The UTC Music Department will present “The Hayes-Peterson Duo”, featuring guest performers Eric Peterson and Kristin Hayes. The recital will take place in the UTC Fine Arts Center, Roland Hayes Concert Hall, 752 Vine St., on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. It is presented free of charge and is open to the general public.
The evening’s performance will commence with Steven Snowden’s Mobbing Calls for flute and percussion. Historically, the flute has been closely associated with birdcalls and percussion has been a symbol of conflict. Snowden wrote this composition to represent the mobbing behavior of three very different creatures while exploring the combinations of extra-musical inspirations that composers traditionally assign to these instruments.
Towards the end of his life, French composer André Jolivet composed, Pipeaubec: 2 pìeces pour flûte à bec et petite percussion. It combines the two earliest and most primitive musical instruments known to man, aside from the human voice, the recorder/flute and percussion and it contains the ritualistic rhythms and melodic motives that he was most known for.
Additionally, two works by Ian Dick will be performed. The first, Chapter One, Page One is a celebration of Henry Miller’s unique and often controversial literary works. In particular, a short excerpt of Miller’s landmark “Tropic of Cancer”, which uses live audio processing throughout to create a digital delay resulting in a canon effect between the dry and delayed signal. The second, Eight Oh Eight for solo percussion and live audio processing pays homage to the TR-808 drum machine, which has earned a cult status with musicians worldwide through its use on countless pop and hip-hop recordings. The evening will then culminate with a performance of Pierce Gradone’s Scattering Bright for flute, vibraphone and corotales, which is based on a poem by John Donne, and Eckhard Kopetzki’s In a Jolly Mood, the musical language of which leans toward music from the jazz and rock sphere, infused with romanticism, such as was played by noted performers in the 70’s.
ric Peterson is a freelance musician and educator in San Antonio, TX. He has performed and worked with a variety of ensembles and programs including The John Cage Percussion Players, Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, and Peterson/Hayes Duo. As a member of the Peterson/Hayes percussion and flute duo, he has, along with Kristin Hayes, commissioned several new works for flute and percussion.
Kristin Delia Hayes is a freelance flutist and music educator living in San Antonio, TX. She currently holds positions at the University of Texas at San Antonio and at St. Mary’s University, where she teaches flute lessons and flute ensemble. An active performer and clinician, Dr. Hayes frequently serves as adjudicator, and has performed and presented at various festivals and conventions, and holds master-classes at various institutions throughout the U.S. Furthermore, she is currently an Andover Educator in-training, and is actively seeking certification in Dalcroze/Eurhythmics.
If you have a disability requiring accommodations or require further information regarding this or any other UTC Music Dept. performance, call the Music office at 425-4601 or see the Music Department website at http://utc.edu/music.