Sunday: Members of sfSound perform at M-A


Submitted by Alexander Sigman, executive director, Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music.

Transcending traditional associations and constraints of their instruments, oboist Kyle Bruckmann and pianist Christopher Jones, two members of the San Francisco-based collective sfSound, will perform masterworks of 20th and 21st century music by seminal composers of the past 60 years.

The concert, part of series by the Menlo-Atherton Academy of Contemporary Music, starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road in Atherton.

The musicians will demonstrate the spectrum of the oboe and piano's sonic possibilities, reinforced and extended through the use of electronics.

Mr. Bruckmann and Mr. Jones will present music by Luciano Berio, Luigi Nono, Harrison Birtwistle, and Stanford professor Brian Ferneyhough, as well as a version of "December 1952," a piece in graphic notation scored for any combination of instruments by American composer Earle Brown.

During a moderated discussion, the audience will have the opportunity to interact with the performers. A reception with the artists follows the concert.

The contemporary music academy is hosting semi-monthly concerts, lecture-demonstrations, and workshops at the performing arts center on the campus of Menlo-Atherton High School.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and free for all students with ID and Sequoia Union High School District staff.

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