The first Amphibian event will take place on February 17, and it will be extraordinary: a recital by the virtuoso cellist Jason Calloway, with shakuhachi master and composer James Nyoraku Schlefer. The program will include the Luciano Berio Sequenza XIV for solo cello partially based on Sri Lankan tambour techniques, as well as a new work by Akira Takaoka in his striking series of pieces for instruments and computer-modified sound with a new piece for Jason. He’ll also give the premiere of Matthew Greenbaum's new solo cello piece, Working Blue.
HiArt Gallery (New York City)
227 W 29th Street, 4th floor, at 8pm.
Bunraku -- Toshiro Mayuzumi
Cello(s) -- Miguel Pedraza (2013) -- World Premiere
Sidewalk Dances -- James Nyoraku Schlefer (2014) -- World Premiere
New Work -- Akira Takaoka (2014) -- World Premiere
Working Blue -- Matthew Greenbaum (2013) -- World Premiere
Sen II -- Toshio Hosokawa (1986, rev. 2002)
Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. He has appeared at festivals including Lucerne, Spoleto USA, Darmstadt, Klangspuren (Austria), Acanthes (France), Perpignan, Valencia, Citta' della Pieve (Italy), Jerash (Jordan), Casals (Puerto Rico), Blossom, Brevard, Colima (Mexico), Great Lakes, Kingston, Rockport, Sedona, Sarasota, Music Academy of the West, the New York String Seminar, and Encore. Mr. Calloway is currently cellist of the Amernet String Quartet, Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, and was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School.