We are delighted to present a program of music and video works by Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Kaija Saariaho. Both artists are in residence in the Bay Area this fall presenting numerous performances and lectures, including this visit to CCRMA. The musicians performing in the multimedia presentation are Camilla Hoitenga, flute; Raphaële Kennedy, soprano; and Jean-Baptiste Barrière, electronics, video; supported by Isabelle Barrière, live cameras; and Thomas Goepfer, musical assistant.
Kaija Saariaho is a Finnish composer whose music has been critically acclaimed all over the world for her refined musical explorations, unique blending of coloristic textures and expression. She has composed chamber music, large orchestral pieces, and operas.
Jean-Baptiste Barrière is a French composer and multimedia artist, who after a long carrer at IRCAM, where he was Director of Musical Research, Education, and Production, has been dedicating his work to the interactions between music and image. He conceives visual concerts and interactive installations staging these relations, sometimes based on dramatic or poetic texts.
Jean-Baptiste Barrière will also present a pre-concert talk, "When Music Unfolds into Image: Conceiving Visual Concerts and Interactive Installations" at CCRMA Stage at 5:00 p.m. Additionally, a reception will follow the evening concert.