Past Concert:
To Brooklyn and Back : A retrospective of the chamber music of Kenji Bunch

April 18, 2014
The Alberta Rose Theater

About the concert

Kenji BunchHailed by the New York Times as “A Composer To Watch” and cited by Alex Ross in his seminal book “The Rest Is Noise,” American composer Kenji Bunch’s unique blend of wit, exuberance, lyricism, unpredictable stylistic infusions, and exquisite craftsmanship has brought acclaim from audiences, performers, and critics alike.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Mr. Bunch studied at the Juilliard School. A dedicated teacher, Kenji has developed and conducted residencies, workshops, and master classes across the country in composition, viola performance, improvisation, music appreciation, and arts education to students ranging in age from kindergarten to adult professionals.  He is the 2014 director of FearNoMusic's Young Composers Project, and recently returned from Brooklyn to Portland where he lives with his wife Monica, daughter Emmaline, and rescued pit bull, Coffee.

PROGRAM

Slow Dance for violin, cello and piano (1996)

Paraphraseology for violin and marimba (1999)

Boiling Point for amplified string quartet, bass and drums (2002)

Drift... for clarinet, viola and piano (2006)

String Circle for string quintet (2 violas) (2005)

 

 

 

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