Rescheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022
Virago Listening for Bells Record Release Show | Michael Malis
Doors 6 pm; general admission $10
Masks required for entry.

Virago is an improvising chamber ensemble of new players from Ann Arbor, Michigan, performing at Trinosophes for the release of their debut recording, Listening for Bells, an evening-length exploration of minimalism at the intersection of composition and improvisation. The piece was composed by Harriet Steinke, who utilizes the number four as a unifying element: There are four parts to the piece, each made up of four cells containing phrases for the players to perform at their own timing, To bring this score to life, Virago digs into their roots as chamber musicians and improvisers to create a new version of the piece each time it is played. The result is a journey of peaks and valleys, waxing and waning, rising and falling, ebbing and flowing. For this performance, Virago is joined by friends Dominic Bieringa on bass clarinet and Michael Malis on piano. Malis will also open the evening with a solo set.

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