muse lecture/demo/Q&A, a Friday evening full concert, and a special family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!