04.15.2017 8:00 p.m.
Douglas Farrand and Christian Smith present new works by Young Eun Kim, Douglas Farrand and Christian Smith, and Eugene A. Kim.
- A new work by Young Eun Kim
- A new work by Doug Farrand and Christian Smith
- On intimacy by Eugene A. Kim
Douglas Farrand is a composer, musician, & educator. He currently resides in Newark NJ and works in Orange NJ. He works as director and teaching artist with Sonic Explorations, a K-4 daily, free music program at Oakwood Avenue Community School, and with the music department of the University of Orange, a free people’s school that builds collective capacity for people to create more equitable cities. Douglas' primary interests are in music and teaching that invite us to explore our myriad processes of listening and embody a collective investigation of place, community, and personhood. Douglas studied composition privately with Craig Shepard and at Oberlin Conservatory with Josh Levine and Ashley Fure.
Christian is a percussionist/performer residing in Den Haag since completing a Fulbright exchange in Basel, CH in 2016. He is primarily interested in the way music defines our lives, occupies space, and transfers energy. His practice is primarily concerned with the big sounds that come from small things, and using different media and traditional amplification methods to extend these sounds. He calls a number of composers close collaborators: artists like Marek Poliks, Sabrina Schroeder, Murat Colak, Carolyn Chen, Bethany Younge, Jessie Downs and his partner Cindy Giron. He primarily performs with the Dutch group Oerknal, but is also a guest with Distractfold Ensemble (UK) and has formed his own group Gyre Ensemble (CH). Christian can be heard on a CD of Jürg Frey’s music - ‘String Quartet No.3; Unhörbare Zest’ - and was recorded with the Bozzini Quartet and released on Edition Wandelweiser Records.