Trio to present next concert in Music at the Forefront series

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BOWLING GREEN, O.—Composer Neil Rolnick, violinist Jennifer Choi and pianist Kathleen Supové will perform at 8 p.m. March 2 at the Clazel Theater, 127 N. Main St., Bowling Green, as part of the Music at the Forefront concert series. Sponsored by BGSU’s MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music, the concert is free and open to the public.

Rolnick pioneered the use of computers in musical performance in the late 1970s and has often included unexpected and unusual combinations of materials and media in his music. He has performed around the world, exploring forms as diverse as digital sampling, interactive multimedia, and acoustic vocal, chamber and orchestral works. Throughout the 1980s and ’90s he was responsible for the development of the first integrated electronic arts graduate and undergraduate programs in the U.S.

Choi has charted a career that breaks through the conventional boundaries of solo violin, chamber music and the art of creative improvisation. Since giving her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 2000, she has performed in venues worldwide.

She has premiered and performed over 50 new music works and has collaborated with composers like John Zorn, Christian Wolfe, Leo Wadada Smith, Elliott Sharp, Randall Woolf, and Susie Ibarra. A prominent chamber musician, Choi was a founding member of the Miró String Quartet.

In May 2012, Supové received the John Cage Award from ASCAP for “the artistry and passion with which she performs, commissions, records, and champions the music of our time.” Supové is one of America's most acclaimed and versatile contemporary music pianists, known for continually redefining the definition of a pianist/keyboardist/performance artist.

Supové presents solo concerts under the title of “The Exploding Piano.” Recent and upcoming projects include recording the complete “Piano Miniatures” by Mohammed Fairouz; a performance at Southbank Centre in London of “Urban Birds” by Arlene Sierra for the U.K.'s New Music Biennial; a multi-composer commissioning project entitled “Digital Debussy” to be recorded for the Innova label in 2015; and a CD on the Starkland label.  

Music at the Forefront is an annual concert series featuring performances by accomplished and innovative performers of contemporary music. For more information, contact Kurt Doles at 419-372-2685 or kdoles@bgsu.edu.