FAMILY SHOW: Paul Dresher Double Duo

Artists in Residence 11/4-11/8

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 1:00pm
Jewett 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 this special interactive family friendly event on Saturday afternoon. The audience will be invited on stage to see and play the invented instruments after each event!