Collect/Project to perform at BGSU March 4

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Collect/Project

Innovative quartet Collect/Project will perform a concert of new music at 8 p.m. March 4 in Bryan Recital Hall at Bowling Green State University’s Moore Musical Arts Center. The event is part of the Music at the Forefront concert series sponsored by the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at BGSU and is free and open to the public.

The ensemble will perform works by Christopher Biggs, Lisa Coons, Matthias Leboucher, Neo Hülcker, and Christopher Trapani.

As a transatlantic ensemble based in sister cities Chicago and Hamburg, Germany, Collect/Project specializes in experimental music and performance, with an interest in unorthodox and deeply collaborative experiences grounded not only in classical and contemporary performance techniques, but also steeped in popular and folkloric traditions. Described by composer and new music pioneer George Lewis as “intrepid virtuosi refashioning musical experimentation,” Collect/Project seeks to deploy the creativity of the performer beyond what might be considered normal boundaries.

Dedicated specialists and advocates of new music, Collect/Project regularly commissions new works, providing a wider exposure for the music of living composers, and participates in educational residencies with universities and festivals which seek to provide composers and performers an opportunity for experimentation and collaboration.

Collect/Project’s flexibility and unique instrumentation has led to collaborations and performances in the United States, U.K. and Germany, with appearances at the Blurred Edges Festival (Hamburg), Radialsystem (Berlin), Sonic Fusion Festival (Manchester), Ear Taxi Festival (Chicago), and upcoming tours in the U.S., Asia and Latin America. 

The collection and projection of the music hidden within a score requires the dedicated work of a most sensitive musician to give life to what existed, however intangible, before being committed to paper, and not merely reproducing the symbols on the paper. Collect/Project believes the art of music is desperate for interpreters with courage for such performances. Comprised of Shanna Gutierrez (flutes), Frauke Aulbert (voice), Eva Zöllner (accordion), and Francisco Castillo Trigueros (electronics), Collect/Project is dedicated to reshaping the way music is created and experienced.

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 the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685 or kdoles@bgsu.edu.