Frequency Series Presents: a•pe•ri•od•ic, Emily Beisel
8:30pm. Proof of Covid vaccination is required upon entry.
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a•pe•ri•od•ic (46): Laura Cetilia Portrait/ and Emily Beisel
a•pe•ri•od•ic presents a portrait concert of Laura Cetilia, Providence-based composer/cellist/improvisor.
With an opening improv set by Emily Beisel.
Cetilia will join a•pe•ri•od•ic to present an evening of her stunning electroacoustic work. Her music has been described as “unorthodox loveliness” by the Boston Globe and and her debut solo album was hailed as “alternately penetrating and atmospheric” in Sequenza 21. The Grove Dictionary of American Music describes her electroacoustic duo Mem1 as a “complex cybernetic entity” that “understands its music as a feedback loop between the past and present.”
it comes in waves for voice, cello, field recordings (2021)
from petrichor (iii) for mixed ensemble and sine tones (2021)
melody (from a distance) for soloist + any group of players (2019/2021)
saltpetre illuminations for mixed ensemble + field recording (2021)
Cellist and electronic musician Laura Cetilia is a performer, composer, educator, and presenter. A daughter of mixed heritage, she is at home with in-betweeness. As a composer, her music has been described as “unorthodox loveliness” by the Boston Globe and and her debut solo album was hailed as “alternately penetrating and atmospheric” in Sequenza 21. The Grove Dictionary of American Music describes her electroacoustic duo Mem1 as a “complex cybernetic entity” that “understands its music as a feedback loop between the past and present.” Mem1 has held artist residencies and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. In her viola/cello duo, Suna No Onna, she has worked closely with and premiered works by composers André Cormier, Jürg Frey and Antoine Beuger, among others. As a product of the now-dwindling public school music program, Laura believes in the right to accessible music education and is a Resident Musician at Community MusicWorks, a non-profit organization that provides free after-school music education programs for children in urban neighborhoods of Providence, RI. There she teaches cello, is co-director of the media lab and the curator of the Ars Subtilior experimental music series. She is also a proud mother of one.
Emily Beisel is a musician and improvisor specializing in woodwinds. Her focus centers on the bass clarinet, often in combination with amplification and timbral effects. Her work draws inspiration from noise music, mathcore, free jazz, contemporary classical and doom metal. Emily curates the Pleiades Series at Elastic Arts, which highlights the work of womxn and non-binary musicians. As a multi-instrumentalist, Emily performs for theater and orchestral productions, working for the Paramount and Marriott theaters as well as several productions with Chicago’s feminist musical theater company, Firebrand. She is also a member of the contemporary ensemble Fonema Consort. Emily holds her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 10-208.
a•pe•ri•od•ic / Laura Cetilia / Emily Beisel