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Grace Talaski, clarinets - DMA Recital

Friday, April 14th, 2023 7:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Concert Hall

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Grace Talaski, clarinet, will perform classic well-loved pieces in the contemporary solo clarinet repertoire as well as the premiere of a wacky new piece composed by her. The program will start with Press Release (1992) by David Lang (b. 1957), a funky minimalist solo bass clarinet piece. Next is the lively standard Three Pieces for clarinet solo (1918) by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971). Then Grace will perform In Memoriam Jon Higgins for clarinet in A and slow sweep, pure wave oscillator (1987) by Alvin Lucier (1931-2021), a work with a sonically rich and complex audience experience. Finally, the program will conclude with the world premiere of Grace’s new composition Three Elaborations for demi-clarinet (2022). Written for a shortened version of the B-flat clarinet, this piece is a whimsical and humorous extended technique exploration.

About Grace Talaski: 

Grace Talaski is a clarinetist and composer originally from Caro, Michigan. Grace specializes in twentieth and twenty-first century clarinet repertoire, especially pieces involving electronics and extended techniques. She enjoys free improvisation and creating clarinet-based sound worlds with electronics. Grace also composes music for solo clarinet that focuses on exploring the vast sonic possibilities that the clarinet has to offer, especially through experimentation with multiphonics. Grace received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and Chemistry from Albion College in Albion, Michigan in 2017. Grace received a Master of Music in Performance from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale in 2021. She is currently pursuing a D.M.A. in Contemporary Performance at UC San Diego.

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