the wulf.

05.08.2011 8:00 p.m.

Jennifer Torrence performs Matt Sargent's Ghost Music, an hour-long work for solo percussion.

Jennifer Torrence performs Matt Sargent’s Ghost Music, an hour-long work for solo percussion. The music has been described as precisely notated wind chimes. It focuses on two strata of activity: a gradually rotating mobile of melodies for unpitched metal percussion instruments, which resonates against extended drones performed on bowed crotales. This performance will be the West Coast premiere of the work. The concert will open with a performance of lenguas encubiertos, by Lewis Nielson.

Matt Sargent is a musician from Hartford, CT. His music grows out of an appreciation of natural resonances, acoustic spaces, field recording, and outdoor listening. A Chesapeake Bay native, his interests are often focused on the movement of bodies of water, tides, and possible musical analogues to these natural processes.

Jennifer Torrence is a percussionist from San Diego, where she studies at UCSD with Steven Schick. Jennifer has performed across North America and Europe with ensembles and festivals such as the Bodø Sinfonietta, Arctic Philharmonic, Red Fish Blue Fish, SoundPlay, and eighth blackbird. Jennifer has been featured as soloist with the Lucerne Festival Academy, Ensemble Modern Academy, and the Britten-Pears Program.