Combining styles and genres that are music that could not be further apart, classically trained pianist Lucy Yao brings a program varying from 18-th century chromatic fugues to the distortion of 15 pianos being recorded simultaneously playing back, to the architecture of spider webs, back to the venetian-inspired barcarolle. The program will feature the New York-based interdisciplinary collective, "Strangers in a Room" with dancers Moscelyne Parkeharrison and Barry Gans in a world premiere of "Threshold" (2018) for music and dance by Trey Makler.
His music draws from a broad spectrum of techniques, influences, and experiences to craft deeply moving and expressive pieces ranging from tonal to experimental. This eclecticism allows Makler a flexible approach to creating, with his process constantly changing from piece to piece. He especially enjoys collaborating closely with musicians and artists from all disciplines in an effort to break from the traditional solitude that comes with being a composer.
Manhattan School of Music in Bossi-Comelli Studio