Residency & Concert of Shatin’s Music at Michigan Technological University
October 8 @ 7:30 pm
This concert is part of a Shatin residency at Michigan Technological University that includes multiple performances as well as a composition master class and meetings with composition and theory students. This concert of Shatin’s music features the world premiere of Terra Infirma, commissioned by MTU in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Center. Scored for septet and electronics fashioned from the calls of the fauna and sounds of the Great Lakes, it focuses primarily on the endangered animals.
The concert also includes two electroacoustic pieces for Saxophone, performed by Patrick Booth. These are Storm (tenor sax and electronics ) and Penelope’s Song (soprano sax and electronics fashioned from weaving sounds). In addition, there are two choral pieces, La Frontera and Hark My Love, performed by the MTU Chorus directed by Jared Anderson. This repertoire features some of my most cherished genres: acoustic/electroacoustic music and text setting. And, in the latter, La Frontera speaks to the difficulties faced by so many trying to immigrate to the United States, difficulties which have persisted for centuries. Hark My Love, in contrast, is a setting of beautiful verses from the Song of Songs, in line with the theme of spirituality.